Welcome to Anschutz! Tips for New Students, Faculty, and Staff

Now that you’ve had a little time to settle in, purchase your textbooks, and figure out where you can get lunch, we want to extend a warm welcome from the faculty and staff at your Health Sciences Library here on campus! The Health Sciences Library website is the gateway for many resources you’ll use for your studies and research.

From our website, you can:

  • Access library resources (using your PassportID credentials if you’re off-campus)
  • Click the Ask Us! link to contact a librarian by phone, chat, or email for quick questions, customized one-on-one research consultation appointments, or anything else you may need help with
  • Review our Getting Started at the Library & Finding Full Text Online resource guide to learn essential skills for new library users (other tutorials and classes are available)
  • Use SearchHSL from the homepage to explore electronic books, journals, and other resources that contain information on your research topic
  • Register for “Getting Started At The Library” or sign up for other library classes for help with PubMed, EndNote, and other resources
  • Renew your library books online, and get copies of materials that CU does not own from a wide network of libraries using Interlibrary Loan
  • Find an electronic textbook to help you study and learn!

Although you can get to most Library resources without ever leaving your home, there are many reasons to visit the Library:

  • Access library resources from your laptop via the campus WiFi
  • Check out laptops with pre-loaded applications, art, and productivity tools for 5 days!
  • Use any of 48 computer workstations in the Information Commons, some with unique software like SPSS and SAS, VH Dissector Pro, and MS Office. One workstation is equipped with ZoomText for the visually impaired and four have document scanners
  • Get help locating evidence-based information, clinical care information, or primary source articles
  • Reserve one of our group study rooms  (majority of rooms are first-come-first-served).
  • You can connect your laptop to the flat-panel LCD screens to display a presentation or website, or use the mobile whiteboards to facilitate group study sessions (check out dry erase markers from the Service Desk)
  • Study or take a break outdoors on any one of several library patios. Wireless internet and electrical outlets are available on the patios
  • Reserve one of the library’s several meeting rooms for your group meeting of 12-50 participants

Especially for students:

 The Health Sciences Library offers many services specifically for students:

 Especially for Staff and Faculty!

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you! Best wishes on your new journey and we’ll look forward to seeing you in the library.

EndNote™ – PDF Harvesting Changes! June 1st is the Drop Dead Date to change!

EndNote Edit Menu - choose Preferences 2017-05-17Many of you use EndNote to harvest or gather PDFs in your EndNote Library.  It’s a huge time saver when you are trying to collect the articles you need for a grant or manuscript. The library has changed how we are able to do this and you need to update your settings as soon as possible. If you don’t make this change, your copy of EndNote will stop harvesting PDFs on June 1st.  Take the time to make this change now, the new URL is already working.

In Endnote, go to the “Edit” drop down menu and choose “Preferences”.

In the EndNote Preferences box, make sure you have “Find Full Text” selected.

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Check all 4 of the checkboxes.  The “OpenURL Path:” field should be

https://primo.hsl.ucdenver.edu/openurl/01UCOHS/01UCOHS?

Copy and paste this into the field or type it very deliberately.  Uppercase matters and must be typed exactly as shown.  Include the “?” at the end.  Please note the URL begins with https.  You only need to fill in the “Authenticate with: URL:” field if you are trying to harvest or gather PDFs when you are not on campus. If you only use EndNote on campus you don’t need to populate this field.  If you are using it, it should be

https://hsl-ezproxy.ucdenver.edu/login

If you need assistance or would like us to help walk you through any of these changes, you can reach the Education & Reference department in the library from 9:00am through 4:00pm at 303-724-2109.

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

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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)
12:00pm-1:30pm
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?

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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]