Arthritis and Arthroplasty: The Hip (Brown, Thomas) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416049739; Package/Collection: Flex Only. Discontinued. Recommended alternatives – Surgery of the Hip; Techniques in Hip Arthroscopy and Joint Preservation Surgery
Cases in Adult Congenital Heart Disease (Gatzoulis, Michael) 3rd ed; ISBN: 9780443067129; Package/Collection: Flex Only. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Diagnosis and Management of Adult Congenital Heart Disease
High-Yield Imaging: Chest (Muller, Nestor) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416061618; Package/Collection: Radiology Essentials. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Muller’s Imaging of the Chest
Manual of Pediatric Anesthesia (Lerman, Jerrold) 6th ed; ISBN: 9781437709889; Package/Collection: Anesthesiology. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children
Osteoporosis in Men: The Effects of Gender on Skeletal Health (Orwoll, Eric) 2nd ed; ISBN: 9780123746023; Package/Collection: Rheumatology. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Osteoporosis
Techniques in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Series: Minimally-Invasive Facial Rejuvenation (Nahai, Foad) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780702030888; Package/Collection: Plastic Surgery. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Master Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation
This was written by Jessica, you can contact AskUs with questions.
OER stands for Open Educational Resources which are
materials that aid in teaching (textbooks, lesson plans, slide decks, images,
modules, activities, etc…) that are free (or very low cost) and allow users
(both students and educators) to make changes without asking permission.
Starting to search for OER can be a daunting task, particularly in the field of health sciences. It can be overwhelming determining where to start and what to look for. At the Strauss Health Sciences Library, we have created a resource guide that is curated specifically for health sciences related OER and we hope it will get you started.
The resource guide opens with a home page that answers the
question, “What is OER?” Next is a page called “Why OER?” that provides
background information about the benefits of OER.
The meat of the guide is the “Finding OER” section that is
broken down into the following sections:
General Health Sciences
Search Engines and Databases
Each discipline-specific page features OERs that can be used in that discipline. For example, the textbook Trauma in Dentistry is featured on the Dentistry page, while Health Case Studies can be found on both the Nursing page and on the Medicine page.
On the “Search Engines and Databases” page you can find a
variety of tools to help you find OER. OER Comons is a great place to start
because its collection holds tens of thousands of OER learning materials that
can easily be searched. The Open Access Biomedical Image Search Engine is
another useful tool and a great place to look for health sciences related images
that are openly licensed.
We invite you to visit the Open Educational Resources at CU Anschutz resource guide. Poke through some of the resources and databases, and, most importantly, let us know when you find any health sciences OER that we should add to the guide!
This was written by Ellie, you can contact AskUs with questions.
your work(s) to Mountain Scholar is easy. In five easy steps you can get your
work submitted and made available in Mountain Scholar. A variety of
resources can be submitted to Mountain Scholar. Here is a list of some items we
Journal articles (including published material, depending on copyright
Books and book chapters
Multimedia including photos, images, and videos
Teaching materials and Open Educational Resources (OER)
Poster and/or slide presentations
Professional activity materials
Projects and portfolios
Special events materials
If you still have questions check out our Mountain Scholar FAQ or contact Danielle Ostendorf (Danielle.2.Ostendorf@cuanschutz.edu).
Every year, during the month of October, the Scholarly
Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) organizes the international
event Open Access Week. For one week we focus on the importance and need for
Open Access scholarship and, as SPARC has said,
it provides “an opportunity for open access advocates to engage their
communities to teach them about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share
what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation
in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.”
So, how does the Strauss Health Sciences Library support
The Strauss Library supports Open Access in several ways. To
start, Open Access is part of the Strauss Library’s Collection
Development Policy and we regularly make Open Access content available
through our library catalog. Here are
some examples of Open Access journals currently available in our catalog:
In addition to providing access to Open Access, the Strauss
Library supports the CU Anschutz campus publishing in Open Access journals. If
campus affiliates publish in an Open Access journal, depending on their author
rights, they can preserve their article in our institutional repository, Mountain Scholar, as
well. Learn more
about Mountain Scholar.
How is Open Access relevant to the medical and health
Open Access is beneficial to all subjects and fields.
Allowing your research to be freely available will generally increase
citations, support further advances in the field, and increase representation
in the field.
Here are examples of Open Access in the medical and health sciences fields:
to SPARC, it “invites scientists from around the around to freely share
their research on anti-malaria drugs through a transparent, online platform.
The hope is to accelerate discovery of new drug candidates to be entered into
pre-clinical development. All data and ideas are shared openly. There are no
to their mission, OMF supports “collaborative medical research to find
effective treatments and diagnostic markers for chronic complex diseases with
initial focus on ME/CFS.”
This year’s Open Access Week theme is “Open for Whom?
Equity in Open Knowledge”. What does that mean?
Open Access Week has a theme. Last year’s theme was “designing equitable
foundations for open knowledge.” Nick Shockey, Director of Programs & Engagement
at SPARC, explains this year’s theme
“Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”; “As open becomes the default, all
stakeholders must be intentional about designing these new, open systems to
ensure that they are inclusive, equitable, and truly serve the needs of a
diverse global community.”
play many roles in Open Access publishing. For example, it can refer to the
accessibility of a platform hosting an Open Access journal, or the diversity of
the editors, peer-reviewers, and authors of an Open Access journal. Open Access
also brings equity to a field when all researchers have the same access to
research and data. In contrast, accessing a traditional subscription journal
requires a subscription which costs the institution, library, or individual
money, if they can afford the journal.
How can I learn more about Open Access?
There are several resources available to learn more about
Open Access. Here are a few:
A wiki with several more resources about Open
Access to learn yourself and teach others
If you have questions that were not answered above, please use the Strauss Library’s AskUs to chat or email with a librarian or reach out to Danielle Ostendorf (Danielle.2.Ostendorf@cuanschutz.edu), Electronic Resources Librarian.