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:
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.
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:
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:
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…”:
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.
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.
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!
Have a question? AskUs is available M-F 8am-5pm from the homepage.
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!
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.
A bit behind schedule but finally here, you can now find the new PubMed interface from the current PubMed browser.
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.
This was written by Christi Piper, you can contact AskUs with questions.
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.
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.
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.
your work(s) to Mountain Scholar is easy. In five easy steps you can get your
work submitted and made available in Mountain Scholar. A variety of
resources can be submitted to Mountain Scholar. Here is a list of some items we
Journal articles (including published material, depending on copyright
Books and book chapters
Multimedia including photos, images, and videos
Teaching materials and Open Educational Resources (OER)
Poster and/or slide presentations
Professional activity materials
Projects and portfolios
Special events materials
If you still have questions check out our Mountain Scholar FAQ or contact Danielle Ostendorf (Danielle.2.Ostendorf@cuanschutz.edu).
Every year, during the month of October, the Scholarly
Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) organizes the international
event Open Access Week. For one week we focus on the importance and need for
Open Access scholarship and, as SPARC has said,
it provides “an opportunity for open access advocates to engage their
communities to teach them about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share
what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation
in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.”
So, how does the Strauss Health Sciences Library support
The Strauss Library supports Open Access in several ways. To
start, Open Access is part of the Strauss Library’s Collection
Development Policy and we regularly make Open Access content available
through our library catalog. Here are
some examples of Open Access journals currently available in our catalog:
In addition to providing access to Open Access, the Strauss
Library supports the CU Anschutz campus publishing in Open Access journals. If
campus affiliates publish in an Open Access journal, depending on their author
rights, they can preserve their article in our institutional repository, Mountain Scholar, as
well. Learn more
about Mountain Scholar.
How is Open Access relevant to the medical and health
Open Access is beneficial to all subjects and fields.
Allowing your research to be freely available will generally increase
citations, support further advances in the field, and increase representation
in the field.
Here are examples of Open Access in the medical and health sciences fields:
to SPARC, it “invites scientists from around the around to freely share
their research on anti-malaria drugs through a transparent, online platform.
The hope is to accelerate discovery of new drug candidates to be entered into
pre-clinical development. All data and ideas are shared openly. There are no
to their mission, OMF supports “collaborative medical research to find
effective treatments and diagnostic markers for chronic complex diseases with
initial focus on ME/CFS.”
This year’s Open Access Week theme is “Open for Whom?
Equity in Open Knowledge”. What does that mean?
Open Access Week has a theme. Last year’s theme was “designing equitable
foundations for open knowledge.” Nick Shockey, Director of Programs & Engagement
at SPARC, explains this year’s theme
“Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”; “As open becomes the default, all
stakeholders must be intentional about designing these new, open systems to
ensure that they are inclusive, equitable, and truly serve the needs of a
diverse global community.”
play many roles in Open Access publishing. For example, it can refer to the
accessibility of a platform hosting an Open Access journal, or the diversity of
the editors, peer-reviewers, and authors of an Open Access journal. Open Access
also brings equity to a field when all researchers have the same access to
research and data. In contrast, accessing a traditional subscription journal
requires a subscription which costs the institution, library, or individual
money, if they can afford the journal.
How can I learn more about Open Access?
There are several resources available to learn more about
Open Access. Here are a few:
A wiki with several more resources about Open
Access to learn yourself and teach others
If you have questions that were not answered above, please use the Strauss Library’s AskUs to chat or email with a librarian or reach out to Danielle Ostendorf (Danielle.2.Ostendorf@cuanschutz.edu), Electronic Resources Librarian.
Please welcome the newest employee in Education and Reference, Jason Wardell. Jason started on November 15th! If you see him around the library or hear from him on AskUs make sure to give him a warm welcome!
Learn a little bit more about Jason in his short biography:
I was born in Chicago, but have called Colorado my home since 1996. I graduated from Colorado State University in 2007 with a BA in English Literature, and again from Metropolitan State University in 2011 with a BA in Journalism. Today, I live in Denver with my wife, Mindi, and our Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Penny. I’m presently enrolled in the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University in the 2017 Denver cohort, and I aspire to work in an academic library to fulfill my dream of never leaving school. Outside of the library, I host a weekly pub quiz for Geeks Who Drink, provide website and marketing support for Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, and am very passionate about certain flavors of La Croix.
Many of you use EndNote to harvest or gather PDFs in your EndNote Library. It’s a huge time saver when you are trying to collect the articles you need for a grant or manuscript. The library has changed how we are able to do this and you need to update your settings as soon as possible. If you don’t make these changes, your copy of EndNote will stop harvesting PDFs. Our Proxy setting has changed as well – that’s the thing that authenticates you when you are not on campus and trying to harvest PDFs. Take the time to make this change now, the new settings are already working.
In Endnote PC, go to the “Edit” drop down menu and choose “Preferences“. For EndNote MAC, you’ll find “Preferences” under the EndNote X8 menu. Once you are in the EndNote Preferences box, make sure you have “Find Full Text” selected.
Check all 4 of the checkboxes. The “OpenURL Path:” field should be
Copy and paste this into the field or type it very deliberately. Uppercase matters and must be typed exactly as shown. Include the “?” at the end. Please note the URL begins with https.
You only need to fill in the “Authenticate with: URL:” field if you use EndNote when you are off campus. Even if you use the OIT VPN, you need to configure the “Authenticate with” field. If you never use EndNote from off campus then you may leave this field blank. If you are using EndNote remotely, the “Authenticate with: URL” should be
If you need assistance or would like us to help walk you through any of these changes, you can reach the Education & Reference department in the library from 9:00am through 4:00pm at 303-724-2109.
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
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
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
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
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)
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 (email@example.com) with any questions
The HSL online catalog, Search@HSL, has two new features.
The first new feature is the addition of the BrowZine button to the navigation menu. You can access the additional options in the navigation menu by clicking on the ellipses […]:
The BrowZine option is now added for easy use:
If you click on the link, you will be redirected to the BrowZine main webpage that includes the content available from HSL:
BrowZine is a content aggregator that allows patrons to browse the periodical collection. Users can browse the collection by subject, view the contents of journals, connect to the full text if available, export the citation information, create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals if you create an account, and share content through social media. BrowZine also offers an app version, where you can select the HSL library and login with your credentials to use BrowZine on your devices.
The second new feature to Search@HSL is the option ‘Fetch Item’ in the navigation menu has been changed to ‘Citation Linker’.
This option in Search@HSL allows users to find citations for articles, books, and journals.
Users can search for the item and Search@HSL will find the item in the catalog. To get the citation, click on the ‘Citation’ icon under the ‘Send to’ menu of the record, and select the citation type you need. The options are APA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard, and MLA. Copy the citation and insert into a document.
Do you have an ORCID number, a researcher ID number? There’s a growing list of journals and publishers, including PLoS, Wiley, the American Chemical Society, EMBO Press and others, that require corresponding authors to have an ORCID number. If you don’t have one yet, you can register here.