SWAT Launch: Summer Wellness Insight Project

Hi Everyone! Strauss Library continues to find ways to help all of you enjoy the 2020 summer season. Beginning Friday July 10, 2020, members of the Strauss Library Student Wellness Activities Team (S.W.A.T) has launched a project called “Summer Wellness Insight.” This project is to provide great suggestions of healthy eating habits, hiking trails and books that everyone can enjoy in Colorful Colorado! New suggestions will be posted weekly throughout the summer season. Stay tune for more great suggestions and lets us know via Tell Us Resource tab https://hslibrary.ucdenver.libanswers.com/tellus/index if this was helpful to all of you! Happy Summer!

*Below you will find the suggestions for this week 7/10/2020:

Suggested Healthy Eating:

Cherries, Peaches & Watermelon

Suggested Trails:

Bear Lake Nature Trail – Rocky Mountain National Park (Loop) | .7 Miles (easy Trail)

Four Lake Loop Trail – Rocky Mountain National Park (Loop) | 6.8 miles (Moderate Trail)

Six Lakes Boulder Loop – Rocky Mountain National Park (Loop) | 8.9 miles (Hard Trail)

Suggested Books:

The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion (7/10/2020 post)

Wild – Cheryl Strayed

A Gentleman from Moscow – Amor Towles

Sincerely, Your Strauss Library Student Wellness Activities Team (S.W.A.T)

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

Suggested Reading: Race and Healthcare

Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

As thousands of citizens around the nation take to the streets to protest for racial justice, you may be wondering how racism and healthcare intersect. Even though our building is closed, the following eBooks that address this complicated issue are available for checkout:

Contact the library for additional resources!

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

New Self-Paced Tutorials: Answering Clinical Questions in Real Time

The Answering Clinical Questions in Real Time class is now available as self-paced tutorials!

This set of tutorials is intended for students, residents, faculty, or staff with patient care responsibilities or an interest in patient care.

Access the tutorials at:

https://hslibraryguides.ucdenver.edu/AnsweringClinicalQuestions/SelfPacedTutorials

Tutorial Description:

Quickly find answers to patient care-related questions using clinical point-of-care resources, such as Clinical Key, DynaMed, Isabel, UptoDate, Micromedex, or Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. Find resources that provide information for clinical decision-making, such as decision trees, clinical practice guidelines, differential diagnosis, and drug reference. 

Learning Objectives:

After completing this set of tutorials, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify clinical point-of-care resources available through the Strauss Health Sciences Library.
  2. Recognize which resource is best suited to use depending on the type of clinical information needed.
  3. Use the appropriate resource to locate the answer to a clinical question in a timely manner.

For questions, contact the Strauss Health Sciences Library Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm via AskUs using chat, text, phone, or email.

Prefilter search added to Library Search – find eBooks and articles even faster!

Prefilter search has been added to Library Search, which is the catalog/discovery system for the CU Anschutz Strauss Library. Prefilter allows you to (optionally) specify what type of resource you are searching for, before you search on any keywords. For example, if you are looking for an eBook (or electronic textbook) on Surgery you would select the eBooks prefilter and enter the term, “surgery”.

Screenshot 1 – Prefilter menu button in Library Search

Screenshot 2 – Prefilter menu selected

Similar prefilter options are available for Books, Articles and Journal Titles.

Will you use the new prefilter option? Let us know in this brief survey!

Limited library building accessibility

Starting Saturday, June 13, 2020, The Strauss Library building will be badge accessible 7 days a week from 7 am – 7 pm, only for students who are given permission to be on campus.

  • Students can request access to the library building for testing or related reasons, however faculty and staff do NOT have this option at this time.
  • Students who need to access the library building must submit a request to be on campus to Dr. Jan Gascoigne, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

As the campus continues the limited return to campus work for invited employees and students, the library would like to share updated information regarding the library building.

As a reminder, almost all library resources and services remain available 24/7 from the library webpage

  • The library building is currently closed and no services are being offered on site.
  • Anyone coming to campus must complete the required, one-time SkillSoft training “CU COVID-19 Return to Campus – CU Denver | Anschutz”. 
  • To enter any building on campus including the library, everyone must pass through a daily check-in point and receive a wristband. At the check-in point everyone will complete a health questionnaire, have their temperature taken, and receive a wristband.
  • The Lounge@HSL, just outside the library’s entrance, will be one of the daily check-in points. Please note that it will only be staffed from 7:00 am – 10:00 am and from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. If one arrives at the library outside of those time frames they will have to visit the check-in point at the west RC1N entrance. That daily check-in point is open from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm.
    • On Saturdays and Sundays, students entering the library are required to complete the health questionnaire before entering.
  • Once inside the library building, everyone must wear a mask, their campus ID badge, and the daily wristband. Masks can be removed if one is alone in a room with a closed door.
  • Library users must be alone in one of 50 identified rooms with a closed door or on a computer workstation on the 1st floor of the building. If desired, users can make reservations online ahead of time for one of the 50 identified group or individual study rooms.
  • Cleaning kits will be provided to clean workspaces at the beginning and end of work.  It is the student’s responsibility to clean their own work stations.

If you have questions about library services or resources please e-mail the library at askus@cuanschutz.edu. Thank you for doing your part to help keep each other safe!

COVID-19 Topics in DynaMed

DynaMed has developed topics related to COVID-19 and specific practice areas. These include:

If one of these topics aligns with your practice area, sign up to get automatic email notifications whenever new information has been added:

  • Create a personal account by going to DynaMed and clicking on the “Sign In” icon in the upper right corner, then clicking on “Register now” and registering using your @cuanschutz.edu email.
  • When you’re on the page of interest, click the plus sign in the upper right corner.

Strauss Library also has a COVID-19 online resource guide with even more information and resources for clinicians, researchers, and consumers. You can find the guide at the following link: http://hslibraryguides.ucdenver.edu/covid. Be sure to check out the “For Practitioners” tab for links to patient care information.

You can get help from Strauss Health Sciences Library Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm via AskUs using chat, text, phone, or email.

Preservation Week – April 26-May 2, 2020

This year’s Preservation Week is April 26 to May 2. The first national preservation survey, conducted in 2004 by Heritage Preservation, revealed that a large portion of the collections in American libraries, museums, and archives was in need of treatment to prevent and reverse deterioration. In 2010, the American Library Association, in partnership with the Library of Congress, Institute of Library and Museum Services, American Institute for Conservation, Society of American Archivists, and Heritage Preservation, sponsored the first annual Preservation Week to raise awareness of the need and promote preservation not just in institutional collections, but also in the collections of individuals, families, and communities. Institutions are encouraged to celebrate Preservation Week by doing at least one thing to raise awareness of the need for preservation, inspire action to preserve collections, call attention to the role of libraries, archives and museums in the preservation of our cultural heritage, and promote preservation resources.

The theme for the 10th annual Preservation Week is Preserving Oral History. It has a dual meaning, both the action of preserving recollections and experiences that would otherwise be lost, and the physical preservation of the media on which they are recorded. Free Preservation Week activities and events, including webinars, are available at the American Library Association’s Association for Library Collections and Technical Services’ website. Programs from previous years are also available at the site, as well as a variety of resources. One of these, Saving Your Stuff, is a comprehensive list for the general public of the care and handling of most media that could make up a personal, family, or community collection.

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[Emily Epstein, Cataloging Librarian]

 

ClinicalKey Updates for April 2020

eBooks Added

eBooks Removed

  • Atlas of General Surgical Techniques (Townsend, Courtney) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780721603988; Package/Collection: Surgery Essentials. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Kirk’s General Surgical Operations.
  • Basic, Advanced, and Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery (Falcone, Tommaso) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416062646; Package/Collection: Obstetrics & Gynecology. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Atlas of Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Surgery.
  • High-Yield Imaging: Gastrointestinal (Gore, Richard) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416055440; Package/Collection: Radiology Essentials. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Textbook of Gastrointestinal Radiology.
  • Medical Imaging of Normal and Pathologic Anatomy (Vilensky, Joel) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781437706345; Package/Collection: Flex Only. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Weir & Abrahams’ Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy.
  • Ocular Disease: Mechanisms and Management (Levin, Leonard) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780702029837; Package/Collection: Ophthalmology. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Kanski’s Clinical Ophthalmology.
  • Urologic Surgery for the Gynecologist and Urogynecologist (Gebhart, John) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416062653; Package/Collection: Obstetrics & Gynecology. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Hinman’s Atlas of Urologic Surgery.
  • Visual Guide to Musculoskeletal Tumors: A Clinical – Radiologic – Histologic Approach (Wodajo, Felasfa) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781437703030; Package/Collection: Orthopedics Extended. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Musculoskeletal Imaging.

eBooks Added – ClinicalKey for Nursing

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

Temporary Access to AccessMedicine and Case Files Collection

McGraw-Hill

AccessMedicineStrauss Health Sciences Library was granted complimentary access to these resources by McGraw-Hill through May 31, 2020, due to COVID-19.

AccessMedicine

AccessMedicine provides medical students with a variety of resources needed to excel in basic science studies and clerkships; helps residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants with instant access to videos, self-assessment, and leading medical textbooks that facilitate decision-making at the point-of-care; and allows practicing physicians to brush up on their medical knowledge to ensure the best patient outcome.

AccessMedicine Case Files Collection

AccessMedicine’s Case Files Collection offers Case Files content in an interactive format. Updated regularly, this comprehensive case collection helps students learn and apply basic science and clinical medicine concepts in the context of realistic patient cases. The Case Files Collection includes basic science, clinical medicine, and postgraduate-level cases, enabling students and residents to learn in the context of real patients at this challenging time.

Once you’re on the Case Files Collection site, a pop-up window will appear asking you to sign in. You do not need to sign in to access this resource. You can click the X in the upper right corner and it will temporarily go away, but it will reappear when you navigate to a new page. To keep it from reappearing, or if you would like to save answers to cases, create a Favorites folder, or access comprehension quizzes, you can click on “Create a Free MyAccess Profile” in the pop-up window, then sign in. If you’re accessing either of the sites off campus, you will be prompted to sign in to the library website using your Passport ID account.

  • Distance Learning features in Access platforms : Orientation tools for important features in the platform for distant learning.
  • Content Maps : These are vital resources for faculty in Medicine, PA and Advanced Nursing. You will find content maps for different programs that will help faculty find and map out content in Access Medicine to different classes and course quickly and stress-free!
  • COVID 19 Central – Access Medicine: Daily updated Information about guidelines, studies and research…on COVID 19

The Strauss Health Sciences Library is closed, but you can still get help from library staff and ask questions M-F 8am-5pm via AskUs using chat, text, phone, or email.

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

COVID-19 Library Guide

Stay up to date on COVID-19. The library is maintaining a curated collection of COVID-19 resources which are reviewed and updated frequently. Our guide includes current resources for practitioners and researchers, interactive maps and visualizations, and information for the greater Colorado community. Do you know of a resource the library should add to the guide? Use the “Submit Resource Suggestions” on the main page of the guide to share resources. 

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

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services during closure due to COVID-19

ILL staff are here to help you get information you need.  However, due to conditions on campus, processing may be slower than usual. 

Journal articles in print volumes at Strauss Library and PASCAL (Storage) are unavailable to be scanned.  We may be able to borrow from other libraries and have options beyond that if your need is critical.  Book loans from other libraries are unavailable at this time, and hold requests for books in the Strauss collection are not able to be processed either. 

However, we are online and are still providing ILL services M-F, 8am-5pm.  We feel confident we can provide most journal articles.  Other libraries, nationally, may have the article or book chapter you need available electronically.  As well, requests for articles held in our e-journal collections will be processed.

If you don’t have an ILLiad account and are affiliated with Anschutz, feel free to register though our ILLiad website:

https://library-cuanschutz.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/firsttime.html

If you have any questions email copydocs@ucdenver.edu or call 303-724-2111 to speak with Lynn Triefus, ILL Coordinator, about your need.

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

ClinicalKey Updates for March 2020

Books Added – CK Global

Books Removed – CK Global

  • Aesthetic Oculofacial Rejuvenation (Zilkha, Marian) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780702033650; Package/Collection: Ophthalmology. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Video Atlas of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
  • Atlas of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Kramer, Christopher) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416061359; Package/Collection: Cardiovascular Disease Extended. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.
  • Atlas of Surgical Techniques for the Upper GI Tract and Small Bowel (Ponsky, Jeffrey) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416052784; Package/Collection: Surgery Extended. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Sleisenger and Fordtran’s Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease.
  • Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer: Prostate Cancer (Su, Li-Ming) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416045755; Package/Collection: Hematology-Oncology-Palliative. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Prostate Cancer.
  • Operative Techniques: Sports Medicine Surgery (Reider, Bruce) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416032779; Package/Collection: Sports Medicine. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – DeLee, Drez, & Miller’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
  • Signs in Ophthalmology: Causes and Differential Diagnosis (Kanski, Jack) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780723435488; Package/Collection: Ophthalmology. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Synopsis of Clinical Ophthalmology.
  • Teaching Files: Gastrointestinal, The (Miller, Frank) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416059448; Package/Collection: Flex Only. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Gastrointestinal Imaging: The Requisites.

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

Connect to full text articles easily using LibKey Nomad (Chrome browser extension)

LibKey Nomad, created by Third Iron (creators of BrowZine), is a Chrome browser extension that provides instant links to full text articles subscribed to by the Strauss Health Sciences Library as well as open access articles.

Click here to add the LibKey Nomad Chrome browser extension.

After adding the extension to Chrome be sure to select our institution (“University of Colorado Health Sciences Library”) from the dropdown available on the extension set-up page:

Image of LibKey Nomad screen indicating to select your institution

After the extension has been added and you’ve selected our institution you’ll begin seeing “Download PDF” buttons when looking at article abstracts in PubMed:

Image of PubMed interface with LibKey "Download PDF" button

If the PDF of an article is not available through the Strauss Health Sciences Library subscriptions nor is open access, you will see a button called “Access Options…”:

Image of LibKey Nomad button "Access Options" within the PubMed interface

The “Access Options…” button will direct you to the Strauss Health Sciences Library catalog, Library Search, to confirm we do not have access and provide the option to request the article via InterLibrary Loan (ILL). 

Additionally, if you are a vendor’s site for an article and full text is available, you will see a “Download PDF” button in the lower left side of Chrome. 

Image of ScienceDirect page with "Download PDF" button

If you are off campus when using LibKey Nomad, and have not yet logged in to proxy, the first licensed content button that you access through LibKey during your browser session will redirect you through our EZProxy login page. As long as you do not close your browser you will not be asked to log in through proxy again during the current browser session.

If you encounter any issues please submit a help case and library staff will assist.

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

Strauss Library is Closed! Most library services available online!

Starting March 16 at 6 p.m. and until further notice, the Strauss Health Sciences Library building is closed, No library services are available in the building. CU Anschutz Badge Access is still allowed. NOTE: Access will be monitored and limited to 7am-midnight, 7 days/week.

While in the library, for your safety, please maintain:

1.      One (1) person per study room

2.      Ten (10) foot distance between others at all times

More information on the CU Anschutz campus response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Even though the building is closed, you can still get help and use the library’s resources online!

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

Strauss Library Collection: Subscription Cost

Welcome to the second blog post about the Strauss Health Sciences Library collection. In the first blog post, we reported on the FY20 Library Subscriptions Survey results. In the next few posts, we will discuss general issues about the library collection, including cost, collaborative licensing efforts, different user groups and sites served by the library, and other questions raised by survey respondents.

Collection Expenditure The Strauss Library spends over around $3 million on the collections every year. Over 99% of the collection budget goes towards annual subscriptions for electronic resources, such as databases (e.g., UpToDate, Dynamed), electronic journal packages (e.g., Elsevier ScienceDirect journals, JAMA package), electronic book packages (e.g., AccessPharmacy, StatRef), and other resources with annual costs (e.g., Sage backfile host fee, R2 Digital Library access fee).

Subscription Cost Increase

Every year, the cost of subscriptions increases by around 5%, sometimes more. 

According to the EBSCO 2020 Serials Price Projection Report, the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and medical libraries in 2020 is projected to be in the range of five to six percent for individual titles, and four to five percent for electronic journal packages. Over the 2015-2019 period, the cost of academic medical library journals increased between 5.47% – 5.98% annually.

There is no national survey on database pricing trends, but our local experience is a similar upward trend. As an example, we have seen some of our top clinical tools’ cost increase by 5-7% every year.

If the library’s collection budget stays flat, then the library must make cuts to the subscriptions or identify funds from other budgets, such as operating or gift funds.  Typically the library does a combination of these practices.  The library will look for less utilized resources to drop as well as review other budgets for available funds.

Cost per Use

The library considers several factors in deciding whether to renew or cancel a resource, including: renewal price, usage statistics over the last few years, cost per use (CPU), if the resource is used in teaching, if the content is available through other options (such as interlibrary loan, third-party database of journal articles), and whether there are similar products. Among these factors, usage trend and CPU are examined carefully. In calculating CPU, use is generally defined as full text article requested (view or download) for journals, or searches run for databases. Usage data is provided by vendors. The library usually calculates cost per use using last three year’s usage average. 

For example, if a journal package costs $10,000 in 2020, and full text article downloads for the last three years are 5000, 6000, 5500 respectively, then the three-year average is 5500, and the CPU is approximately $1.82 ($10,000 / 5500 = $1.82).

CPU is an important number for renewal decisions as it reflects both subscription cost and local usage. We typically compare CPU among similar journal packages or databases when reviewing renewal quotes. It can also be used as leverage in price negotiation with vendors.

NOTES

2020 EBSCO Serials Price Projection Report

Five Year Journal Price Increase History (2015-2019)

If you have any questions about library collections, please contact Yumin Jiang, Head of Collection Management, at: 303-724-2137, yumin.jiang@cuanschutz.edu


Next Topic: Ways to Reduce Subscription Cost

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