The purpose of this guide is to provide a link between the members of the Institute for Quality Healthcare and the free resources available to them throught the Internet and the State Library of Iowa.
If you have any questions about the information in this guide or would like to schedule a presentation on any of these resources for either yourself or your hospital, you can contact me by clicking on the Email Me link under Contact Info.
Resources Available from the State Library
You need a State Library Card to access all of the databases listed below. Several of the databases listed on the Complete List of Databases link also require a library card. Click on the Sign up for a State Library Card link to obtain one.
Once you have located the articles that you would like to order from the State Library, click on the Request a Library Item link. The staff at the library will send you all articles that are available at the State Library. The only free online journals the library currently has are those availble through PubMed or EBSCOhost.
The staff at the State Library also provide assistance with literature searches.
For assistance with any of the State Library's resources, contact Pam Rees.
Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
100 Hardin Library
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1098