Norman Rockwell prints based on Twain Classics

Tom Sawyer: Whitewashing the Fence
“Well, I don’t see why I oughtn’t to like it.
Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?”

Come relive the mythical carefree days of childhood through
Norman Rockwell’s illustrations of Mark Twain’s classics
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer & The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

On Exhibit: July 1st to September 15th
Location: Library Gallery

The prints were generously donated to the University of Colorado by
Dr. and Mrs. David R. Gillingham (M.D. – 1963)
in memory of Dr. Robert W. Hendee (M.D. – 1961)
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Copyright: “It Depends”

The Kraemer Copyright Conference at UCCS was June 6th and 7th, with attendees not just from around the state, but quite a few from other states, and even other countries. The modern iteration (1976) of American Copyright law was written to create a balance between the rights of the public (the dissemination of knowledge) and the rights of the creator of intellectual property. The important thing, stressed repeatedly throughout the conference, is not to see all use of copyrighted materials as “stealing”. Reproductions are allowed by law under a number of circumstances in order to promote the progress of the useful arts — that is, knowledge and creative works. Section 108 of US Copyright Law pertains to exemptions pertinent to libraries, so long as the reproduction is for the purpose of preservation, private study, or Interlibrary Loan (ILL), and so long as the institution is open to researchers and/or the public. Section 107 (Fair Use) is probably the most common “workaround”. It is important to note that while there are “best practices” out there, they are NOT hard-and-fast rules.Using them may or may not make your use of materials legally acceptable. Define your own terms and make sure you have your own justifications in case you ever have to explain your choices/actions.

The biggest takeaway regarding Educational/Academic Exemptions to copyright law was “it depends”. Frustrating, I know. But the grey areas where words like “premises of the library” or “percentage of the work” are undefined that give us wiggle-room. There are 4 key elements to consider regarding Fair Use. However, a balance of all four must be taken into account; it isn’t enough to say, “My new work is not-for-profit, therefore I’m exempt from copyright infringement.”

  1. Purpose and character of the new work: is it Transformative? Is it for non-profit or educational purposes? If the new work adds value or re-purposes it for a new audience (or if it serves an entirely new purpose), it is not necessarily considered a violation of copyright law. The same is true of dissemination of work for educational purposes. If you’re making a profit, it’s more likely to be infringement.
  2. The nature of the work: is it factual/news-based, or fictional? Is it published or unpublished? If the copyrighted material contains facts which can be corroborated elsewhere, reproduction is not as likely to be considered a violation as the reproduction of a fictional/entirely creative work. Unpublished works are harder to get exemptions, because the law favors the creator as having the right to first publication.
  3. The “quantity & quality” of the original work being reproduced: Is the reproduction only a small percentage (exact number unspecified for wiggle-room) of the overall work, like a single chapter from a massive textbook? Is the portion being reproduced the “heart” of the original piece, or more peripheral?
  4. The market effect or impact on the original work: is your new work likely to be mistaken for the original, or could it replace the purchase of the original in a way that could be detrimental to the rights-holder? This is where things can get hairy for academics. Scanning of book chapters online is perfectly permissible under Fair Use… so long as it’s not the entire book (or the heart of the work) being reproduced.

Another fun tidbit of information is that animals cannot hold copyright, if you were wondering. The man who facilitated “monkey selfies” has no rights to the photographs! The law has decided that the person who takes the picture (regardless of who owns the camera) has the copyrights. This is because they have the ability to change the lighting and posing, thus making the result unique from someone else’s shot of the same subject.

We all hold more copyrights to more materials than we could ever imagine.  Every picture we’ve snapped — with old-fashioned film cameras, with our phones, or even with someone else’s gadget — we hold copyright to those pictures. Every email we’ve ever written, or blog post, or Facebook message… we hold the copyright. However, re-Tweeting someone’s Tweet does not make it your property! Confused yet? Just remember the golden rule… “It depends” on context!

New Library Hours Beginning June 12th

| – Closing Earlier at 7 p.m. Sunday-Thursday – |


Library Hours June 12, 2016 – June 2017

REGULAR HOURS (Facility Opening & Closing Times)

Monday-Thursday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

*CU AMC students/employees have badge-ID access to the library 24/7

*Have visible & be able to present University badge ID to remain past closing time

*Library staff will check for and ask to see University badge ID as part of the closing process

*General public users must exit the library at closing time*

EXCEPTIONS to Regular Facility Hours

When closed & after closing times, the facility is locked and not accessible to public

July 4 (Mon)                                        CLOSED                                 (Independence Day)

September 5 (Mon)                           CLOSED                                 (Labor Day)

November 23 (Wed)                           7:00 am – 5:00 pm

November 24-25 (Thurs-Fri)          CLOSED                                 (Thanksgiving Holiday)

December 19-22 (Mon-Thurs)        7:00 am – 5:00 pm

December 23-26 (Fri-Mon)               CLOSED                                 (Christmas)

December 27-29 (Tue-Thurs)           7:00 am – 5:00 pm

December 30-31 (Fri-Sat)                  CLOSED                                 (New Year’s)

Jan 1, 2017 (Sun)                                     CLOSED                                 (New Year’s Day)

January 16 (Mon)                                    CLOSED                                 (Martin Luther King Day)

February 20 (Mon)                                  CLOSED                                 (Presidents Day)

April 16 (Sun)                                           1:00 pm – 7:00 pm                  (Easter)

May 29 (Mon)                                            CLOSED                                 (Memorial Day)




Leaving Anschutz Medical Campus? Suggestions for a smooth transition

This time each year, students, residents, fellows, and faculty prepare to leave the Anschutz Medical Campus to pursue careers elsewhere – an exciting (and occasionally overwhelming) prospect! After you have left the Anschutz campus you will no longer have access to our library’s resources, so we have compiled the following suggestions to help you transition your research and resources to your new institution.

Find out if you will have access to a library with your new affiliation.

If you will be affiliated with a hospital, health system, or academic institution, you should have access to a library or information center. Check the institution’s website or contact administrators to find out about library services. Don’t hesitate to contact the health sciences librarian at your new institution. He or she will be a valuable source of information about your new organization as well as clinical and research information.

Evaluate clinical point-of-care resources.

If you will be affiliated with an institution that does not provide access to clinical point-of-care resources, you may opt to purchase a personal subscription to one of these resources. Evaluate clinical resources offered by the Health Sciences Library before you leave. Current individual subscription prices for some of these products are provided below.

A doctor looks at books in a library.

By Scome-squ. [CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons]

Use Loansome Doc to obtain copies of journal articles.

If you are entering private practice or joining an organization without a library, consider opening a Loansome Doc account to obtain copies of journal articles (usually for a fee) from a hospital or academic medical library in your area. To find out about your options for document delivery and other support services, contact the National Network of Libraries of Medicine at 1-800-338-7657. If you are joining an institution with a library, you should be able to obtain articles using their Interlibrary Loan program.

Email your Ovid search strategies.

If you will have access to Ovid databases at your new institution, you may want to email your saved searches to yourself before your Ovid account with the Health Sciences Library expires. You can then recreate your searches in your new Ovid account. If you’d like help from a librarian at the Anschutz Health Sciences Library, AskUs! for assistance.

Get help setting up PubMed search queries.

Many of you will use the freely-available PubMed to search MEDLINE. PubMed allows you to save searches and receive regular updates on current research in your field. To learn how to set up a My NCBI account to save searches in PubMed, visit the My NCBI web page. Again, if you’d like a hand doing this, AskUs! for help.

Check out local libraries in your new location.

Visit the public library in your new location and ask about resources. Even libraries in small towns may offer access to major medical and science journals. Libraries at public colleges and universities sometimes offer services to local communities so if you will be located near a public college or university, explore the options they provide.

Find and download smartphone apps that will help you locate information quickly.

While many apps are linked to subscription-based products, some great apps are free or very inexpensive.

  • Epocrates: Drug, disease, and diagnostic information. Free. Android or iOS
  • National Library of Medicine apps: Free.
  • Skyscape: Drug information and calculators. Free.
  • UMEM Pearls: Evidence based educational pearls by UMD faculty members. Free. Android or iOS
  • Point of Care apps: CME on a variety of topics. Most are free. iOS only; web platform available as well.
  • Read by QxMD: A platform to help you keep on top of new medical and scientific research. Searches PubMed and provides topic reviews as well. Free.
  • Calculate by QxMD: Clinical calculators and decision support tools for healthcare providers. Free.
  • Micromedex series: Drug calculators, interactions, and more. Most are free.
  • Medscape: Medical news and calculators, drug information & tools, disease information, etc. Free.

A close-up photo of a surgeon's face as he operates.

By Phallinn Ooi. [CC BY 2.0 via Flickr]

Take advantage of resources that are free or available with professional memberships.

The benefits of membership in professional societies usually include access to the society’s publications. (For example, membership in the American College of Physicians includes access to ACP Smart Medicine.) There are also many resources that are available for free – a selection of these is below.

  • BioMed Central: 150+ peer-reviewed open access health sciences journals.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals: 4,100+ open access journals in all subjects including dentistry, medicine, nursing, and public health.
  • Disease Management Project: Online medical textbook from the Cleveland Clinic.
  • FreeBooks4Doctors:  360+ medical textbooks arranged by specialty.
  • Free Medical Journals: 4000+ medical/health journals.
  • Guideline Index: 2,500+ summaries for various diseases and conditions from the National Guideline Clearinghouse.
  • HighWire Press Free Online Full-Text Articles: a massive archive of full-text articles on a variety of topics including medicine. Some are free, some require payment.
  • Medscape: Healthcare information from various medical publishers (registration is required).
  • Medscape Reference: Directory of information on more than 7,000 diseases and disorders, including images and multimedia content.
  • MerckMedicus: Medical news, online learning resources, and diagnostic tools (registration is required).
  • NCBI Bookshelf: A collection of online biomedical books from the National Library of Medicine.
  • PLoS Journals: Open access, peer-reviewed journals on a variety of topics published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS).
  • PMC (PubMed Central): A free full-text archive of nearly 4 million biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the National Library of Medicine.
  • RxList, The Internet Drug Index: An easy-to-search database of information about prescription medications. It includes a drug identification image database.

The faculty and staff of the Health Sciences Library wish you the very best of luck as you move on to exciting new endeavors. We are here to help you make a smooth transition!

If we can be of any assistance as you plan your departure, please contact us — AskUs! or call us at (303) 724-2152.

2015 Open Access Fund Award Articles: Making an Impact




Articles by the recipients of the 2015 Open Access Fund Award are making an impact. The articles are available in the library’s digital repository.  Check out the early altmetric data for the articles. Check back on this blog or the Open Access page soon for information on applying to the next OA Fund.


Dalwani MS, McMahon MA, Mikulich-Gilbertson SK, Young SE, Regner MF, Raymond KM, et al. (2015) Female Adolescents with Severe Substance and Conduct Problems Have Substantially Less Brain Gray Matter Volume. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0126368. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126368

Repository link

Edward J. Dill, Spero M. Manson, Luohua Jiang, et al., “Psychosocial Predictors of Weight Loss among American Indian and Alaska Native Participants in a Diabetes Prevention Translational Project,” Journal of Diabetes Research, vol. 2016, Article ID 1546939, 10 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/1546939

No altmetric data to show…yet

Repository link

Friend SF, Deason-Towne F, Peterson LK, Berger AJ, Dragone LL. Regulation of T cell receptor complex-mediated signaling by ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like modifications. American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Immunology. 2014;3(3):107-123.

Repository link

Gaillard D, Xu M, Liu F, Millar SE, Barlow LA (2015) β-Catenin Signaling Biases Multipotent Lingual Epithelial Progenitors to Differentiate and Acquire Specific Taste Cell Fates. PLoS Genet 11(5): e1005208. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1005208

Repository link

Green RM, Feng W, Phang T, et al. Tfap2a-dependent changes in mouse facial morphology result in clefting that can be ameliorated by a reduction in Fgf8gene dosage. Disease Models & Mechanisms. 2015;8(1):31-43. doi:10.1242/dmm.017616.

Repository link

Hampton CW, Galperin D, Alvarez E, West MS. Encephalomyeloneuropathy with CRMP-5 antibodies in a patient with a primary mediastinal serinoma. Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation. 2015;2(3):e82. doi:10.1212/NXI.0000000000000082.

Repository link

Honda JR, Hess T, Malcolm KC, Ovrutsky AR, Bai X, Irani VR, et al. (2015) Pathogenic Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Resist and Inactivate Cathelicidin: Implication of a Novel Role for Polar Mycobacterial Lipids. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0126994. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126994

Repository link

Meredith FL, Kirk ME and Rennie KJ (2015) Kv1 channels and neural processing in vestibular calyx afferents. Front. Syst. Neurosci. 9:85. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2015.00085

Repository link

Murphy, D.L., Marcial, M., Halpern, M., The role of citizenship status in HIV testing among rural communities of the Dominican Republic. WIMJ Open 2015.; 2 (2). doi:10.7727/wimjopen.2014.020

No altmetric data to show…yet

Repository link

Schlaepfer, Isabel R., Glodé, L. Michael, Hitz, Carolyn A., Pac, Colton T., Boyle, Kristen E., Maroni, Paul, Deep, Gagan, Agarwal, Rajesh, Lucia, Scott M., Cramer, Scott D., Serkova, Natalie J., Eckel, Robert H., Inhibition of lipid oxidation increases glucose metabolism and enhances 2-deoxy-2-[¹⁸F]fluoro-D-glucose uptake in prostate cancer mouse xenografts. Molecular Imaging and Biology 17(4). doi:10.1007/s11307-014-0814-4

No altmetric data to show…yet

Repository link

Scott, Halden F., Donoghue, Aaron J., Gaieski, David F., Marchese, Ronald F., Mistry, Rakesh D., Effectiveness of physical exam signs for early detection of critical illness in pediatric systemic inflammatory response syndrome. BMC Emergency Medicine 2014 14:24. doi:10.1186/1471-227X-14-24

Repository link

Smith, Christiana, Forster, Jeri E., Levin, Myron J., Davies, Jill, Pappas, Jennifer, Kinzie, Kay, Barr, Emily, Paul, Suzanne, McFarland, Elizabeth J., Weinberg, Adriana, Serious adverse events are uncommon with combination neonatal antiretroviral prophylaxis: a retrospective case review. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0127062. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0127062

No altmetric data to show…yet

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Zhang, Lingdi, Xueni, Li, Hill, Ryan C., Qiu, Yan, Zhang, Wenzheng, Hansen, Kirk C., Zhao, Rui, Brr2 plays a role in spliceosomal activation in addition to U4/U6 unwinding. Nucleic Acids Research, 2015, Vol. 43, No. 6, 3286-3297. doi:10.1093/nar/gkv06

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Featured Special Collections book for June

Andy Warhol was a Hoarder

By Claudia Kalb

“Was Albert Einstein autistic? Did Marilyn Monroe have borderline personality disorder? Would George Gershwin be diagnosed with ADHD today? In this surprising and inventive look at the evolution of how we think about mental health, acclaimed journalist Claudia Kalb provides a glimpse into the lives of 12 celebrated historic icons through the lens of modern psychology.

From Abraham Lincoln’s depression to Princess Diana’s bulimia, Kalb investigates a broad range of maladies, using historical records and interviews with leading mental health experts, biographers, and other specialists. Her nuanced analysis provides a captivating window into the intricacies of the brain and human behavior. …”

Medical Humanities/3rd floor Special Collections
WZ 313 K142a 2016