What are your 3 library wishes?

Library Wishes Genie LampIf 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?

Financial Literacy Seminars: Building Credit New


Undergraduate seniors leave school with an average of $4,100 in credit card debt. Are you in control of the cards in your wallet?

The Health Sciences Library is teaming up with the Fitzsimons Credit Union for a FREE seminar about building credit.

13 Nov 2014 (Thu)
Location: Teaching Lab 1

In this 90 minute presentation you will learn:

  • Why you should care about credit.
  • What the credit CARD Act of 2009 means for you.
  • Tips for using credit wisely…for life.
  • How to build a solid credit history.
  • What to do if you lose your credit card.

Register Today!  Limited to 15 participants.

**Lunch will be provided.**

August 13th Webinar on the NEW NCBI Variation Viewer!

NCBI logoOn August 13th, NCBI will host a webinar entitled “Using the New NCBI Variation Viewer to Explore Human Genetic Variation”. This presentation will show you how to find human sequence variants by chromosome position, gene, disease names and database identifiers (RefSNP, Variant region IDs) using NCBI’s new Variation Viewer.   You will learn how to browse the genome, navigate by gene or exon, filter results by one or more categories including allele frequencies from 1000 Genomes or GO-ESP, and link to related information in NCBI’s molecular databases and medical genetics resources such as ClinVar, MedGen and GTR. You will also be shown how to upload your own data to add to the display, and download results. Anyone who works with clinical or research variation data will find that the Variation Viewer provides a convenient and powerful way to access human variation data in a genomic context that is fully integrated with all other NCBI tools and databases. Register Now for this webinar!  Space is limited and this announcement is going out nation-wide!   [Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]

NCBI Gene Resources Discovery Recorded Webinars Now Available

Did you miss any of the wonderful training webinars provided by the National Center of Biotechnology Information?

NCBI logo

Archived recordings are now available, type in your name and email to access the recordings:

WED Feburary 12  “Sequences and Genomes” (handouts)     ARCHIVED VIDEO

THURS February 13   “Proteins, domains, and structures” (handouts)      ARCHIVED VIDEO

WED February 19    “NCBI BLAST”  (handouts)     ARCHIVED VIDEO

THURS February 20   “Human variation and disease genes”  (handouts)    ARCHIVED VIDEO

Peter Cooper

Join Peter Cooper, PhD, to explore and discover how you can leverage NCBI’s powerful resources for your own research during four 2 hour webinar sessions. Each recording focuses on a unique set of resources that support specific research domains.  The NCBI Discovery Workshops comprise four workshops that will teach you how to use the NCBI Web resources more effectively.

Peter Cooper (cooper@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) directs the scientific outreach and training program for the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the National Library of Medicine. Peter has conducted and developed training courses for biologists in the use of NBCI molecular databases and has provided scientific user support for the NCBI since 1998. Prior to joining the NCBI Peter pursued diverse biological research interests including peptide neurochemistry, marine environmental toxicology, and taught biology and chemistry. Peter earned a BS from Virginia Tech, a MA in chemistry from the Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in Marine Science from the College of William and Mary, School of Marine Science in 1996.

This webinar series was scheduled at the request of the Health Sciences Library – Ask Us for help with:

• Access to full text journals and ebooks
• Free consultations on your research topic and help with searching databases such as PubMed
• Professional literature searching
• EndNote reference manager and manuscript style software training and support
• Adding your work to our Digital Collections of Colorado to store, preserve and share your ideas with the world
• Reserving meeting rooms for groups of 10 to 60, reserving computer teaching labs for 15-45
• Just about anything – we’ll see if we can help, and if not, we’ll try to connect you to someone who can!

[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]

EndNote Training

ALL of our EndNote classes are full through the end of 2013!

While we sort out how to keep up with demand for EndNote training your options are:

  •  a handout on our website:  Introduction to EndNote
  • EndNote.com offers their own classes online in live webinars and recorded tutorials. (Roll over the Training tab to select an option)
  • An individual training session scheduled at your convenience.  Use our Ask Us form and select “I need to schedule a consultation” in the Ask a Question or Schedule a Consultation menu
  • Get your own group together to request a class.

[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]

EndNote Basic Tutorial Now Available!

EndNote Web recently changed its name to EndNote Basic.  It’s still the great, free resource for reference management. And now it supports uploads of up to 2 GBs of attached documents, allowing you to keep your article pdfs and files in the cloud!

Please view a video tutorial if you’d like to learn how to sign up for an account via Web of Science, load references into your EndNote Web library from Web of Science, Google Scholar, or PubMed, and output the references in a reference list in a particular style and use “Cite While You Write” in MS Word.

Also available:

[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]

Searching for Evidence Based Information

Learn the best resources for searching for evidence based information at the Library’s Searching for the Evidence class.

The class objectives include:

  • Recognize options for limiting literature search retrieval to valid and reliable research studies appropriate for clinical decision making;
  • Search The Cochrane Library, Dynamed, FIRSTConsult, and other clinical information support resources;
  • Limit an Ovid or EMBASE search to evidence based limits;
  • Search PubMed MEDLINE using “Clinical Queries” and learn to set up NCBI filters for EBHC

Can’t make it to class?  You have other options:

  1. View a set of video tutorials anytime, anywhere to learn skills for Searching for Evidence Based Information
  2. Make an appointment online with a librarian for training at a convenient day and time at your office, a conference room, or in the Library
  3. Review the Resource Guide, Evidence Based Health Care (EBHC), and learn about more resources supporting evidence based health care.

Questions?  Contact an education or reference librarian to discuss your training or searching needs so that we can tailor your session to your specific learning or searching tasks.

[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]