Library News

Check Out VR!

Strauss Health Sciences Library at Anschutz Medical Campus is launching a pilot program for Anschutz students, staff and faculty to check out a Meta Quest 2 VR headset. Two headsets will be available at launch, and they can be checked out for one week. The headsets will feature a few different VR software programs, including 3D Organon Virtual Anatomy.

Archival display of Dr. Comstock photo and items from during and after WWII.

On December 7th, 1941, the Empire of Japan attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor, beginning the US involvement in World War II, which had been raging in Europe and Asia since the late 1930s. The Japanese also invaded the Philippines in December, 1941. Although US forces continued to fight until May of 1942, 72,000 American and Filipino soldiers were captured on April 9th. One of the American soldiers captured was Dr. Jack Comstock, a 1938 graduate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Cartoon of young man pointing at white board with the message “How to use Prospector”

Remember that time when you needed a book that Strauss Library didn’t have but CU Boulder’s library had several copies? Or how about that time when you wanted to get your hands on a DVD but couldn’t squeeze time from your busy schedule to get to the public library for at least a month? Well, Prospector is here to help! Navigating to the Prospector site is easy and within moments you can have access to the full catalog containing millions of items.

Open Education Week Logo with dates March 6th - 10th.

From March 6th-10th we invite you to join the Strauss Health Sciences Library in promoting and celebrating Open Education.

Prospector Resource Sharing showing cartoon book, music booklet, and dvd.

Why is Prospector important?

Have you ever needed a research book that is owned by CSU? Ever wanted to read a recent best-seller, without having to travel to a local library? Or are you nostalgic for a favorite DVD that you watched as a child? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Prospector is for you!

External DVD and portable screen for laptops

Check out a portable external screen, or a portable DVD/CD drive for your laptop from our Service Desk!

Painting title "Rhazes and Arabic Medicine" by Robert Thom, 1958. Healer sitting next to child who is reclining on a bed with multicolored pillows, receiving an eye examination.

The Strauss Health Sciences Library has a new exhibition displaying two library-owned reproduction collections.

Great Moments in Medicine and Great Moments in Pharmacy

Artist Robert Thom (1915-1979) created a series of 85 oil paintings depicting the evolution of medicine and pharmacy through the years. The library has on display 14 of the reproduced images.

From 1948 and 1964, Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals commissioned Thom to create a series entitled Great Moments in Medicine and Great Moments in Pharmacy from antiquity to the present day (1960s).

Pie chart and bar graph representations

Journal impact factor, h-index, altmetrics, article citation counts: these are all examples of bibliometrics, a statistical field dedicated to analyzing research. Bibliometrics can help you determine the impact of your research publications, which agencies fund the most research in a particular field, which journals are publishing the most on a given topic, and much more.

Small lockers with digital code locks available in the library at the access services desk.

Strauss Health Sciences Library is excited to offer circulation lockers for laptops, hotspots, EMS equipment, and your Prospector/ILL books. Circulation lockers are a self-service option that are accessible 24/7 to Anschutz users with their campus ID badge.

Where are the lockers located?

On the north side of the first-floor service desk in Strauss Health Sciences Library

How do I pick up my items from the lockers?

Cartoon hands grabbing opposite sides of a wishbone getting ready to pull.

We need your help to make the library everything you want it to be, so we are kicking off the academic year with The Library Wishes Campaign. 

Is there a service or resource you would like the library to offer? Do you have suggestions about how we can make our space more accommodating? Could we make your experience at CU Anschutz a little better?
Let us know.