Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Hardin Library for the Health Sciences is part of the University of Iowa Libraries with many resources for students and trainees in the health sciences. All house staff have access to the UI Hardin Medical Library through the library’s world-wide-web page or through the Graduate Medical Education’s intranet. The library features e-resources that include on-line journals, periodicals, databases, special medical guides and a variety of search and retrieval systems including PubMed.

UI Hardin Library has specially trained librarians who assist with location of materials and train house staff on effective methods of information searches (e.g., effective methods of searching PubMed).


VisualDx visual diagnostic decision support system is also available through the Hardin Library.  VisualDx gives general practitioners the ability to build a differential diagnosis that provides specialist information for more than 900 diseases and offers more than 16,000 related images.

Up to Date

UpToDate is one of the leading evidence-based clinical practice tools available, and has long been provided for University of Iowa students, faculty, and clinicians. Written by a recognized faculty of experts who each address a specific clinical issue, the contents synthesize the latest evidence and best practices.