HSLS Can Help with Remote Instruction

During the past month many of us at the University have been working hard to translate traditional face-to-face classes to quality remote instruction. If you are looking for ways to improve your content, those of us at HSLS would be happy to help.

For example, now may be a good time to add additional content or provide opportunities for students to hone different skills. Librarians can create asynchronous modules or do a live remote presentation. Peruse the class catalog to see if any topics make sense for your class, or feel free to contact us to discuss other ideas. For example, I always encourage students to learn EndNote as early in their careers as possible. If you haven’t checked out our Data Services department, you may be surprised that you can request customized instruction on topics like OpenRefine or research workflow.

You may be searching for additional instructional materials to complement recorded lectures for different learning styles.

  • Most HSLS resources can be found online. If you are having trouble accessing the full text of an article, the video Locating Full Text Using HSLS Resources may help. Permalinks can also be embedded so that students can more easily access full text.
  • If you’re searching for other licensed resources, like electronic textbooks, a librarian can assist you with tracking down the right item.
  • In addition to articles and eBooks, HSLS subscribes to case files and streaming media such as HSTalks Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection.
  • We can also help you find free supplementary open educational resources.
  • Database providers are finding ways to offer innovative instructional content. For example, Study Tools in AccessMedicine and AccessPharmacy include drills or flashcards on subjects like pathophysiology, pharmacology, and drug names.
  • Finally, if you want to liven up some of your PowerPoint presentations, check out our guide to Finding Images, for instructions on how to find and cite free images or those from our collection.

As always, we are available for consultations, so feel free to refer your students to us for individual help. Come see us (via Zoom of course!) to discuss additional opportunities and resources that you can use to develop your courses. For more information, please contact us via Ask a Librarian.

~Rose Turner