WELCOME! Top Facts for New Students, Staff, and Faculty
Now that you’ve had a little time to settle in, purchase your textbooks, and figure out where you can find lunch, we want you to know that the Health Sciences Library website is the gateway for many services. You can:
- Login from home or other non-campus locations using your student or employee id number
- Click the Ask Us! link to contact a librarian by phone, in person, via online chat or email
- Identify the liaison from the Library to your school, unit, or program
- Review the Getting Started at the Library & Finding Full Text Online and Anschutz Medical Campus Resource Guides to learn essential skills for new Library users (other tutorials are also available)
- Get customized help with a one-on-one consultation on questions related to literature searching, citation management, or smartphone resources
- Use Find It! to explore electronic books and journals that contain information on your research topic
- Register for “Getting Started At The Library” or sign up for other Library classes for help with PubMed, EndNote, and other resources
- Use helpful handouts to learn about the Library and its resources.
- Renew your books online or order books from other Colorado libraries using the Prospector system
- Find an electronic textbook to help you study and learn!
Although you can get to most Library resources without ever leaving your home, there are many reasons to visit the Library:
- Laptop access to the Internet and Library resources via the campus’ wireless Guest or
- UCDenver networks throughout and around the Library
- iPads with pre-loaded applications, art, and productivity tools to check out
- 49 computer workstations in the Information Commons, some with unique software like SPSS and SAS, VH Dissector Pro, and MS Office. One workstation is equipped with ZoomText for the visually impaired and four have document scanners
- Get help locating evidence-based information, clinical care information, or primary source articles
- Receive training and assistance with EndNote (recommended for faculty and researchers) or with EndNote Basic (recommended for students)
- Reserve one of our group study rooms or individual study booth featuring ample natural lighting and space for one to ten users. Other group rooms require no reservations –they are first-come-first-serve. You can connect your laptop to the flat-panel LCD screens to show a presentation or website to your study room audience or use the whiteboards to facilitate group study sessions (check out a set of whiteboard markers at the Desk)
- Roll one of three mobile whiteboards to your study nook! (check out a set of whiteboard markers at the Desk)
- Study or take a break outdoors using any one of several Library patios. Wireless Internet and electrical outlets are available on the patios
- Reserve one of the Library’s meeting rooms for your group meeting of 12 – 50 participants
- Hungry? Thirsty? Visit the Library Café next to the front entrance. The Cafe offers coffee, snacks, sandwiches, and salads. Food and drink is allowed in our Library, in fact, we provide vending machines, a refrigerator and microwave located on the first floor, for Library visitors (NOTE: The Café is currently closed, but will re-open soon with new offerings)
Especially for Students!
The Health Sciences Library offers many services especially for students:
- Your 9-digit student ID number is the off campus login to the Library’s books, journals and databases. If you don’t know this number, you can find it through the online UCDAccess, accessed with your email login.
- Check out reserve reading materials from the ASAC collection or pick up a card for printing (ten cents per page) at the Library’s desk
- Request a title for the ASAC collection
- Learn to use EndNote Basic to organize your bibliography in APA or AMA format
- Access Resource Guides for information tailored to student needs
- Borrow our anatomical models, including the brain, skeletal system, limbs, jaw and teeth.
- Find study aids for the USMLE, NAPLEX, NCLEX, NBDE, or PANCE.
- Locate a quiet place to study for your exams
- Request materials without charge from libraries worldwide when the Library doesn’t have the materials you need. For more information, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Department (303-724-2111 or at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Get personalized assistance for problems with your email account from Lori Williams (email@example.com or 303-724-5463)
Especially for Staff and Faculty!
- Your 6-digit personnel number is the off campus login to the Library’s books, journals and databases. If you don’t know this number, you can find it through UCDAccess – sign in with your email login
- Put your readings on electronic reserve! It is a convenient way for traditional and distance students to access article and book chapters 24 hours a day, 7 days a week directly from the online Impulse Library Catalog. Personal copies and Library materials may also be put on reserve in the Library. Please contact David Martinez (firstname.lastname@example.org ) if you have questions
- Have a professional literature search completed for you
- Our online Interlibrary Loan request service, ILLiad, automatically submits your contact information, saving your time! Create an online account in ILLiad. After you register, Health Sciences Library staff will contact you to obtain billing information. ILLiad provides request forms for articles, books, book chapters and more. For more information, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Department (303-724-2111 or at mailto:email@example.com)
[Lynne Fox, Education Librarian, John Jones, Reference Librarian, and Tina Moser, Access Librarian]