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:
- 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
- Access Resource Guides for information tailored to student needs
- Borrow our anatomical models, including complete skeletons, skull, heart, and brain models
- Find study aids for the USMLE, NAPLEX, NCLEX, NBDE, or PANCE.
- Locate a quiet place to study for your exams
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Get personalized assistance for problems with your email account from Lori Williams (303-724-5463 or email@example.com)
Especially for Staff and Faculty!
- 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
- Have a professional literature search completed for you
- Our online Interlibrary Loan request service, ILLiad, automatically submits your contact information, saving you time! Create an online account in ILLiad. ILLiad provides request forms for articles, books, book chapters and more. For more information, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Department (303-724-2111 or email@example.com)
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.