HSL Welcomes Rob Cincotta!

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On Tuesday, June 12th, the Health Sciences Library threw a party in the second floor staff lounge welcoming Rob Cincotta, and we had a chance to speak with him about his background and upcoming work. Rob, who resides in Aurora and spent most of his life in Las Vegas, joins us in the much-needed role of Desktop Support Specialist for the IT department. He got his start in computers shortly after leaving the Air Force, when he joined the staff of a newspaper working on mainframe computers. “I’ve gone from the newspaper, to retail, to my own business doing computer service for almost 20 years,” he says. “I just really enjoy computers.”

After building his computer skill set, he took a break from traditional service and worked as a field service engineer for a medical technology company, installing medical equipment across the country. He then spent the past five years working as an IT contractor for NIST, but after five years of commuting to Boulder, he was looking for something closer to home.

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When it comes to his current role, he says he’s most excited about our specialized clientele. “It’s a smaller client base than I serviced in my previous job,” he says, and that he’s looking forward to being able to offer more personalized service. “I get to know people better.”

Another aspect that drew him to the HSL is our variety of unique patron needs. “I don’t like doing the same old thing every day,” he says, “and that happens to work out well in this industry, because everything is ever-changing.”

When you see Rob around the library, be sure to give him a warm welcome, and if you ever find yourself in need of desktop assistance, he has some great advice to offer: “Don’t be afraid to ask for help!”

New Book List

AYUSH in public health

The balance within : the science connecting health and emotions

Clinical natural medicine handbook

Complementary and alternative medicine

Complementary and alternative medicine in rehabilitation

Complementary therapies on the Internet

Current and emerging mHealth technologies : adoption, implementation, and use

Defeat cancer : 15 doctors of integrative & naturopathic medicine tell you how

Ethnomedicine of the Ao Nagas

The gene therapy plan : taking control of your genetic destiny with diet and lifestyle

Glimpses of ethnobotany & medicinal plants of Manipur, N.E. India

Handbook of clinical skills : a practical manual

Healing secrets of the Native Americans : herbs, remedies and practices that restore the body, refresh the mind and rebuild the spirit

Health tradition among Dimasa tribe : medicobotany of Barak Valley, Southern Assam, N. E. India

Human heart, cosmic heart : a doctor’s quest to understand, treat, and prevent cardiovascular disease

Illumination : the shaman’s way of healing

Kshar sutra and its uses in ano rectal disorders

Lessons from problem-based learning

Medical education : theory and practice

Medicinal and aromatic plants : exploration and utilization

The natural pharmacy : complete A-Z reference to alternative treatments for common health conditions

New generation vaccines

Permanent healing : includes quantum mechanics of healing

Reviews on Indian medicinal plants

The spiritual medicine of Tibet : heal your spirit, heal yourself

The telomere effect : a revolutionary approach to living younger, healthier, longer

Touch, caring & cancer : simple instructions for family and friends

The UltraMind solution : fix your broken brain by healing your body first : the simple way to defeat depression, overcome anxiety, and sharpen your mind

Voices of integrative medicine : conversations and encounters

The wheel of healing with Ayurveda : an easy guide to a healthy lifestyle

New Exhibits in the Lobby

There are two new exhibits in the main lobby at HSL.

Debra updated the new books display, and added dust jackets from the new books that have arrived since the last time she changed out the exhibit.

Exhbit Display May 2018(1)

Since the Deadly Medicine exhibit closed, Debra worked with David Weil from the Fulginiti Pavilion to install a new display for the Fulginiti.

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The display shows three upcoming events at the Fulginiti.

The new issue of the Human Touch is out, and there will be a launch celebration on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 4-6pm.  The new issue is already posted in the digital repository, if you would like to view it online.

Exhbit Display May 2018(7)

The new exhibit at the Fulginiti will be The Art of Healing: Paintings by Arturo Garcia. The Art of Healing will be at the Fulginiti from June 15 through August 16, 2018, and the reception will be on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 5-7pm.

Exhbit Display May 2018(8)

Every One That Asks: Conversations with Denver’s Homeless is also on display at the Fulginiti beginning on May 21, 2018.

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Deadly Medicine Closing Event and Related Titles

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Have you seen the exhibit in the library’s main lobby, Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race?  The exhibit is a partnership with the traveling exhibit from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum that is at the Fulginiti from March 20-May 22, 2018.  Visit the Fulginiti before the exhibit closes next week!

The closing event is on Tuesday evening at 6pm (Please RSVP):

Deadly Medicine Closing Event

Check out this list of related titles available at the library:

The Nazi Doctors and the Nuremberg Code: Human Rights in Human Experimentation by George J. Annas and Michael A. Grodin

Doctors From Hell: The Horrific Account of Nazi Experiments on Humans

Judy Chicago (in the Medical Humanities collection)

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Sunday’s Child?: A Memoir by Leslie Brent (in the Medical Humanities collection)

 

 

 

Amesse popular works:

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Night by Elie Wiesel (also in Medical Humanities)

 

 

 

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The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Acherman

 

 

 

Journals:

Holocaust and genocide studies (Online)

Holocaust and Genocide Studies, journal by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History

Ebooks:

The Holocaust as active memory the past in the present

 

 

The Holocaust as Active Memory: The Past in the Present edited by Marie Louise Seeberg, Irene Levina dn Claudia Lenz

 

 

 

Representing Auschwitz at the margins of testimony

 

 

Representing Auschwitz: At the Margins of Testimony edited by Nicholas Chare and Dominic Williams

 

 

 

The World Jewish Congress During the Holocaust: Between Activism and Restraint by Zohar Segev

Bringing the Dark Past to Light: The Reception of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Europe edited and with an introduction by John Paul Himka and Joanna Beata Michlic

Ethics, Art, and Representations of the Holocaust edited by Simone Gigliotti, Jacob Golomb and Caroline Steinberg Gould

The Holocaust in the East: Local Perpetrators and Soviet Responses edited by Michael David-Fox, Peter Holquist, Alexander M. Martin

Finland’s Holocaust: Silences of History edited by Simo Muir and Hana Worthen

Leaving Anschutz Medical Campus? Suggestions for a Smooth Transition

It’s that time of year! Students, residents, fellows, and faculty prepare to leave the Anschutz Medical Campus to advance their careers – an exciting, and occasionally overwhelming, prospect! After you have left the Anschutz Medical Campus, you will no longer have access to the Health Science Library’s resources, so here are some suggested steps and resources to help you transition.

Before You Go

PubMed: Change Your NCBI Email and Set Up Search Queries

Once you have officially left AMC and the University, you will no longer have access to your @ucdenver.edu email. To ensure NCBI account access–password resets and notifications are sent to your email stored in your NCBI profile–be sure to update your NCBI account with an email that you will still be able to access.

Many of you will continue to search MEDLINE via the freely-available PubMed interface. PubMed allows you to save searches and receive regular updates on current research in your field. To learn how to set up a My NCBI account to save searches in PubMed, visit the My NCBI web page. If you’d like a hand doing this, call us at (303) 724-2152 or fill out the AskUs contact form.

Ovid: Email Yourself Your Search Strategies

If you will have access to Ovid databases at your new institution, we suggest that you email yourself any saved searches before your Ovid account with the Health Sciences Library expires. You can then recreate your searches in your new Ovid account. We can help with this, too–call us at (303) 724-2152 or fill out the AskUs contact form.

At Your New Gig

Do you have an institutional library?

If you will be affiliated with a hospital, health system, or academic institution, you may have access to a library or information center. Check the institution’s website or contact colleagues to find out about library services. Reach out to the health sciences library staff at your new institution; they will be a valuable source of information about your new organization in addition to clinical and research information.

Are you near any local libraries, public and/or academic?

Visit the public library in your new location and ask about resources. Even libraries in small towns may offer access to major medical and science journals. Also, libraries at colleges and universities sometimes offer services to local communities, so if you will be located near a public college or university, explore the options they provide–usually, you must visit the physical library to use online resources. If you are still in the Denver area, you are welcome to use the Health Sciences Library by visiting the building.

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Personal Subscriptions/Membership Benefits

Subscribe to Point-of-care Tools

If your new institution does not provide access to clinical point-of-care resources, consider a personal subscription. Test drive the resources offered by the Health Sciences Library before you leave. Note that memberships in professional organizations may provide you with access to resources; for example, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), American College of Physicians (ACP), and American Medical Association (AMA) offer discounted or complimentary access to DynaMed. Current individual subscription prices for some of these products are provided below.

Take advantage of resources that are free or available with professional memberships

The benefits of membership in professional societies usually include access to the society’s publications or discounts on other resources. For example,  There are also many resources that are available for free – a selection of these is below.

  • BioMed Central: 300+ peer-reviewed open access health sciences journals.
  • bioRxiv: a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals: 10,000+ open access journals in all subjects including dentistry, medicine, nursing, and public health.
  • Disease Management Project: Online medical textbook from the Cleveland Clinic.
  • FreeBooks4Doctors:  360+ medical textbooks arranged by specialty.
  • Free Medical Journals: 4000+ medical/health journals.
  • HighWire Press Free Online Full-Text Articles: a massive archive of full-text articles on a variety of topics including medicine. Some are free, some require payment.
  • Medscape: Healthcare information from various medical publishers (registration is required).
  • Medscape Reference: Directory of information on more than 7,000 diseases and disorders; includes images and multimedia content.
  • Univadis: Medical news, online learning resources, and diagnostic tools (registration is required).
  • NCBI Bookshelf: A collection of online biomedical books from the National Library of Medicine.
  • PLoS Journals: Open access, peer-reviewed journals on a variety of topics published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS).
  • PMC (PubMed Central): A free full-text archive of nearly 4.8 million articles in the biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the National Library of Medicine.
  • RxList, The Internet Drug Index: An easy-to-search database of information about prescription medications. It includes a drug identification image database.

Resources for All

Sign Up for Loansome Doc

If you are joining an institution with a library, you should be able to request articles using their interlibrary loan program. However, if you are entering private practice or joining an organization without a library, consider opening a Loansome Doc account to obtain copies of journal articles (usually for a fee) from a hospital or academic medical library in your area. To find out about your options for document delivery and other support services, contact the National Network of Libraries of Medicine at 1-800-338-7657 or custserv@nlm.nih.gov.

Download Free/Inexpensive Apps

While many apps are linked to subscription-based products, there are some great inexpensive and free apps. The following are free unless noted:

The faculty and staff of the Health Sciences Library wish you the very best of luck as you move on to exciting new endeavors! If we can be of any assistance as you plan your departure, please call us at (303) 724-2152 or fill out the AskUs contact form.

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