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Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

A Visitor's Guide to Hardin Library: Services to Alumni

Electronic Resources

Most of Hardins electronic resources are licensed for use only for University of Iowa faculty, students, and staff or by any user who is physically on the campus.

If you wish to use a restricted electronic resource you may do so by :

  1. Using the resource from any on-campus location.
  2. Consulting a Hardin Library reference librarian who will be able to access the resource for you (full text of articles may be provided for a fee through interlibrary loan).
  3. Consulting your local hospital or health science librarian who may have access to the resource.

Computer Privileges

Iowa residents and non-residents can apply for computer privileges which will all access to the Internet as well as the Libraries' online resources. Wireless access available to those 18 years old or older. Application requires a picture identification.

Document Delivery Serives

Alumni and non-affiliates wishing to obtain photocopies of articles held at the Hardin Library may do so by completing a journal article request form or by contacting the InterLibrary Loan Office at 319/335-9874. Please note that there are charges associated with this service.

To obtain items not held at the Hardin Library you must use your local public or hospital library or contact a document delivery supplier such as one from the list below.

Please Note: These commercial suppliers are not affiliated with the University of Iowa.

  • Documentis Document Delivery Services offers a variety of service options so that you may customize requests to meet your needs. Includes photocopies of published articles, papers from conference proceedings, technical reports, dissertations, government reports. Specializes in RUSH requests.
  • British Library Document Supply Centre supplier of articles, conference papers, book loans, and more.
  • CAS Document Detective Service supplies customers worldwide, documents cited in CAS publications such as Chemical Abstracts.
  • IngentaConnect provides free online access and searching from a database of periodicals. From these titles you may order articles.
  • Use this link to review and compare more than 50 commercial Document Delivery Suppliers. Compiled by Jean Shipman, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, VCU Libraries, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Reference Services

Alumni should feel free to utilize the expert help of Hardin Library staff in answering reference questions. Reference staff members can be contacted by phone at 319/335-9151, through the electronic reference form which can be completed and submitted via the Internet, or by using the instant messenger service. There is no charge for these services.

Hardin Library staff members have access to scores of specialized indexes with which they can search the health sciences literature. Alumni can contact the Hardin Library to request that a literature search be performed on a topic of their choice or they may call the reference/information desk at 319/335-9151. Search results can either be printed and sent to the requestor's home address or e-mailed.

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