New Library Hours Beginning June 12th

| – Closing Earlier at 7 p.m. Sunday-Thursday – |


Library Hours June 12, 2016 – June 2017

REGULAR HOURS (Facility Opening & Closing Times)

Monday-Thursday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

*CU AMC students/employees have badge-ID access to the library 24/7

*Have visible & be able to present University badge ID to remain past closing time

*Library staff will check for and ask to see University badge ID as part of the closing process

*General public users must exit the library at closing time*

EXCEPTIONS to Regular Facility Hours

When closed & after closing times, the facility is locked and not accessible to public

July 4 (Mon)                                        CLOSED                                 (Independence Day)

September 5 (Mon)                           CLOSED                                 (Labor Day)

November 23 (Wed)                           7:00 am – 5:00 pm

November 24-25 (Thurs-Fri)          CLOSED                                 (Thanksgiving Holiday)

December 19-22 (Mon-Thurs)        7:00 am – 5:00 pm

December 23-26 (Fri-Mon)               CLOSED                                 (Christmas)

December 27-29 (Tue-Thurs)           7:00 am – 5:00 pm

December 30-31 (Fri-Sat)                  CLOSED                                 (New Year’s)

Jan 1, 2017 (Sun)                                     CLOSED                                 (New Year’s Day)

January 16 (Mon)                                    CLOSED                                 (Martin Luther King Day)

February 20 (Mon)                                  CLOSED                                 (Presidents Day)

April 16 (Sun)                                           1:00 pm – 7:00 pm                  (Easter)

May 29 (Mon)                                            CLOSED                                 (Memorial Day)




2015 Open Access Fund Award Articles: Making an Impact




Articles by the recipients of the 2015 Open Access Fund Award are making an impact. The articles are available in the library’s digital repository.  Check out the early altmetric data for the articles. Check back on this blog or the Open Access page soon for information on applying to the next OA Fund.


Dalwani MS, McMahon MA, Mikulich-Gilbertson SK, Young SE, Regner MF, Raymond KM, et al. (2015) Female Adolescents with Severe Substance and Conduct Problems Have Substantially Less Brain Gray Matter Volume. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0126368. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126368

Repository link

Edward J. Dill, Spero M. Manson, Luohua Jiang, et al., “Psychosocial Predictors of Weight Loss among American Indian and Alaska Native Participants in a Diabetes Prevention Translational Project,” Journal of Diabetes Research, vol. 2016, Article ID 1546939, 10 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/1546939

No altmetric data to show…yet

Repository link

Friend SF, Deason-Towne F, Peterson LK, Berger AJ, Dragone LL. Regulation of T cell receptor complex-mediated signaling by ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like modifications. American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Immunology. 2014;3(3):107-123.

Repository link

Gaillard D, Xu M, Liu F, Millar SE, Barlow LA (2015) β-Catenin Signaling Biases Multipotent Lingual Epithelial Progenitors to Differentiate and Acquire Specific Taste Cell Fates. PLoS Genet 11(5): e1005208. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1005208

Repository link

Green RM, Feng W, Phang T, et al. Tfap2a-dependent changes in mouse facial morphology result in clefting that can be ameliorated by a reduction in Fgf8gene dosage. Disease Models & Mechanisms. 2015;8(1):31-43. doi:10.1242/dmm.017616.

Repository link

Hampton CW, Galperin D, Alvarez E, West MS. Encephalomyeloneuropathy with CRMP-5 antibodies in a patient with a primary mediastinal serinoma. Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation. 2015;2(3):e82. doi:10.1212/NXI.0000000000000082.

Repository link

Honda JR, Hess T, Malcolm KC, Ovrutsky AR, Bai X, Irani VR, et al. (2015) Pathogenic Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Resist and Inactivate Cathelicidin: Implication of a Novel Role for Polar Mycobacterial Lipids. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0126994. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126994

Repository link

Meredith FL, Kirk ME and Rennie KJ (2015) Kv1 channels and neural processing in vestibular calyx afferents. Front. Syst. Neurosci. 9:85. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2015.00085

Repository link

Murphy, D.L., Marcial, M., Halpern, M., The role of citizenship status in HIV testing among rural communities of the Dominican Republic. WIMJ Open 2015.; 2 (2). doi:10.7727/wimjopen.2014.020

No altmetric data to show…yet

Repository link

Schlaepfer, Isabel R., Glodé, L. Michael, Hitz, Carolyn A., Pac, Colton T., Boyle, Kristen E., Maroni, Paul, Deep, Gagan, Agarwal, Rajesh, Lucia, Scott M., Cramer, Scott D., Serkova, Natalie J., Eckel, Robert H., Inhibition of lipid oxidation increases glucose metabolism and enhances 2-deoxy-2-[¹⁸F]fluoro-D-glucose uptake in prostate cancer mouse xenografts. Molecular Imaging and Biology 17(4). doi:10.1007/s11307-014-0814-4

No altmetric data to show…yet

Repository link

Scott, Halden F., Donoghue, Aaron J., Gaieski, David F., Marchese, Ronald F., Mistry, Rakesh D., Effectiveness of physical exam signs for early detection of critical illness in pediatric systemic inflammatory response syndrome. BMC Emergency Medicine 2014 14:24. doi:10.1186/1471-227X-14-24

Repository link

Smith, Christiana, Forster, Jeri E., Levin, Myron J., Davies, Jill, Pappas, Jennifer, Kinzie, Kay, Barr, Emily, Paul, Suzanne, McFarland, Elizabeth J., Weinberg, Adriana, Serious adverse events are uncommon with combination neonatal antiretroviral prophylaxis: a retrospective case review. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0127062. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0127062

No altmetric data to show…yet

Repository link

Zhang, Lingdi, Xueni, Li, Hill, Ryan C., Qiu, Yan, Zhang, Wenzheng, Hansen, Kirk C., Zhao, Rui, Brr2 plays a role in spliceosomal activation in addition to U4/U6 unwinding. Nucleic Acids Research, 2015, Vol. 43, No. 6, 3286-3297. doi:10.1093/nar/gkv06

Repository link


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!

ClinicalKey app is now available!

 ClinicalKey app is now available for affiliated users.

Create a personal account first if you don’t have one:
1. Go to ClinicalKey from the library’s website
2. Click on “Register” in the upper right corner
3. Using the email, fill in the required information on the registration page.
4. Click Register when finished. ClinicalKey will display an activation message and sends a confirmation email.
5. In the confirmation email, click the link to officially start your remote access*.

*This will grant 180 days of remote access. Prior to the end of the 180 days, log into your ClinicalKey personal account while on campus or logged in via the library’s website/VPN.
This will extend access another 180 days. Should your remote access expire, follow the above steps to re-activate your access.

To use the app:
-Install the app on your mobile device: Android and iOS
-Once in the app, two options will appear – Click on ClinicalKey
-Enter your ClinicalKey username and password used for remote access and start using the ClinicalKey App.

Information on apps available through other library subscriptions is available on our app guide.


BrowZine Web: browse E-journals on your computer

BrowZine Web: Browse top journals from your field from your desktop or laptop computer. Easily discover, read, and monitor the key journals in your field. You can find a link on the library’s database page.

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With BrowZine, you can:
– Browse and read top academic journals: Browse journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles

– Use the durable linking capability of to easily link to specific sub-disciplines.

In the BrowZine app for iOS, you can create a personal experience:
– Create your own bookshelf: Add journals to your personal bookshelf and be notified when new articles are published
– Save and export articles: Save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Mendeley, RefWorks, Zotero, Papers and more.


Rare Book Profile: John Evelyn’s Fumifugium, or, The Inconveniencie of the Aer and Smoak of London Dissipated.

John Evelyn’s Fumifugium, or, The Inconveniencie of the Aer and Smoak of London Dissipated. (London: W. Godbid for Gabriel Bedel and Thomas Collins, 1661) is one of the first works ever written on the problem of air pollution.

John Evelyn (1620-1706) was an English country gentleman who wrote over 30 books on a wide variety of topics. He is best known for his diary, which was published a century after his death. He also wrote Sculptura, on engraving and etching, which introduced the process of mezzotint to England.  One of his major works, Sylva, or a Discourse of Forest-trees, and the Propagation of Timber, a work on forestry, timber, fruit trees, and cider making, was written for the Royal Society.

Educated in the Middle Temple, London and at Balliol College, Oxford, Evelyn left England in 1643 to avoid involvement in the English Civil War, and traveled in France and Italy. He returned to England in 1652, and published two Royalist pamphlets in 1659. After the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660, he served on several commissions, including London street improvement, the Royal Mint, repair of old St. Paul’s, and a commission for sick and wounded mariners and prisoners of war in England’s Dutch Wars (1665-74).  He was a founding member of the Royal Society, and was appointed to its council by its first and second charters in 1662 and 1663.

Fumifugium is a slender pamphlet, dedicated to King Charles II. The first section discusses the nature of air and its effect on health and longevity. Evelyn then describes the smoke in London, especially industrial smoke from burning coal, and how it damaged people’s health, buildings, and even water. In the second section, he proposes solutions, including making fuel wood more available, and requiring the worst-polluting industries to relocate several miles outside the city. In the third section, he proposes improving the air by establishing gardens all over the city, with sweet-smelling blooming trees and shrubs as well as flower beds and even some food crops (but not cabbage, “whose rotten and perishing stalks have a very noisome and unhealthy smell”)

The Health Sciences Library’s copy of Fumifugium is the first edition. It was given to the library by Dr. James J. Waring, with his bookplate inside the front cover. It was once bound with other works in a larger volume, as evidenced by handwritten page numbers above the printed ones. It was rebound in brown calfskin with simple gilt tooling on the inner turndowns. A previous owner made corrections to the text by hand. A description typed from a bookseller’s catalog is affixed inside the back cover, as is an envelope containing a description of the book cut from a supplement to the journal Nature.

Rare materials are available to individuals or groups by appointment on Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons, or at other times by arrangement. To schedule an appointment, contact Emily Epstein, or 303-724-2119.

[Emily Epstein, Cataloging Librarian]

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