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Join us at 3:00 pm on Thursday, April 21, 2011 in the Reading Room for an Opening Reception of a new traveling exhibit on Charles Darwin. Rewriting the Book of Nature will be on display in the Health Sciences Library from April 10 – May 21, 2011. The exhibit is about the theories of Charles Darwin and was created in celebration of the 200th anniversary of his birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species.
At the Opening Reception Dr. Bruce Paton, cardiac surgeon, historian, and professor emertius University of Colorado Denver, will speak on “Charles Darwin: World’s most productive invalid”. Charles Darwin experienced ill health for many years of his life and the cause of his maladies has been the subject of much speculation in the medical literature. Dr. Paton will explore the diagnoses offered over the years and discuss how Darwin was able to cope with his illness and excel as one of the intellectual giants of the past centuries.
This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health and the NIH Office of History.
Are you having problems telling if HSL owns a book or if it belongs to one of the hospital libraries that share our catalog? You can easily filter your results by location in FindIt. On the search results page, click to choose “General Collection” and that will exclude the other libraries. We are working on renaming “General Collection” to the more meaningful “Health Sciences Library”, so watch for that improvement in the next few days.
On Friday, April 22nd the HSL will screen the documentary film Heima featuring performances by the Icelandic band Sigur Ros. The film will be shown in the Library’s 3rd Floor Reading Room and will run from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. The film features the band performing in locales around Iceland, with the island’s stark and stunning landscape as a key element. Bring your lunch, watch a beautiful movie about a magical land, and celebrate the day with music.
Co-sponsors of this event with the Library include the Anschutz Medical Campus Office of Student Assistance, the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, and the student group BRANCH: Bridging Research and Aurora Neighborhoods for Community Health.
The 3rd Annual Visibly Human Symposium will take place from 2:30-5:00 pm on April 14, 2011 in the Shore Family Auditorium. The theme for this year’s event is “From Nutrients to Neighborhoods” and will examine the interplay between the health of our local environments and health-enhancing behaviors. The Symposium will screen Dr. Jill Litt’s film “A Garden in every Neighborhood” followed by a discussion. The panelists leading the discussion will be:
- Dr. Louise Chawla – Professor in College of Architecture and Planning
- Dr. Sandra Stenmark – Pediatrician, Kaiser Permanente
- Karen Hollweg – Immediate Past President, North American Association for Environmental Education
- Michael Buchenau – Denver Urban Gardens
- Jill Litt – Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health
This event is free and open to the public. We hope you can join us!
The 3rd Annual Visibly Human Symposium will take place on Thursday, April 14, 2011 from 2:30 – 5:00 pm in the Shore Family Auditorium, Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building. The topic for this year’s Symposium is “From Nutrients to Neighborhoods.” We will address the interplay between the health of our local environments and health-enhancing behaviors. The Symposium will include a screening of Dr. Jill Litt’s film, “A Garden in Every Neighborhood.”
This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsors for this event include the Health Sciences Library, The Center for Bioethics & Humanities, the Colorado School of Public Health, Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) and BRANCH (Bridging Research and Aurora Neighborhoods for Community Health). Watch for more information coming soon!
FindIT- a revolutionary new search research tool for AMC students, faculty and staff
The Health Sciences Library has acquired and launched a next-generation search engine for the Anschutz Medical Campus. This research tool offers unprecedented “one stop shopping” for 98% of the electronic resources that the library makes available to the campus.
What is FindIt?
In FindIt, journal article search results are displayed alongside books. Full text journal articles are instantly apparent – watch for the simple yellow Full Text icon.
To refine your search, FindIt offers a number of links, or “facets” down the left side of the web page. These links are similar to what you find at popular web sites such as Amazon.com; you can narrow your search to journal articles, full text, or by subject simply by choosing the appropriate facet. Clicking facet links lets you “drill down” to narrow your search very quickly, rather than having to type more terms.
Curious about journal impact factors? Or how many times an individual article has been cited? FindIt will integrate Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports data directly in its search results – without you having to search a separate database.
We will retain all of the library’s direct links to individual resources. We know that these resources have their own native search syntax – what you use for searching will depend on the situation – but our hope is that you’ll give FindIt a try. You may search from the searchbox on our homepage or search FindIt directly by clicking on the link under Top Resources.
We think FindIt will speed up, unify, and simplify your research process, particularly when you are just getting started on a new question or topic. We are eager for your feedback, questions and comments. Please leave a comment here, submit a comment from the feedback form in FindIt, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch this space for FindIt tips and tricks