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e-Books Basics

While we have featured our newest e-books in a number of previous blog posts and newsletters, perhaps it’s time for a basic rundown on the Health Sciences Library’s e-resources.  The first thing to know is that we have a lot of them.

WHAT: Electronic resources are textbooks available online, some through publishers, other through databases like Stat!Ref.  A small number of e-books are limited to on-campus access only (no proxy login allowed); others are limited to a certain number of users at one time (usually 5, but sometimes only 1).  These limitations are included below the title on the list, so it shouldn’t be an unpleasant surprise.

HOW: There are two ways to find out if your textbooks are available in electronic format:  Start on our homepage:  1) In the left-hand column under the heading “Library”, nearly at the bottom of the page, you can select “E-Books”.  2) Or you can hover over “Find” in the black-and-white toolbar, and from the drop-down menu, select “Find an E-Book”.  Once on our E-Books page, you’re given sorting options, including to sort by title or author (alphabetically), as well as to peruse new & trial items.  In the right-hand column are alphabetical subject-headings that can also be used to find appropriate results.

WHEN: Keep your eye on our “New & Trial” page; check back regularly!

WHY: It is you who determine whether or not we keep a permanent subscription to a resource — if the trial doesn’t get used, we drop it, so please make sure that valuable resources are kept available by keeping up the usage statistics!

WHO: If you have any questions about electronic resources, contact Heidi Zuniga (


[Amanda Langdon]

Random from the Repository

Poster Presentation: Diversity terms unbound: explore, engage, envision research through PubMed and the Health Sciences Library by Lynne Fox and John Jones from Digital Collections of Colorado

poster fox jones

Add your posters and presentation slides to the digital repository! Contact


  • Networking: Open the channels of communication in your field.
  • Visibility: Get online access to your own work and publications and that of your colleagues anytime, anywhere.
  • Open Access: Get unrestricted access to scholarly research and other resources in the repository.
  • Stability: Maintain your scholarly record with persistent urls in a platform designed to last.
  • Impact: Descriptive information about your deposited work will be indexed by Google and other search engines. Research suggests that open access to online articles may increase citation impact by 50-250%

Medical Apps

Did you know the library provides access to some top medical apps?

dynamed  Isabel  UTD new app  visualdx  Micromedex
(click on the app to find access instructions)

What are your three library wishes?

If the Library Genie granted you three library wishes, what would they be?LibraryWishes_button

From Sept 2 – 22 you have the opportunity to let us know!

In 2013, the library solicited wishes from users as part of our strategic planning process.  The feedback we received was outstanding, so we are asking for wishes again this year.

  • Are there resources or services you’d like to see the library offer?
  • Has the library implemented enhancements that you’d like to see more of?
  • How could the library better assist you with your research, education or clinical needs?

Now is your chance to let us know!

Submit your three wishes to the library genie today!  Your wishes will be anonymous, but if you’d be willing to talk more with us about your wishes you can include your name and e-mail address.

Thanks for your input, and happy wishing!

New Staff at HSL

 Tobin Magle

Tobin Magle is the Health Sciences Library’s new Biomedical Sciences Research Support Specialist. She has a PhD in microbiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her thesis work centered on the intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii. If you’ve ever heard that women shouldn’t scoop cat litter during pregnancy, T. gondii is why. This parasite causes severe disease in fetuses and immunocompromised individuals. Tobin specifically studied how a specific gene, TgPL1, helps the parasite evade the host immune system and develop into a chronic cyst form in the brains of mice. Tobin also completed postdoctoral research at Loyola University Chicago studying malaria, a disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people per year. This work included validating drugs that could be used to block malaria transmission, and determining how non-coding parasite RNA facilitates the development of the transmissible form of the parasite. Tobin plans to use her research skills to assist the researchers on the Anschutz medical campus with their work and to facilitate stronger connections between the Health Sciences Library and biomedical researchers.

She grew up in Michigan, the only child of Italian and Irish immigrants. This job has given Tobin her first opportunity to live outside the Midwest. Her husband Seth has a PhD in wildlife biology, and they have two cats, Rubix and Lulu. In her free time, she enjoys such kitchen-related activities as cooking (primarily Italian food), canning, and pickling. Dancing and walking while listening to podcasts are some of her preferred ways to enjoy downtime, as are hiking, camping, canoeing, and kayaking, all made available now that she’s on the front range.

Welcome, Tobin, to HSL and to beautiful Colorado!

[Amanda Langdon]

New from Interlibrary Loan: No-cost service for University Residents!



Beginning September 1, 2014, University Residents on payroll with GME are eligible for ILL services at no-direct cost.

To get started, register for an ILLiad account here and begin placing requests!

Already have an account?  You won’t need to do anything, you’re good to go!

Registered for an ILLiad account in the past but didn’t want to pay for requests?  Call the ILL office to reactivate your account, no need to reregister.

If you have any questions concerning this new service, please contact the ILL office at 303-724-2111 or

[Brittany Heer, Library Technician II]

Random from the Repository

Civil War period surgical kit from Digital Collections of Colorado

dcc artifact

Want to see more? Check out Digital Collections of Colorado
Want to submit your work (poster, article, images, presentation, and more)?
Find out how:


Are health apps the new snake oil?

marketplace logo


While the FDA can review and approve health apps as medical devices, most apps fly under the radar.  This has consequences for both accuracy of health app tools, potential health risks to consumers, and health data privacy issues.  On the other hand, will tighter regulation push developers out of the market, slowing app development in this sector?

Marketplace, an American Public Media business news program, took a look at health apps in a recent radio report.


[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]

Apps for keeping current with medical journals, news and research

The Health Sciences Library supports several apps that are designed to help you stay current with medical journals, news and research.

browzine  BrowZineUCD-AMC only.  After downloading the free BrowZine app select our institution: University of Colorado Health Sciences Library and enter your usual library login credentials. Authentication FAQs.
The library only subscribes to the iOS version of this resource at this time. Reviews


docphin DocphinMore Information and reviews. Note: some journals may only show abstracts, not full articles. Available for iOS and Android.


docwise DocwiseMore information and reviews. Note: some journals may only show abstracts, not full articles. Available for iOS.


New e-books


Study Guide for Wood…,9781435480377 Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations 

How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine, 5th Edition (EHEP003117) cover image How to Read a Paper: the basics of evidence-based medicine

The Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine Board Review, 4th Edition The Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine Board Review: certification and recertification

Physiology of the heart Physiology of the Heart


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