We’ve changed the way you log in, using the single sign on mechanism offered by the CU’s Office of Information Technology. This method should be familiar to most as it’s the same single-sign on method that’s used at the UCDAccess portal.
Questions? Feedback? Feel free to contact us at this email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The HSL online catalog, Search@HSL, has two new features.
The first new feature is the addition of the BrowZine button to the navigation menu. You can access the additional options in the navigation menu by clicking on the ellipses […]:
The BrowZine option is now added for easy use:
If you click on the link, you will be redirected to the BrowZine main webpage that includes the content available from HSL:
BrowZine is a content aggregator that allows patrons to browse the periodical collection. Users can browse the collection by subject, view the contents of journals, connect to the full text if available, export the citation information, create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals if you create an account, and share content through social media. BrowZine also offers an app version, where you can select the HSL library and login with your credentials to use BrowZine on your devices.
The second new feature to Search@HSL is the option ‘Fetch Item’ in the navigation menu has been changed to ‘Citation Linker’.
This option in Search@HSL allows users to find citations for articles, books, and journals.
Users can search for the item and Search@HSL will find the item in the catalog. To get the citation, click on the ‘Citation’ icon under the ‘Send to’ menu of the record, and select the citation type you need. The options are APA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard, and MLA. Copy the citation and insert into a document.
If the Library Genie granted you three library wishes, what would they be? Now you have the opportunity to let us know!
Submit your three wishes to the library genie today! Your wishes will be anonymous, but if you’d be willing to talk more with us about your wishes you can include your name and e-mail address.
- Are there resources or services you’d like to see the library offer?
- Has the library implemented enhancements that you’d like to see more of?
- How could the library better assist you with your research, education or clinical needs?
The Library CANNOT accept your UCDenver email address as a user ID. Find your Passport ID (alias) here: https://MyAccount.ucdenver.edu. You’ll need to know your 9-digit student ID number (which is NOT listed on your ID badge for security reasons), your last name, and your date of birth. This site gives you a great dashboard of resources, including your alias/username (Passport ID) and links to other campus websites, including Webmail, Canvas, and the Library. Or you can call the library at 303-724-2132 and ask us to look up your alias for you. Please be prepared to tell us the month and day of your date of birth for verification.
From what we understand, Orientation is telling you to use your UCDenver email address as the username for everything from the UCDAccess Portal to your Webmail. While your email address may get you into most campus resources, the library is an exception. We apologize for the misunderstanding. The good news is, your alias/Passport ID will get you into not only library resources, but Access Portal and Webmail too!
Web Satisfaction Survey Results
Thank you to our users for responding so enthusiastically to our survey! We surveyed users from November 11-20, 2015 and were thrilled to receive a total of 227 responses!
Q1. How happy are you with the library’s website?
- 226 responded to Q1.
- 78% reported being either happy or very happy with the library’s website.
Q2: How can we improve your website experience?
- 93 wrote responses to open-ended Q2.
- 32% of written responses noted that there was no need for improvements to the website.
Respondents suggested many improvements to the website design, navigation, search, and access. The suggestions provide many excellent opportunities for the library to continue to improve our users’ web experience. We also received many suggestions that were not related to the website. These are just a few of the many comments we received:
- you are doing great. I use pubmed from google scholar all the time and when it stopped working got excellent help from your staff. THANKS
- I think that you are always improving the website and keeping up with the recent developments and discoveries.Tobin Magle is amazing. Well done all! Just an suggestion, can the library also provide access to common analysis software ? Since some bioinformatics, ensembl and NCBI classes are offered it seems to me that having access to softwares through the library will boost the use of the website/library and provide a huge service to students, staff and faculty who do not know from where to obtain these.
- Have mini-workshops available online on how to search websites for information more efficiently
- The biggest challenge I have is getting back to the main library screen from FindIT. If I go there at all, I pretty much have to go back to my bookmark (and log back in) to get to other library resources. I am a remote user (student). The other suggestion is more options for learning to use tools such as Endnote for those of us who can’t be on-campus!
- Oftentimes I feel very lost when trying to figure out if I have access to a journal, where I go to click and how I find relevant information to what I’m looking for.
- you do a fantastic job with on-line services and responses to questions.
- I love having access to online articles! The more that are available the happier I will be.
- More clarity on first page. Appreciate greater recent access made to research resource.
- Simplify. Home page is very busy.
- All the links I need are right on the front page. Very easy to access!
And LOTS more! Read the full report with all user feedback: HSL-Website-Satisfaction-Survey-Results-Nov2015
Thank you to the Web Working Group, and especially Cathalina Fontenelle, for their dedication to improving our website!
Questions, please contact Vivienne Houghton, MLIS, Web Services Librarian, at 303-724-2178 or email@example.com
The Health Sciences Library’s website has a new look! We’ve adopted the new color palette of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus website. In incorporating these new colors, we aim to:
- Create a more fluid user experience
- Help promote a more consistent look and feel across university websites
- Support CU’s larger marketing and branding initiatives
We look forward to your comments on our new look!
For questions, please contact:
Vivienne Houghton, MLIS
Web Services Librarian
In an effort to continually improve the library’s website, we’re rolling out a a new larger and more comprehensive “mega-menu” on Monday, December 8th.
Let us know what you think!
The choices behind the new menu were based on:
- Data from two card sort exercises conducted by the library’s Web Working Group: Participants included 14 library staff and 16 students, staff and faculty from CU Anschutz (read the full report: CardSortReport-CombinedStaffUser-2014May)
- Online usability testing from November 4 to December 3, 2014
For questions, please contact:
Web Services Librarian