Library Website Outage, Fri. 12/15/17, 10:00 pm

The Health Sciences Library (HSL) website will undergo maintenance this Friday, Dec. 15, starting at 10 pm.

The HSL site URL may appear unavailable for approximately 1-2 hours (on campus) or 4-6 hours (off campus).

During the outage, access to online resources will not be affected, as long as you have good URLs for direct resource access. Bookmark this page for a quick access list.

Ask Us reference service
Search HSL (catalog and journal list)
Access Pharmacy
Clinical Key
Cochrane Library
Ovid Medline
Up to Date

Email with questions about any other specific resources you may need in the Friday late night timeframe.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

PubMed Filters: “CU AMC Authors” & “No Mesh Assigned”


Go to PubMed through the library’s home page, and you’ll see filters that display subsets of your search results including citations with AMC authors back to 2014, and those with no MeSH terms assigned.  Use the following URL to replace a bookmark: .


CU AMC Authors 2014-Current

Based on many terms describing the institutional memberships of AMC authors, the filter tries to capture the research output of our faculty, students and staff, and those at related institutions (National Jewish Health, Children’s Hospital, VA Medical Center, and Denver Health).  It not only demonstrates the potential research output of the AMC, but it can help reveal similar research on campus.  Note the filter retrieves citations back to 2014 not earlier.  Prior to 2014, PubMed recorded the institutional affiliations of only the first author while recently PubMed has accepted information directly from the publisher which could include the affiliations of co-authors.

No MESH Assigned

MeSH terms (Medical Subject Headings) allow users to focus their searches and find relevant hits.  PubMed is indexed by many specialists but the volume of citations that are directly uploaded by publishers is so high that many records have no associated MeSH terms, sometimes for weeks. The “No MESH Assigned” filter shows the subset of records that are not indexed including some of the most recent articles on the topic.

Filters in MyNCBI

For both filters, if you log into your MyNCBI (PubMed) account, your personalized filters will replace these AMC filters. But if you’d like, we can share the full search strategies for any of the filters and help you install them in MyNCBI.

Future Filters

If you have comments, questions, problems you’ve noticed, or suggestions for other filters, please let us know. We are currently working on ones for nursing and pediatrics.  For any of these comments, you can Leave a Comment below or contact us via AskUs.

–Lilian Hoffecker

Welcome to Jason Wardell

Please welcome the newest employee in Education and Reference, Jason Wardell. Jason started on November 15th! If you see him around the library or hear from him on AskUs make sure to give him a warm welcome!

Jason edited

Learn a little bit more about Jason in his short biography:

I was born in Chicago, but have called Colorado my home since 1996. I graduated from Colorado State University in 2007 with a BA in English Literature, and again from Metropolitan State University in 2011 with a BA in Journalism. Today, I live in Denver with my wife, Mindi, and our Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Penny. I’m presently enrolled in the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University in the 2017 Denver cohort, and I aspire to work in an academic library to fulfill my dream of never leaving school. Outside of the library, I host a weekly pub quiz for Geeks Who Drink, provide website and marketing support for Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, and am very passionate about certain flavors of La Croix.


HSL’s Annual Mitten Tree

The Health Sciences

Library’s Annual


Help decorate our tree with new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves!

All items to be donated to Comitis Crisis Center

We are also accepting toiletries and other cold weather items.

Please place donations in the wrapped donation box by January 3rd, 2018.

–Tanya Tamim

EndNote™ – PDF Harvesting Change & New Proxy Setting! November 28th is the Drop Dead Date to change!

EndNote Edit Menu - choose Preferences 2017-05-17Many of you use EndNote to harvest or gather PDFs in your EndNote Library.  It’s a huge time saver when you are trying to collect the articles you need for a grant or manuscript. The library has changed how we are able to do this and you need to update your settings as soon as possible. If you don’t make these changes, your copy of EndNote will stop harvesting PDFs. Our Proxy setting has changed as well – that’s the thing that authenticates you when you are not on campus and trying to harvest PDFs.  Take the time to make this change now, the new settings are already working.

In Endnote PC, go to the “Edit” drop down menu and choose “Preferences“.  For EndNote MAC, you’ll find “Preferences” under the EndNote X8 menu. Once you are in the EndNote Preferences box, make sure you have “Find Full Text” selected.


Check all 4 of the checkboxes.  The “OpenURL Path:” field should be

Copy and paste this into the field or type it very deliberately.  Uppercase matters and must be typed exactly as shown.  Include the “?” at the end.  Please note the URL begins with https.

You only need to fill in the “Authenticate with: URL:” field if you use EndNote when you are off campus.  Even if you use the OIT VPN, you need to configure the “Authenticate with” field.  If you never use EndNote from off campus then you may leave this field blank.  If you are using EndNote remotely, the “Authenticate with: URL” should be

If you need assistance or would like us to help walk you through any of these changes, you can reach the Education & Reference department in the library from 9:00am through 4:00pm at 303-724-2109.

Art from CU Exhibit Reception

The reception for the Art from CU exhibit in the 3rd floor gallery was Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 3-5:30pm.  There was a great turnout, and a lot of visitors!  Some of the artists even stopped by, and took photos with their art.  Check out the images here, and make sure to go up to the gallery before the art leaves on January 31, 2018.

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Two New eBooks @HSL

HSL has two new ebooks, recently purchased from Rittenhouse.

Compact Clinical Guide to Infant and Child Pain Management by Linda Oakes

The first title is Compact Clinical Guide to Infant and Child Pain Management by Linda Oakes (2011).

Here’s the link to the record in the catalog: Search@HSL.

You can access the ebook directly here: R2 Digital Library.


Care of the Young Athlete by Steven Anderson, 2nd edition (2010)

The second title is Care of the Young Athlete by Steven Anderson, 2nd edition (2010).

Here’s the link to the record in the catalog: Search@HSL.

You can access the ebook directly here: R2 Digital Library.