Newly Updated R2 Discovery eBooks Collection

Strauss library just finished a complete overhaul of the R2 Discovery Records collection!

If you like to use eBooks, you might know that Strauss library has a collection of eBooks from R2 Digital Library (aka Rittenhouse). You can find titles that Strauss library has purchased by searching Search HSL for the keyword ‘R2 Digital Library‘.

Strauss library also has a collection of Discovery eBooks from R2 Digital Library. Titles in this collection can be found with the keyword ‘R2 Discovery Records Digital Library‘.

What are discovery eBooks? These are eBooks that Strauss library has added to its R2 PDA (patron-driven acquisition) program. This means that Strauss library patrons have three times to access each eBook, then the eBook will be locked unless it is purchased. This program allows us to see which eBooks our patrons are most interested in, so we can purchase ones that are accessed the most.

When the eBooks in the PDA program are accessed three times, our staff member who works on purchasing eBooks gets a notice, and the staff at Strauss library will consider if we will purchase the eBook.

Each of these discovery eBooks has this note: HSL access to this ebook is on a trial basis. If you are unable to access the full text, HSL may have used up the free trial. Click here to make purchase recommendation: Please send us any requests for eBooks you think should be purchased.

This was written by Jessica Gerber, you can contact or AskUs with questions.

New A-Z Databases List

On May 20th we launched our new Database A-Z List. All saved URLs to the old database list will be redirected to the new list. However, if you have saved URLs to the database list, subject areas, or specific database we recommend updating them. The URLs can be copied from the browser bar for a set of databases (the entire list, a subject, etc.) or using the share button for an individual database.

The newest feature of the database list is being able to search for a database title or keywords within the title or description:

If you would like to provide feedback on this change please fill out this form.

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

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: Set Up Search Queries

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.

A doctor looks at books in a library.

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

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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A close-up photo of a surgeon's face as he operates.

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New Wiley eBooks and Journals!

Strauss Library recently completed a purchase of eBooks and Journal backfiles from Wiley Online Library. There are 36 new ebooks, and 7 new journal backfiles. Check out the new stuff!


Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles by Craig F. Bohren and Donald R. Huffman (1998)

Categorical Data Analysis, Second Edition (2002)

EEG Signal Processing by Sanei Jonathon Chambers (2007)

Electrophysiologic Testing, Fifth Edition (2013)

Evidence-Based Urology, 2nd edition (2018)

Gregory’s Pediatric Anesthesia, 5th edition (2012)

Molecular Data Analysis using R by Csaba Ortutay and Zsuzsanna Ortutay (2016)

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Fourth Edition (2013)

Practical HPLC Method Development, Second Edition (1997)

Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Control, Tobias Egner editor (2016)

Vitiligo: Medical and Surgical Management by Somesh Gupta (2017)


Annals of Neurology (Online), backfile 1977-1998

Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Online), backfile 1960-1996

Epilepsia (Online), backfile 1909-1996

European Journal of Immunology (Online), backfile 1971-1997

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Online), backfile 1953-1996

Journal of Comparative Neurology (Online), backfile 1891-1995

Journal of Neurochemistry, backfile 1956-1996

This was written by Jessica Gerber, you can email with questions.

Strauss Health Sciences Librarians Represent at MLA 2019

(L-R) Wladimir Labeikovsky, Lisa Traditi, Melissa DeSantis, Yumin Jiang, Nina McHale

The Strauss Health Sciences Library (HSL) is highly supportive of staff professional development opportunities and lifelong learning. The Medical Library Association (MLA) annual conference is one of the premier events for librarians and library staff from around the country to explore new ideas, learn new skills, share best practices, develop effective leadership skills, and explore service improvements in medical librarianship. The May 2019 conference was held in Chicago, Illinois.

Strauss HSL staff not only attend MLA, but present research papers and posters, and serve in leadership positions within MLA. In fact, Lisa Traditi (pictured second left) HSL’s Deputy Director is MLA’s incoming President-Elect. Congratulations, Lisa!

-Dana Abbey, Community Engagement Coordinator. Dana can be reached at

ClinicalKey May 2019 Updates

The May update for ClinicalKey is here! Check out the new ebooks that have been added, and the ebooks deleted in the update are also listed below.

Deleted ebooks will no longer be available. If you need to request access to a deleted ebook, you can submit a request here for the title to be purchased, or submit an ILL request here.

eBooks Added

Botulinum Toxin in Facial Rejuvenation (Coleman, Kate) 2nd ed; ISBN: 9780702077869; Package/Collection: Ophthalmology; New to CK

Cellular Physiology and Neurophysiology (Blaustein, Mordecai) 3rd ed; ISBN: 9780323596190; Package/Collection: Flex Only; New edition (replaces 9780323057097)

Gahart’s 2020 Intravenous Medications (Gahart, Betty) 36th ed; ISBN: 9780323661386; Package/Collection: Internal Medicine Essentials; New edition (replaces 9780323612722)

Hunter’s Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Diseases (Ryan, Edward) 10th ed; ISBN: 9780323555128; Package/Collection: Infectious Disease; New edition (replaces 9781416043904)

Jatin Shah’s Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology (Shah, Jatin) 5th ed; ISBN: 9780323415187; Package/Collection: Otolaryngology; New edition (replaces 9780323055895)

Netter’s Neurology (Srinivasan, Jayashri) 3rd ed; ISBN: 9780323554763; Package/Collection: Neurology; New edition (replaces 9781437702736)

Smith and Aitkenhead’s Textbook of Anaesthesia (Thompson, Jonathan) 7th ed; ISBN: 9780702075001; Package/Collection: Anesthesiology; New edition (replaces 9780702041921)

eBooks Deleted

Arthritis in Color: Advanced Imaging of Arthritis (Bruno, Michael) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416047223; Package/Collection: Flex Only. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Arthritis in Black and White

Becker-Shaffer’s Diagnosis and Therapy of the Glaucomas (Stamper, Robert) 8th ed; ISBN: 9780323023948; Package/Collection: Ophthalmology. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Glaucoma

Caplan’s Stroke (Caplan, Louis) 4th ed; ISBN: 9781416047216; Package/Collection: Neurology. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Stroke: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management

Clinical Management of Thyroid Disease (Wondisford, Fredric) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416047452; Package/Collection: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Williams Textbook of Endocrinology

The Neuroscience of Sleep  (Stickgold, Robert) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780123750730; Package/Collection: Sleep Medicine; Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine

Oncology of Infancy and Childhood (Orkin, Stuart) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416034315; Package/Collection: Hematology-Oncology-Palliative. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Nathan and Oski’s Hematology and Oncology of Infancy and Childhood

This was written by Jessica Gerber, you can email with questions.