Science Direct Access

Having difficulty accessing journals from Science Direct or Elsevier?  Make sure you choose the correct affiliation when you first login!

When you first access a journal title from Science Direct, you should see this screen asking you to choose an organization:

Science Direct choose

Please make sure to select the first option:

University of Colorado Health Science Centre – Denver, Univ Colorado Hlth Scis Ctr

NOT the second option.

As you can see from the screenshot, your browser will save your selection, and you should not see this again when accessing Science Direct titles.

If you accidentally select the wrong option, you will need to restart your browser, or try to open the title you are trying to access from another web browser so that you see this prompt again.

The screen might also look like this:

Science Direct choose2

Again, please make sure to select the first option!

Please contact HSL through Ask Us or Report a Problem if you are having any issues, we are happy to help with any problems you might be experiencing.

Update: Access Problem with Nature Titles

Update: Access has been restored. Please let us know if you run into any problems.

We are experiencing access problems with some titles from Nature, such as Nature Genetics and Nature Immunology among several others. Users are seeing a paywall when trying to access articles from the most recent issues. We are working with Nature to try and resolve the problem. Please report access problems to the library.


Article Linker problem from PubMed

Currently there is an intermittent problem with Article Linker on PubMed. Users may see the following message: “PubMed look up service is temporarily unavailable.” If you encounter the error please keep trying. You can try your search via Google Scholar.

You might also try the following:

1) open two browser windows, one on PubMed and the other on Find Journals single citation matcher or title search

2) flip back and forth between the windows or tabs, copy and paste the relevant info for the full text you wish to look up

If you have questions, please contact Ask a Librarian

Updated: Personal account access problem in Ovid

Update: the problem should now be resolved.Please contact the library if you encounter further problems.

Users have been unable to log in to their personal accounts in Ovid recently because the link for the personal accounts is not appearing.  Additionally, “Logged in as uchs9901” appears in the upper right corner. We are working with Ovid to correct the problem as quickly as possible.

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Downloading E-books in ClinicalKey



Clinical Key register

Have you encountered this message in ClinicalKey when trying to download an e-book?

Users need to register for a free personal account!/registration in order to download the PDF version. You can also get to the registration screen by clicking on “Register” in the upper right corner. You do not have to register in order to view the e-books in HTML.

AccessPharmacy time-out problem

Have you ever been “kicked out” of AccessPharmacy or AccessAnesthesiology after being on the same page for a while? Sometimes during a session users are kicked out and can’t get past the log-in page to access full-text content. There seems to be some kind of time-out occurring. You can try the following if you encounter this problem:

  1. Try to access another database, such as Academic Search Premier, etc. from the library’s web page:
  2. Try again with AccessPharmacy.
  3. Try clearing your cache or browsing history.
  4. Repeat if you encounter the log in page again.

We value your feedback regarding access problems and your suggestions for access improvement. Please let us know how we can improve access to this or any other resource: 

E-books in these databases include:

dipi9 good12 harr butt5 long2