The studio can be found on the third floor of the library and provides all that you need to record a presentation, practice your public speaking, record an interview, and more. Just bring a USB drive and everything else is ready for you.
In June, we had 2 new Graduate Assistants join the Education and Reference Department. Read more about them below and say hi next time you’re on AskUs!
Sam Kennefick is a Graduate Student Intern in the Education and Reference Department. She will be helping to answer reference questions via AskUs!, teaching courses, and working on fun projects here at the library. Sam attends San Jose State’s online MLIS program and is very excited to start her new library career! Prior to working at Strauss Health Sciences Library, Sam taught science at the K-12 level for four years. When not working or attending school, you’ll find Sam hiking with her dog, Nala, traveling, and rock climbing with her partner.
What is your position title and
what is your interest in libraries?
I am the Open Educational
Resources Graduate Assistant. I love that libraries are dedicated to connecting
people to information and are welcoming spaces for everyone.
What do you like most about it
I’m enjoying learning how to
search for things efficiently. It is also exciting to be a part of the OER
initiatives on the Anschutz campus and exploring the amazing resources that are
freely available to the public.
What is your educational
I have bachelor’s degree in English from the University of
Denver and an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College in Vermont. I will
be pursuing my MLIS at the University of Denver starting this September.
What are some other jobs you have had?
For the last seven years I have taught high school students at Compass Montessori. I taught subjects as diverse as math, English, film, college prep, play writing, screenwriting, and theatre.
What’s an interesting tidbit
that you would like others to know about you?
My last name means freedom in Czech as well as several other
How do you spend your free
I enjoy baking and cooking and
throwing dinner parties. I am a movie buff and watch around 100 films per year.
I also spend my time hiking, running, reading, and playing trivia.
What do you hope to gain from
working at HSL?
I hope to gain confidence in my reference abilities as well as a good understanding of how to share OER with diverse student bodies.
This was written by Christi Piper, you can contact AskUs with questions.
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 Ellie Svoboda, you can contact AskUs with questions.
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.
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.
Do you keep hearing and reading about EndNote from the Health Sciences Library and wondering what it’s all about? Or if it’s the right citation management tool for you? Well we’ve put together a handy comparison chart for some of the major citation management tools that are available to you so that you can try to answer those very questions.
Take a look at the different functionality offered by the various citation management tools that are available. Keep in mind that the Health Sciences Library primarily supports EndNote, since that is the software that the University of Colorado Anschutz provides for it’s affiliates. If you want to know more about how to get access to the EndNote software through the University, visit this website: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/offices/office-of-information-technology/software
What’s the difference you ask? Take a look at the chart below to see some of the ways that DynaMed Plus is different from DynaMed and what’s available in both. Once you’ve tried it out, let us know what you think using the TellUs form!
Please welcome the newest employee in Education and Reference, Jason Wardell. Jason started on November 15th! If you see him around the library or hear from him on AskUs make sure to give him a warm welcome!
Learn a little bit more about Jason in his short biography:
I was born in Chicago, but have called Colorado my home since 1996. I graduated from Colorado State University in 2007 with a BA in English Literature, and again from Metropolitan State University in 2011 with a BA in Journalism. Today, I live in Denver with my wife, Mindi, and our Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Penny. I’m presently enrolled in the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University in the 2017 Denver cohort, and I aspire to work in an academic library to fulfill my dream of never leaving school. Outside of the library, I host a weekly pub quiz for Geeks Who Drink, provide website and marketing support for Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, and am very passionate about certain flavors of La Croix.