Trial Access to PolicyMap

Strauss Library will have trial access to PolicyMap (https://hslibraryguides.ucdenver.edu/PolicyMap) from February 1, 2020 through March 2, 2020.

PolicyMap is a “GIS tool for non-GIS experts” for those who need to visualize large amounts of data quickly and easily, often down to the census tract or block group level. The PolicyMap mapping tool is a single point of entry for data related to health, demographics and conditions of the communities you serve. Create maps, tables and reports to understand community needs, write compelling grant applications and locate health resources.

Policymap includes community health related data including: life expectancy, opioid use, as well as insured and uninsured populations. Here is complete list of our Health Data from multiple sources including CDC BRFSS, CDC 500 Cities, HRSA and the USDA.

Is it currently on the A-Z list, and you can follow the link here:

https://hslibraryguides.ucdenver.edu/PolicyMap

This was written by Danielle, you can contact AskUs with questions.

New Trial: DynaMed Plus

The library is starting a new trial for DynaMed Plus. You may be familiar with DynaMed, a current library subscription, but you now have 6 months to try out DynaMed Plus and see what you think.

You can find DynaMed Plus in the Databases A-Z list or through this quick link.

What’s the difference you ask? Take a look at the chart below to see some of the ways that DynaMed Plus is different from DynaMed and what’s available in both. Once you’ve tried it out, let us know what you think using the TellUs form!

  DynaMed DynaMed Plus
Overviews & Recommendations   X
In-depth specialty content   X
Graphics & Images   X
Micromedex drug content   X
Calculators X X
Links to full text X X
Evidence Based X X
GRADE   X
Expert Authors X X
Recommendations based on Evidence   X
Daily Updates X X
Mobile App X X

Remote Access just got easier: try out Lean Library!

screenshot: Lean Library browser plugin popup

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.

Trial for Pharmacology World

PharmacologyWorldHandout_STAT!Ref logo

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

Pharmacology World Handout

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.

 

PharmacologyWorldHandout_STAT!Ref

New trial: APA Style CENTRAL

apa-style

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

New Trial: Alexander Street Health Sciences Videos

We have a trial going for Alexander Street Health Sciences Videos through May 20th, 2016. Content includes instructional videos, interviews, documentaries, and reports from fields including dentistry, nursing, rehabilitation therapy, sports medicine and exercise science, and veterinary science.

Sample: Sinus Dysrhythmias

Alexander Street Health Sciences Videos is listed on the library’s database page

E-book Access Question: Sudden Loss of Full-Text

QUESTION: I was able to access an e-book recently, but now I can only get to the table of contents. What happened?

The library is participating in a PDA (Patron Driven Acquisition) purchase program with some publishers, including R2 e-books. These books can be found on our e-books page and in our catalog. They are fully accessible until they have been used a certain number of times. Once that threshold has been reached, users can no longer access the full-text of the book–only the table of contents. The library then decides if it can purchase the e-book. Our goal is to make sure the library is purchasing resources that are getting used and are important to our users.

QUESTION: How can I tell if an e-book has been “triggered?”

If you mouseover (hover over) the table of contents link, a message will pop up saying this e-book is being considered for purchase (see image). If you would like to inquire about the status of a PDA e-book, or have other questions, please fill out this form: http://hslibrary.ucdenver.edu/databases?q=databases/problem-report

R2 pda notice

Trial Access: Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) EBP Database

JBI

The library has a 1 month trial (ends Nov. 6th) set up for The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) EBP Database in Ovid.

JBI covers a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties and includes:

– Evidence Summaries
– Evidence–Based Recommended Practices
– Best Practice Information Sheets
– Systematic Reviews
– Consumer Information Sheets
– Systematic Review Protocols
– Technical Reports

JBI screen

 

Questions or feedback? Please contact Yumin.Jiang@ucdenver.edu

 

24/7 HOURS & BADGE-ID ACCESS BEGINS OCT 13

Students on the AMC have desired 24/7 late night access for many years and now HSL delivers!

Guidelines and a handout covering details, tips and safety information is available at the library service desk and online.

Beginning Oct 13, 2014 Health Sciences Library increases access for the CU AMC University community by offering badge-ID access 24/7 after library closing times. Security enhancements to the library facility were made over the summer, and library staff have ready new closing procedures to help with the transition. The library will be closing up services and locking its doors two hours earlier on Sunday – Thursday evenings at 10pm. Friday and Saturday closing times remain the same at 6pm.

Health Sciences Library Public Access Hours, Oct 13, 2014 – June 2015.
During these posted hours library staff are on duty and our service desk is open:

Sun 10:00 am –  10:00 pm
Mon-Thurs  7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri  7:00 am –   6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am –  6:00 pm
  • CU AMC students/employees have badge-ID access to the library 24/7
  • Have visible & be able to present University badge ID to remain past closing time
  • Library staff will check for and ask to see University badge IDs

Any person lacking the proper University campus badge ID will be directed to exit the facility immediately after closing times. Library staff will come around and do this after our service desk closes. Public and non-affiliated users are expected to exit the library at the posted closing times.

University students/staff/faculty with their AMC campus ID badge will be allowed to stay in the facility after closing time. Campus badge ID must be in your possession; no exceptions will be made. Library staff and/or University Police may ask to see badge ID any time after the library closes.

University users in the library who suspect unauthorized individuals are in the facility after closing should contact campus Police at 303-724-4444.

Emergency buttons have been installed throughout the building on all floors. They are the yellow devices on the wall labelled “In case of emergency, lift cover, push button.” A blue police emergency tent is on the wall above each yellow panic alarm. Campus police will respond when the red button is pressed.

Blue Emergency Signage     Yellow Emergency Alarm

Library materials may not be checked out/removed when the service desk is closed.Users are discouraged from leaving library materials you have checked out on the service desk after closing when library staff are gone. The library cannot guarantee that your returned items will be secure/safe sitting on the service desk. Library users should return laptops and other special/sensitive materials they have checked out in their names during regular open service hours and when staff are on service desk. There is an outside book drop near the front entrance and an interior book drop on the far end of the service desk for the return of books and journals.

Students and other University users agree to abide by the library’s Conduct policy [http://hsl.ucdenver.edu/policies/conduct] at all hours and to act in proper manners which promote an atmosphere conducive to study and research.

Contact our service desk during staffed hours and by phone at 303-724-2152 for any questions. You may also contact Douglas Stehle, Head of Access Services (303-724-2152 | douglas.stehle@ucdenver.edu) for further information.


Walk Stations & Wellness at the Library

Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce the arrival of two walking treadmills to provide healthy studying and lifestyle options for library users.

Our new walk stations:

  • Operate at low speeds so you can read, watch video, use your laptop, etc.
  • Come with a height-adjustable table over the treadmill for your laptop, a book, etc.
  • Are a great way to stretch your legs and take a break from extended studying and sitting.

The two walk stations will be located on the first floor of the library in our vending area. Ask for directions at our service desk anytime.

walk station event final

During the event the walk stations will be setup in the first floor lobby. Library staff and Wellness Center specialists will be available to answer questions and show you the basics. Hop on and take some steps. A limited supply of bottles of water and light snacks will be available. Can you setup your Google account on the library’s Chromebook easily on a walk station? Come try one and see!

New trial: Global Health through CAB Direct

Cab direct

We are trialing a new resource: CAB Direct Global Health Current and Archives through CABI.

About: Global Health focuses on public health research and practice. Topics include:

  • Biomedical life sciences
  • Chronic diseases
  • Diagnosis and therapy of disease
  • Environmental and occupational health
  • Epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Health promotion
  • Health systems
  • Infectious diseases and parasitology
  • Nutrition and food sciences
  • Public Health
  • Public Health Emergencies
  • Tropical and international health.

Global Health Archive offers over 800,000 records on public health from out-of-print journals dating back to 1910.

Check it out and tell us what you think! Email: Yumin.Jiang@ucdenver.edu
Trial ends May 15th, 2014.

MacBook Pro arrives at the service desk for check out…

MacBook Pro at library

MacBook Pro for checkout at the service desk of the library

For the first few weeks of 2012 the new MacBook Pro at the library will circulate for 4 hours, allowing throngs of mac-happy singletons to give it a whirl and share nice. Further down the road, say voices from inside the many study rooms in the info commons, HSL plans to circulate it for a slightly longer period and experiment. Along with the Macbook, a couple of Apple i-pads make up the emerging inventory of cool and nifty devices students and campus users can try out. Two dell laptops may also exist; “it’s being looked into” library insiders report; and various regulars at the library whisper that the dells are slightly outdated. Students who tend to like the quiet of the second floor and its east windows only mutter that the Dell laptops are good enough for a couple of hours of quiet work in the library with a cup of coffee courtesy of the Wolfgang Puck coffee machine on the first floor.

For details, stop at the desk and ask us anytime about any of this.  And tell us what’s on your mind as a user of the library on the AMC.

Refrigerator now available in Health Sciences Library for library users

Based on numerous requests from students, the Health Sciences Library has made a refrigerator available to library users.  This is a pilot to see if a fridge will be used, what size fridge might be needed, and if the fridge can be kept clean.

The fridge is located on the 1st floor of the Health Sciences Library in the same space as the vending machines and the microwave.  The library is not responsible for items placed in the fridge.  All items should be dated as the fridge will be emptied every Sunday.  Items with no date on them, or that are older than a week, will be thrown away.

If you have questions or would like more information please contact the Health Sciences Library at (303) 724-2152 or AskHSL@lists.ucdenver.edu.