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Would your research life be easier if you were just one click from the pdf of an article you found in PubMed? Now you can search for PubMed articles in Pubget and instantly retrieve the PDF of an article. Pubget solves the problem of full-text document access in life science research. Instead of search results linking to papers, with Pubget’s proprietary technology, the search results ARE the papers. Once you find the papers you want, you can save, manage and share them — all online. (You must register for a free account.)
You can search keywords or journal titles in the basic search query box, or go to an advanced search form to search specific parts of a PubMed record. Below is an example of an advanced search using a keyword, journal title, author name and year.
You can easily open a new window to Pubget, select PMID from the menu, paste in a PubMed ID number, and click GO. Your search will retrieve the same citation from PubMed, then instantly open the pdf of the article.
Off-campus use of Pubget still requires a library login with your institutional ID, but once you log in, you will be able to view the PDFs associated with your search results.
Make sure you use the customized Pubget URL for Health Sciences campus – http://ucdenver.pubget.com. If you go to pubget.com or http://www.pubget.com you will get Pubget’s service, but it will not be customized to our institution’s online journal holdings. Also, please note that Pubget is recommended for Firefox and IE version 7 and above. It is not recommended for IE version 6 – particularly off campus use.
There’s something to be said for enjoying a complex problem, and the world of licensing journals is nothing nowadays if not complicated. The recent Open Access movement in scholarly communications has provided an excellent opportunity for examining this problem. Read Health Sciences Library Director Jerry Perry’s editorial addressing some of the issues that have come into play for OA and the HSL. Your feedback is welcome! To discuss Open Access with Jerry, consider calling (303-724-2133) or writing (email@example.com ).
On December 30th, 2008, the Health Sciences Library hosted a Health Care Community Discussion in response to a call from the Obama Transition Team’s request to hold a conversation about health care reform. The moderators submitted a report of the discussion to the Transition Team web site. You can read an abridged version of the report from the library’s web site along with the results of a brief survey.
The national results are now available at Healthreform.gov. Americans expressed serious concerns regarding health care in the new report and web site released by the Department of Health and Human Services. The report, Americans Speak on Health Reform: Report on Health Care Community Discussions, summarizes comments from the thousands of Americans who hosted and participated in the discussions across the country and highlights the need for immediate action to reform health care.
Grey literature is produced by researchers and practitioners in their fields of education, science, medicine, technology, etc. but the research is not officially published in the journal literature, nor is it easily found in databases or other indexing tools. While not considered scholarly per se, it is very important research information, containing data, statistics, and very current research results. Grey literature comes in the form of technical reports, conference papers, newsletters, working papers, committee reports, bulletins, and unpublished papers.
Our new Grey Literature web page pulls together a number of these hard to find resources.
Check out streaming video of a recent talk that was given about the Pernkopf Atlas!
Eduard Pernkopf’s Atlas of topographical and applied human anatomy is considered to be a classic among anatomy atlases. First published in 1938, the hand drawn illustrations in the atlas are considered by some to be works of art. However, in the mid-1990’s evidence came to light that the cadavers used by Pernkopf were victims of the Nazi Party. Additionally, some of the artists that worked on the Atlas signed their works with icons of the Nazi Party.
Much discussion has occurred in the last 12 years about what should be done with the atlas and there are many points of view. Join us as a panel of experts discuss these issues. The panel will consist of:
- Erin Egan, MD, JD – Program Director for the Holocaust in Contemporary Bioethics Program who will serve as moderator
- Michal Atlas, MLS – a librarian who has researched and presented on the issues surrounding the atlas
- Rabbi Raphael Leban representing the Jewish Experience
- Martin Garnar, MLS – a librarian at Regis University who has worked with the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office of Intellectual Freedom
- Mike Carry, MD, PhD – a professor in the Cell & Developmental Biology Department at UC Denver Anschutz Medical Campus
View the video (Windows Media format)
The Human Touch 2009 Literary and Arts Anthology Available Now at AMC Bookstore
Please pick up your FREE copy of THE HUMAN TOUCH 2009 at the Information Desk of the Anschutz Medical Campus Bookstore, Building 500, 1st Floor.
THE HUMAN TOUCH is the literary and arts anthology of the Anschutz Medical Campus of UC Denver. The Human Touch strives to develop and nurture skills of observation, analysis, empathy, and self-reflection to promote humane medical care, by offering an outlet for the creative expression of the connection between patients, family, and health care professionals. Writings and artworks foster an understanding of cultural and social contexts of the individual experience of illness and the way medicine is practiced. Editors are students in the School of Medicine, staff and faculty of the Anschutz Medical Campus. Authors and artists are students, staff, health professionals, and patients from the University of Colorado community.
This publication is being offered FREE to members of the community through the generous support of the President’s Fund for the Humanities and the School of Medicine. The Human Touch is produced by the Medical Humanities Program (H. N. Claman, M.D., Director) of the Anschutz Medical Campus Center for Bioethics and Humanities.
A copy of the anthology is also available for checkout at the Health Sciencws Library, in the Drs. Henry and Janet Claman Medical Humanities Collection. The collection is located in the 3rd Floor Special Collections Room, call number WZ 350 U58h 2009 v. Another copy can be checked out from the Auraria Library, 2nd Floor, call number R702 .H86 v.2.