Search HSL becomes Library Search

LIBRARY SEARCH graphicThe library’s discovery system and catalog has been redesigned and rebranded as Library Search: 

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:

Strauss Library Website URL is Changing

Following along with the campus-wide transition from to, the Strauss Library website URL is changing to  The old library website URL should stay functional for quite a while, however it will automatically redirect to our new URL.

If you have bookmarks or favorites in your browser set to the Strauss Library website, you may wish to edit those bookmarks or recreate them.

Questions or comments? Please let us know:


Library Website Outage, Fri. 12/15/17, 10:00 pm

The Health Sciences Library (HSL) website will undergo maintenance this Friday, Dec. 15, starting at 10 pm.

The HSL site URL may appear unavailable for approximately 1-2 hours (on campus) or 4-6 hours (off campus).

During the outage, access to online resources will not be affected, as long as you have valid URLs for direct resource access. Bookmark this page for a quick access list.

Ask Us reference service
Search HSL (catalog and journal list)
Access Pharmacy
Clinical Key
Cochrane Library
Ovid Medline
Up to Date

Email with questions about any other specific resources you may need in the Friday late night timeframe.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

What are your 3 library wishes?

Library Wishes Genie LampIf the Library Genie granted you three library wishes, what would they be?  Now you have the opportunity to let us know!

Submit your three wishes to the library genie today!  Your wishes will be anonymous, but if you’d be willing to talk more with us about your wishes you can include your name and e-mail address.

  • Are there resources or services you’d like to see the library offer?
  • Has the library implemented enhancements that you’d like to see more of?
  • How could the library better assist you with your research, education or clinical needs?

New printing system arrives at the Health Sciences Library!

Graphic-Wireless Printing

We’re excited to reveal a new self-serve print system in the library. Users will be able to pay for print and copy jobs via credit card right at the printer locations.  Prices will remain the same, at .10/page for black and white and .25/page for color.

Wireless printing will also be available and better than ever. You’ll be able to send jobs to our library printers from anywhere and pick them up when it’s convenient for you!  Print jobs will remain available for up to 24 hours. There are multiple ways to print:

  • from workstations in the library,
  • from your own laptop (via wireless),
  • email files as an attachment, or
  • direct uploads to the PrintMe cloud.

Enjoy fast and easy print job retrieval at any of the print/copy release stations in the library. Simply scan the barcode for the job from your mobile device or key in in the document ID number. You can also print files directly from a USB drive or from cloud storage location. View a print and cost preview prior to printing, with the ability to change print options such as number of copies, pages to print, color printing, and more!

As part of this change, the library will be converting to a new card system for cash customers. The old copy cards issued by the library will be going away. As soon as possible, please use up any credit you have on old cards.  A new card dispensing machine will be located on first floor. This machine will accept cash only (no coins), and will replace all cash services at the library’s Service Desk.

Note: the older black and white student printer system that is used through accounts administered by the campus bookstore is still in place.

Questions? Comments?  Stop in at our Service Desk, or pick up the how-to handout at our printing locations.

New Library Director

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See: De Santis named Director of Health Sciences Library in CU Anschutz Today!

Melissa De Santis has accepted the position of Director of the Health Sciences Library. In the past year, Melissa has served as Interim Director following Jerry Perry’s departure in spring of 2015 while simultaneously fulfilling her previous role as Deputy Director.

Melissa brings a record of eight years of success at the Health Sciences Library, with seven years as Deputy Director and one year as Interim Director. Prior to her arrival at CU Denver, Melissa served as Assistant Director of Public Services at the University of Texas Health Science Center Briscoe Library (at San Antonio). Please join us in welcoming Melissa in her new role at the Health Sciences Library!

Graphpad Prism software now available

The library has installed Graphpad Prism on our four Statistics Workstations, as well as on one of our iMacs – #HSL-P21 in the library’s first floor Information Commons.


From the Graphpad website:

GraphPad Prism, available for both Windows and Mac computers,  combines scientific graphing, comprehensive curve fitting (nonlinear regression), understandable statistics, and data organization.

GraphPad Prism was originally designed for experimental biologists in medical schools and drug companies, especially those in pharmacology and physiology. Prism is now used much more broadly by all kinds of biologists, as well as social and physical scientists.  More than 200,000 scientists in over 110 countries rely on Prism to analyze, graph and present their scientific data.

A reminder: the library’s four Statistics Workstations (and two iMacs) are located in the library’s North Information Commons, and are limited to affiliated users.

Two new iMacs in the library’s Information Commons

iMac Computer WorkstationsThe library is pleased to announce placement of two new iMacs in the library’s 1st floor Information Commons computing area for use by UC Denver students, faculty and staff. The iMacs feature El Capitan OS X and Microsoft Office 2016.

If using the iMacs, remember to reboot when you are done. Be sure save your work to your own USB drive or email it to yourself as the computers do not retain any user information or data once the machines are rebooted.

Learn more about the library’s iMac and PC Computer Workstations

SAS now available at the HSL


Statistical Workstations Now Available

SAS 9.4, the well-known statistics package is now available on five Health Sciences Library workstations. SAS joins the list of stats software now available in the library, which includes JMP, SPSS, R Studio, and Atlas.TI. SAS is available on four dedicated workstations in the library’s first floor Information Commons.

These four new workstations are located in the library’s North Information Commons, stations P27-P30. They are dedicated for either statistical or VH Dissector purposes (VH Dissector is an anatomy study program based on the Visible Human). The new workstations have Core™ i7 processors and solid state hard drives – performance is excellent! Please note, the workstations are designated for statistics or VH Dissector use, and individuals who are not using these applications may be bumped.

SAS is also available on a fifth “virtual” workstation, which can be accessed from multiple locations (which include all thin clients on the 1st floor as well as thin clients in the library’s 2nd floor Quiet Computing Lab).

Excited about SAS? Wish the library had other types of software? Are you an expert in using SPSS, R, or SAS, and willing to give us feedback on our software setup?
Please let us know!
Email: or call: 303-724-2140.

Article Linker problem from PubMed

Currently there is an intermittent problem with Article Linker on PubMed. Users may see the following message: “PubMed look up service is temporarily unavailable.” If you encounter the error please keep trying. You can try your search via Google Scholar.

You might also try the following:

1) open two browser windows, one on PubMed and the other on Find Journals single citation matcher or title search

2) flip back and forth between the windows or tabs, copy and paste the relevant info for the full text you wish to look up

If you have questions, please contact Ask a Librarian

Tower Room updated with permanent PC

The library’s third floor Tower Room is a beautiful space that is often used for meetings. When not in use for meetings, it can serve as an excellent impromptu meeting or group study space. The room has a large white board, as well as a large flat screen, and to the latter we have now installed a permanent PC to give users a more usable space. No need to tote your own laptop or fuss with the connection!

photo: Tower Room PC and Flat Screen (photo cred: Gyasi Evans)

Permanent PC now in HSL Tower Room

To use the PC and the flat screen, simply check out the dedicated wireless mouse and keyboard for the PC at the Front Desk. Got your own laptop? No worries, there’s also a convenient way to hook that up with either a high-res HDMI connection cable, or old-fashioned VGA. View the instruction sheet next to the control panel to choose exactly the display method you prefer.

Please note, the Tower Room is only available for group study when it is not previously scheduled for an event through the campus scheduling system. A sign will be posted on the door when reservations are in effect. The room can be scheduled through the University’s room request system.

AtlasTI full version now available on HSL workstations

The Health Sciences Library provides four copies of the full version of Atlas TI software for affiliated users. This software, used in qualitative research, is designed to detect patterns in textual data. Atlas TI can be useful for finding trends and repeated themes which may be gathered from interviews or focus groups.

To access Atlas TI, simply visit the library’s Information Commons and find one of the Statistical Workstation PCs .




Road Closure: Montview Blvd closed starting 6/25 bw Victor St & Fitzsimons Parkway

ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE  — Please plan your route accordingly

Road: Montview Boulevard
When: For 4 weeks starting on June 25, 2014
Where: Between Victor Street and Fitzsimons Parkway
Why: As part of the VA Hospital construction project

View map and detour options: Montview Road Closure

From the CU NewsroomKen Neeper, manager of infrastructure development in facilities management: “Once complete, this work will aid with traffic flow and provide better access around the university. The benefits of the light rail system are huge as it will provide rapid transit access to the campus that will not be impacted by roadway traffic delays.” Construction of the VA will lead to a number of other traffic detours in the coming weeks and months — Read full article



Capture and Share Your White Boarding at the HSL

The END of BAD cellphone photos of your white board sessions!
Come check out the eBeams at the Health Sciences Library.

Brainstorm & Recordphoto: eBeam kit

  • Quickly illustrate visual ideas, write notes, and draw diagrams on your whiteboard. As you draw, all your notes record simultaneously on your computer. As you change the content on your whiteboard, the digital file changes too


  • Keep fellow students and colleagues on the same page. Broadcast your whiteboard in real-time across the internet using the secure eBeam server. Remote participants may join the session and save the notes locally.

Save, Edit and Distribute

  • With your whiteboard files stored on your computer, you can reference, reuse or forward to fellow students or colleagues for further collaboration at any time.

eBeam Capture allows you to transform the dry-erase content written on a whiteboard into files that can be saved, shared and retrieved. Just come to the library and ask at the Service Desk to check out the eBeam. It’s easy to use – we’ll show you how!

photo: white board in use

Note: At the present time the devices are limited to in-library use, 4 hour checkout.

Strauss Lecture May 29th, 2013

Clinical Pharmacology of Medical Cannabis

Kari L Franson, PharmD, PhD, BCPP
Associate Dean for Professional Education
University of Colorado School of Pharmacy

Dr. Franson’s background is in clinical research and drug development with a focus on psychopharmacology.  She worked clinically with psychiatric and geriatric patients for ten years before focusing on the drug development of psychotherapeutics.  She is a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist in the US, and a Certified Clinical Pharmacologist in the Netherlands.  While in the Netherlands, Dr. Franson studied the clinical pharmacologic effects of cannabinoids on cannabinoid receptors in healthy volunteers.

Date: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013, Noon

Location:  The Health Sciences Library, 1st Floor Teaching Labs 1&2, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus –

Parking Information:

Learn more about the Strauss-Wisneski Collection at

If you have questions and/or would like email notification of future Strauss Lectures, please contact Lilian Hoffecker, , 303-724-2124

**Refreshments Will Be Served**