Journal Access Problem? Let Us Know!

Are you seeing something like this, but you think we are supposed to have access?

pay to access

Then please let us know!

Report a Problem  or   Ask us button
Do you find problems accessing articles in journals to which the library subscribes? As regular and frequent users of the library’s journal collection, you can help us find and troubleshoot journals that we have paid for but are not being allowed to access!

When you find a journal that we subscribe to is actually blocking your access use the Report A Problem or Ask Us forms to let us know so we can get the problem corrected promptly! Be sure to include the article citation when you contact Ask Us so we know where to look to verify the problem.

New Books and Media List

The New Books and Media List is ready for your review:

Free Resource for Early Career Scientists

New to a lab? A Postdoc? New faculty? The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has a great, FREE online book of practical advice and experiences from seasoned biomedical investigators. Learn about funding, project management, teaching, course design and leadership.

Dana Abbey, MLS


New trial: Global Health through CAB Direct

Cab direct

We are trialing a new resource: CAB Direct Global Health Current and Archives through CABI.

About: Global Health focuses on public health research and practice. Topics include:

  • Biomedical life sciences
  • Chronic diseases
  • Diagnosis and therapy of disease
  • Environmental and occupational health
  • Epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Health promotion
  • Health systems
  • Infectious diseases and parasitology
  • Nutrition and food sciences
  • Public Health
  • Public Health Emergencies
  • Tropical and international health.

Global Health Archive offers over 800,000 records on public health from out-of-print journals dating back to 1910.

Check it out and tell us what you think! Email:
Trial ends May 15th, 2014.

#iheartCUAnschutz Project – Anschutz Medical Campus through your eyes and in your voice

Do you love this campus? I sure do – the glorious sunrises and sunsets; the history of Building 500; taking the art walk; long walks during spring, summer and fall; art and medicine lectures at the Fulginiti Pavilion; art gallery at the Health Sciences Library; lunch at the Children’s Hospital cafeteria; groups of students studying hard at the Health Sciences Library; First Wednesdays; pancake breakfast on campus; geese strolling along campus; the hustle and bustle of work — I love it ALL.

Why don’t you share what YOU love about this campus. The Health Sciences Library has a project — #iheartCUAnschutz  — to bring all that we love about this campus together, in various media be it: Facebook posts, tweets, images, videos, blog posts, songs, poems, haikus, jingles and more!

Let us hear what YOU love about studying or working at a nationally renowned university, be it – Match Day, Professors and students with ‘Genius grant’ and scholarships, student camaraderie,  hard work of studying, the joy of discovery, the satisfaction of graduation, the engagement with other campus users, the thrill of a game of dodgeball or frisbee.

#iheartCUAnschutz – Help us capture the good times. Let it be your legacy, not just your memory.



[Cathalina Fontenelle, Web Applications Developer]

The Human Touch Literary and Arts Anthology Available Now at AMC Bookstore

The Human Touch 2014Please pick up your FREE copy of THE HUMAN TOUCH  at the Anschutz Medical Campus Bookstore, Building 500, 1st Floor. THE HUMAN TOUCH is the literary and arts anthology of the Anschutz Medical Campus of UC Denver.  The Human Touch strives to develop and nurture skills of observation, analysis, empathy, and self-reflection to promote humane medical care, by offering an outlet for the creative expression of the connection between patients, family, and health care professionals.

Writings and artworks foster an understanding of cultural and social contexts of the individual experience of illness and the way medicine is practiced. Editors are students in the School of Medicine, staff and faculty of the Anschutz Medical Campus. Authors and artists are students, staff, health professionals, and patients from the University of Colorado community.

An exhibit of artwork and photography from The Human Touch is on display on the 2nd floor of the Fulginiti Pavilion during April 2014.

This publication is being offered FREE to members of the community through the generous support the School of Medicine. The Human Touch is produced by the Art and Humanities in Health Care Program (Therese Jones, PhD, Director and H. N. Claman, M.D., Associate Director) of the Anschutz Medical Campus Center for Bioethics and Humanities.

A copy of the anthology is also available for checkout at the Health Sciences Library, in the Drs. Henry and Janet Claman Medical Humanities Collection.  The collection is located in the 3rd Floor Special Collections Room, call number WZ 350 U58h.   An electronic copy is available in the Digital Collections of Colorado.

[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]

Health Sciences Library Ranks #7 Worldwide

We think we’re #1 (and we hope you do too), but we’ll settle for #7 on this list of 25 Most Impressive University Medical School Libraries !



[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]

FYI: LaTeX NIH Template Available

Do you use the formatting tool LaTeX to create manuscripts for grants or publication?

The site is offering a template for NIH documents.


[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]

New Amesse Collection Books

The following titles have recently been added to the Amesse Collection- enjoy!


-Atkinson, Kate/ Life After Life

-Haruf, Kent/ Benediction

-Kidd, Sue Monk/ The Invention of Wings

-Oyeyemi, Helen/ Boy, Snow, Bird

-Pavone, Chris/ The Accident

-Weir, Andy/ The Martian



-Balfour, Amy/ Lonely Planet Southwest USA

-Cretti, John/ Rocky Mtn. Gardener’s Handbook

-Heath, Chip/ Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work

-Kolbert, Elizabeth/ The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

-Wooldridge, Mike/ Teach Yourself Visually Photoshop Elements 12


[Lynn Schwalm]

Retirement of Roy Robinson

Roy's Retirement

Roy’s Retirement

After 37 years with the Health Sciences Library, Roy Robinson retired at the end of March.

A Colorado native, Roy graduated from Metro State College with a degree in Biology and a minor in Philosophy. He served on active duty with the U.S. Navy. After graduating from college he sought civilian employment and ended up working as a lab assistant for the Colorado State Health Department, located quite close to the old Dennison building – he was able to watch the building additions going up during his lunch-breaks. However, the hard work – coupled with low pay and close encounters with a few too many dangerous viral and bacterial cultures – caused him to seek employment elsewhere. He started taking business classes, then came across a posting for a State job here at the library in March of 1977. It was better paying than the Health Department – as well as less biohazard-ly dangerous! – So he accepted the Circulation position. His background in Biology served him well in the medical field.

Over his 37 years here, Roy has worked in every department of the library under five different directors, and has seen some pretty dramatic changes along the way. At one time, there was only one computer in the library, and patrons relied exclusively on card catalogs and the knowledge of the librarians. Internal reorganizations transferred him department to department, but his skills and adaptability helped to ensure his value wherever he ended up. At one point, he worked in three different departments at the same time.

In 1972, he transferred from the Navy Reserve to the Colorado Army National Guard. During the Gulf War, he was activated to duty with the 147th Combat Support Hospital, but he was not stationed overseas. While on duty he earned his LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) license, continuing to pursue his interest in medical assistance during emergency situations. In 1991, at the end of the war, he returned to the Circulation Department of the library. He was placed in charge of all of the building’s photocopiers – which, in the days before email and electronic journal access, were just as essential as the books themselves! (Incidentally, they also brought in a considerable amount of revenue: enough to pay his full wages and then some.) As the internet rose in prevalence, Roy was at last phased into Administration, where he handled supplies.

Roy’s passion for emergency medical assistance will continue into his retirement: he is becoming more active as a volunteer in Cultural & Historic Resources Emergency Management. With them, he will ensure that historical communities are protected in cases of emergencies, such as the unprecedented flooding of last autumn. He will also become more involved in the local DMAT (Disaster Medical Assistance Team). When not volunteering for emergency management organizations, he will be assisting his brother in the care of his elderly aunt.

Thank you, Roy, for 37 years of dedication and service, and a friendly smile in the library!

Roy's Retirement party

Roy’s Retirement party


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