Health Sciences Library Orientation 101
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The UC Denver Health Sciences Library Orientation 101 is designed to provide a basic overview of library services, resources, and the library's webpage. For questions about this webpage or the tutorials, please contact Lynne Fox, firstname.lastname@example.org. Many of these tutorials are currently being planned and created, so check back for new modules.
See the Searching for Evidence Based Information Tutorial for tips and search techniques.
The orientation includes the following sections and modules:
- The objectives of this course are:
- To provide essential information about using the library
- To familiarize you with the layout of the library’s website
- To inform you of the services the library provides
- To introduce you to some major resources used by students and clinicians
II: Essentials: Getting started using the Library, it's services and resources
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PHONE NUMBER TO CONTACT THE HEALTH
SCIENCES LIBRARY IS NOW 303-724-2152
- The modules of this section of the course will help you learn:
- Your ID number and how the library uses that number
- How to login to library resources from off campus at your home or workplace
- How to find books, dvds, videos, audio or computer files
- How to renew books
- How to find electronic journals
- How to get help when you have questions
- How to learn more about the Health Sciences Library, our services, and our resources
The tour briefly describes the following:
- The Building
- Customer Service Desk
- Reference Collection, New Books
- Help from Reference Librarians
- The Information Commons, equipment, printing, and WiFi
- Study Rooms
- Writing and Career Center
- The Amesse Collection of Popular and Leisure Reading
- Stairwell, Elevator, Restroom, Water Fountain Locations
- Second Floor Journal Collection, Study Areas, Patios and Decks
- Third Floor Books, Special Collections, Reading Room and Art Gallery
- Reserving Rooms
IV: Tour of the library’s webpage
- The modules of this section of the course will help you learn about the four zones of the library's webpage:
- The top banner
- The "Favorite Tools" to the left
- The search box and news in the center
- The news and information on the right
V: Information about library services
- The modules of this section of the course will help you learn about services offered to library users:
- Directions to the Library
- Frequently Asked Questions
- InterLibrary Loan
- PDA Guide
- Staff Email and Phone Numbers
- Student Email
- Suggest Items for the Collection
VI: Major Clinical Resources
- Finding Alternative or Complementary Treatment, Supplements, and other Products
- Finding Calculators, Rules, Tables, Lab Results, Procedures, or Tests
- Finding Differential Diagnosis Resources
- Finding Disease & Condition Information including Diagnostic Test or Treatment Recommendations
- Finding Drug Information
- Finding Evidence Based Information
- Finding Nursing and Nursing Diagnosis Information
- Finding Patient Education Handouts and Resources
- Finding Patient Education Materials in Languages Other Than English
- More Tutorials for resources and software
- Points to remember:
- Use your student or employee ID number to access resources from off campus. Hospital employees should use an H before their ID number.
- Ask A Librarian whenever you need guidance, we’re here to help.
- Use the links at the top or left of the webpage to get to frequently used pages. Use the “All Databases” link at the bottom of the Favorite Tools list to see all of our resource links.
- Use the search box to find webpages on our site, PubMed or Google Scholar articles, online or print journals, or items from the library’s catalog.
- To locate journals, use the "Find Journals" page, OR use the green and white "Article Linker" button that appears in many of our resources.
- To locate books, DVDs, audio CDs, computer files, and videorecordings, use the library catalog.
- You can take a class, complete an online tutorial, or view our handouts through the library’s website.