This was written by Debra, 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.
You can find more information about what features are in the works here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pubmed/features/
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.
Now including ebooks too!
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
- Review our Getting Started at the Library & Finding Full Text Online resource guide to learn essential skills for new library users (other tutorials and classes are available)
- Use SearchHSL from the homepage to explore electronic books, journals, and other resources that contain information on your research topic
- Register for “Getting Started At The Library” or sign up for other library classes for help with PubMed, EndNote, and other resources
- Renew your library books online, and get copies of materials that CU does not own from a wide network of libraries using Interlibrary Loan
- Find an electronic textbook to help you study and learn!
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
- Get help locating evidence-based information, clinical care information, or primary source articles
- Reserve one of our group study rooms (majority of rooms are first-come-first-served).
- 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
- Reserve one of the library’s several meeting rooms for your group meeting of 12-50 participants
Especially for students:
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
- Access Resource Guides for information tailored to student needs
- Borrow our anatomical models, including complete skeletons, skull, heart, and brain models
- Find study aids for the USMLE, NAPLEX, NCLEX, NBDE, or PANCE.
- Locate a quiet place to study for your exams
- 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)
- Get personalized assistance for problems with your email account from Lori Williams (303-724-5463 or email@example.com)
Especially for Staff and Faculty!
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions
- Have a professional literature search completed for you
- Our online Interlibrary Loan request service, ILLiad, automatically submits your contact information, saving you time! Create an online account in ILLiad. ILLiad provides request forms for articles, books, book chapters and more. For more information, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Department (303-724-2111 or email@example.com)
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you! Best wishes on your new journey and we’ll look forward to seeing you in the library.