PubMed Changes are Coming

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 Kristin, 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.

New Dissection Exhibit on the 2nd Floor

The use of human cadaveric dissection became a tool for teaching anatomy at the University of Montpellier in 1350, and became a fully sanctioned and regular part of anatomy education at the University of Paris in 1407.

By the mid-1800s, dissection to teach anatomy was key to medical education. Although there are several other ways to study anatomy, from books to virtual reality, research shows that dissection is invaluable.

Besides the anatomical knowledge gained, it is important in training empathetic physicians.

Located in the Second Floor rotunda on the South side of the Strauss Health Sciences Library.

This was written by Paul Andrews. You can contact AskUs with any questions.

FY20 Library Subscriptions Survey

Due to budget constraints and the increasing cost of library resources, the Strauss Health Sciences Library is seeking feedback on the usefulness and importance of selected resources (journal packages, databases, etc.) via a Qualtrics survey:

https://ucdenver.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a8Eo968STbkRMWh

This survey is password protected.  You may find the password in the Nov. 21 Academic Announcements email titled “FY20 Library Subscriptions Survey”, or you can email AskUs (askus@hsl.ucdenver.libanswers.com) to get the password.

This seven-question survey should take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Please respond to the survey by Thursday, December 12th.

Questions or comments about this survey or any library resource can be sent to Yumin Jiang, Head of Collection Management. She can be reached at yumin.jiang@cuanschutz.edu or (303) 724-2137.

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

Just in Time for Fall Finals: Alliance of Therapy Dogs Returns to Strauss Library!

Fall finals are coming—but so are the Alliance of Therapy Dog teams!

Join us at the Strauss Health Sciences Library on December 4th from 11:30am – 1:30pm in the student lounge to PAWS and relax! This was a very popular activity at the library’s spring DeStress@Strauss event, so we’re bringing it back.

In May, we had 86 visitors, of whom 51% reported “no stress” after visiting with the dog teams. 20 of you requested dogs “All the Time.” Well, we can’t do all the time, but we can do December 4th!  

Follow the Strauss Library on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to keep up to date with all of the happenings @ Strauss!

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

Search HSL becomes Library Search

LIBRARY SEARCH graphicThe library’s discovery system and catalog has been redesigned and rebranded as Library Search:  https://library-cuanschutz.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/ 

Changes to the system include:

  • New links have been embedded in search results facets, (“Other Places to Search”) which can send the user’s search to Prospector, Google Scholar and WorldCat
    screenshot: other places to search facet, from Library Search

    [screenshot from Library Search, left margin Facets]

  • Similar links added zero result searches, allowing user to send search to other targets such as Prospector, Pubmed and Google Scholar

Older customizations of the system that may still be worth checking out:

  • Integration of Library Search with BrowZine for seamless journal and journal article access
  • Integration of Library Search with Altmetrics at the citation (AKA full record) level

Library Search uses Ex Libris’ Primo as the underlying system. We are looking for feedback! Please send any questions or comments to: library.web@ucdenver.edu

ClinicalKey November 2019 Updates

The November update for ClinicalKey is here! Check out the new ebooks that have been added, and the ebooks deleted in the update are also listed below.

Deleted ebooks will no longer be available. If you need to request access to a deleted ebook, you can submit a request here for the title to be purchased, or submit an ILL request here.

eBooks Added

The Art and Science of Facelift Surgery (Niamtu, Joe) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323613460; Package/Collection: Plastic Surgery; New to CK

Atlas of Reconstructive Breast Surgery (Pu, Lee) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323511148; Package/Collection: Plastic Surgery; New to CK

Community Pharmacy (Rutter, Paul) 4th ed; ISBN: 9780702069970; Package/Collection: Flex Only; New edition (replaces 9780702050183)

Current Surgical Therapy (Cameron, Andrew) 13th ed; ISBN: 9780323640596; Package/Collection: Surgery Essentials; New edition (replaces 9780323376914)

Disorders of the Rotator Cuff and Biceps Tendon (Provencher, Matthew) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323287845; Package/Collection: Orthopedics Extended; New to CK

Essential Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Symonds, Ian) 6th ed; ISBN: 9780702076381; Package/Collection: Flex Only; New edition (replaces 9780702030680)

Global Reconstructive Surgery (Chang, James) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323523776; Package/Collection: Plastic Surgery; New to CK

Green’s Skeletal Trauma in Children (Mencio, Gregory) 6th ed; ISBN: 9780323613361; Package/Collection: Orthopedics Extended; New edition (replaces 9780323187732)

Kidney Transplantation: Principles and Practice (Knechtle, Stuart) 8th ed; ISBN: 9780323531863; Package/Collection: Surgery Extended; New edition (replaces 9781455740963)

Musculoskeletal MRI (Major, Nancy) 3rd ed; ISBN: 9780323415606; Package/Collection: Radiology Extended; New edition (replaces 9781416055341)

Onco-Nephrology (Finkel, Kevin) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323549455; Package/Collection: Nephrology; New to CK

Peters’ Atlas of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology (Nabarro, Laura) 7th ed; ISBN: 9780702040610; Package/Collection: Infectious Disease; New to CK

Problem Solving in Chest Imaging (Digumarthy, Subba) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323041324; Package/Collection: Radiology Extended; New to CK

Rheumatology Secrets (West, Sterling) 4th ed; ISBN: 9780323641869; Package/Collection: Rheumatology; New edition (replaces 9780323037006)

Workbook of Practical Neonatology (Polin, Richard) 6th ed; ISBN: 9780323624794; Package/Collection: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; New to CK

eBooks Deleted

Arthritis and Arthroplasty: The Hip (Brown, Thomas) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416049739; Package/Collection: Flex Only. Discontinued. Recommended alternatives – Surgery of the Hip; Techniques in Hip Arthroscopy and Joint Preservation Surgery

Cases in Adult Congenital Heart Disease (Gatzoulis, Michael) 3rd ed; ISBN: 9780443067129; Package/Collection: Flex Only. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Diagnosis and Management of Adult Congenital Heart Disease

High-Yield Imaging: Chest (Muller, Nestor) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416061618; Package/Collection: Radiology Essentials. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Muller’s Imaging of the Chest

Manual of Pediatric Anesthesia (Lerman, Jerrold) 6th ed; ISBN: 9781437709889; Package/Collection: Anesthesiology. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children

Osteoporosis in Men: The Effects of Gender on Skeletal Health (Orwoll, Eric) 2nd ed; ISBN: 9780123746023; Package/Collection: Rheumatology. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Osteoporosis

Techniques in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Series: Minimally-Invasive Facial Rejuvenation (Nahai, Foad) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780702030888; Package/Collection: Plastic Surgery. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Master Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation

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

Coming Soon: Updated Look for the Strauss Library’s Website

Airplane flying with a Coming Soon banner

In an effort to continually improve the library’s website and the user experience, the library will launch an updated look on January 2, 2020.

Our website’s new look is based off of user data, user feedback, and surveys the web development team has been gathering for the last 6 months.

Some of the new changes you will notice are:

  • The library search box will be located prominently on the homepage.
  • PubMed will be the first tab available in the library search box.
  • The homepage will be significantly cutback to try to provide a more succinct user experience.
  • The menu will be sized down substantially to try to provide easier pathways to resources in the website.
  • Top Resources will be refined to include the top used resources as well as library services and resources.

We are excited to launch this new design for your use and hope that it will help make navigating the library website easier.

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