Remote Access just got easier: try out Lean Library!

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Click screenshot image to install Lean Library browser plugin

What if :  no matter where you are, your browser was smart enough to log you in to the library’s proxy server whenever needed, in order to get to licensed content?  That “what if” is now!

With the Lean Library browser plugin installed, you’ll be able to “Roam Free” as you do your research. Like Nature journals?  Start your research at Nature.com. If you don’t have a current proxy session with HSL, you’ll be prompted automatically to start one. Like NEJM? Start out at The New England Journal of Medicine.  Do you always start with Pubmed? Lean Library will automatically modify your starting URL so that HSL’s Article Linker full text checker appears with citations in Pubmed.

Lean Library TRIAL ACCESS for Anschutz Medical Campus:
Installation Link

Video of How it Works

Give it a try! Lean Library takes just seconds for its one-time install, and works on most web browsers*. No user registration is necessary. Note: Our trial access to Lean Library lasts until October 12, 2018.**

Tried it?  Like it?  Have questions? Please be sure to let us know, just a quick email would be great: send it to library.web@ucdenver.edu with subject: Lean Library.

*Note: There is no mobile version of Lean Library, although that is on the list for development. For now, Lean Library works only on laptop/desktop browsers.

**Double note:  For purposes of this trial, not all HSL/AMC online resources are set up with Lean Library. Here is the quick list of what is currently set up:

We would love to hear any feedback you have about the Lean Library plugin. Email us here: library.web@ucdenver.edu.

Connect Your Laptop Workstations

Working on something big? The Health Sciences Library is thrilled to offer full-size screens, keyboards, and mice at our brand new “Connect Your Laptop Workstations.” Connect your laptop using the cables provided and you’ll have a full 27” monitor to display your work in parallel or as an extended screen. Plus, whether you’re working with a brand new laptop or an older model, the HSL has a wide variety of adapters for checkout at the service desk to connect you to the workstations.

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Here’s how it works. The four Connect Your Laptop Workstations are located in the fourth pod of the north computer commons, next to the north printer station. Note the yellow placards on the table partitions. The four cables at the station are: USB3, connecting the keyboard and mouse to your laptop; VGA, connecting the monitor to an older laptop; HDMI, connecting high-definition video on newer laptops; and Mini Display Port, connecting video for a wide range of Apple products.

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Working with a brand new laptop and only have USB-C connections? Just check out an OMARS multi-port adapter from the service desk! This will allow you to use HDMI video, USB for keyboard/mouse, and still leave ports open for charging and connecting other devices.

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If you have any problems or need help getting started with a Connect Your Laptop Workstation, don’t hesitate to ask for assistance at the service desk during public access hours. If you have suggestions for this space or ideas on what technologies would be useful to you, let us know with a Tell Us comment!

Denison Exhibit on 3rd Floor

Our staff member Debra has put together a new exhibit on the third floor, a collection of Denison artifacts.

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Included in the exhibit are many artifacts from the Denison collection, including a leather wallet, Colorado medal, Henry Denison’s first pair of leather shows, a doilie embroidered by Henry Denison, birthday candles and tie pins, as well as other items.

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Debra worked to display the physician’s account books and the cowboy hat that will be preserved in its own special-ordered case.IMG_3950.JPG

You can learn more about the Denison family and look through the online archive in the digital repository.

Here is the exhibit information sheet that Debra wrote for the exhibit:

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New Books

Adaptogens in medical herbalism : elite herbs and natural compounds for mastering stress, aging, and chronic disease

Clinical research in complementary therapies : principles, problems and solutions

A doctor’s guide to alternative medicine : what works, what doesn’t, and why

The Duke encyclopedia of new medicine : conventional and alternative medicine for all ages

Ending aging : the rejuvenation breakthroughs that could reverse human aging in our lifetime

Evaluating the economics of complementary and integrative medicine

Holy water, sacred oil : the Fountain of Youth

Hyperbaric oxygen for neurological disorders

Medicinal plants of the western mountain states

Mental health for the whole child : moving young clients from disease & disorder to balance & wellness

The Oxford handbook of psychoneuroimmunology

Scattered : how attention deficit disorder originates and what you can do about it

Shadows of Chaco Canyon

Sleep : a groundbreaking guide to the mysteries, the problems, and the solutions

Spiritual medicine and natural remedies

Textbook of functional medicine

When the body says no : exploring the stress-disease connection

 

Trial for Pharmacology World

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HSL just signed up for a trial of Pharmacology World. This is a new product offered by StatRef.  The trial will end on May 22, 2018.

Connect to Pharmacology World here.

Pharmacology World Introductory Video

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Pharmacology World videos key points:

  • Helps students master the key concepts of pharmacology
  • Covers all major drug classes and includes: mechanism of action, key pharmacokinetics, major therapeutic uses, and common and serious adverse effects
  • Incorporates relevant physiology, pathophysiology and biochemistry
  • Can be used to fill the void in lectures or in curriculums lacking pharmacology AND via the ‘flip classroom’ method so Instructors can ask students to view videos prior to their lecture to save time
  • Prepares students for course exams and national licensing exams

 

Please contact the Head of Collection Management Yumin Jiang with any feedback.

 

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Color Our Collection Coloring in the Lobby

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HSL’s rare materials librarian, Emily Epstein, has worked on making the Color Our Collections for 2018 into a coloring book.  She collected the coloring pages into a booklet, and Douglas set out the coloring books in the main lobby with coloring supplies, including crayons and colored pencils.

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Please stop by and color some of the coloring books!  This is a free stress relief activity during exams this May for our students.

You can also access the coloring book to download and print at home here.

The books are on the tables around the staircases in the main lobby.

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Jason, who you might recognize from the circulation desk, volunteered to get things started and color one of the coloring books!

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