Micromedex Now Using AI

Micromedex is now using Watson artificial intelligence (AI) to help you quickly find answers to drug information questions. Ask Watson questions in natural language about drug dosage, administration, safety, pharmacokinetics, and interactions.

What types of question can I ask?

  • What is the mechanism of action of lisinopril?
  • What is the adult dosage of metformin for type 2 diabetes?
  • What are the adverse effects of bupropion?

Access Micromedex through the Health Sciences Library homepage.

Visit this page for more information about Micromedex with Watson.

Sign up for a 30-minute webinar (through September) to learn how to use Micromedex with Watson.

Stillness of Life

A new exhibit in the Gallery:

On Display September 3 to October 31, 2018 in the Health Sciences Library Gallery

Please join the artist, Olga Karpeisky, for Two Receptions on

Wednesday, September 5, 3:00 to 6:00 pm & Saturday, October 6, 12:00 to 3:00 pm

Stillness flyer

Library Classes for Fall

christi and ben teaching

HSL librarians Christi Piper and Ben Harnke review drug information resources with first-year Pharmacy students

Welcome back! The Education & Reference Department has a great lineup of classes and training opportunities for fall.

Regular Classes

Each semester, there are a number of in-library classes offering expert training, including:

  • Getting Started & Finding Full Text
  • EndNote Installation & Open Lab; EndNote User Training
  • Copyright & Fair Use
  • Searching PubMed
  • Answering Clinical Questions in Real Time
  • Introduction to Public Health Resources
  • Searching for the Evidence

We also offer a monthly series of hands-on workshops called “Data and Dulces,” which is focused on biomedical data science tools and topics like R and RStudio, version control, SQL databases, and data cleaning with OpenRefine.

View the Library’s complete classes calendar to read descriptions and to check days and times. Sign-up is required, and classes fill fast and early!

Special Classes

If you’d like instruction beyond what is offered in these regular classes, or if you are faculty looking for curriculum-based library instruction, please let us know more about your needs by filling out the Special Class form. We can mix and match from the topics listed above with a discipline-specific focus, if desired. Time-permitting, we can also cover topics such as data management, keeping track of research output, or expert searching in other resources. We take our show on the road, too; we are happy to come to your classroom.

Coming Soon: Introduction to Nursing Resources

Coming this later this semester, Education & Reference staff will be adding an introduction for students and faculty in nursing programs to its lineup of regular classes. Topics will include searching databases specific to the discipline (i.e., CINAHL) as well as successful online research strategies. Watch the Academic Announcements email list for for future dates for this and other opportunities!

New Resource: Improve Your Medical Spanish with Canopy

The library has access to a new Spanish language resource, Canopy.

Canopy is a web-based medical Spanish training tool that teaches and provides practice for specialized medical concepts and terminology for common clinical scenarios. By beginning with a Medical Spanish Assessment, Canopy will recommend where to begin your training. The course provides three levels of learning with numerous lessons in each level catered to specific skills and vocabulary. The lessons are interactive and include practice for both written and spoken language.

You can find Canopy listed on our databases page .

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Don’t want to work through the whole program? Skip around to the chapters that are most relevant to your practice!

Interested in trying out this new tool and improving your Spanish language skills for clinical practice? Contact Kristina Palmer at kristina.palmer@ucdenver.edu using your UCDenver email address to request your Canopy account.

Have you tried Canopy? Let us know what you think using the TellUs form.

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
Expert Authors X X
Recommendations based on Evidence   X
Daily Updates X X
Mobile App X X

New Amesse Leisure Reading


The following titles have recently been added to the Amesse collection, located in the library’s leisure hub area adjacent to the 1st floor north information commons:


-Franqui, Leah*/ America for beginners

-Gessen, Keith/ A terrible country

-Groff, Lauren*/ Florida

-Moshfegh, Ottessa*/ My year of rest & relaxation

-Orange, Tommy*/ There There

-Sittenfeld, Curtis*/ You think it, I’ll say it

-Sykes, Lucy/ Fitness junkie


-James, Laura/ Odd girl out: My extraordinary autistic life

-Johnson, Kirk Wallace*/ The feather thief

-Mitchell, Wendy/ Somebody I used to know

-Quart, Alissa/ Squeezed: Why our families can’t afford America

-Sedaris, David*/ Calypso

*Amazon Best Book of the Month

New Book List

108 pearls to awaken your healing potential

20 essential supplements for super health : today’s can’t-do-without nutritional supplements that can prevent disease and ultimately save your life!

Adrenalogic : outsmarting stress

The autoimmune fix : how to stop the hidden autoimmune damage that keeps you sick, fat, and tired before it turns into disease

Basic and clinical pharmacology

Biodentical hormones101 : made exceedingly simple : biodentical hormones, natural thyroid, and natural medicine

Bipolar nature of pain

The Bravewell story : how a small community of philanthropists made a big difference in healthcare

Case studies in integrative and functional medicine

The China study : the most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted and the startling implications for diet, weight loss and long-term health

Dietary supplements

The Harriet Lane handbook : a manual for pediatric house officers

Healing of the soul : shamanism and psyche

Integrating modern medicine and traditional Chinese medicine / Volume One, Acupuncture.

Laboratory evaluations in molecular medicine : nutrients, toxicants, and cell regulators

Let magic happen : adventures in healing with a holistic radiologist

Limu moui : prize sea plant of Tonga and the South Pacific

Medical physiology : a systems approach

Mosby’s manual of diagnostic and laboratory tests

Natural medicine instructions for patients

On being human : where ethics, medicine, and spirituality converge

Osteogenic loading : a new modality to facilitate bone density development

Pathology : implications for the physical therapist

Pictorial atlas of acupuncture : an illustrated manual of acupuncture points

Pierson and Fairchild’s principles & techniques of patient care

Pregnant butch : nine long months spent in drag

Red hat speaks : voice of the flying eagle

Science of whole person healing : proceedings of the first interdisciplinary international conference Volume 2

State of slim : fix your metabolism and drop 20 pounds in 8 weeks on the Colorado diet

Success in medical school : insider advice for the preclinical years

Talking story : one woman’s quest to preserve ancient spiritual and healing traditions

The toxin solution : how hidden poisons in the air, water, food, and products we use are destroying our health–and what we can do to fix it

Trail guide to the body : a hands-on guide to locating muscles, bones and more

Tripping over the truth : how the metabolic theory of cancer is overturning one of medicine’s most entrenched paradigms