Health Sciences Library continues partnership with other libraries in Colorado

The Health Sciences Library is a member of the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, often referred to as The Alliance.  The Alliance is consortium of sixteen libraries located in Colorado and Wyoming that was founded in 1974 to consider ways of sharing resources. The driving force of the group is cooperation and the sharing of purchasing power, materials, and ideas.  The Alliance library directors gather six times a year for Member Council meetings.  The September Member Council meeting was held at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO.  The Tomlinson Library hosted the meeting and showed off their recent building renovation, including this fantastic outdoor fire pit.

Fire pit at Tomlinson Library, Colorado Mesa Univ

Fire pit at Tomlinson Library, Colorado Mesa Univ

The Health Sciences Library receives numerous benefits from participating in the Alliance.  The biggest financial benefit is access to discounted subscription rates for journal packages and other electronic resources.  The Alliance also manages the Prospector Union Catalog which gives CU Anschutz faculty, staff and students free access to print materials from over forty academic, public and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming

Since Grand Junction is very close to the border with Utah, during the September Alliance Member Council meeting an additional meeting was arranged with a similar organization in Utah – the Utah Academic Library Consortium.  There are many similarities between these two organizations and members are currently discussing options for a joint programming effort around the topic of diversity and inclusion.

If you’d like to know more about the Alliance, contact Melissa De Santis, Director of the Health Sciences Library (melissa.desantis@ucdenver.edu). For additional information about Prospector, ask staff at the Service Desk or contact the library via AskUs.

DCC is Now Mountain Scholar

HSL has an online repository where digital materials are available for our patrons.

Previously, the name of the digital repository was Digital Collections of Colorado, or DCC.

The digital repository is not just HSL, but a group of libraries. Recently, the University of Wyoming joined the repository group. Since the group is no longer only in Colorado, the name was changed.

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The new name of the digital repository is now Mountain Scholar: Digital Collections of Colorado & Wyoming. You will see the links changed on HSL’s main page.

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Please check out what’s available in the repository.  There’s lots of great stuff!

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HSL at Block Party 2018

HSL had a great time at the Block Party 2018 on Wednesday.

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Lynn asking trivia questions

We gave out lots of popcorn, swag, and asked trivia questions.

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The HSL booths with free popcorn

Thank you to everyone who visited and stopped by our booths.

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Nina speaking with a student

We appreciate all your comments about what you like and what you wish you had.  See you next year!

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Lisa listening to likes and wishes

Featured book in September

Pictorial atlas

Pictorial Atlas of Acupuncture: An illustrated Manual of Acupuncture Points

Knowledge of the exact status and relevance of acupuncture points is an essential tool for the acupuncture therapist.  The novice may worry that he will have to learn all the acupuncture points by heart.  But experience shows that only about one third of these points at most are actually used in treatment.  For this reason the value of an atlas that provides information about a currently important, but seldom used, point cannot be stressed enough.

This comprehensive atlas, beautifully produced with great graphic clarity, is the result of unique collaboration between German and Chinese experts.

The atlas is also noteworthy for the courage of the editors, authors, and the publisher in limiting the indications of the various points to their application uses.  This is an area in which the importance of the points has undergone great diversification.  These indications have been examined in a meticulous discussion process and redundant or dubious findings discarded.

This pioneering initiative means a substantial gain in practical use, which can only benefit the reader in the practice of acupuncture.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Ots

3rd floor, Special Collections
Indig WB 369 L693p 2012

Micromedex Now Using AI

Micromedex is now using Watson artificial intelligence (AI) to help you quickly find answers to drug information questions. Ask Watson questions in natural language about drug dosage, administration, safety, pharmacokinetics, and interactions.

What types of question can I ask?

  • What is the mechanism of action of lisinopril?
  • What is the adult dosage of metformin for type 2 diabetes?
  • What are the adverse effects of bupropion?

Access Micromedex through the Health Sciences Library homepage.

Visit this page for more information about Micromedex with Watson.

Sign up for a 30-minute webinar (through September) to learn how to use Micromedex with Watson.

New Resource: Improve Your Medical Spanish with Canopy

The library has access to a new Spanish language resource, Canopy.

Canopy is a web-based medical Spanish training tool that teaches and provides practice for specialized medical concepts and terminology for common clinical scenarios. By beginning with a Medical Spanish Assessment, Canopy will recommend where to begin your training. The course provides three levels of learning with numerous lessons in each level catered to specific skills and vocabulary. The lessons are interactive and include practice for both written and spoken language.

You can find Canopy listed on our databases page .

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Don’t want to work through the whole program? Skip around to the chapters that are most relevant to your practice!

Interested in trying out this new tool and improving your Spanish language skills for clinical practice? Contact Kristina Palmer at kristina.palmer@ucdenver.edu using your UCDenver email address to request your Canopy account.

Have you tried Canopy? Let us know what you think using the TellUs form.