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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-724-2113 for assistance.
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.
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
- Blaufuss Heart Sounds and Cardiac Arrhythmias A collection of recorded heart sounds including recordings of normal and abnormal rhythms.
- Pocket Guide toDiagnostic TestsA quick reference guide to the selection and interpretation of commonly used diagnostic tests.
- 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.
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.
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.
Click the “library links” button.
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).
That’s it! You’re done! Now when you search in Google Scholar, the results page should look like this:
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!
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.”
A recent Retraction Watch article highlighted a unique way to score your article’s acceptance to a high yield journal – submit it under a famous author’s name, then claim it was an accident: http://retractionwatch.com/2016/11/28/new-way-fake-authorship-submit-prominent-name-say-mistake/#comments . While this case wasn’t caught by Retraction Watch, it’s an interesting spin on the kinds of research publication misconduct they investigate. Read the details from the editors of 4OR: A Quarterly Journal of Operations Research here: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10288-016-0329-8
Respectfully submitted, Jane Austen (really, Lisa Traditi)
The library will suspend 24/7 access for a short period just before Christmas. When HSL closes at 5 p.m. on Thurs Dec 22, ALL USERS will be asked to exit the building — students, staff, AMC, downtown, everyone. NO EXCEPTIONS. This is for carpet cleaning of high traffic areas, many of which have rarely/never been cleaned. The suspension of 24/7 runs from 5 pm, Thursday Dec 22 to 7 am, Monday Dec 26. Thanks to everyone for your understanding as we make the library cleaner for everyone! Happy Holidays!
Work Study Access Services Student Assistant
Health Sciences Library
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Are you a University of Colorado Anschutz or Downtown Denver student looking for fun and rewarding part-time work?
Do you have work-study money?
If you answered yes to both of those questions, come on down to the Health Sciences Library!
Description: The Access Services student assistant supports library patrons in using resources including the online catalog and article databases, the library’s website, course reserves, photocopiers and printers. This position helps staff the library’s service desk treating on-site questions and phone calls and explains and refers customers to key services. The student assistant is an employee of the University of Colorado and represents the library to students, faculty, staff and visitors. The student assistant can work between 10 and 20 hours per week and will be trained extensively in their duties. Specific hours are decided by mutual agreement between the supervisor and the student when hired and based on operational priorities of the department and library. Closing shifts are a requirement of the job and are shared with all other student employees along with some weekend hours Saturday/Sunday.
The student assistant must provide excellent service to all library patrons in a pleasant and positive manner. This position reports to the day or evening staff student supervisors and will also be directed by the Circulation Manager and other library staff on duty during shifts.
Duties of the position include but are not limited to the following:
CIRCULATION, CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE, CLOSING, etc.
Answers questions in-person and by phone courteously and transfer calls when necessary
Directs patrons to the proper department, librarians and expert staff
Checks in/out books and other circulating materials including reserves
Possesses a working knowledge of basic library tools & resources (catalog, reference collection, online databases, electronic & print serials, course reserves, special collections, library’s website, etc.)
Closing of library in the evenings, paired with one or more other student assistants responsible for service desk evenings & weekends after staff leave
Assists with opening of the library especially on weekends
Assists with pulling material requested for holds, campus delivery and other needs
Supports retrieval & photocopying of materials for interlibrary loan and Prospector services
Operates cash register for sales transactions
Knows and follows established notification procedures for emergencies
Knows layout and locations of all offices and collections in the library
Reports any physical building problems to appropriate supervisor
Troubleshoots copiers, laser printers and computer workstations to help patrons with questions and minor problems with hardware & software
Reports computer, printer and copier malfunctions
Shelves materials and shelf reading
Face & tidy shelves and assist with move of materials as directed
The ideal Access Services Student Assistant possess all of the following:
Professional and courteous manner with customers, library staff and other student assistants
Availability to work night and weekend hours and covering closing shifts
Ability to adhere to a work schedule
Dependability and the ability to be a self-motivated, independent and quick learner
Attention to detail
Interest in and willingness to improve information discovery and library collections finding search skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
WAGES: This position starts at $10 per hour
Students advance by demonstrating their mastery of the duties they perform, as enumerated on the skill list for their position and their attitude as evaluated by their supervisors. Formal evaluations occur annually.
*Apply and inquire* All student employees participate and share in closing shifts and some weekend hours.