1. Retirement of Paul Blomquist

    Paul Blomquist majored in math and chemistry at Sterling College. During his education, he was allowed to take Acting electives as well, following his other great interest. This led to theater and film acting off-and-on for 25 years, in addition to more “mundane” library work. In his early twenties, Paul took a vocational test that said he ought to be a librarian: 38 years in the field later, he knows it was just meant to be! He obtained his master’s at Emporia State University.

    Paul Blomquist's Retirement

    Paul spent 19 years in the Denver Public Library system, primarily downtown, though he did move from branch to branch for more varied experiences. He served in Reference, specializing in science-related resources. This allowed him to assist in Geology and Engineering lit searches. He then moved to the University of Colorado’s Medical Library (initially Denison, now Anschutz Medical Campus Library), where he’s spent the last 19 years. In the 1990s, he obtained an Accounting degree in business resources, expanding his repertoire. Between public and academic libraries, he says he prefers HSL, with more subject specialty; he finds it to be more fun and interesting.

    Late this spring, Paul moved to the Capitol Hill area of central Denver, close to where he grew up. He says it’s a nice place to walk. Walking is one of his favorite past-times, especially in such incredible places as Florence, Italy and Paris, France! He sees quite a bit more leisurely strolling in his future: first around Georgetown University where his daughter is attending school, and then around Prague. Other retirement activities should include spending quality time with his family/daughters, traveling to other exotic locales, and reading, perhaps a bit of Dostoyevsky or Thomas Mann. There might even be a bit of stage work to keep things interesting!

    Farewell, Paul, and we wish you well in your retirement!

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  2. New Resource: Global Health (CABI)

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    We have a new database for global and public health: Global Health through CABI.

    About: Global Health focuses on public health research and practice. Topics include:

    • Biomedical life sciences
    • Chronic diseases
    • Diagnosis and therapy of disease
    • Environmental and occupational health
    • Epidemiology and biostatistics
    • Health promotion
    • Health systems
    • Infectious diseases and parasitology
    • Nutrition and food sciences
    • Public Health
    • Public Health Emergencies
    • Tropical and international health.

    Global Health Archive offers over 800,000 records on public health from out-of-print journals dating back to 1910.

    Look for Global Health on the library's database page.

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  3. Graphic Novels Provide Insight Into The Illness Experience

    The Drs. Henry and Janet Claman Medical Humanities Collection has added graphic novels focusing on personal narratives of illness.  The graphic novel (sometimes referred to as comics) gained new respect by taking on serious themes and important social issues in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  Graphic novels are now part of most library collections and recognized as a powerful medium of entertainment and artistic expression.  In September 2001, graphic artist Art Speigelman's powerful New Yorker cover became one of the representative images of the event.  Graphic novels have more recently been recognized as an effective way to communicate and broaden understanding of the experience of illness. The following graphic novels were recently added to the collection: Couch fiction : a graphic tale of psychotherapy / story, Philippa Perry ; art, Junko Graat HSL Medical Humanities/3rd Floor  WM 420 P464c 2010 psyc tales Psychiatric tales : eleven graphic stories about mental illness / Darryl Cunningham. HSL Medical Humanities/3rd Floor  WM 140 C973p 2011   Hyperbole and a half : unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem, and other things things that happened HSL Medical Humanities/3rd Floor  WM 171.5 B874h 2013 bitter medicine Bitter medicine : a graphic memoir of mental illness / Clem Martini and Olivier Martini. HSL Medical Humanities/3rd Floor  WM 203 M386b 2010       Swallow me whole / Nate Powell. HSL Medical Humanities/3rd Floor  WM 203 P885s 2008 Marbles : mania, depression, Michelangelo, and me : a graphic memoir / by Ellen Forney. HSL Medical Humanities/3rd Floor  WM 207 F727m 2012 alcoholicThe alcoholic / Jonathan Ames, writer ; Dean Haspiel, artist. HSL Medical Humanities/3rd Floor  WM 274 A513a 2008   Epileptic / David B.  HSL Medical Humanities/3rd Floor  WL 385 B1113a 2005t CA made me a shallower personCancer made me a shallower person : a memoir in comics / Miriam Engelberg HSL Medical Humanities/3rd Floor  WP 870 E573c 2006   ru my motherAre you my mother? : a comic drama / Alison Bechdel. HSL Medical Humanities/3rd Floor  WS 105.5 .F2 B39a 2012       Can't we talk about something more pleasant? / Roz Chast. HSL Medical Humanities/3rd Floor  WT 120 C489c 2014   These graphic novels join prior acquisitions: cancer vixenCancer vixen : a true story / Marisa Acocella Marchetto. HSL Medical Humanities/3rd Floor WP 870 M317c 2006   View a few pages of this graphic novel. (Roll over the image and click the play button that appears in the center of the image.)   our cancer yearOur cancer year / by Joyce Brabner and Harvey Pekar ; illustrations by Frank Stack. HSL Medical Humanities/3rd Floor  WZ 336 B795o 1994           [Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian] 

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  4. AtlasTI full version now available on HSL workstations

    The Health Sciences Library has purchased a small number of licenses of the full version of Atlas TI software. This software, used in qualitative research, is designed to detect patterns in textual data. Atlas TI can be useful for finding trends and repeated themes which may be gathered from interviews or focus groups.

    To access Atlas TI, simply visit the library's Information Commons, and make sure you select the Win7-SPSS-Office2013 option when you log on.

    We continue to offer the free trial version of Atlas TI on our other workstation options in the library. The free trial version is great for learning the software, but has a limited database size and limited number of documents.



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  5. New E-books!

  6. New exhibit - African Americans in Civil War Medicine

    [caption id="attachment_5044" align="alignleft" width="176"]Susie King Taylor Susie King Taylor, photo courtesy East Carolina University[/caption]

    The Health Sciences Library will be displaying the Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries exhibit June 9 - July 19, 2014.  This traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine looks at the African American men and women who served as surgeons and nurses during the Civil War and how their service as medical providers challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender.

    Please join us for an Opening Event on Friday, June 13, 2014 at Noon in the Reading Room of the Health Sciences Library.  Terri L. S. Gentry, a Volunteer Docent at the Black American West Museum will presenting African American Healers  in the West.  Ms. Gentry will discuss the history of mid-wives, nurses, physicians and other practitioners across the western United States.

    This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health with research assistance from the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

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  7. New Exhibit – Colorado Fuel & Iron Company’s Cutting-edge State-of-the art Hospital (1902)

    At the turn of the twentieth century, Pueblo-based Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, the employer in the labor dispute that culminated in the Ludlow Massacre on April 20, 1914, operated a small empire in Colorado with company towns and camps, and its own healthcare system. In 1902, the company replaced its twenty-year-old hospital with a new and larger facility, employing the medical, scientific, and technological advances of the new century. The Medical Department's annual report described it as “the most perfect in the world.”

    Some examples of the changes illustrated in issues of Hospital Report of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company from the Health Sciences Library's collections is featured in the exhibit case on the 3rd floor, between the elevator and the Special Collections Room.

    [Emily Epstein, Cataloging Librarian]

    electric&xray CF&I 1901-2

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  8. FYI: Visual Communication of Data

    Wondering how to communicate your data? Find ideas from VisualLiteracy.org in the Periodic Table of Visualization Methods. As you roll over each square in the table an example of the technique pops up!


    [Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]

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  9. LEAVING ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS? Suggestions for a smooth transition

    This time each year, students, residents, fellows, and faculty prepare to leave the Anschutz Medical Campus to pursue careers elsewhere. We've compiled the following suggestions to help those who are leaving have a smoother transition.

    • Find out if you will have access to a library with your new affiliation.
      If you will be affiliated with a hospital, health system, or academic institution, you should have access to a library or information center. Check the institution's website or contact administrators to find out about library services. Don't hesitate to contact the health sciences librarian at your new institution. He or she will be a valuable source of information about your new organization as well as clinical and research information.
    • Email your Ovid search strategies.
      If you will have access to Ovid databases at your new institution, you may want to email your saved searches to yourself before your Ovid account with the Health Sciences Library expires. You can then recreate your searches in your new Ovid account.
    • Get help setting up PubMed search queries.
      Many of you will use the freely available PubMed to search MEDLINE. PubMed allows you to save searches and receive regular updates to current articles in your field. To learn how to set up a My NCBI account to save searches in PubMed, visit the My NCBI web page. Ask Us! if you’d like to meet with a librarian for assistance.
    • Use Loansome Doc to obtain copies of journal articles.
      If you are entering private practice or joining an organization without a library, consider opening a Loansome Doc account to obtain copies of journal articles (usually for a fee) from a hospital or academic medical library in your area. To find out about your options for document delivery and other support services, contact the National Network of Libraries of Medicine at 1-800-338-7657.
    • Evaluate clinical point-of-care resources.
      If you will be located at an institution that does not provide access to clinical point-of-care resources, you may opt to purchase a personal subscription to one of these resources. Evaluate clinical resources offered by the Health Sciences Library before you leave. Current individual subscription prices for some of these products are provided below.
    ACP PIER – Now called ACP Smarth Medicine; available with ACP membership or $265 for a one year membership HSL no longer offers this POC tool.
    The Cochrane LibraryIndividual subscription for one year: $387.00 HSL Link to The Cochrane Library
    First ConsultClinical Key is the new product from this vendor.  Click the Register button to sign up. HSL doesn't subscribe to Clinical Key at this time
    Essential Evidence PlusIndividual subscription for one year: $85 HSL no longer offers this POC tool  Sign up for 30 days free trial access
    UpToDate – Pricing varies according to subscription type HSL Link to Up to Date
    • Check out local libraries in your new location.
      Visit the public library in your new location and ask about resources. Even libraries in small towns may offer access to major medical and science journals. Libraries at public colleges and universities sometimes offer services to local communities so if you will be located near a public college or university, explore the options they offer
    • Find and load smartphone apps that will help you locate information quickly.  While many apps are linked to the Library's subscriptions, some great apps are free. Archimedes medical calculator, Epocrates drug information, and many National Library of Medicine apps are free and useful.
    • Take advantage of resources that are free or available with professional memberships.
      The benefits of membership in professional societies usually include access to the society's publications. For example, membership in the American College of Physicians includes ACP Smart Medicine.
      • BioMed Central: 150+ peer-reviewed open access health sciences journals
      • Directory of Open Access Journals: 4,100+ open access journals in all subjects including dentistry, medicine, nursing, and public health
      • Disease Management Project: Online medical textbook from the Cleveland Clinic
      • Medscape Reference: Directory of information on more than 7,000 diseases and disorders, including images and multimedia content
      • FreeBooks4Doctors:  360 medical textbooks arranged by specialty
      • Free Medical Journals: 1000+ medical/health journals
      • Guideline Index: 2,5400+ summaries for various diseases and conditions from the National Guideline Clearinghouse
      • HighWire Press Free Online Full-Text Articles: journals that provide open access journal articles (most, but not all, embargo current content)
      • Medscape: Healthcare information from various medical publishers (registration is required)
      • MerckMedicus: Medical news, online learning resources, and diagnostic tools (registration is required)
      • NCBI Bookshelf: A collection of online biomedical books from the National Library of Medicine
      • PLoS Journals: Open access, peer-reviewed journals published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS)
      • PMC, formerly PubMed Central: A free digital archive of life sciences journals from the National Library of Medicine
      • RxList: The Internet Drug Index: is an easy-to-search database of information about prescription medications. It includes a drug identification image database.

    The faculty and staff of the Health Sciences Library wish you luck as you move on to exciting new endeavors. If we can be of assistance as you plan your departure, please contact us:

    [Lynne Fox, Education Librarian and John Jones, Librarian]

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  10. Free book for Psychiatry Online registered users: Handbook of Motivation and Change

    Are you registered for PsychiatryOnline.org? There's a bonus for registering. You can access the Book of the Month from the PsychiatryOnline.org home page. Click the "My POL" link in the top right of the home page and create an account.  Look for the free book each month by scrolling down on the homepage. Simply click, open and save the pdf to your device.



    Book of the Month: May -Handbook of Handbook of Motivation and Change: A Practical Guide for Clinicians

    Edited by Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A., and Bachaar Arnaout, M.D.

    A multidisciplinary book, written by more than 20 practitioners of different psychotherapies who employ motivational work, this volume features a collection of case studies punctuated by movie references that illustrate discussed concepts, practical suggestions for treatment and trainee supervision, and summary key points and multiple-choice questions for readers. Authors focus on interventions ranging from psychopharmacology to support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, zero in on the unique challenges of treating patients at various stages of their lives, examine how motivational work can change a culture, and discuss the evidence base of this effective and compelling therapy. The practical reach of this handbook will appeal not only to the general psychiatrist but to family practitioners, internists, pediatricians, medical students, and allied professionals. More than a how-to manual, this book provides clinicians with expert insight and information that will help them meet their patients in the midst of the very real challenges of motivation and lasting change.

    This handbook:

    • Provides actual case studies written by psychiatrists working directly with patients with substance use disorders.
    • Is built on the main theoretical platforms of two ground-breaking innovations in addiction treatment: 1) Prochaska and DiClemente’s transtheoretical or stages of change model and 2) Miller and Rollnick’s Motivational Interviewing.
    • Explores the fundamentals of motivation and change, the stages of those changes, and how to treat patients at various stages of change.
    • Reviews the intersection of motivational work with other interventions from psychopharmacology to Alcoholics Anonymous.
    • Details the unique challenges of treating patients throughout the life cycle, including adolescents and older adults.

    This handbook will be a well-used diagnostic reference in the library of any professional seeking a better understanding of motivational work and the treatment of substance use disorders.

    You can access the Book of the Month from the home page at PsychiatryOnline.org.

    [Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]


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