2018 News Archive

Parking around the library

Parking west of the north freeway is changing with the opening of the new dental school building and the apartments in the old hospital. The lot under the library will be restriped for OT and PT clinic patient parking. Creighton parking permit holders may park in the surface lot west of the dairy and the bottom level of the parking ramp using the entrance off of Burt Street. Read the details in Creighton Today.


Posted July 5, 2018

Scopus is now available. Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.

Watch an introductory video.

Read more about Scopus. Why choose Scopus. How Scopus works. Who uses Scopus.

View tutorial videos.

Posted July 4, 2018

DynaMed Plus has been licensed for all Creighton University faculty, staff, and students. DynaMed Plus is a continuously updated point of care tool. The short video below will help you get started.



Contact the reference staff at refdesk@creighton.edu or (402) 280-5138, if you have questions about DynaMed Plus.

Posted June 28th, 2018

DynaMed Plus to replace UpToDate: effective July 1st

For many years, Creighton University licensed UpToDate. DynaMed Plus, however will replace UpToDate beginning July 1st. The most recent UpToDate package offered to provide access to Creighton University was cost-prohibitive. DynaMed Plus maintains the following advantages over UpToDate: a three-level evidence rating system, more journal coverage, and visible links to guidelines in topic summaries.

Posted June 19, 2018

Scopus to replace Web of Science: effective July 1st

For many years, the Creighton University libraries licensed Web of Science. Scopus, however, will replace Web of Science (and Journal Citation Reports) beginning July 1st. The primary reason for this change is the efficiencies among Scopus, PURE, and SciVal. PURE and SciVal, research management tools licensed through the Provost’s office, utilize Scopus data. Be on the lookout for Scopus training session later in the summer and in the fall! Posted June 19, 2018

Ebscohost request an ILL forms are broken

The request an interlibrary loan forms in Ebscohost are broken.

Please use the article or book request form from our services page to request items not available online.

Ebsco is aware and is working on the problem, but they have no estimate when the service will be restored.

Posted June 5, 2018

New Board Vitals complete collection

board vitals logoBoardVitals is a leading medical specialty question bank used by doctors and nurses to pass their licensing, board certification and in-service exams, and meet continuing education requirements. It provides question banks for more than 40 medical specialties' board exams, tens of medical licensing exams, NCLEX and nurse practitioner exams, dentistry NBDE part I and part II, pharmacy's NAPLEX, and physician assistant's PANCE.

It requires registration with a Creighton University email address. Once registered, you can login from anywhere with most devices.

Faculty can be provided with accounts to send customized exams to students or to utilize questions in discussions.

If you have questions please contact reference staff at refdesk@creighton.edu or call (402) 280-5138.

Posted May 31, 2018

No unsolicited donations, please.

Due to the reorganization of the university, library positions have been eliminated, and therefore, we no longer have the staff to process unsolicited donations. The library will only accept donations we need to add to our library collection.

The new donation policy for Creighton University Health Sciences Library follows:

1.     Before offering material to the library, check our library holdings to see if we already have a copy of the material you wish to donate. Go to our library’s home page http://www.creighton.edu/health/library and select JaySearch Advanced.


2.     Please provide an inventory of any materials you wish to donate. The inventory item list should include the title, author, and publication date.  For periodicals, please include the title, volume, number and year of each periodical issue. The title and the year range of back issues of a periodical title would suffice.


3.     We will only accept material published within the most recent 10 years, unless the material has a historical significance in a subject matter for a Creighton University department.


Again, we no longer accept unsolicited material, please contact Marcella Dial to make donation arrangements at 402-280-5139 or marcelladial@creighton.edu.


Posted May 10, 2018

Thieme ebook library becomes Thieme MedOne Education

Thieme has moved their ebook collection to a new platform, MedOne Education.

From Thieme:

"(MedOne Education is) your resource for fully illustrated downloadable medical textbooks:

  • Offering medical students, researchers, and clinicians access to lavishly detailed full-color textbooks with stunning visuals

  • Covering every course in the medical school curriculum, making MedOne Education an ideal supplement and study companion

  • The MedOne app provides mobile access for online and offline access to all content

  • Create customized study playlists of your favorite content collections from personal files or external links"


Free (with registration on web site) MedOne Education apps are available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Library staff will begin changing links in the libguides. Old links should automatically redirect to the new site for a few months. Please contact refdesk@creighton.edu if you have questions or problems with access.

Posted April 30, 2018


Wiley Online Library change

The library did not have the budget to renew the previous "big deal" package of Wiley journals this year. We have renewed "ala carte" subscriptions to the most used Wiley journals. Sadly, many heavily used titles could not be renewed with the funds available. One can request articles from these discontinued journals via interlibrary loan for access within a day or two in most cases.

Posted April 30, 2018

Max wants you to rub his belly

Thursday, May 3rd, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Max will be at HSL for final's stress relief with a friend or two. Max is a certified pet therapy dog.



Posted April 23, 2018

An item for your graduation to do list

Before you leave campus, register for ExamMaster, BoardVitals, AccessMedicine, and ClinicalKey. Upon graduation your NetID will no longer grant you access to the library databases. However, if you register on these vendor's platforms you should have 90 more days of access. You will be able to use their licensing review question banks to prepare for NAPLEX, NCLEX, and etc. Good luck Class of 2018!

Posted April 23, 2018

New AccessPharmacy titles


New AccessMedicine editions


CURRENT Practice Guidelines in Inpatient Medicine 2018–2019



Vander’s Renal Physiology, 9e



Vander’s Renal Physiology, 9e (Review Questions)



Graber and Wilbur's Family Practice Examination & Board Review, 4e



Endocrine Physiology, 5e



Endocrine Physiology, 5e (Review Questions)


New ClinicalKey books for March 2018

·        Aesthetic Surgery Techniques (Frame, James) 1st ed; https://login.cuhsl.creighton.edu/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20150001629

·        Atlas of Human Anatomy (Netter, Frank) 7th ed; https://login.cuhsl.creighton.edu/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20140050319

·        Braunwald’s Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine (Zipes, Douglas) 11th ed; https://login.cuhsl.creighton.edu/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20151066935

·        Choroidal Disorders (Chhablani, Jay) 1st ed; https://login.cuhsl.creighton.edu/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20150045543

·        Clinical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (Chandrasekhara, Vinay) 3rd ed; https://login.cuhsl.creighton.edu/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20140039019

·        Clinical Immunology: Principles and Practice (Rich, Robert) 5th ed; https://login.cuhsl.creighton.edu/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20150003446

·        Critical Care Secrets (Parsons, Polly) 6th ed; https://login.cuhsl.creighton.edu/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20150066801

·        ERCP (Baron, Todd) 3rd ed; https://login.cuhsl.creighton.edu/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20150022596

·        Essentials of Neuroanesthesia (Prabhakar, Hemanshu) 1st ed; https://login.cuhsl.creighton.edu/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20150043544

·        Feigin and Cherry’s Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases (Cherry, James) 8th ed; https://login.cuhsl.creighton.edu/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20141033200

·        Hearing Loss (Eggermont, Jos J.) 1st ed; https://login.cuhsl.creighton.edu/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20150048961

·        Kendig and Chernick’s Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children (Wilmott, Robert) 9th ed; https://login.cuhsl.creighton.edu/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20150012928

·        Lookingbill and Marks’ Principles of Dermatology (Marks, James) 6th ed; https://login.cuhsl.creighton.edu/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20150008814

·        Nephrology Secrets (Lerma, Edgar) 4th ed; https://login.cuhsl.creighton.edu/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20150066047

·        Netter’s Clinical Anatomy (Hansen, John) 4th ed; https://login.cuhsl.creighton.edu/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20160013372

·        Neuromodulation (Krames, Elliot) 2nd ed; https://login.cuhsl.creighton.edu/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20150047128

·        Nolte’s Essentials of the Human Brain (Vanderah, Todd) 2nd ed; https://login.cuhsl.creighton.edu/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20160009890

·        Operative Techniques: Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (Lee, Donald) 2nd ed; https://login.cuhsl.creighton.edu/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20160003790

·        Primer on Cerebrovascular Diseases (Caplan, Louis) 2nd ed; https://login.cuhsl.creighton.edu/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20140029668

·        Roberts and Hedges’ Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine (Roberts, James) 7th ed; https://login.cuhsl.creighton.edu/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20140019958

·        Shackelford’s Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (Yeo, Charles) 8th ed; https://login.cuhsl.creighton.edu/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20151008547

·        Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography (Otto, Catherine) 6th ed; https://login.cuhsl.creighton.edu/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20160001997

·        Yen & Jaffe’s Reproductive Endocrinology (Strauss, Jerome) 8th ed; https://login.cuhsl.creighton.edu/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20150056428

 Posted April 5, 2018

ClinicalKey new books January-February 2018


Posted March 12, 2018

Spring Break Library Hours

Saturday, March 3rd

10am to 2pm

Sunday, March 4th

10am to 10pm

Monday, March 5th
Thursday, March 8th

7am to 10pm

Friday, March 9th

7am to 6pm

Saturday, March 10th

10am to 2pm

Sunday, March 11th



Posted March 1, 2018

New Healthcare Business collection in AccessMedicine



Print Edition



The Cleveland Clinic Way: Lessons in Excellence from One of the World's Leading Health Care Organizations




Prescription for Excellence: Leadership Lessons for Creating a World Class Customer Experience from UCLA Health System




Communication the Cleveland Clinic Way: How to Drive a Relationship-Centered Strategy for Superior Patient Experience




The Exchange Strategy for Managing Conflict in Health Care: How to Defuse Emotions and Create Solutions When the Stakes Are High




Healthcare Information Security and Privacy




High Performance Healthcare: Using the Power of Relationships to Achieve Quality, Efficiency and Resilience




Innovation the Cleveland Clinic Way: Powering Transformation by Putting Ideas to Work




The Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care




It's About Patient Care: Transforming Healthcare Information Technology the Cleveland Clinic Way




Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals: Improving Patient Safety, Patient Flow and the Bottom Line, 2e




Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic: Inside One of the World's Most Admired Service Organizations




Measuring ROI in Healthcare: Tools and Techniques to Measure the Impact and ROI in Healthcare Improvement Projects and Programs




Performance Improvement for Healthcare: Leading Change with Lean, Six Sigma, and Constraints Management




Quick Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2018




Service Fanatics:  How to Build Superior Patient Experience the Cleveland Clinic Way





Posted February 21st 2018

New AccessMedicine editions




CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment: Nephrology & Hypertension, 2e


CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment: Nephrology & Hypertension, 2e review questions (review questions require you to create a free myaccess account to access the question bank)


Pulmonary Physiology, 9e


Pulmonary Physiology, 9e review questions (review questions require you to create a free myaccess account to access the question bank)


CURRENT Practice Guidelines in Primary Care 2018


Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics, 8e


Poisoning & Drug Overdose, 7e


Sherris Medical Microbiology, 7e


Sherris Medical Microbiology, 7e review questions (review questions require you to create a free myaccess account to access the question bank)


Posted February 12, 2018

New Henry Stewart Talks for January

The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection is an unrivalled collection of over 2,400 specially commissioned, animated, online lectures by leading world experts, organized into over 130 series, 12 categories and 15 therapeutic areas. Faculty often turn to the online lectures when:

  • Using blended, team and flipped classroom education.
  • Looking to quickly familiarize themselves with a new area.
  • Providing the perspective of an additional expert.
  • Presenting 'context' and 'connections' between disparate fields.


In Topical Talks:

Genomic studies of Alzheimer's disease: history, progress, and future directions
Prof. Adam Christian Naj – University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, USA

Child mental health: a developmental approach from Kurdistan
Dr. Abdulbaghi Ahmad – Uppsala University, Sweden

In Advances in Asthma:

Severe asthma in children
Prof. Andrew Bush – Imperial College London & Royal Brompton Hospital, UK

In Periodic Reports: Advances in Clinical Interventions and Research Platforms:

Emerging big data in medicinal chemistry: promiscuity analysis as an example
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bajorath – Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn, Germany
Dr. Ye Hu – Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn, Germany

In The Complement System:

Complement and lupus
Prof. Marina Botto – Imperial College London, UK

Subversion of the complement system by viruses
Dr. Arvind Sahu – National Centre for Cell Science, India

In Viruses and Viral Diseases:

Dengue, Zika and Chickungunya viruses
Prof. Ana Fernandez-Sesma – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

In Retroviruses:

HIV prevention and public health issues: a global perspective
Prof. Sten H. Vermund – Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA

In Bioinformatics for Metabolomics:

Metabolomics: a brief introduction 1
Dr. Reza Salek – The European Bioinformatics Institute, UK

Metabolomics: a brief introduction 2
Dr. Reza Salek – The European Bioinformatics Institute, UK

In Mitochondrial Biogenesis:

Controlling mitochondrial reactive oxygen species production for cell signaling 1
Dr. Ryan J. Mailloux – Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Controlling mitochondrial reactive oxygen species production for cell signaling 2
Dr. Ryan J. Mailloux – Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

In Gene-Environment Interactions:

Environmental scleroderma: the evidence for external triggers
Prof. Maureen Mayes – University of Texas Medical School at Houston, USA

In Speech Dysfluency:

Treatment of stuttering during the pre-school years
Prof. Mark Onslow – The University of Sydney, Australia

 Posted February 8, 2018

Access to WSJ.com

In a world where education and career opportunities are more competitive than ever, the need for you to obtain broader perspectives on a variety of global business issues is a necessity. Which is why the University Libraries and the Heider College of Business have joined The Wall Street Journal in a collaboration that will provide students, faculty, and staff full access to the Journal. The Journal provides career advice and ties real-world examples into what you learn, giving you the opportunity to enhance your educational experience and stay ahead .

You can use your school-sponsored WSJ membership to:

• Research topics relevant to your courses and careers

• Save and share pertinent articles with other students

• Follow companies and industries that interest you

• Track real-time stories and trends

• Enjoy the most engaging coverage of arts, culture and life

Activate your WSJ access for one year by going to this page and clicking on the WSJ.com link. Use your Creighton email address and a password you can remember. You will have to be logged in for access to WSJ.com. In a year you will have to reauthenticate.

Questions? Contact your librarians at refdesk@creighton.edu


Posted February 1, 2018

Library closed Monday January 22, 2018

The library is closed Monday as is the rest of the university. We plan to reopen Tuesday, January 23, at 7:00 am. Please use the forms on the library's website to request services. The refdesk@creighton.edu and hslcirc@creighton.edu email accounts are being monitored. We will respond as staffing allows.

Posted January 22, 2018

Construction in the library: update

The small cluster rooms are finished and available for checkout. The construction is continuing in the north end of the upper level to create a cafeteria and vending space. As of now, the plan is to close the cafeteria in Boyne on Friday, February 2, 2018 and move vending machines and furniture to the remodeled space in the library. It should be open for use on Monday, February 5, 2018. There are ear plugs and headphones available at the service desk to help block out any construction noise. Thanks for your continued patience.

Posted January 22, 2018

Library closed Thursday for weather and will reopen Friday

Due to the winter storm, the library closed with the rest of the university on Thursday, January 11. We plan to resume regular hours Friday, January 12, opening at 7:00 am. If you need articles pulled, please email hslcirc@creighton.edu. If you need literature searches, please email refdesk@creighton.edu. These accounts are being monitored. Please use email to contact us, because some of the library's forms are broken. We have requested a fix from DoIT, but it is pending.

Posted January 11, 2018

Library remains closed January 2nd

The extreme cold has effected the building's systems. We are unable to open the building today. Facilities tells us they will have systems restored so that we can open tomorrow. In the meantime, we will monitor email as we did over break. We are sorry for any inconvenience.


Posted January 2, 2017