UpToDate app re-verification extended to 90 days!

UpToDate has extended the re-verification period for their app from 30 days to 90 days.

Options for re-verification:

There are multiple ways you can re-verify your access to UpToDate:

  1. Go to UpToDate.com and click the log-in link on the top right and then enter your user name and password (do this when connected to the hospital or campus network)
  2. Access UpToDate via an embedded link within your EHR system (EPIC)
  3. Use the UpToDate Mobile App from the campus network (for example, from the UCDenver wireless network)
  4. Are you away from campus? Go to Up to Date via the HS Library website, or, log in with the off-campus link:  http://hsl-ezproxy.ucdenver.edu/login?url=http://www.uptodate.com/online/content/search.do?unid=^u&srcsys=UTD148363&eiv=2.1.0. Log in through EZproxy with your library credentials, then log in at UpToDate with your UpToDate user name and password.

Need the app? Get the app: http://hslibrary.ucdenver.edu/uptodate-app

-Free UpToDate Mobile App for your iOS, Android™ or Windows 8 device
-Direct access to UpToDate from any internet browser
-Earn CME/CE/CPD credits when you research clinical questions

If you encounter any problems, let the library know!

Health Sciences Library: Web Satisfaction Survey Results


Web Satisfaction Survey Results

Thank you to our users for responding so enthusiastically to our survey! We surveyed users from November 11-20, 2015 and were thrilled to receive a total of 227 responses!

Q1. How happy are you with the library’s website?

  • 226 responded to Q1.
  • 78% reported being either happy or very happy with the library’s website.


Q2: How can we improve your website experience?

  • 93  wrote responses to open-ended Q2.
  • 32% of written responses noted that there was no need for improvements to the website.

Respondents suggested many improvements to the website design, navigation, search, and access. The suggestions provide many excellent opportunities for the library to continue to improve our users’ web experience. We also received many suggestions that were not related to the website. These are just a few of the many comments we received:

  • you are doing great. I use pubmed from google scholar all the time and when it stopped working got excellent help from your staff. THANKS
  • I think that you are always improving the website and keeping up with the recent developments and discoveries.Tobin Magle is amazing. Well done all! Just an  suggestion, can the library also provide access to common analysis software ? Since some bioinformatics, ensembl and NCBI classes are offered it seems to me that having access to softwares through the library will boost the use of the website/library and provide a huge service to students, staff and faculty who do not know from where to obtain these.
  • Have mini-workshops available online on how to search websites for information more efficiently
  • The biggest challenge I have is getting back to the main library screen from FindIT. If I go there at all, I pretty much have to go back to my bookmark (and log back in) to get to other library resources. I am a remote user (student). The other suggestion is more options for learning to use tools such as Endnote for those of us who can’t be on-campus! 
  • Oftentimes I feel very lost when trying to figure out if I have access to a journal, where I go to click and how I find relevant information to what I’m looking for.
  • you do a fantastic job with on-line services and responses to questions. 
  • I love having access to online articles! The more that are available the happier I will be.
  • More clarity on first page. Appreciate greater recent access made to research resource.
  • Simplify. Home page is very busy. 
  • All the links I need are right on the front page. Very easy to access! 

And LOTS more! Read the full report with all user feedback: HSL-Website-Satisfaction-Survey-Results-Nov2015

Thank you to the Web Working Group, and especially Cathalina Fontenelle, for their dedication to improving our website!

Questions, please contact Vivienne Houghton, MLIS, Web Services Librarian, at 303-724-2178 or vivienne.houghton@ucdenver.edu



The Anschutz Medical campus is located on the former Fitzsimons Army Base, closed in 1999.  Fitzsimons was opened in 1918, and was named in honor of Lt. Thomas Fitzsimons, of the Army Medical Corps, who was the first US officer killed in the First World War.  The hospital was opened to care for returning soldier who suffered from respiratory disease.  The Base remained a key Army Medical Center until its closure and the iconic main hospital, known as Building 500, is still the center of the campus.  Visit the Library’s second floor exhibit space to further explore the history of Fitzsimons and view artifacts from its Army Medical Corps past.

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Exciting News for Anschutz Medical Campus Faculty and Staff! FREE INTERLIBRARY LOAN (ILL)!


Beginning July 1, 2015, most CU-Anschutz Medical Campus Faculty and Staff will now receive FREE INTERLIBRARY LOAN (ILL)! This includes paid University faculty and staff of CU Anschutz, faculty paid by affiliates, volunteer clinical/faculty, retired CU Anschutz faculty, CU Anschutz fellows, CU Anschutz visiting scholars and students, and UPI employees. CU Anschutz students and residents will continue to receive no-cost ILL as well.

Some affiliated users will still be charged services fees ($8/filled request, $18/rush). This includes CU Anschutz alumni who live in Colorado, CU Anschutz volunteer staff, UCH paid staff, UCH volunteers, other CU faculty, staff, and students, CCML members, and residents paid by other health organizations.

There will be no changes in current fees for all other users ($18/filled request, $48/rush). This includes Colorado public, non-university fellows, non-university visiting scholars, and all others not listed above.

Please be advised that this is a 2-year pilot program, 2015-2017.

Sign up for an ILLiad account today!

If you have any questions about your affiliation and eligibility, please contact the ILL office at 303-724-2111 or copydocs@ucdenver.edu with any and all questions.

[Brittany Heer, Library Technician II, Interlibrary Loan]

New e-books

You can find these e-books on our e-books page or in the catalog, or follow the links below:


Dulcan’s Textbook of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2nd ed. 


handbook cog

Handbook of Cognitive–behavioral Therapies



Advanced practice nursing ethics in chronic disease self-management


handbook health

Handbook for Health Care Research



Emergency Public Health : Preparedness and Response

What are your three library wishes?

Button-WishesIf 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?

Let us know – the Library Genie is accepting wishes through September 30th!

Off-Campus Access is changing!

On August 26, the Health Sciences Library will be making changes to our off-campus proxy system so that you can now log in with your PassportID (this is the same username and password you use for other University resources – like o365 email and the UCDAccess Portal).

Why are we making this change?
Login via PassportID is more secure for you, the user. It will also be far easier for the library to manage. Just one example: in the past there has been a slight delay of up to a week before new students and employees were able to have access to off campus resources. That delay will now disappear.

Here is a screenshot of the new login page that will be in place starting 8 am, Aug. 26 2015 (click to enlarge):


There will be some exceptions:

  • University of Colorado Hospital employees will still need to log in the old way, using their username of:  letter H followed by their UCH employee ID number (eg: Hxxxxxx). Password is user’s last name.
  • Volunteer Clinical Faculty (VCF program) will continue to log in with their assigned ID number as user name and last name as password.

Prefer the old way?

  • As this is a “soft launch” , the old way of logging in will still work for a limited time only: user name as employee ID number, and last name as password.
  • However, if you had a web browser automatically enter your login and password, you will need to clear out the saved password.  If you have any trouble with this, please call our library Service Desk for directions on clearing saved password from various browsers.


Difficulty logging in?  Please contact the HSL Service Desk at 303-724-2152 or use Ask Us.

Questions?  Concerns?  Please contact Jeff.Kuntzman@ucdenver.edu