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.

FindIt is Here!

FindIT- a revolutionary new search research tool for AMC students, faculty and staff
The Health Sciences Library has acquired and launched a next-generation search engine for the Anschutz Medical Campus.  This research tool offers unprecedented “one stop shopping” for 98% of the  electronic resources that  the library makes available to the campus.

What is FindIt?
In FindIt, journal article search results are displayed alongside books.  Full text journal articles are instantly apparent – watch for the simple yellow Full Text icon.

To refine your search, FindIt offers a number of links, or “facets” down the left side of the web page. These links are similar to what you find at popular web sites such as Amazon.com; you can  narrow your search to journal articles, full text, or by subject simply by choosing the appropriate facet. Clicking facet links lets you “drill down” to  narrow your search very quickly, rather than having to type more terms.

Curious about journal impact factors? Or how many times an individual article has been cited?  FindIt will integrate Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports data directly in its search results – without you having to search a separate database.

We will retain all of the library’s direct links to individual resources.  We know that these resources have their own native search syntax – what you use for searching will depend on the situation – but our hope is that you’ll give FindIt a try.  You may search from the searchbox on our homepage or search FindIt directly by clicking on the link under Top Resources.

We think FindIt will speed up, unify, and simplify your research process, particularly when you are just getting started on a new question or topic.  We are eager for your feedback, questions and comments. Please leave a comment here, submit a comment from the feedback form in FindIt, or email me at julie.silverman@ucdenver.edu.  Watch this space for FindIt tips and tricks

Try it now!