Try BrowZine!

Try BrowZine! The latest way to browse the library’s electronic journal subscriptions as well as Open Access titles. Titles are browsable by broad subject areas (Biomedical and Health Sciences) or more specific categories (Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences). Create an account to create a Bookshelf and save your favorite journals and articles.

BrowZine is also available on the go for users; download as an app for iOS devices.

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This article was written by the Electronic Resources Librarian, Danielle Ostendorf.

Project SEARCH Visits Strauss Library

Strauss Library was happy to welcome a group from Project SEARCH on January 11th, 2019. Project SEARCH is an employment training program for students with significant disabilities. The group that visited was from Children’s Hospital Colorado. You can also read more about that national Project SEARCH program here.

The group took a tour of the library, including visiting the special collections room and InWorks. Lisa Traditi, the deputy director at Strauss library, led the tour starting at the circulation desk.

Project SEARCH group at InWorks, checking out 3D frogs in the lab.

Members of the group trying out the virtual reality equipment at InWorks.

In the special collections room, Emily and Jessica presented rare books to the group, and Paul showed them a set of items from the artifacts collection.

Emily showing the group the incunable, Avicenna’s Liber Canonis with the illumination on the first page.

Paul exhibiting items from the artifacts collection to the group, including civil war surgical kits.

The staff was very happy to hear that the group had a great time and plan on visiting again soon!

Updated Fulginiti Exhibit: Showing (work x family)

Debra, one of the staff members who works on exhibits, just finished updating the display case in the main entryway. The case features exhibits and events from the Fulginiti Pavilion.

The next exhibit at the Fulginiti is Showing (work x family). The exhibit features images of everyday life and explores the balance of work and family. For more information about the exhibit, you can read this essay about the exhibit.

The exhibit opened January 11th, and will be at the Fulginiti Pavilion from January 11 through April 12, 2019. You can see the exhibit for free during the regular hours at the Fulginiti, from 9 AM – 5 PM.

New URL for Search HSL

Search HSL logoThe Search HSL discovery system URL has changed from
https://primo.hsl.ucdenver.edu 

to
https://library-cuanschutz.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/ 

Search HSL serves as the library’s catalog as well as discovery system, providing one-stop searching for journal articles, books and e-books, videos, anatomical models and more. It is also the linking system (aka OpenURL resolver) for CU Anschutz users who may be using citation databases (like Pubmed) to get to the full text of journal articles from publishers such as ScienceDirect and NEJM.

Links on the library home page to Search HSL  have already been changed, but if you have bookmarks or third party applications that may be using the old URL, be sure to get it changed. The old URL will still work for a short period of time however, starting Saturday Jan. 10 it may begin to be more difficult to use due to an expiring SSL certificate.

Welcome to Ty’Esha at Pascal!

Strauss Health Sciences Library is happy to welcome our new PASCAL employee, Ty’Easha Fenderson! Check out her photo and some questions we asked her to get to know her better.

  • Would you like to talk about where you are from?

I was born in Frankfurt, Germany due to my family being in the service. I was raised in Denver, Colorado but I just moved from Colorado Springs back to Denver.

  • Would you like to talk about your family?

I am married with two kids. My babies are 3 years old (Lailah) and 1 year old (Ty’Len). I have been with my husband Quinn for 8 years and married 5 years.

  • What things do you NOT like to do?

I do not like to do anything concerning ANY type of insect and that includes killing them. I hate bugs.

  • What’s your favorite movie?

I have many favorite movies so choosing one will definitely be hard. I absolutely love Norbit, The Little Rascals, and Hocus Pocus.

  • If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I would go to Germany of course, it looks beautiful and I’d like to participate in some of their traditions, taste the food just visit their culture for a little while since I was born there and have no idea what it’s like.

Ty’Esha will be at the PASCAL location on campus. If you’re curious about what PASCAL is, you can read more about it here, or visit their website here.

Katherine Anne Porter: An Account of the Influenza Epidemic of 1918 in Denver

In this third installment on the Influenza Epidemic of 1918, Paul Andrews takes a closer look at author Katherine Anne Porter, one of the epidemic’s many victims and a fortunate survivor.


Katherine Anne Porter was born in Indian Creek, Texas in 1890.  She moved to Chicago in 1914, and began working as an actress.  She returned to Texas in 1915, where she spent two years in a sanitarium while suffering from severe bronchitis.  While she was in the sanitarium, Katherine Anne Porter began to write, doing a gossip column and theatrical criticism for The Fort Worth Critic.  At the time of the Influenza Epidemic of 1918, Porter was living in Denver and writing for the Rocky Mountain News.

Katherine Anne Porter
before the epidemic

Katherine Anne Porter was one of the epidemic’s millions of victims.  She was cared for by her fiancé, a young Army lieutenant whose name remains a mystery.  She was ill for months, her fever so severe that her hair turned white, and eventually fell out.  She also suffered a broken arm when she fell, trying to get out of bed.  She developed phlebitis and was told she was never going to walk again.  When Katherine Anne Porter was finally moved to the hospital, she was so ill that the Rocky Mountain News wrote and type-set her obituary.  The young Army officer stayed by her side the entire time.  She spent six month in the hospital, but eventually her fever broke, her lungs cleared, and her arm and leg mended. She eventually returned to full health, although her hair remained white for the rest of her life. Tragically, her fiancé died.

The first edition of
Pale Horse, Pale Rider

After her recovery, Katherine Anne Porter moved to New York City, and began to write fiction.  She turned her experience of the epidemic into a short novel in 1939.  In Pale Horse, Pale Rider Porter tells the tale of Miranda, a newspaper writer in Denver, and her fiancé Adam, an Army officer.  As in her life, both become ill and Miranda lived, while Adam died.  It was perhaps a way for Porter to excise the memory of the epidemic.  She said the titles Pale Horse represented Death, who ‘takes away an entire era.’ Historian Alfred Crosby stated that Pale Horse, Pale Rider was such an excellent depiction of the epidemic that he dedicated his 1989 book America’s Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918 to Porter.  Additionally, literary critic Paul Russel observed that Katherine Anne Porter is the only great American writer of the early 20th Century to depict the Influenza Epidemic of 1918.   It is still considered one of the finest works of medical fiction.

A US stamp was issued to honor Katherine Anne Porter in 2006

Katherine Anne Porter died in 1980 at the age of 90.


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Adobe Creative Suite 6 now available

We have made Adobe Creative Suite 6, including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign available on our iMac number P19  in the Information Commons of the library. Although this is an older version of Adobe Suite, we hope it will still be of use to students working on projects here in the library.

In other news, we have also updated Adobe Photoshop Elements to the latest version (2019) on the four PC scanner workstations located in the Commons.

Check out our Computer Workstations web page to see a list of all the software offered for CU Denver affiliated users in our library’s first floor Information Commons.