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Library Resources

​Resources available to our CIs at the Health Sciences Library (HSL) can be found here, including information about the different databases available to PTs, free classes on campus at the HSL, and contacts that can assist you with your search. 

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For Library Searches or Assistance, Contact John Jones, Jr.

For our CCCEs and CIs who would like assistance researching a particular subject, you may contact John Jones, Jr., Head of Information, Research, and Outreach at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Library. His phone number is 303-724-2117 and his e-mail is


 Health Sciences Library Quick Links

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 Free Classes Available at the Health Sciences Library

A wide range of FREE and low-cost classes and online tutorials on finding information on the internet, using Google, PubMed, Interpreting Citations and more, are offered by the Health Sciences Library. View the current class schedule, and links to the tutorials.



A resource of extensive information on free evidence-based searching. 4

 MEDLINE, Ovid, PubMed . . . I'm confused . . . what's the difference?



  • Is a commercial vendor of databases and full text journals from various publishers
  • Leases institutional access to databases including MEDLINE, OLDMEDLINE, and MEDLINE In-Process Citations, as well as commercial databases such as PsycInfo, CINAHL, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, and Cochrane Systematic Reviews
  • Leases institutional access to full text journals from various publishers (Journals@Ovid)
  • Developed and uses its own proprietary Ovid search interface
  • Access is limited to UC Denver/UCH faculty, staff, and students and other subscribers
  • Is pronounced "ah-vid" after the Roman poet Ovid or Publius Ovidius Naso (43 B.C. ? 18 A.D.).


  • Consists of three bibliographic databases: MEDLINE: Citations indexed with MeSH terms dating back to 1966 (see above); OLDMEDLINE: Pre-1966 citations currently extending back to 1950; In-Process Citations: Recently added citations that have not yet been indexed
  • Provides links to full-text journal articles from independent publishers
  • Uses the Entrez search engine which also searches genetic and molecular biology databases like Nucleotide and Protein Sequences, Complete Genomes, and OMIM
  • Was developed and is maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, a division of the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health
  • Access is freely available to everyone