PubMed Changes are Coming

March Updates

By the end of March, the Strauss Health Sciences Library will transition to only linking to the new PubMed interface. So when you access PubMed from the Library, you will directed to the new interface. If you would like to access the legacy interface again before its retirement, you can use the banner in the new PubMed interface to return to the legacy view.

At some point this Spring or Summer, the National Library of Medicine will retire the legacy interface. We will post more specific information about that as we receive it.

If you have any questions about how to use the new PubMed interface, please AskUs!

February Updates

New features have been added to the new PubMed interface!

Items Per Page (see 1)

Display options now include items per page. Ten, twenty, fifty, one hundred, or two hundred results may be displayed per page.

New Sort Options: Publication Date (see 2), Reverse Sort Order (see 3)

In addition to Best match and Most recent, results may now be sorted by publication date either in ascending or descending order.

Download Results by Year as a CSV File (see 4)

The file will include the search query, the year, and the associated record count.

Similar Articles can now be displayed on a new page of results

Clicking “see all similar articles” (see 5) on any article abstract page will open a new results page listing all similar articles.

This was written by Ellie, you can contact AskUs with questions.

November Updates

A bit behind schedule but finally here, you can now find the new PubMed interface from the current PubMed browser.

Find the new PubMed interface

The new interface was built using modern web standards with a responsive layout, so it works more effectively on cell phones and tablets.

The updated Best Match sort uses a machine learning algorithm to elevate the most relevant articles to the top of your results list.

Starting in Spring 2020, this new interface will be the default for all PubMed users.

Read more about the changes to the interface from the NLM Technical Bulletin.

Have questions or feedback about the new PubMed interface? Contact NLM with your PubMed Labs Feedback.

This was written by Christi Piper, you can contact AskUs with questions.

September Updates

The new PubMed is going live this month! Are you ready?

We will use this space to keep you updated on the changes that occurring and provide tips and tricks for using the new interface. You can interact with the beta version of the new PubMed by visiting PubMed Labs. As you use the new interface, please provide NLM with your PubMed Labs Feedback as they will continue to make improvements to the interface until it becomes the default in January 2020.

Keep in mind that the beta interface is not currently a replacement for the current version of PubMed since it is not the complete database in regards to content or functionality yet.

Here are the most recent features that have been added to the new PubMed interface:

  • Filters have been added to narrow results by article type, text availability, publication date, species, language, sex, subject, journal category and age.
  • The Health Sciences Article Linker has been added! You can now get to our library holdings from the beta PubMed version.

Keep an eye on the library homepage for information about the new PubMed and quick links to access the site.

This was written by Ellie, you can contact AskUs with questions.

July Updates

In Fall/Winter 2019, PubMed will be undergoing some changes to the interface. If you want to see some of the changes that are coming before the current version of PubMed is replaced, you can visit PubMed Labs, the experimental platform that has some of the major updates already available.

Wondering what’s new? Here are some of the updated features:

Enhanced Search Results

The new version of PubMed (currently PubMed Labs) will have an enhanced relevant sort option, named Best Match, that ranks search results according to several relevance signals, including an article’s popularity, its publication date and type, and its query-document relevant score.

The search results page will now automatically include highlighted text fragments from the article abstract that are selected based on relevance to the search.

Responsive Design

Have you ever tried to use PubMed on your phone or tablet? The current version doesn’t work very well, but the new version of PubMed will feature a mobile-first responsive layout that offers better support for smaller device screens. The new interface will be compatible with any screen size no matter how you access PubMed.

Want to learn more about the new PubMed interface/PubMed Labs? Visit the NLM Technical Bulletin , where this information was taken from, for more details.

Have questions or feedback about the new PubMed interface? Contact NLM with your PubMed Labs Feedback.

This was written by Christi Piper, you can contact AskUs with questions.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services during closure due to COVID-19

ILL staff are here to help you get information you need.  However, due to conditions on campus, processing may be slower than usual. 

Journal articles in print volumes at Strauss Library and PASCAL (Storage) are unavailable to be scanned.  We may be able to borrow from other libraries and have options beyond that if your need is critical.  Book loans from other libraries are unavailable at this time, and hold requests for books in the Strauss collection are not able to be processed either. 

However, we are online and are still providing ILL services M-F, 8am-5pm.  We feel confident we can provide most journal articles.  Other libraries, nationally, may have the article or book chapter you need available electronically.  As well, requests for articles held in our e-journal collections will be processed.

If you don’t have an ILLiad account and are affiliated with Anschutz, feel free to register though our ILLiad website:

https://library-cuanschutz.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/firsttime.html

If you have any questions email copydocs@ucdenver.edu or call 303-724-2111 to speak with Lynn Triefus, ILL Coordinator, about your need.

This was written by Lynn, you can contact AskUs with questions.

ClinicalKey Updates for March 2020

Books Added – CK Global

Books Removed – CK Global

  • Aesthetic Oculofacial Rejuvenation (Zilkha, Marian) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780702033650; Package/Collection: Ophthalmology. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Video Atlas of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
  • Atlas of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Kramer, Christopher) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416061359; Package/Collection: Cardiovascular Disease Extended. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.
  • Atlas of Surgical Techniques for the Upper GI Tract and Small Bowel (Ponsky, Jeffrey) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416052784; Package/Collection: Surgery Extended. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Sleisenger and Fordtran’s Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease.
  • Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer: Prostate Cancer (Su, Li-Ming) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416045755; Package/Collection: Hematology-Oncology-Palliative. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Prostate Cancer.
  • Operative Techniques: Sports Medicine Surgery (Reider, Bruce) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416032779; Package/Collection: Sports Medicine. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – DeLee, Drez, & Miller’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
  • Signs in Ophthalmology: Causes and Differential Diagnosis (Kanski, Jack) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780723435488; Package/Collection: Ophthalmology. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Synopsis of Clinical Ophthalmology.
  • Teaching Files: Gastrointestinal, The (Miller, Frank) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416059448; Package/Collection: Flex Only. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Gastrointestinal Imaging: The Requisites.

This was written by Jessica, you can contact AskUs with questions.

Connect to full text articles easily using LibKey Nomad (Chrome browser extension)

LibKey Nomad, created by Third Iron (creators of BrowZine), is a Chrome browser extension that provides instant links to full text articles subscribed to by the Strauss Health Sciences Library as well as open access articles.

Click here to add the LibKey Nomad Chrome browser extension.

After adding the extension to Chrome be sure to select our institution (“University of Colorado Health Sciences Library”) from the dropdown available on the extension set-up page:

Image of LibKey Nomad screen indicating to select your institution

After the extension has been added and you’ve selected our institution you’ll begin seeing “Download PDF” buttons when looking at article abstracts in PubMed:

Image of PubMed interface with LibKey "Download PDF" button

If the PDF of an article is not available through the Strauss Health Sciences Library subscriptions nor is open access, you will see a button called “Access Options…”:

Image of LibKey Nomad button "Access Options" within the PubMed interface

The “Access Options…” button will direct you to the Strauss Health Sciences Library catalog, Library Search, to confirm we do not have access and provide the option to request the article via InterLibrary Loan (ILL). 

Additionally, if you are a vendor’s site for an article and full text is available, you will see a “Download PDF” button in the lower left side of Chrome. 

Image of ScienceDirect page with "Download PDF" button

If you are off campus when using LibKey Nomad, and have not yet logged in to proxy, the first licensed content button that you access through LibKey during your browser session will redirect you through our EZProxy login page. As long as you do not close your browser you will not be asked to log in through proxy again during the current browser session.

If you encounter any issues please submit a help case and library staff will assist.

This was written by Danielle, you can contact AskUs with questions.

Strauss Library is Closed! Most library services available online!

Starting March 16 at 6 p.m. and until further notice, the Strauss Health Sciences Library building is closed, No library services are available in the building. CU Anschutz Badge Access is still allowed. NOTE: Access will be monitored and limited to 7am-midnight, 7 days/week.

While in the library, for your safety, please maintain:

1.      One (1) person per study room

2.      Ten (10) foot distance between others at all times

More information on the CU Anschutz campus response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Even though the building is closed, you can still get help and use the library’s resources online!

This was written by Lisa, you can contact AskUs with questions.

Strauss Library Collection: Subscription Cost

Welcome to the second blog post about the Strauss Health Sciences Library collection. In the first blog post, we reported on the FY20 Library Subscriptions Survey results. In the next few posts, we will discuss general issues about the library collection, including cost, collaborative licensing efforts, different user groups and sites served by the library, and other questions raised by survey respondents.

Collection Expenditure The Strauss Library spends over around $3 million on the collections every year. Over 99% of the collection budget goes towards annual subscriptions for electronic resources, such as databases (e.g., UpToDate, Dynamed), electronic journal packages (e.g., Elsevier ScienceDirect journals, JAMA package), electronic book packages (e.g., AccessPharmacy, StatRef), and other resources with annual costs (e.g., Sage backfile host fee, R2 Digital Library access fee).

Subscription Cost Increase

Every year, the cost of subscriptions increases by around 5%, sometimes more. 

According to the EBSCO 2020 Serials Price Projection Report, the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and medical libraries in 2020 is projected to be in the range of five to six percent for individual titles, and four to five percent for electronic journal packages. Over the 2015-2019 period, the cost of academic medical library journals increased between 5.47% – 5.98% annually.

There is no national survey on database pricing trends, but our local experience is a similar upward trend. As an example, we have seen some of our top clinical tools’ cost increase by 5-7% every year.

If the library’s collection budget stays flat, then the library must make cuts to the subscriptions or identify funds from other budgets, such as operating or gift funds.  Typically the library does a combination of these practices.  The library will look for less utilized resources to drop as well as review other budgets for available funds.

Cost per Use

The library considers several factors in deciding whether to renew or cancel a resource, including: renewal price, usage statistics over the last few years, cost per use (CPU), if the resource is used in teaching, if the content is available through other options (such as interlibrary loan, third-party database of journal articles), and whether there are similar products. Among these factors, usage trend and CPU are examined carefully. In calculating CPU, use is generally defined as full text article requested (view or download) for journals, or searches run for databases. Usage data is provided by vendors. The library usually calculates cost per use using last three year’s usage average. 

For example, if a journal package costs $10,000 in 2020, and full text article downloads for the last three years are 5000, 6000, 5500 respectively, then the three-year average is 5500, and the CPU is approximately $1.82 ($10,000 / 5500 = $1.82).

CPU is an important number for renewal decisions as it reflects both subscription cost and local usage. We typically compare CPU among similar journal packages or databases when reviewing renewal quotes. It can also be used as leverage in price negotiation with vendors.

NOTES

2020 EBSCO Serials Price Projection Report

Five Year Journal Price Increase History (2015-2019)

If you have any questions about library collections, please contact Yumin Jiang, Head of Collection Management, at: 303-724-2137, yumin.jiang@cuanschutz.edu


Next Topic: Ways to Reduce Subscription Cost

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Celebrate Open Education Week by Submitting Your Work(s) to Mountain Scholar

In honor of Open Education Week consider submitting your work(s) to Mountain Scholar. Mountain Scholar is the institutional repository of CU Anschutz and the Strauss Health Sciences Library. Learn more about Mountain Scholar on the Strauss Library’s website.

Submitting your work(s) to Mountain Scholar is easy. In five easy steps you can get your work submitted and made available in Mountain Scholar. A variety of resources can be submitted to Mountain Scholar. Here is a list of some items we accept:

  • Data sets
  • Journal articles (including published material, depending on copyright restrictions)
  • Books and book chapters
  • Pre-prints
  • Multimedia including photos, images, and videos
  • Grey literature
  • Teaching materials and Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Technical reports
  • Poster and/or slide presentations
  • Professional activity materials
  • Projects and portfolios
  • Performances
  • Special events materials
  • Conference materials
  • Departmental publications

If you still have questions, check out our Mountain Scholar FAQ or contact Danielle Ostendorf (Danielle.2.Ostendorf@cuanschutz.edu).

This was written by Danielle, you can contact AskUs with questions.

Change the Subject Screening at HSL on April 7th.

How do subject headings get changed in the Library of Congress? How can citizens raise their voices and initiate change? How can the rights and dignity of undocumented people be promoted?

These questions are thoughtfully addressed in the new documentary Change the Subject. This documentary tells the story of a group of students at Dartmouth College, whose singular effort at confronting anti-immigrant sentiment in their library catalog took them all the way from Baker-Berry Library to the halls of Congress.  “Change the Subject” shows how an instance of campus activism entered the national spotlight, and how a cataloging term became a flashpoint in the immigration debate on Capitol Hill.

Check out the trailer!

Change the Subject will be screened in the Reading Room of the Strauss Health Sciences Library on Tuesday, April 7th from 12:00-2:00 pm. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.

Image by Deborah Breen Whiting from Pixabay

We hope to see you there!

This was written by Ellie, you can contact AskUs with questions.