HSLS Offers Educational Support

HSLS supports the educational needs of health sciences faculty and students. Teaching faculty should be aware of the many ways HSLS can provide course assistance.

How the library can help:

Integrated Class Sessions
Reference librarians are available to provide integrated instruction in information skills as part of courses offered in the schools of the health sciences. Librarians can provide instruction on access to online resources, such as databases and full-text journals, and instruction on identifying and evaluating subject specific Web sites.

Web-based Curriculum Support
Web-based information resources can provide curriculum support to students on and off campus. Information resources include links to full-text journal articles, database searches developed by a librarian, chapters in electronic textbooks, and authoritative Web resources.

Course Reserves
Provide access to required or supplemental reading materials by placing books and journal articles on closed reserve.

Request Books to Supplement a Course
Faculty may request the purchase of materials that support teaching, study or research.

Computing Resources
The Computer and Media Center staff can assist in creating a CD-ROM that contains slides, PowerPoint presentations, image files and word documents to be used during a course. Instruction to improve presentations is available through classes such as PowerPoint or Photoshop. Faculty may request the purchase of software applications and videos to supplement a course. Please call 412-648-9109 for details.

Posted in the 2009 Issue