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.

National Coloring Book Day is August 2!

National Coloring Book Day is August 2 every year! National Coloring Book Day on August 2nd recognizes the joy children and adults alike derive from coloring in pages of designs.

If you would like some fun coloring to do at home, the library has a collection of coloring books available in Mountain Scholar:

The Color Our Collections community in Mountain Scholar has all the library’s coloring books available for open access to download for anyone to use. There are five different coloring books available, with images from the library’s rare and special collections, formatted for coloring.

Please enjoy any of the coloring books from 2016 through 2019!

In addition to the library’s coloring pages, you can download other library’s color our collections entries on this website.

Download the official #NationalColoringBookDay 2020 color page.

You can also check out the coloring pages in the National Day Calendar Classroom. Share your ideas for coloring books and post your pictures on social media using #NationalColoringBookDay to encourage others to find enjoyment in coloring.

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

Have You Added LibKey Nomad to Chrome?

LibKey Nomad, created by Third Iron (creators of BrowZine), is a Chrome browser extension (also known as a browser plugin or browser add-on) 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.

For more information about installing the extension, please visit the library’s webpage explaining how to install: https://library.cuanschutz.edu/get-libkey-nomad.

LibKey Nomad works great with PubMed and the library’s other electronic subscriptions!

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

New Wiley Online Library eBooks

Strauss Health Sciences Library just purchased 27 new eBooks from the Wiley Online Library. Please see the complete list of titles below!

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

Summer Wellness Insight Project for 7.17.2020

Hi Everyone! Strauss Library continues to offer great suggestions for this summer season. We hope this week’s new healthy eating habits, hiking trails and books bring relaxation and happiness. Please feel free to share this with your fellow peers, family and friends! Stay tune again next week Friday for more great suggestions and lets us know via Tell Us Resource tab https://hslibrary.ucdenver.libanswers.com/tellus/index if this was helpful to all of you! Happy Summer!

*Below you will find the suggestions for this week 7/17/2020:

Suggested Healthy Eating:

Broccoli, Sweet Corn, Apricots

Suggested Trails:

Nymph Lake Trail – Rocky Mountain National Park (Out & Back) | 1.7 Miles (easy Trail)

Lake Haiyaha  – Rocky Mountain National Park (Out & Back) | 3.6 miles (Moderate Trail)

Little Matterhorn – Rocky Mountain National Park (Out & Back) | 7.6 miles (Hard Trail)

Suggested Books:

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid – Bill Bryson

Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer

The Dutch House – Anne Patchett

Sincerely, Your Strauss Library Student Wellness Activities Team (S.W.A.T)

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

New PubMed Tutorials and Legacy Interface Cutoff

Are you still using the legacy PubMed interface? The National Library of Medicine is only guaranteeing access through September 30th, 2020. Consider familiarizing yourself with the new PubMed interface by watching the short, interactive “Quick Tours” posted on the PubMed Online Training Dashboard. Each video is one to five minutes long and answers frequently asked questions about the new interface. 

Would you like to take a deeper dive into how to effectively search PubMed? Consider signing up for the library’s “Pubmed Essentials” course offered via Zoom.

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

 

SWAT Launch: Summer Wellness Insight Project

Hi Everyone! Strauss Library continues to find ways to help all of you enjoy the 2020 summer season. Beginning Friday July 10, 2020, members of the Strauss Library Student Wellness Activities Team (S.W.A.T) has launched a project called “Summer Wellness Insight.” This project is to provide great suggestions of healthy eating habits, hiking trails and books that everyone can enjoy in Colorful Colorado! New suggestions will be posted weekly throughout the summer season. Stay tune for more great suggestions and lets us know via Tell Us Resource tab https://hslibrary.ucdenver.libanswers.com/tellus/index if this was helpful to all of you! Happy Summer!

*Below you will find the suggestions for this week 08/07/2020:

Suggested Healthy Eating:

Cucumbers, Pears, Kale

Suggested Trails:

 Mount Cutler Trail – North Cheyenne Canon Park (Out & Back) | 1.7 miles (Easy Trail)

Garden of the Gods Loop Trail | 3.7 Miles (Moderate Trail)

Quandary Peak Trail – White River National Forest (Out & Back) | 7.5 miles (Hard Trail)

Suggested Books:

Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur (Hard Copy Available at Strauss Library)

The Painted Girls – Cathy Marie Buchanan (Kindle Version Available)

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson (Kindle Version Available)


*Below you will find the suggestions for this week 7/31/2020:

Suggested Healthy Eating:

Honeydew Melon, Plum, Blackberries

Suggested Trails:

Saint Mary’s Glacier – Arapaho National Forest (Out & Back) | 1.9 Miles (Easy Trail)

Coyote Song Trail – South Valley Park (Loop) | 3 miles (Moderate Trail)

Mount Bierstadt Trial – Mount Evans (Out & Back) | 6.8 Miles (Hard Trail)

Suggested Books:

There, There – Tommy Orange (Hard Copy Available at Strauss Library)

Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman (Kindle Version Available)

The Second Sleep – Robert Harris (Kindle Version Available)


*Below you will find the suggestions for this week 7/24/2020:

Suggested Healthy Eating:

Cantaloupe, Celery, Raspberry

Suggested Trails:

Dream Lake Trail – Rocky Mountain National Park (Out & Back) | 2 Miles (easy Trail)

Alberta Falls – Rocky Mountain National Park (Out & Back) | 2.5 miles (Moderate Trail)

Flattop Mountain Trail – Rocky Mountain National Park (Out & Back) | 8.2 Miles (Hard Trail)

Suggested Books:

The Gown – Jennifer Robson (Kindle Version Available)

Such a Fun Age – Kiley Reid (Hard Copy Available at Strauss Library)

Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel (Kindle Version Available)


*Below you will find the suggestions for this week 7/17/2020:

Suggested Healthy Eating:

Broccoli, Sweet Corn, Apricots

Suggested Trails:

Nymph Lake Trail – Rocky Mountain National Park (Out & Back) | 1.7 Miles (easy Trail)

Lake Haiyaha  – Rocky Mountain National Park (Out & Back) | 3.6 miles (Moderate Trail)

Little Matterhorn – Rocky Mountain National Park (Out & Back) | 7.6 miles (Hard Trail)

Suggested Books:

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid – Bill Bryson

Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer

The Dutch House – Anne Patchett


*Below you will find the suggestions for this week 7/10/2020:

Suggested Healthy Eating:

Cherries, Peaches & Watermelon

Suggested Trails:

Bear Lake Nature Trail – Rocky Mountain National Park (Loop) | .7 Miles (easy Trail)

Four Lake Loop Trail – Rocky Mountain National Park (Loop) | 6.8 miles (Moderate Trail)

Six Lakes Boulder Loop – Rocky Mountain National Park (Loop) | 8.9 miles (Hard Trail)

Suggested Books:

The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion (7/10/2020 post)

Wild – Cheryl Strayed

A Gentleman from Moscow – Amor Towles

Sincerely, Your Strauss Library Student Wellness Activities Team (S.W.A.T)

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

OER in the Time of COVID-19

Icons related to online learning.
Image by Mudassar Iqbal from Pixabay

As colleges prepare for an uncertain fall semester, faculty are learning new skills and discovering new technologies for online and hybrid teaching. Open Educational Resources, OER, are a tool that faculty should consider adopting for a variety of reasons. Below are some highlights: 

1) OER are free for students. As the economy struggles in the wake of the COVID pandemic, many students are facing additional financial burdens. Providing students with free textbooks is a positive step that faculty and colleges can take to make the fall semester more affordable.  

2) Many, if not most, OER are available online. In March of this year, many students were given a short time period to vacate their dorm and move home while others were already on spring break and were unable to return to collect their belongings. In both of these situations, many students found themselves separating from their textbooks. Providing a free, online version of a textbook means that students will have access regardless of where they physically are in the country.  

3) OER are openly licensed so that faculty can tailor them to their course. If a faculty member cannot find the perfect OER text, they can piece together chapters from other OER texts to meet the needs of their course. Additionally, faculty can make edits and improvements to OER texts and send them to their students without having to ask permission of the authors.  

Here on the Anschutz Medical Campus, we have a curated list of health sciences OER available on the library website. We encourage you to check it out and contact the library if you have questions or would like help in finding OER.  

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

Suggested Reading: Race and Healthcare

Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

As thousands of citizens around the nation take to the streets to protest for racial justice, you may be wondering how racism and healthcare intersect. Even though our building is closed, the following eBooks that address this complicated issue are available for checkout:

Contact the library for additional resources!

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

New Self-Paced Tutorials: Answering Clinical Questions in Real Time

The Answering Clinical Questions in Real Time class is now available as self-paced tutorials!

This set of tutorials is intended for students, residents, faculty, or staff with patient care responsibilities or an interest in patient care.

Access the tutorials at:

https://library-cuanschutz.libguides.com/AnsweringClinicalQuestions/SelfPacedTutorials

Tutorial Description:

Quickly find answers to patient care-related questions using clinical point-of-care resources, such as Clinical Key, DynaMed, Isabel, UptoDate, Micromedex, or Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. Find resources that provide information for clinical decision-making, such as decision trees, clinical practice guidelines, differential diagnosis, and drug reference. 

Learning Objectives:

After completing this set of tutorials, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify clinical point-of-care resources available through the Strauss Health Sciences Library.
  2. Recognize which resource is best suited to use depending on the type of clinical information needed.
  3. Use the appropriate resource to locate the answer to a clinical question in a timely manner.

For questions, contact the Strauss Health Sciences Library Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm via AskUs using chat, text, phone, or email.

Prefilter search added to Library Search – find eBooks and articles even faster!

Prefilter search has been added to Library Search, which is the catalog/discovery system for the CU Anschutz Strauss Library. Prefilter allows you to (optionally) specify what type of resource you are searching for, before you search on any keywords. For example, if you are looking for an eBook (or electronic textbook) on Surgery you would select the eBooks prefilter and enter the term, “surgery”.

Screenshot 1 – Prefilter menu button in Library Search

Screenshot 2 – Prefilter menu selected

Similar prefilter options are available for Books, Articles and Journal Titles.

Will you use the new prefilter option? Let us know in this brief survey!

Limited library building accessibility

Starting Saturday, June 13, 2020, The Strauss Library building will be badge accessible 7 days a week from 7 am – 7 pm, only for students who are given permission to be on campus.

  • Students can request access to the library building for testing or related reasons, however faculty and staff do NOT have this option at this time.
  • Students who need to access the library building must submit a request to be on campus to Dr. Jan Gascoigne, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

As the campus continues the limited return to campus work for invited employees and students, the library would like to share updated information regarding the library building.

As a reminder, almost all library resources and services remain available 24/7 from the library webpage

  • The library building is currently closed and no services are being offered on site.
  • Anyone coming to campus must complete the required, one-time SkillSoft training “CU COVID-19 Return to Campus – CU Denver | Anschutz”. 
  • To enter any building on campus including the library, everyone must pass through a daily check-in point and receive a wristband. At the check-in point everyone will complete a health questionnaire, have their temperature taken, and receive a wristband.
  • The Lounge@HSL, just outside the library’s entrance, will be one of the daily check-in points. Please note that it will only be staffed from 7:00 am – 10:00 am and from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. If one arrives at the library outside of those time frames they will have to visit the check-in point at the west RC1N entrance. That daily check-in point is open from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm.
    • On Saturdays and Sundays, students entering the library are required to complete the health questionnaire before entering.
  • Once inside the library building, everyone must wear a mask, their campus ID badge, and the daily wristband. Masks can be removed if one is alone in a room with a closed door.
  • Library users must be alone in one of 50 identified rooms with a closed door or on a computer workstation on the 1st floor of the building. If desired, users can make reservations online ahead of time for one of the 50 identified group or individual study rooms.
  • Cleaning kits will be provided to clean workspaces at the beginning and end of work.  It is the student’s responsibility to clean their own work stations.

If you have questions about library services or resources please e-mail the library at askus@cuanschutz.edu. Thank you for doing your part to help keep each other safe!

COVID-19 Topics in DynaMed

DynaMed has developed topics related to COVID-19 and specific practice areas. These include:

If one of these topics aligns with your practice area, sign up to get automatic email notifications whenever new information has been added:

  • Create a personal account by going to DynaMed and clicking on the “Sign In” icon in the upper right corner, then clicking on “Register now” and registering using your @cuanschutz.edu email.
  • When you’re on the page of interest, click the plus sign in the upper right corner.

Strauss Library also has a COVID-19 online resource guide with even more information and resources for clinicians, researchers, and consumers. You can find the guide at the following link: http://hslibraryguides.ucdenver.edu/covid. Be sure to check out the “For Practitioners” tab for links to patient care information.

You can get help from Strauss Health Sciences Library Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm via AskUs using chat, text, phone, or email.

Preservation Week – April 26-May 2, 2020

This year’s Preservation Week is April 26 to May 2. The first national preservation survey, conducted in 2004 by Heritage Preservation, revealed that a large portion of the collections in American libraries, museums, and archives was in need of treatment to prevent and reverse deterioration. In 2010, the American Library Association, in partnership with the Library of Congress, Institute of Library and Museum Services, American Institute for Conservation, Society of American Archivists, and Heritage Preservation, sponsored the first annual Preservation Week to raise awareness of the need and promote preservation not just in institutional collections, but also in the collections of individuals, families, and communities. Institutions are encouraged to celebrate Preservation Week by doing at least one thing to raise awareness of the need for preservation, inspire action to preserve collections, call attention to the role of libraries, archives and museums in the preservation of our cultural heritage, and promote preservation resources.

The theme for the 10th annual Preservation Week is Preserving Oral History. It has a dual meaning, both the action of preserving recollections and experiences that would otherwise be lost, and the physical preservation of the media on which they are recorded. Free Preservation Week activities and events, including webinars, are available at the American Library Association’s Association for Library Collections and Technical Services’ website. Programs from previous years are also available at the site, as well as a variety of resources. One of these, Saving Your Stuff, is a comprehensive list for the general public of the care and handling of most media that could make up a personal, family, or community collection.

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[Emily Epstein, Cataloging Librarian]

 

ClinicalKey Updates for April 2020

eBooks Added

eBooks Removed

  • Atlas of General Surgical Techniques (Townsend, Courtney) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780721603988; Package/Collection: Surgery Essentials. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Kirk’s General Surgical Operations.
  • Basic, Advanced, and Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery (Falcone, Tommaso) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416062646; Package/Collection: Obstetrics & Gynecology. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Atlas of Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Surgery.
  • High-Yield Imaging: Gastrointestinal (Gore, Richard) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416055440; Package/Collection: Radiology Essentials. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Textbook of Gastrointestinal Radiology.
  • Medical Imaging of Normal and Pathologic Anatomy (Vilensky, Joel) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781437706345; Package/Collection: Flex Only. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Weir & Abrahams’ Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy.
  • Ocular Disease: Mechanisms and Management (Levin, Leonard) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780702029837; Package/Collection: Ophthalmology. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Kanski’s Clinical Ophthalmology.
  • Urologic Surgery for the Gynecologist and Urogynecologist (Gebhart, John) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416062653; Package/Collection: Obstetrics & Gynecology. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Hinman’s Atlas of Urologic Surgery.
  • Visual Guide to Musculoskeletal Tumors: A Clinical – Radiologic – Histologic Approach (Wodajo, Felasfa) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781437703030; Package/Collection: Orthopedics Extended. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Musculoskeletal Imaging.

eBooks Added – ClinicalKey for Nursing

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

Temporary Access to AccessMedicine and Case Files Collection

McGraw-Hill

AccessMedicineStrauss Health Sciences Library was granted complimentary access to these resources by McGraw-Hill through May 31, 2020, due to COVID-19.

AccessMedicine

AccessMedicine provides medical students with a variety of resources needed to excel in basic science studies and clerkships; helps residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants with instant access to videos, self-assessment, and leading medical textbooks that facilitate decision-making at the point-of-care; and allows practicing physicians to brush up on their medical knowledge to ensure the best patient outcome.

AccessMedicine Case Files Collection

AccessMedicine’s Case Files Collection offers Case Files content in an interactive format. Updated regularly, this comprehensive case collection helps students learn and apply basic science and clinical medicine concepts in the context of realistic patient cases. The Case Files Collection includes basic science, clinical medicine, and postgraduate-level cases, enabling students and residents to learn in the context of real patients at this challenging time.

Once you’re on the Case Files Collection site, a pop-up window will appear asking you to sign in. You do not need to sign in to access this resource. You can click the X in the upper right corner and it will temporarily go away, but it will reappear when you navigate to a new page. To keep it from reappearing, or if you would like to save answers to cases, create a Favorites folder, or access comprehension quizzes, you can click on “Create a Free MyAccess Profile” in the pop-up window, then sign in. If you’re accessing either of the sites off campus, you will be prompted to sign in to the library website using your Passport ID account.

  • Distance Learning features in Access platforms : Orientation tools for important features in the platform for distant learning.
  • Content Maps : These are vital resources for faculty in Medicine, PA and Advanced Nursing. You will find content maps for different programs that will help faculty find and map out content in Access Medicine to different classes and course quickly and stress-free!
  • COVID 19 Central – Access Medicine: Daily updated Information about guidelines, studies and research…on COVID 19

The Strauss Health Sciences Library is closed, but you can still get help from library staff and ask questions M-F 8am-5pm via AskUs using chat, text, phone, or email.

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