UpToDate app re-verification extended to 90 days!

UpToDate has extended the re-verification period for their app from 30 days to 90 days.

Options for re-verification:

There are multiple ways you can re-verify your access to UpToDate:

  1. Go to UpToDate.com and click the log-in link on the top right and then enter your user name and password (do this when connected to the hospital or campus network)
  2. Access UpToDate via an embedded link within your EHR system (EPIC)
  3. Use the UpToDate Mobile App from the campus network (for example, from the UCDenver wireless network)
  4. Are you away from campus? Go to Up to Date via the HS Library website, or, log in with the off-campus link:  http://hsl-ezproxy.ucdenver.edu/login?url=http://www.uptodate.com/online/content/search.do?unid=^u&srcsys=UTD148363&eiv=2.1.0. Log in through EZproxy with your library credentials, then log in at UpToDate with your UpToDate user name and password.

Need the app? Get the app: http://hslibrary.ucdenver.edu/uptodate-app

-Free UpToDate Mobile App for your iOS, Android™ or Windows 8 device
-Direct access to UpToDate from any internet browser
-Earn CME/CE/CPD credits when you research clinical questions

If you encounter any problems, let the library know!

Health Sciences Library: Web Satisfaction Survey Results


Web Satisfaction Survey Results

Thank you to our users for responding so enthusiastically to our survey! We surveyed users from November 11-20, 2015 and were thrilled to receive a total of 227 responses!

Q1. How happy are you with the library’s website?

  • 226 responded to Q1.
  • 78% reported being either happy or very happy with the library’s website.


Q2: How can we improve your website experience?

  • 93  wrote responses to open-ended Q2.
  • 32% of written responses noted that there was no need for improvements to the website.

Respondents suggested many improvements to the website design, navigation, search, and access. The suggestions provide many excellent opportunities for the library to continue to improve our users’ web experience. We also received many suggestions that were not related to the website. These are just a few of the many comments we received:

  • you are doing great. I use pubmed from google scholar all the time and when it stopped working got excellent help from your staff. THANKS
  • I think that you are always improving the website and keeping up with the recent developments and discoveries.Tobin Magle is amazing. Well done all! Just an  suggestion, can the library also provide access to common analysis software ? Since some bioinformatics, ensembl and NCBI classes are offered it seems to me that having access to softwares through the library will boost the use of the website/library and provide a huge service to students, staff and faculty who do not know from where to obtain these.
  • Have mini-workshops available online on how to search websites for information more efficiently
  • The biggest challenge I have is getting back to the main library screen from FindIT. If I go there at all, I pretty much have to go back to my bookmark (and log back in) to get to other library resources. I am a remote user (student). The other suggestion is more options for learning to use tools such as Endnote for those of us who can’t be on-campus! 
  • Oftentimes I feel very lost when trying to figure out if I have access to a journal, where I go to click and how I find relevant information to what I’m looking for.
  • you do a fantastic job with on-line services and responses to questions. 
  • I love having access to online articles! The more that are available the happier I will be.
  • More clarity on first page. Appreciate greater recent access made to research resource.
  • Simplify. Home page is very busy. 
  • All the links I need are right on the front page. Very easy to access! 

And LOTS more! Read the full report with all user feedback: HSL-Website-Satisfaction-Survey-Results-Nov2015

Thank you to the Web Working Group, and especially Cathalina Fontenelle, for their dedication to improving our website!

Questions, please contact Vivienne Houghton, MLIS, Web Services Librarian, at 303-724-2178 or vivienne.houghton@ucdenver.edu



The Anschutz Medical campus is located on the former Fitzsimons Army Base, closed in 1999.  Fitzsimons was opened in 1918, and was named in honor of Lt. Thomas Fitzsimons, of the Army Medical Corps, who was the first US officer killed in the First World War.  The hospital was opened to care for returning soldier who suffered from respiratory disease.  The Base remained a key Army Medical Center until its closure and the iconic main hospital, known as Building 500, is still the center of the campus.  Visit the Library’s second floor exhibit space to further explore the history of Fitzsimons and view artifacts from its Army Medical Corps past.

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Bioinformatics Bites: Expression of a single gene in GEO Profiles

This weeks bioinformatics bite will answer a question from the end of last week’s post:

What is the expression of ITGA2 gene in prostate cancer cells?

I’d check GEO profiles, because it is a gene centric question. Let’s start by typing in prostate cancer in the GEO profiles search box.

GEOProfiles Results

Note the link back to the GEO data set that this gene profile was derived from (green circle). You can also see the platform and the specific probe that measures this gene (orange box). Finally, you can see a cartoon of the expression level between sample and control on the right side of the record.

To narrow down your search to a specific gene, use the filters on the left to select an organism (red box) and a Gene symbol (blue box, make sure to check that you’re using the correct gene symbol). Let’s look for the ITGA2 gene in human derived samples.

GEOProfiles Results Filtered

After applying the filters (blue and red boxes), you can see the search strategy in the Search details (orange box).

To get a close up of the expression graph, click the cartoon on the right (green circle).

GEOProfiles Expression

At a glance, you can see that ITGA2 expression goes up when the microarray miR-205 is expressed (red bars). It also indicates how highly this gene is expressed relative to other genes from the same sample by percentile (blue squares).  It also lists the expression values from each sample in a table below, along with its rank.

If you need more information about how the samples were prepared, you can click on the GSM number in the table. From there, you can access general information about the experiment by clicking on the Series ID (GSE) on any sample page, or the original GEO profile record.

But what do you do if the gene you’re attempting to access data in an uncurated data set? NCBI has a tool for that: GEO2R. We will discuss how to use this tool next time.

  • C. Tobin Magle, PhD, Biomedical Science Research Support Specialist

Art from CU Denver|Anschutz Medical Campus Community 2016


On exhibit: November 4, 2015 to January 31, 2016
Location: Third Floor Gallery

An exhibit of artwork created by faculty, staff and students of the University of Colorado Denver. There are many talented artists among the faculty, staff and students on our campuses. This juried exhibition is an opportunity for us to learn about our talented co-workers, teachers, and students. This exhibition is presented by the Exhibits Committee of the Health Sciences Library.

Opening reception: November 12, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm — Please join us!

CU Art 2016 page: http://hslibrary.ucdenver.edu/exhibits-2016-cu-art