Colorado Open Scholarship Series: Watch recorded talks!

You can now view the recorded talks from Heather Joseph and Nicole Allen given at other Colorado universities!

April 11, 2017 – @ University of Denver
What’s Up with Open Research Data?
Presented by: Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC

April 12, 2017 – @ University of Colorado Boulder
Tackling the Textbook Crisis: The Role of Open Educational Resources and Affordable Course Materials
Presented by: Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education, SPARC

April 13, 2017 – @ Colorado School of Mines

Part I: Open Educational Resources: Reducing Cost, Expanding Access, Improving Quality
Presented by: Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education, SPARC

Part II: Open Access: From Adoption to Evaluation

Presented by: Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC

Heather Joseph and Nicole Allen of SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) will be talking about all things related to open scholarship April 10-14th. The Health Sciences Library will be live-streaming some of their talks in TL-3 (Teaching Lab 3). Come and learn about open data, open access publishing, open educational resources and more! Times, dates and topics:


Eugene Garfield (1925-2017). Innovator of citation indices and the Impact Factor

Eugene Garfield, chemist, librarian, and informationist, passed away on February 26th. Garfield invented the Science Citation Index, initially compiled in multiple massive volumes which in the digital world, evolved into the Web of Science.  The sometimes controversial Impact Factor is an innovation of Garfield’s as well, first writing about it in a 1955 Science article .

In the 1940’s, Garfield attended CU Boulder as a chemical engineering student but with the interruption of the war, he finished at Columbia University with a chemistry B.S.  He went on to work at the Welch Medical Library at Johns Hopkins where he contributed to a project that led to the development of MeSH.

For more on Eugene Garfield’s life and career see:

BrowZine and BrowZine Web: browse E-journals on your iPhone or your computer

browzine BrowZine is an app that can help you stay current with academic journals!  After downloading the free BrowZine app select our institution: University of Colorado Health Sciences Library and enter your usual library login credentials. Authentication FAQs.
The library only subscribes to the iOS version of this resource at this time. Reviews

Don’t have an iPhone or iPad? Try BrowZine Web. Browse top journals from your field from your desktop or laptop computer. Easily discover, read, and monitor the key journals in your field. You can find a link on the library’s database page.

browzine web

With BrowZine, you can:
– Browse and read top academic journals: Browse journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles

– Use the durable linking capability of to easily link to specific sub-disciplines.

In the BrowZine app for iOS, you can create a personal experience:
– Create your own bookshelf: Add journals to your personal bookshelf and be notified when new articles are published
– Save and export articles: Save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Mendeley, RefWorks, Zotero, Papers and more.

Publishers are Requiring ORCID


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.

New trial: APA Style CENTRAL


Try out APA Style Central!

Features include:
-Research planning tools
-APA Style reference templates
-Browse and search features to identify possible journals for publication

Users must create an individual account in order to create and save references and papers. Click on “Welcome” in the upper right corner to create your account.

Tell us what you think…

On trial until October 6th, 2016

2015 Open Access Fund Award Articles: Making an Impact




Articles by the recipients of the 2015 Open Access Fund Award are making an impact. The articles are available in the library’s digital repository.  Check out the early altmetric data for the articles. Check back on this blog or the Open Access page soon for information on applying to the next OA Fund.


Dalwani MS, McMahon MA, Mikulich-Gilbertson SK, Young SE, Regner MF, Raymond KM, et al. (2015) Female Adolescents with Severe Substance and Conduct Problems Have Substantially Less Brain Gray Matter Volume. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0126368. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126368

Repository link

Edward J. Dill, Spero M. Manson, Luohua Jiang, et al., “Psychosocial Predictors of Weight Loss among American Indian and Alaska Native Participants in a Diabetes Prevention Translational Project,” Journal of Diabetes Research, vol. 2016, Article ID 1546939, 10 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/1546939

No altmetric data to show…yet

Repository link

Friend SF, Deason-Towne F, Peterson LK, Berger AJ, Dragone LL. Regulation of T cell receptor complex-mediated signaling by ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like modifications. American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Immunology. 2014;3(3):107-123.

Repository link

Gaillard D, Xu M, Liu F, Millar SE, Barlow LA (2015) β-Catenin Signaling Biases Multipotent Lingual Epithelial Progenitors to Differentiate and Acquire Specific Taste Cell Fates. PLoS Genet 11(5): e1005208. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1005208

Repository link

Green RM, Feng W, Phang T, et al. Tfap2a-dependent changes in mouse facial morphology result in clefting that can be ameliorated by a reduction in Fgf8gene dosage. Disease Models & Mechanisms. 2015;8(1):31-43. doi:10.1242/dmm.017616.

Repository link

Hampton CW, Galperin D, Alvarez E, West MS. Encephalomyeloneuropathy with CRMP-5 antibodies in a patient with a primary mediastinal serinoma. Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation. 2015;2(3):e82. doi:10.1212/NXI.0000000000000082.

Repository link

Honda JR, Hess T, Malcolm KC, Ovrutsky AR, Bai X, Irani VR, et al. (2015) Pathogenic Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Resist and Inactivate Cathelicidin: Implication of a Novel Role for Polar Mycobacterial Lipids. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0126994. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126994

Repository link

Meredith FL, Kirk ME and Rennie KJ (2015) Kv1 channels and neural processing in vestibular calyx afferents. Front. Syst. Neurosci. 9:85. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2015.00085

Repository link

Murphy, D.L., Marcial, M., Halpern, M., The role of citizenship status in HIV testing among rural communities of the Dominican Republic. WIMJ Open 2015.; 2 (2). doi:10.7727/wimjopen.2014.020

No altmetric data to show…yet

Repository link

Schlaepfer, Isabel R., Glodé, L. Michael, Hitz, Carolyn A., Pac, Colton T., Boyle, Kristen E., Maroni, Paul, Deep, Gagan, Agarwal, Rajesh, Lucia, Scott M., Cramer, Scott D., Serkova, Natalie J., Eckel, Robert H., Inhibition of lipid oxidation increases glucose metabolism and enhances 2-deoxy-2-[¹⁸F]fluoro-D-glucose uptake in prostate cancer mouse xenografts. Molecular Imaging and Biology 17(4). doi:10.1007/s11307-014-0814-4

No altmetric data to show…yet

Repository link

Scott, Halden F., Donoghue, Aaron J., Gaieski, David F., Marchese, Ronald F., Mistry, Rakesh D., Effectiveness of physical exam signs for early detection of critical illness in pediatric systemic inflammatory response syndrome. BMC Emergency Medicine 2014 14:24. doi:10.1186/1471-227X-14-24

Repository link

Smith, Christiana, Forster, Jeri E., Levin, Myron J., Davies, Jill, Pappas, Jennifer, Kinzie, Kay, Barr, Emily, Paul, Suzanne, McFarland, Elizabeth J., Weinberg, Adriana, Serious adverse events are uncommon with combination neonatal antiretroviral prophylaxis: a retrospective case review. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0127062. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0127062

No altmetric data to show…yet

Repository link

Zhang, Lingdi, Xueni, Li, Hill, Ryan C., Qiu, Yan, Zhang, Wenzheng, Hansen, Kirk C., Zhao, Rui, Brr2 plays a role in spliceosomal activation in addition to U4/U6 unwinding. Nucleic Acids Research, 2015, Vol. 43, No. 6, 3286-3297. doi:10.1093/nar/gkv06

Repository link


Try out OvidToday: an app for browsing Ovid journals

Want a way to keep current with Ovid journals? Try OvidToday



  • Browse specialty categories and select journals to follow
  • Stay current with the latest journal content
  • Read the PDF of any article
  • Add articles to a personal reading list for later use, even offline
  • Access journals at home or work with remote authentication


1) Download the free OvidToday app
Available for free. Get it on Google Play ( or iTunes (

2) Tap “Let’s get started” and follow the on-screen instructions
If you are on campus/logged in on the network, the app should automatically recognize you. Off campus?  First log in to the library’s Ovid link or go through VPN so the system recognizes you as an affiliated user. 

3) Enter an Ovid Personal Account ID
If you don’t have a Personal Account, OvidToday will prompt you to create one and provide steps.

4) Start browsing favorite journals
You will have access to the most recent issues of the library’s Ovid-subscribed journal content; new issues are added automatically once available on Ovid.

More information…