Search the World with Interlibrary Loan!

Eye_ILL_blogWhether you’re faculty, staff, or a student on the Anschutz Medical Campus, you’re going to find yourself doing a lot of research. And while the library has access to thousands of journals and books, it certainly doesn’t have everything that you may require. But don’t let that limit you! The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Department can help you obtain the materials that you need!

If you’re an affiliated member of the AMC, the services provided by Interlibrary Loan (ILL) are free! Simply sign up for an ILLiad account and begin placing requests immediately for articles, books, theses, and other research materials. While ILL isn’t a guarantee, we will do what we can to fill your requests.

If you have any questions about the ILL service provided to faculty, staff, and students, or your eligibility, please do not hesitate to contact the ILL office at 303-724-2111 or at copydocs@ucdenver.edu.

[Brittany Heer, Interlibrary Loan Manager]

Phrenology – Mid 19th to early 20th century

From the 1840s to the 1920s, the popular medical movement of Phrenology took hold in the U.S. During this time phrenology was similar to pop-psychology. Phrenology was the pseudo-science that claimed to be able to identify a person’s character by the bumps on their skull. The ‘evidence’ was the belief that the brain was made up of 37 unique organs that each controlled a behavior or personality trait. Many practitioners of Phrenology, including most famously the Fowler family, believed that the organs could be exercised and a person could have a better and happier life. It also had contemporary critics and a sinister side.

The Health Science Library has several distinctive artifacts from the mid-19th to early 20th Century practice of Phrenology on exhibit. Please visit the second floor rotunda to experience the past of Phrenology.

Paul Andrews, MA
Collection Development

Featured book for June


Tell me everything you don’t remember

The stroke that changed my life

by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee

“Christine Hyung-Oak Lee woke up with a headache on the morning of December 31, 2006. By that afternoon, she saw the world–quite literally–upside down. By New Year’s Day, she was unable to form a coherent sentence. And after hours in the ER, days in the hospital, and multiple questions and tests, her doctors informed her that she had had a stroke.

For months afterward, Lee outsourced her memories to a journal, taking diligent notes to compensate for the thoughts she could no longer hold on to. It is from these notes that she has constructed this frank and compelling memoir. …

Lee illuminates the connection between memory and identity in an honest, meditative, and truly funny manner, utterly devoid of self-pity. And as she recovers, she begins to realize that this unexpected and devastating event has provided a catalyst for coming to terms with her true self–and, in a way, has allowed her to become the person she’s always wanted to be.”

Medical Humanities/3rd floor Special Collections
WL 356 L477t 2017

PastPerfect — An Artifacts Database

Did you know that the Health Sciences Library has a unique collection of medical artifacts, consisting of a wide range of objects, dating from the 19th century? Besides view these artifacts in several rotating exhibits of the artifacts throughout the library, the collection is available for individual research. If you would like to search the artifact collection, visit the Library’s newest database- PastPerfect Online- http://uchslibrary.pastperfectonline.com/ All the artifacts listed in the catalog are available for anyone to look at, with an appointment.  Searching help is included on the page, or you can contact Paul Andrews at paul.andrewes@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-2113 for assistance.

Medical Reference Materials

The Medical Reference Materials Page of the Online Reference Resource guide has many useful databases and web pages that you may not know about. From general topics lice biology to a section on communicable diseases, as well as sections for all of the systems of the body, there is help on this page for your medical questions. Each of the entries has a link to the resource as well as a short description of what type of information you can find in that resource.

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The quick selection on the side will let you see what sections are available and quickly jump to the section you need. Some of the more useful resources on this page include

  • Lippincott’s Video Series: Nursing Procedures 2009Step by step guidance for nursing procedures that are performed in realistic clinical settings. Each video reviews key points, shows the procedures, and provides procedure modification for unexpected situations.
  • New England Journal of Medicine: Videos in Clinical MedicineA collection of instructional videos that guide clinical health care professionals through the steps, different approaches, and techniques involved in a variety of procedures. Videos are supplemented by reference materials, cited articles, and written overviews of the video.

This page is a good resource for reference and research questions, but it also contains information on grant and funding resources. If what you are looking for is specifically funding information the Online Reference Resource guide does have a page dedicated just to grants and funding as well as links to the financial aid and scholarship resource office.

Getting full text through Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a great resource for a lot of things — however, at first glance, it might not seem like it’s very easy to get access to the full text of most articles.

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But did you know that you can have Google Scholar provide you with the same Article Linker button that you click to access full text in other databases like PubMed? Which means you can easily access all of our subscription articles — right from Google Scholar?!

It’s super easy. You just have to turn this function on. (It’s best if you’re signed into your Google account in your web browser, so that your browser remembers this setting every time you open it. Cookies must also be enabled on your browser in order for this to work.)

Go to scholar.google.com. Click the “settings” button at the top of the page.

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Click the “library links” button.

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Type “anschutz” into the search bar, then click the search button. Our library should come up. Click the checkbox, and then click save. (Leave the “WorldCat” option checked too).

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That’s it! You’re done! Now when you search in Google Scholar, the results page should look like this:

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You can click those “Full Text @ CU Anschutz” buttons to check and see if we have a subscription that gives us access to the full text of the article. When you’re off campus and you click those buttons, you should be prompted to log in using your CU Anschutz (PassportID) credentials in order to access full text.

If we don’t have an article you want, feel free to request it through Interlibrary Loan.

Remember, if you’re having trouble, please don’t hesitate to ask us for help!

 

Student Staff Bio: Katee Wensinger

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Continuing the series of Student Staff Bios, we have the fabulous Katee Wensinger! Katee is brand new to the library and is learning fast. She likes to hike in the Summer, ski in the Winter, play outside with her dog Bella and explore Denver’s downtown with her boyfriend. Her favorite part of working at the Health Sciences library so far is getting to know more about the services the Health Sciences Library offers. “There are so many cool services that I never knew about, but will definitely take advantage of now.”