Library Links of Interest

Resources you need to know about

Off Campus Access

Use these customized links to gain access to many ARTICLES that UI subscribes to.

  • PubMed customized link, there's more to this one than the usual URL; use it for full text of an article when you are off campus.
    • Set up a MyNCBI account -- customize your view, save searches, get email alerts on searches, etc.
  • Scopus link to a proxy server. Use your HawkID and password.
    • Register and activate remote access from on campus.
      • Login, click on your name in the upper right corner, and select "Activate Remote Access."
  • Web of Science link to a proxy server. Use your HawkID and password when you are off campus.
    • Register (it's free) so you can save searches and send yourself email alerts.
  • Virtual Desktop allows access to many UI resources from off-campus

More Useful links. See the Department's Ophthalmology Resource Links page. Access it from t any of the department's main web site pages, click on EDUCATION on the yellow menu bar at the top of the page, then select "Resource Links," the bottom link on Education's left-hand menu.


The C. S. O'Brien Library

The O'Brien library belongs to the eye department. It is on the lower level of the Pomerantz Family Pavilion next door to the Braley Auditorium.

The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Hardin is the large medical library across the street from the North End of the Hospital Complex.

Site Licensed Software


Use the link for EndNote licensed for faculty, staff, grad students, and College of Medicine. Sign in as instructed below. Run Software Update within EndNote to get the most recent output styles and filters.

Additional styles and filters may be downloaded for free from

Enter your HawkID and password in the following format:
Username: HawkID -- if login fails, use this pattern instead: iowa\HawkID
Password: HawkID password

Other software you are authorized to download

Some Popular Ophthalmology Books

AAO Basic and Clinical Science Course eBook Collection (BCSC). Until they finally change it, the most recent volume is on page 4. This link occasionally fails off campus. Very frustrating. Try a different web browser. Persevere! Note: If you are on campus, resist the temptation to login from any of the AAO screens.

AAO Focal Points are available to AAO members here: Non-members can check out the Focal Points from the library.

Gass' Atlas of Macular Diseases (it may take a minute to load) To download the pdfs, register for a free Clinical Key account using your email address. It's a bit of a nuisance, but worth it in the long run.

Ryan's Retina

Walsh & Hoyt Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology

  • Available via the NANOS Curriculum
  • On the left hand side of the NANOS Curriculum page, one of the menu options is Walsh & Hoyt

MANY more books are listed on Hardin Library's "Ophthalmology Lib Guide"

  • Search for other resources on the InfoHawk+ Page


Read journal articles on your desktop or from a mobile device (download the app). Sign up for an account to link yourself to the UI journal holdings and to save articles. Ophthalmology

"Mind what you have learned. Save you it can." – Yoda

updated 6/25/2018