PubMed Changes are Coming

March Updates

By the end of March, the Strauss Health Sciences Library will transition to only linking to the new PubMed interface. So when you access PubMed from the Library, you will directed to the new interface. If you would like to access the legacy interface again before its retirement, you can use the banner in the new PubMed interface to return to the legacy view.

At some point this Spring or Summer, the National Library of Medicine will retire the legacy interface. We will post more specific information about that as we receive it.

If you have any questions about how to use the new PubMed interface, please AskUs!

February Updates

New features have been added to the new PubMed interface!

Items Per Page (see 1)

Display options now include items per page. Ten, twenty, fifty, one hundred, or two hundred results may be displayed per page.

New Sort Options: Publication Date (see 2), Reverse Sort Order (see 3)

In addition to Best match and Most recent, results may now be sorted by publication date either in ascending or descending order.

Download Results by Year as a CSV File (see 4)

The file will include the search query, the year, and the associated record count.

Similar Articles can now be displayed on a new page of results

Clicking “see all similar articles” (see 5) on any article abstract page will open a new results page listing all similar articles.

This was written by Ellie, you can contact AskUs with questions.

November Updates

A bit behind schedule but finally here, you can now find the new PubMed interface from the current PubMed browser.

Find the new PubMed interface

The new interface was built using modern web standards with a responsive layout, so it works more effectively on cell phones and tablets.

The updated Best Match sort uses a machine learning algorithm to elevate the most relevant articles to the top of your results list.

Starting in Spring 2020, this new interface will be the default for all PubMed users.

Read more about the changes to the interface from the NLM Technical Bulletin.

Have questions or feedback about the new PubMed interface? Contact NLM with your PubMed Labs Feedback.

This was written by Christi Piper, you can contact AskUs with questions.

September Updates

The new PubMed is going live this month! Are you ready?

We will use this space to keep you updated on the changes that occurring and provide tips and tricks for using the new interface. You can interact with the beta version of the new PubMed by visiting PubMed Labs. As you use the new interface, please provide NLM with your PubMed Labs Feedback as they will continue to make improvements to the interface until it becomes the default in January 2020.

Keep in mind that the beta interface is not currently a replacement for the current version of PubMed since it is not the complete database in regards to content or functionality yet.

Here are the most recent features that have been added to the new PubMed interface:

  • Filters have been added to narrow results by article type, text availability, publication date, species, language, sex, subject, journal category and age.
  • The Health Sciences Article Linker has been added! You can now get to our library holdings from the beta PubMed version.

Keep an eye on the library homepage for information about the new PubMed and quick links to access the site.

This was written by Ellie, you can contact AskUs with questions.

July Updates

In Fall/Winter 2019, PubMed will be undergoing some changes to the interface. If you want to see some of the changes that are coming before the current version of PubMed is replaced, you can visit PubMed Labs, the experimental platform that has some of the major updates already available.

Wondering what’s new? Here are some of the updated features:

Enhanced Search Results

The new version of PubMed (currently PubMed Labs) will have an enhanced relevant sort option, named Best Match, that ranks search results according to several relevance signals, including an article’s popularity, its publication date and type, and its query-document relevant score.

The search results page will now automatically include highlighted text fragments from the article abstract that are selected based on relevance to the search.

Responsive Design

Have you ever tried to use PubMed on your phone or tablet? The current version doesn’t work very well, but the new version of PubMed will feature a mobile-first responsive layout that offers better support for smaller device screens. The new interface will be compatible with any screen size no matter how you access PubMed.

Want to learn more about the new PubMed interface/PubMed Labs? Visit the NLM Technical Bulletin , where this information was taken from, for more details.

Have questions or feedback about the new PubMed interface? Contact NLM with your PubMed Labs Feedback.

This was written by Christi Piper, you can contact AskUs with questions.

Adobe Creative Suite 6 now available

We have made Adobe Creative Suite 6, including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign available on our iMac number P19  in the Information Commons of the library. Although this is an older version of Adobe Suite, we hope it will still be of use to students working on projects here in the library.

In other news, we have also updated Adobe Photoshop Elements to the latest version (2019) on the four PC scanner workstations located in the Commons.

Check out our Computer Workstations web page to see a list of all the software offered for CU Denver affiliated users in our library’s first floor Information Commons.

Welcome Night Owls and Early Birds: The Library is 24/7!

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The library is open 24/7 to affiliated faculty, staff, and students of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. All you need is your official university ID to badge in and stay after hours. Members of the University of Colorado Denver downtown are welcome to stay in the building at close, but will not be able to badge back in after exiting the building. Individuals without an official badge, regardless of status, cannot remain in the library after close; there are no exceptions to this policy.

To keep you full and focused, the library offers the following:

  • Mini-fridges on all 3 floors
  • Microwaves on all 3 floors
  • Keurig machines on the 2nd and 3rd floors (BYO K-Cups and mugs!)
  • Soda and snack vending machines on 1st floor, north end
  • Coffee vending machine on 1st floor, south end
  • Water bottle filling stations on all 3 floors
  • White board markers and headphones, honor policy checkout at the front desk
  • Moveable white boards, found throughout the library
  • Walk station treadmill desks, first and third floors

Please be mindful when using the library by keeping your valuables safe; do not leave your items unattended. It may seem like a hassle to bring your laptop and phone with you to the restroom, but it only takes a moment for an item to be taken. Your safety is our priority, so help us keep you and campus safe by practicing vigilance!

If you ever feel unsafe, do not hesitate to contact campus police by calling 303-724-4444. You can also reach campus police by using one of the library’s red emergency phones, which are located near each restroom on all floors. You’ll also find emergency 9-1-1 red buttons throughout the library.

If you have any questions or comments about 24/7 please contact library staff by emailing circ.library@ucdenver.edu, ask staff at the service desk, or call 303-724-2152. For more information, visit the library’s hours page regarding 24/7 Badge Access.

[Brittany Heer, Interlibrary Loan Manager]

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?

Work Study Access Services Student Assistant Needed

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Work Study Access Services Student Assistant

Health Sciences Library

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Are you a University of Colorado Anschutz or Downtown Denver student looking for fun and rewarding part-time work?

Do you have work-study money?

If you answered yes to both of those questions, come on down to the Health Sciences Library!

Description: The Access Services student assistant supports library patrons in using resources including the online catalog and article databases, the library’s website, course reserves, photocopiers and printers. This position helps staff the library’s service desk treating on-site questions and phone calls and explains and refers customers to key services. The student assistant is an employee of the University of Colorado and represents the library to students, faculty, staff and visitors. The student assistant can work between 10 and 20 hours per week and will be trained extensively in their duties.  Specific hours are decided by mutual agreement between the supervisor and the student when hired and based on operational priorities of the department and library. Closing shifts are a requirement of the job and are shared with all other student employees along with some weekend hours Saturday/Sunday.

The student assistant must provide excellent service to all library patrons in a pleasant and positive manner.  This position reports to the day or evening staff student supervisors and will also be directed by the Circulation Manager and other library staff on duty during shifts.

Duties of the position include but are not limited to the following:

CIRCULATION, CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE, CLOSING, etc.

Answers questions in-person and by phone courteously and transfer calls when necessary

Directs patrons to the proper department, librarians and expert staff

Checks in/out books and other circulating materials including reserves

Possesses a working knowledge of basic library tools & resources (catalog, reference collection, online databases, electronic & print serials, course reserves, special collections, library’s website, etc.)

Closing of library in the evenings, paired with one or more other student assistants responsible for service desk evenings & weekends after staff leave

Assists with opening of the library especially on weekends

Assists with pulling material requested for holds, campus delivery and other needs

Supports retrieval & photocopying of materials for interlibrary loan and Prospector services

Operates cash register for sales transactions

Knows and follows established notification procedures for emergencies

Knows layout and locations of all offices and collections in the library

Reports any physical building problems to appropriate supervisor

PHOTOCOPIERS/PRINTERS/COMPUTER WORKSTATIONS

Troubleshoots copiers, laser printers and computer workstations to help patrons with questions and minor problems with hardware & software

Reports computer, printer and copier malfunctions

STACK MAINTENANCE

Shelves materials and shelf reading

Face & tidy shelves and assist with move of materials as directed

The ideal Access Services Student Assistant possess all of the following:

Professional and courteous manner with customers, library staff and other student assistants

Availability to work night and weekend hours and covering closing shifts

Ability to adhere to a work schedule

Dependability and the ability to be a self-motivated, independent and quick learner

Attention to detail

Interest in and willingness to improve information discovery and library collections finding search skills

Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel

WAGES: This position starts at $10 per hour

Students advance by demonstrating their mastery of the duties they perform, as enumerated on the skill list for their position and their attitude as evaluated by their supervisors. Formal evaluations occur annually.

Needed Shifts:

*Apply and inquire* All student employees participate and share in closing shifts and some weekend hours.

Please fill out this form and email as an attachment to madison.mosely@ucdenver.edu with the subject line: Work Study Application.

 

New printing system arrives at the Health Sciences Library!

Graphic-Wireless Printing

We’re excited to reveal a new self-serve print system in the library. Users will be able to pay for print and copy jobs via credit card right at the printer locations.  Prices will remain the same, at .10/page for black and white and .25/page for color.

Wireless printing will also be available and better than ever. You’ll be able to send jobs to our library printers from anywhere and pick them up when it’s convenient for you!  Print jobs will remain available for up to 24 hours. There are multiple ways to print:

  • from workstations in the library,
  • from your own laptop (via wireless),
  • email files as an attachment, or
  • direct uploads to the PrintMe cloud.

Enjoy fast and easy print job retrieval at any of the print/copy release stations in the library. Simply scan the barcode for the job from your mobile device or key in in the document ID number. You can also print files directly from a USB drive or from cloud storage location. View a print and cost preview prior to printing, with the ability to change print options such as number of copies, pages to print, color printing, and more!

As part of this change, the library will be converting to a new card system for cash customers. The old copy cards issued by the library will be going away. As soon as possible, please use up any credit you have on old cards.  A new card dispensing machine will be located on first floor. This machine will accept cash only (no coins), and will replace all cash services at the library’s Service Desk.

Note: the older black and white student printer system that is used through accounts administered by the campus bookstore is still in place.

Questions? Comments?  Stop in at our Service Desk, or pick up the how-to handout at our printing locations.

Graphpad Prism software now available

The library has installed Graphpad Prism on our four Statistics Workstations, as well as on one of our iMacs – #HSL-P21 in the library’s first floor Information Commons.

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From the Graphpad website:

GraphPad Prism, available for both Windows and Mac computers,  combines scientific graphing, comprehensive curve fitting (nonlinear regression), understandable statistics, and data organization.

GraphPad Prism was originally designed for experimental biologists in medical schools and drug companies, especially those in pharmacology and physiology. Prism is now used much more broadly by all kinds of biologists, as well as social and physical scientists.  More than 200,000 scientists in over 110 countries rely on Prism to analyze, graph and present their scientific data.

A reminder: the library’s four Statistics Workstations (and two iMacs) are located in the library’s North Information Commons, and are limited to affiliated users.

Two new iMacs in the library’s Information Commons

iMac Computer WorkstationsThe library is pleased to announce placement of two new iMacs in the library’s 1st floor Information Commons computing area for use by UC Denver students, faculty and staff. The iMacs feature El Capitan OS X and Microsoft Office 2016.

If using the iMacs, remember to reboot when you are done. Be sure save your work to your own USB drive or email it to yourself as the computers do not retain any user information or data once the machines are rebooted.

Learn more about the library’s iMac and PC Computer Workstations

SAS now available at the HSL

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Statistical Workstations Now Available

SAS 9.4, the well-known statistics package is now available on five Health Sciences Library workstations. SAS joins the list of stats software now available in the library, which includes JMP, SPSS, R Studio, and Atlas.TI. SAS is available on four dedicated workstations in the library’s first floor Information Commons.

These four new workstations are located in the library’s North Information Commons, stations P27-P30. They are dedicated for either statistical or VH Dissector purposes (VH Dissector is an anatomy study program based on the Visible Human). The new workstations have Core™ i7 processors and solid state hard drives – performance is excellent! Please note, the workstations are designated for statistics or VH Dissector use, and individuals who are not using these applications may be bumped.

SAS is also available on a fifth “virtual” workstation, which can be accessed from multiple locations (which include all thin clients on the 1st floor as well as thin clients in the library’s 2nd floor Quiet Computing Lab).

Excited about SAS? Wish the library had other types of software? Are you an expert in using SPSS, R, or SAS, and willing to give us feedback on our software setup?
Please let us know!
Email: michael.campbell@ucdenver.edu or call: 303-724-2140.

Walk Stations & Wellness at the Library

Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce the arrival of two walking treadmills to provide healthy studying and lifestyle options for library users.

Our new walk stations:

  • Operate at low speeds so you can read, watch video, use your laptop, etc.
  • Come with a height-adjustable table over the treadmill for your laptop, a book, etc.
  • Are a great way to stretch your legs and take a break from extended studying and sitting.

The two walk stations will be located on the first floor of the library in our vending area. Ask for directions at our service desk anytime.

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During the event the walk stations will be setup in the first floor lobby. Library staff and Wellness Center specialists will be available to answer questions and show you the basics. Hop on and take some steps. A limited supply of bottles of water and light snacks will be available. Can you setup your Google account on the library’s Chromebook easily on a walk station? Come try one and see!

FREE ATLAS.ti Beginner & Intermediate Short Courses in September

Available September 2014 | Free of Charge |  

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Health Sciences Library, Teaching Lab 2

For specific questions about ATLAS.ti or program content please contact Doug Fernald

ATLAS.ti is qualitative data analysis software designed to help manage and analyze non-numerical data such as text, video, audio, and graphics.  It supports a variety of analytical approaches, assisting users to systematically analyze their qualitative data.  In addition, it provides common analytical tools such as codes and memos along with more powerful tools to explore data, work in teams, and advance one’s analysis. These are not methods courses on qualitative data analysis. Please note that one must be a member or become a CCTSI member (membership is free) in order to attend any of the above short courses.  Register for a short course 

Tuesday, September 9, 9:00am-12:30 pm —  The Beginner Short Course is a one-day introductory course for users with no ATLAS.ti experience or users with limited experience who seek a foundational understanding of the software’s 1) capabilities, 2) interface, 3) features, 4) basic techniques to use the software for analyzing qualitative data.

Thursday, September 11, 9:00am-12:30 pm — The Intermediate Short Course is a one-day course for users with previous ATLAS.ti experience who seek to extend their understanding of the software’s 1) capabilities, 2) features, 3) more advanced techniques for analysis, and 4) strategies for working with their own data.

 

 Use ATLAS.ti in the Health Sciences Library:

Via the Virtual Desktop

On the workstations in the Information Commons

 

 [Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian] 

 

 

 

AtlasTI full version now available on HSL workstations

The Health Sciences Library provides four copies of the full version of Atlas TI software for affiliated users. This software, used in qualitative research, is designed to detect patterns in textual data. Atlas TI can be useful for finding trends and repeated themes which may be gathered from interviews or focus groups.

To access Atlas TI, simply visit the library’s Information Commons and find one of the Statistical Workstation PCs .

 

 

 

FYI: R Statistical Software at the Health Sciences Library (with EpiTools package)

At the suggestion of a student, the Health Sciences Library has installed the R statistical software with EPITools in the Computer Commons on the Library’s first floor.  The Library had previously only had SPSS available for data analysis.  This is a great way to try out and explore R before taking the step of installing it on your own computer.

To access this software, sit at any computer in the Commons area,

  • log in with your student, staff, or faculty login,
  • select  the SPSS desktop option, and
  • then the SPSS or R application shortcut on the desktop.

Need training materials to learn to use R?  YouTube offers a selection of training videos you may find useful.

 

[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]

 

eBeam White Board Capture

eBeam microphone & marker set

eBeam microphone & marker set

The Health Sciences Library now offers users the eBeam.  With whiteboard capture technology, you can save, modify, and share your whiteboard work online.  All your handwritten notes and drawings are saved to your computer so they can be edited, printed, emailed, and shared with anyone.  The Service Desk offers two eBeam packages, complete with Livewire & USB devices, four colored markers (red, blue, black, and green), a microphone for audio recording, and the Edge Wireless device.  Each kit also includes two Quick Reference guides with step-by-step setup and use.   You can check out one of our laptops (Dell, Mac, or Chromebook), or use your own!  For more information, check out the eBeam website at http://www.e-beam.com/products/why-ebeam.html.

Save your whiteboard work to your computer

Save your whiteboard work to your computer

[Details: Check-outs are for a full day, and the eBeam can be renewed at the service desk, as long as there are no holds on the product for other patrons.  As with all media devices and reserves, we ask that you please return them to the service desk before 11:45pm (7:45 on Fri/Sat).]

Library Genie Grants Wish!

In July 2013 the Health Sciences Library asked our users to provide us with three wishes they would request. As a result of 352 submitted wishes we found that many of our users desired additional microwave and refrigerator areas throughout the library. The library genie delivered!

Microwave area located by the private study rooms.

Microwave area located by the private study rooms on the 2nd Floor.

Microwave area located at the north end of the building right next to the elevator on the 3rd floor.

Microwave area located at the north end of the building right next to the elevator on the 3rd floor.

 

There is now a microwave and small refrigerator located on the north end of the library on the 3rd Floor next to the elevator and on the 2nd Floor next to the private study rooms. We’ve noticed a great deal of usage in these two areas and are happy to be able to fulfill such a widespread library wish! Enjoy!