Starting March 16 at 6 p.m. and until further notice, the Strauss Health Sciences Library building is closed, No library services are available in the building. CU Anschutz Badge Access is still allowed. NOTE: Access will be monitored and limited to 7am-midnight, 7 days/week.
While in the library, for your safety, please maintain:
1. One (1) person per study room
2. Ten (10) foot distance between others at all times
More information on the CU Anschutz campus response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Even though the building is closed, you can still get help and use the library’s resources online!
Have a question? AskUs is available M-F 8am-5pm from the homepage.
9 out of 10 adults struggle to understand and use health
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morbidity and mortality.
Many 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 these changes, your copy of EndNote will stop harvesting PDFs. Our Proxy setting has changed as well – that’s the thing that authenticates you when you are not on campus and trying to harvest PDFs. Take the time to make this change now, the new settings are already working.
In Endnote PC, go to the “Edit” drop down menu and choose “Preferences“. For EndNote MAC, you’ll find “Preferences” under the EndNote X8 menu. Once you are in the EndNote Preferences box, make sure you have “Find Full Text” selected.
Check all 4 of the checkboxes. The “OpenURL Path:” field should be
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 use EndNote when you are off campus. Even if you use the OIT VPN, you need to configure the “Authenticate with” field. If you never use EndNote from off campus then you may leave this field blank. If you are using EndNote remotely, the “Authenticate with: URL” should be
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.
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
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
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
The Health Sciences Library offers many services specifically for students:
Your PassportID username and password is your off-campus login to the library’s books, journals and databases. When you are on campus using campus wifi, you should not need to use these credentials to access library resources
Check out course reserve materials from the service desk
Learn to use EndNote Basic to organize your bibliography in APA or AMA format
Request materials without charge from libraries worldwide when the library doesn’t have the materials you need. For more information, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Department (303-724-2111 or email@example.com)
Your PassportID username and password is your off-campus login to the library’s resources. When you are on campus using campus wifi, you should not need to use these credentials to access library resources
Put your readings on electronic reserve! It is a convenient way for both traditional and distance students to access article and book chapters at all times, directly from the online Impulse Library Catalog. Personal copies and library materials may also be put on reserve in the library. Please contact David Martinez (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions
On 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]
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. TheNCBI Discovery Workshops comprise four workshops that will teach you how to use the NCBI Web resources more effectively.
Peter Cooper (email@example.com) 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!
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.
The Writing Center provides one-on-one assistance to undergraduate and graduate students from the Anschutz Medical Campus at the Health Sciences Library’s Information Commons. In the Center, trained graduate consultants offer help with writing of all kinds, including essays, proposals, dissertations, resumes, and scholarship applications. Come Visit, room 1204 in the Information Commons at the library on AMC.
Please note that Writing Center services are fluid across campuses, meaning that AMC students can visit the main Center on the Auraria Campus (and vice versa).
Spring 2011 Workshops on the AMC
Citation and Documentation: APA
Presenter: Sean McCandless
In this session, participants will be shown the basics of citation in APA style. This workshop is designed for students from all majors who would like to have a better understanding of how to cite. Page format, in-text citations, and bibliographies will be covered.
This workshop — a combination of our Writing Process Parts 1 & 2 workshops — is designed specifically for AMC students who need practice in writing effective academic essays. Participants will learn essentials of developing content and organization; composing a research proposal/prospectus; drafting an effective thesis statement; approaching research and incorporating information; forming paragraphs and sections; writing effective introductions, conclusions, and abstracts; avoiding wordiness; and maintaining paragraph- and sentence-level clarity (including active v. passive voice, pronoun usage, and descriptive language).
This workshop is designed for both graduate students who are considering a career in higher education and instructors/faculty who are interested in revising their CVs. The workshop will provide an overview of creating a Curriculum Vitae: a specialized academic resume. We will discuss who needs a C.V. and why, what goes in a C.V., and examine a variety of professional samples. Time will also be allotted to look at drafts of your own C.V.
In this workshop, participants will be shown the basics of crafting an effective literature review. The workshop will cover methods of approaching research, analyzing information, grouping sources, finding common themes and contentions, and expressing the findings in a clear and direct way.
The workshop will define the subtle differences between personal statements, directed application essays, and letters of intent. It will also discuss what should and should not be included in each, common mistakes, and addressing academic transgressions. The workshop will culminate with a few directed writing and brainstorming exercises in order to get students thinking of ways to begin the essay and topics they can cover.