Any chance the library could purchase this book: "The 21st Century Take on Observational Studies: Using Real-World Evidence in the New Millennium"? Any information that helps design meaningful clinical studies is much needed.
Thank you for contacting the Library about books on clinical study design. I looked up the book you inquired about, and found that the report is mostly drawn from comments made during a webinar. We usually don’t purchase reports like this.
The Library does have some books on this topic. Here are some examples:
Clinical trials study design, endpoints and biomarkers, drug safety, and FDA and ICH guidelines
Applied longitudinal data analysis for epidemiology: a practical guide
Designing clinical research
If you need more help in researching the topic, you might want to contact our reference librarians by going through our online reference service at:
Hope this helps!
Head, Collection Management
I come to this beautiful library mostly to take online courses. I find your printing system confusing and complex. Being a member of 3 different library districts where I print and make copies regularly I so much would like to see a simpler and more user friendly printing and copying system.
Thank you for providing us this feedback.
When we implemented this system (EFI PrintMe) in 2016, we did so after receiving a lot of feedback over the years from Anschutz students using the library who wanted a “pay at the pump”, credit card enabled system that would also enable printing directly from users’ own laptop computers. While we appreciate that the system can appear complex at first, it does offer multiple ways to print, including 1) printing from your own USB drive, 2) by uploading your documents securely to the cloud, or 3) by installing the print driver on your own device and then printing directly from your device. While we know there’s an initial learning curve, we do get good feedback and we know that many students do take advantage and appreciate the new “pay at the pump” along with the ability to print from your own laptop.
- How to print: short, instructional videos on use of the system available here: https://vimeo.com/groups/472738
- Alternative to PrintMe: if printing from our hard wired computers here in the library, this option appears as “Student_Printing_Library on pay2print”. The price is .10/page, but only black and white single sided is available. This alternative system is funded through a printing account students can create by visiting Anschutz Campus Printing Services.
If you experience any problems with printing on the PrintMe system, we highly encourage patrons to first check in at the Library Service Desk, and for tougher problems please contact Library IT at 303-724-2167. If unable to meet with you right away, we will follow up with you as soon as we can.
Soon we hope to offer a large poster with simplified PrintMe instructions next to our 1st floor South printer in the near future. We also have a web page about our printing options . It’s a high priority for us to look at the web page and make it more user friendly in 2018.
Jeff Kuntzman / Head, Library IT
Can the HSL subscribe to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED.com). There have been a couple times when I've been interested in the etymology of a medical term in order for me to better remember obscure words but I've been frustrated with online searches to find the word etymology / root / derivation. Or is this already available in an online or physical copy of a medical dictionary to which the HSL is already subscribed?
Thank you for contacting us regarding medical dictionaries. We do have access to a few dictionaries and classifications. Here is a list of those resources:
For your needs, the Stedman's medical dictionary (http://proxy.hsl.ucdenver.edu/login?url=http://online.statref.com/dictionaryhelp.aspx?type=dictionary&grpalias=CU) may be a good resource to look up. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Head, Collection Management
It would be great to have standing desks with computer monitor(s) on adjustable arms and a mini-display port/thunderbolt. HDMI, VGA, DVI adapter so we can watch lectures without falling asleep and still take notes on our own laptops
Thank you for the comment and ideas. The library is experimenting now with creating some docking stations at certain pods in the computer area of the first floor. We have removed thin client stations from that pod, and are setting up equipment for users to plug in their own laptops to a larger monitor. I’m sure future instances and changes like this could incorporate consideration of height-adjustable options on our computer pods. And perhaps over time the library can offer more height-adjustable standing desks with monitors attached for uses similar to your idea. Thank you.
Douglas Stehle - Health Sciences Library
Greetings! Thanks for collecting comments and suggestions. 1) Can computers in the library be equipped with EndNote?
Thanks for this inquiry!
We have plans to get Endnote installed on all the computers in the library. So far we have it installed on our Virtual Workstations as well as the laptops for student checkout. We have yet to install it on our Stats Workstations and the Macs, we will get to it as soon as we can.
Jeff Kuntzman / Head of Library IT
Hi. I am not able to access the Roitt's essential immunology e-book. Will you be able to help?
Thank you for contacting the library regarding the Roitt's Essential Immunology e-book. This book is part of an e-book collection purchased by the entire CU system libraries. Unfortunately there is a limit on how many users can open the book at the same time, and you probably saw a message saying that the book is being used. You may want to come back some other time. If you are seeing other kinds of error messages, please let us know and we will work with you to troubleshoot the problem.
Head, Collection Management
Comment/Suggestion: Multiple times I have needed to access a NEJM article older than 1990 but was unable to do so easily because the Health Sciences Library doesn't carry a subscription that includes older volumes. NEJM is a first-tier medical journal that often publishes landmark studies, and because of this, I think the library should pay for access to older volumes - ideally for whatever NEJM makes available online. Thank you.
Thank you for contacting the Library about NEJM. Our print holdings of the NEJM does go back to the beginning of the publication, but our online subscription coverage only goes back to 1990. To access the earlier issues requires additional cost. Since request for older issues haven’t come up in recent years, we feel that our limited budget is better spent on new journals or databases that people ask for. For occasional search of the older articles, you might want to use our excellent document delivery services:
This service is free to CU Anschutz faculty, staff and students. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Head, Collection Management
Need more study rooms and individual study spaces that can accommodate the volume of students who have to use proctorio services please. This finals week was terrible. No one wants to wake up at 6:00 AM just to hope to find a room.
Comment/Suggestion 2: 12/20/17
I hope that we will have more individual study rooms soon since it’s a bit hard to find a study room during final week
Thank you for the comment. We hope you did well on your tests. We truly appreciate the challenge of competing to find rooms to take tests in the library. Practically speaking the library cannot provide an individual space/room for every student whether for testing or general study and research—the student population far exceeds the space in the library. The library is one place students can try and take their exams. However, the library is not a testing facility per se. Students and other campus academics use the library for a diversity of purposes including testing. None of the Schools/College require their students to take online tests in the library, and to the best of our knowledge, each School/College makes various spaces available to students for test taking. The library will share this feedback with the Schools/Colleges that students are having difficulty finding locations to take online tests. We know it is a stressful time during exams and we apologize for any inconvenience you experienced.
Douglas Stehle, Access Services Dept. Head and Library Leadership.
I appreciate the new Study Zone on the 2nd floor of campus! It's beautifully designed, has ample space for users and great natural lighting. One request would be for sanitary wipes to be available to wipe down the desks before/after use due to the high volume of people who use the desks and with flu season in swing.
Thank you again for the great new addition!
Thank you for the suggestion. Great idea and something we overlooked. We will add one or two stations with wipes in the Zone similar to others we have around the library. Until we order the station and have them come in, we will put a few canisters of wipes in a couple spots around the study zone and hope students see them and leave them in open areas for sharing. We are glad to hear you like the Study Zone!
Douglas Stehle, Head of Access Services.
Despite logging in to the online access I am unable to access Clinical Key off site. Following the links gets me to a page to log into Clinical Key but I can't actually access the resource.
Thank you for your comment, we have referred your question to our AskUs service. They will be contacting you shortly.
AskUs is the best platform for questions about using the databases and resources on our website http://hslibrary.ucdenver.libanswers.com/index.php
Access Services Department