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 INTERLIBRAYRY 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

Want to publish in Nature?

The editor from Nature Genetics gives advice for writing titles and abstracts that are worthy of being published in their high impact journals at the 2015 NatureJobs Career Expo.

My favorite tips from the article (paraphrased)


  • Keep it concise and meaningful, and focus on novel aspects.
  • Be specific, but not too specific (avoid jargon)
  • Don’t tease the reader: make it a statement and not a question
  • And as much as I love them: no puns, because they “are not usually very helpful, lead to fewer citations, and tend to make papers invisible to web searches”.


  • Include keywords to make it more searchable.
  • Focus on findings, not methods.
  • The abstract should stand alone: don’t reference external material.

Notice how he mentions searchability multiple times? Publishers want to make sure their content is findable, and librarians can help you identify appropriate keywords for your research. Have questions? Ask Us.

-Tobin Magle, PhD. Biomedical Sciences Research Support Specialist

Clinical Corner – Joanna Briggs Institute database

by Kristen DeSanto, Clinical Librarian

The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) database provides evidence-based resources specifically for nurses to guide patient care practices. It contains over 3000 records across seven different publication types, including evidence summaries, best practice information sheets, and systematic reviews. The records are also tagged with subject area nodes, including acute care, chronic disease, and infection control.

The Health Sciences Library subscribes to JBI through Ovid, so if you access JBI from the library website you will be taken to an Ovid search page. From there you must enter a search term before you can see a list of JBI records related to that term. If you prefer to browse a list of records by subject area node and/or publication type, there is a separate landing page that you can bookmark: http://tinyurl.com/jbi-mbpb. As you can see in the screenshot below, there are two ways you can browse a list of records:

  • Under the heading “Search JBI EBP Database” you can select one or more publication types and one or more subject area nodes from the drop-down lists, then click the search button.
  • Under the heading “Browse by Subject Area Nodes” you can click on a subject and see a list of all records tagged with that subject.

JBI EBP Resources on Ovid

If you have questions, please contact me at kristen.desanto@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-2121.

BoardVitals Trial


The BoardVitals trial (through STAT!Ref) is from July 6th-26th, 2015.

To access the trial: Go to the BoardVitals trial page and follow the registration instructions.
Tell Us what you think!

Featured in our BoardVitals trial are question banks for:

18 Medical Specialties
Shelf Exams
USMLE Step 1
USMLE Step 2
USMLE Step 3
Family NP
Surgical Tech

More about BoardVitals