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  • Martha Nash: An Iowa Advocate for Black Voices

    This post by IWA Student Specialist, Erik Henderson, is the fourth installment in our series highlighting African American history in the Iowa Women’s Archives collections. The series has run weekly during Black History Month, and […]

  • Mattioli | Encyclopedia of Renaissance pharmacology | February 2020 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    PIETRO ANDREA MATTIOLI (1500-1577) Commentarii, in libros sex Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei, Demedica materia. In officina Erasmiana; Apud Vincentium Valgrisium 1554 [48] 707 [1] pp., illus. 31.5 cm. Mattioli of Siena studied medicine at […]

  • Virginia Harper and the Battle Against Highway 61

    This post by IWA Graduate Research Assistant Heather Cooper is the third installment in our series highlighting African American history in the Iowa Women’s Archives collection. The series will continue weekly during Black History […]

  • Creating Citations! Learn & Create Workshop

    Creating Citations Quickly & Easily with Endnote Tuesday, March 3rd; 5:00 PM Engineering Library Creative Space     Please bring your laptop. You need to write a research paper. You aren’t looking forward to it. You […]

  • Learn & Create Standards Workshop!

    Standards: Guides and Regulations for Building and Testing Tuesday, February 25th; 5:00 PM Engineering Library Creative Space     From medical devices to concrete in walkways,standards are part of our everyday life. This workshop […]

  • New! | SciFinder-N | includes Patents, MethodsNow and Retrosynthesis Plan

    SciFinder-N is the new version with added features: more flexible searching relevancy ranking works better on mobile devices no system limits renders structures in standard conventions  allows you to combine reference and structure […]

  • Considering OER? Get Some Funding with OpenHawks!

    The Libraries are happy to announce our second round of OpenHawks funding, available to any faculty member or graduate student who is interested in using or developing Open Educational Resources (OER) for a UI course. If you are concerned […]

  • Iowa City Darwin Day 2020

    Iowa City Darwin Day, a grand celebration of science, will be held February 21-22 featuring speakers Carin Bondar, John Novembre, and Anya Prince. There will also be a talk by Elizabeth Yale “Illustrated Natural History in […]

  • Ellen Day Hale Paints Her Way into UI History

    Through some great research, our University Archivist David McCartney discovers some of the “unknown” facts that are part of new UI Presidential Portrait Gallery in the Main Library, as he explains below.  When the UI […]

  • Iowa Women of the Great Migration: The Maid Narratives

    This post by IWA Assistant Curator Janet Weaver and Graduate Research Assistant Heather Cooper is the second installment in our series highlighting African American history in the Iowa Women’s Archives’ collections. The series […]

  • Meet Jared: Business Library Student Employee and UI Libraries Scholarship Winner

    Meet Jared Bock: recipient of a Dale M. and Mary Gail Bentz Libraries Student Employee Scholarship “I chose Iowa because it is the perfect distance from home, has a beautiful campus, and offers a diverse array of programs and people. […]

  • Meet Natalie: Business Library Student Employee and UI Libraries Scholarship Winner

    Meet Natalie Boucher: recipient of a UI Libraries Student Employee Scholarship  “The University of Iowa has a great English program. Ultimately, though, I felt a deep sense of authenticity at the University of Iowa and knew this […]

  • Meet Ryan: Business Library Student Employee and UI Libraries Scholarship Winner

    Meet Ryan Greenough: recipient of a UI Libraries Student Employee Scholarship.  “I had an older brother who attended Tippie before I did, so I knew if I came to Iowa I would get a great education. I also loved the campus and […]

  • “The Desire for Freedom:” Early African American Settlers and Activists in Iowa

    This post by IWA Graduate Assistant, Heather Cooper, is the first of a series highlighting African American history in the Iowa Women’s Archives’ collections. The series will continue weekly during Black History month, and […]

  • Entrepreneurship Workshop

      The University of Iowa Libraries are proud to present: Entrepreneurship Workshop When: Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 Time: 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm Where: 2520D UCC (University Capitol Center/Old Capitol Mall) Register: […]

  • Learn & Create Valentine’s Pop-up Card Workshop!

    Creating Pop-up Greeting Cards Tuesday, February 11th; 5:00 PM Engineering Library Creative Space       Valentine’s day is right around the corner! Are you ready? We can help you impress your friends and family with […]

  • Libraries open for President’s Day | Monday, February 17

    The State government of Iowa does not celebrate the President’s Day holiday, which is Monday, February 17 this year.  All University of Iowa classes, services, clinics, offices and libraries should be open/operating regular […]

  • Meet Lou: Business Library Student Employee and UI Libraries Scholarship Winner

    Meet Louis Barker Recipient of a Dale M. and Mary Gail Bentz Libraries Student Employee Scholarship  “At Iowa, I have a fantastic violin teacher who I knew would be dedicated to helping me develop both personal and professional […]

  • Business Library Student Employees Awarded UI Libraries Scholarships

    Four Business Library Student Employees have been awarded scholarships from the UI Libraries. Congratulations to the winners: Louis Barker, Ryan Greenough, Natalie Boucher, and Jared Bock.

  • 2020: The International Year of Plant Health

    2020 is the International Year of Plant Health according to the United Nations General Assembly. Our health and well-being as humans depends upon plants for nutrition, spices, medications, beauty in our gardens, oxygen to breathe, and […]

  • Learn & Create! Surface Mount Soldering Basics!

    Soldering Basics – Surface Mount Tuesday, February 4th; 5:00 p.m. Engineering Library Creative Space   Soldering is one of the most fundamental skills needed to dabble in the world of electronics. Although it is possible to […]

  • SciFinder-n Training

    SciFinder-n is the new interface for SciFinder, a searchable collection of chemical reactions, substances, and scientific literature used in chemistry, medicine, and related fields. SciFinder-n is mobile-friendly, offers more filter […]

  • SciFinder is being upgraded to SciFinder-n

    Welcome to the new generation of Scifinder: SciFindern!   It is also written as SciFinder-n.   Registration is required before the first use.  If you have already registered for SciFinder, your username […]

  • Welcome Back!!

    Welcome back! We hope you had a good winter break! We’ve been busy while you were gone, and this semester is filled with activities!   We are very excited about Capture Your Research 2020! You are invited to come to a […]

  • 1st Learn & Create Workshop! Through-Hole Soldering Basics

    Soldering Basics – Through Hole Soldering is one of the most fundamental skills needed to dabble in the world of electronics. Although it is possible to learn about – and build – electronics without the need to pick up a […]

  • Got EndNote Desktop? Got Mac? | Read this before upgrading to Catalina OS

    The latest Mac operating system, Catalina, runs only 64-bit apps. While the original version of EndNote X9 is a 32-bit app, the latest EndNote upgrade is a 64-bit app.   If you have EndNote Desktop on your computer and have not yet […]

  • Hardin Library closed Monday, January 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

    The Hardin Library will be closed Monday, January 20 for the University Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.  The library will re-open at 7:30am on Tuesday, January 21.  The 24-hour study is available whenever the library is closed […]

  • BabelScores Now Available

    The Rita Benton Music Library now provides access to BabelScores, an online scores database of over 210,000 pages of contemporary music. The catalog features composers from around the world, related media (videos of performances, sound […]

  • Lanterns in their Hands: a look at a new exhibit and its curator

    In the darkness of these Midwest winter months, a new exhibit comes to our reading room to shed light on nine nearly forgotten Iowa women writers.  Lanterns in Their Hands: Nine Nearly Forgotten Iowa Women Writers was curated by […]

  • Return Billed Books | Get Credit for Charges

    Our library is mostly fine-free. If you were billed a replacement charge for an overdue book owned by University of Iowa, simply return it to any University of Iowa Library/UIowa Law Library and you will receive a credit for the […]

  • Supporting research & clinical practice with systematic review service

    By clinical education librarians at UI Libraries’ Hardin Library for the Health Sciences Jennifer DeBerg and Heather Healy Since 2011, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences has provided a systematic review service to support […]

  • Mental Illness and Addiction Biographies | Remembering Elizabeth Wurtzel

    Author Elizabeth Wurtzel’s groundbreaking biography about depression Prozac Nation inspired many other confession-style biographies.  Ms. Wurtzel died from metastasized cancer on January 7, 2020.  Here is a selected list of […]

  • 2019: Rita Benton Music Library Year in Review

    2019 was a busy year for the Rita Benton Music Library at the University of Iowa. Here are a few highlights! January Student from Dr. Suhadolnik’s Fall 2018 American Music seminar mounted the exhibit, “Exploring Our Sounds: […]

  • Lower Pioneer of Experimental Physiology | December 2019 Notes from The John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    RICHARD LOWER (1631-1691). Tractatus de corde. Amsterdam: Apud Danielem Elzevirium, 1669. [16] 232 pp   Richard Lower was one of the foremost English physiologists of the seventeenth century. Soon after receiving his M.D. […]

  • New ebooks in ClinicalKey including New titles on Concussion, Addictions, Emergency Ultrasound

    Addiction Medicine: Science and Practice (Johnson, Bankole) 2nd ed Assessment and Treatment of Addiction, The (Danovitch, Itai) **NEW** Atlas of Facial Implants (Yaremchuk, Michael) 2nd ed **NEW** Atlas of Uncommon Pain Syndromes (Waldman, […]

  • Have time to relax? | free movies and music available online

    Do you have time to enjoy some music or movies?  We can help you with that. Selected Streaming Music BabelScores  read recent/contemporary music scores and listen to recordings.  Contemporary World Music includes sounds from […]

  • Need Fun Activities for Break?

    It’s the holiday break. You’ve opened presents, eaten, napped, and now what? How about some fun DIY projects and crafts?   Maybe start out with something from The Star Wars Craft Book. Want to start with a […]

  • Data Management Course for Researchers

    Got research data? Have you shared it? Other researchers, funders, publishers, and the public want to know: The public – A Pew research survey found that open access to data and independent review inspire more trust in research […]

  • Announcing Our Kick-Start Award Winners!!

    CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR KICK-START WINNERS!!   We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Creative Kick-Start Program! Kick-Start, a program which was developed by the Engineering Library and the Engineering Technology […]

  • Vote for your favorite gingerbread house!

    From pretzel siding to a peppermint walkway, you will love seeing the architectural features of our new Gingerbread House exhibit at the Sciences Library! All of our houses were created by Sciences Library staff and friends. Now it’s […]

  • Free coffee & snacks for finals week at the Sciences Library!

    Study at the Sciences Library during finals week to take advantage of free coffee and snacks! Coloring, Legos, and games are available if you need a study break. We have lots of seating options: bean bag chairs, study carrels, large […]

  • Ella Wagner: 2019 Linda and Richard Kerber Travel Grant Recipient

    Ella Wagner, a PhD candidate from Loyola University is this year’s Linda and Richard Kerber travel grant recipient. Linda Kerber and her husband Richard founded this Fund for Research in the Iowa Women’s Archives that awards […]

  • Congratulations Graduates!

    Congratulations to our student assistants, Rachel and Jarod! They are both graduating this December and we are so excited for them!     Rachel Henkle has been working with us for three and half years as a Student Assistant, and […]

  • Introducing the Studio’s New GIS Specialist: Jay Bowen

    We are excited to announce that Jay Bowen will be joining the team in the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio as our new Geographic Information System Specialist on January 21st.  Jay comes to us from his most recent role as a […]

  • Dimitri Mitropoulos’ Music Library: From New York to Iowa and Back Again

    On November 21, the New York Philharmonic Archives opened a new exhibit about Greek conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos (1896-1960) in the Bruno Walter Gallery at Lincoln Center. The exhibit focuses on Mitropoulos’ tenure as music director […]

  • Points on a Map

    The end of another semester means another update to my map! This semester I focused closely on the first 30 locations in the text, ten from each category of location I determined, visited locations (gray), mentioned in poetry (blue), and […]

  • Reflections on the Digital Humanities Capstone Symposium

    Yesterday, I attended the Public Digital Humanities (DH) Capstone Symposium. The symposium represented the final step towards completing the Public Digital Humanities certificate. At the event, my colleagues discussed the digital projects […]

  • About my Digital Humanities Capstone Project …

    My research broadly examines Black women who traveled abroad for their education motives, either teaching, researching, or studying, during the 20th century. With the Digital Humanities (DH) Capstone Project, I wanted to utilize digital […]

  • Encountering Soul in the Iowa Women’s Archives: Scholar Taryn D. Jordan and the Aldeen Davis Papers

    Taryn D. Jordan was researching Ella Fitzgerald at the Schlesinger Library in the Radcliffe Institute when she first encountered the papers that would bring her to the Iowa Women’s Archives. Jordan is a doctoral candidate in […]

  • Mahanna wins Library Research Award

    Allexis Mahanna, a UI senior majoring in global health studies, won the inaugural Undergraduate Library Research Award (ULRA) offered by the University of Iowa Libraries. Mahanna was selected from a competitive pool of undergraduate […]