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Faculty Support Resources



Faculty Support Resources

This LibGuide offers assistance with using resources available through the Cleveland Health Sciences Library for course support, publication, research, curriculum support, and presentation.  If you wish for direct assistance, please reach out to one of the Reference Librarians at CHSL.

General Information

CHSL librarians are happy to assist in creating course guides or block guides with links to readings, texts, and articles licensed by Case Western Reserve University libraries for your classes or on supplemental information you think would be useful. Browse our LibGuides to see examples.  

CHSL Librarians can also:

  • Assist with assignments that involve searching the scientific literature;
  • Assist with assignments that involve information management;
  • Arrange for research-skills workshops tailored to your course;
  • Identify and link to relevant resources from your Canvas reading list or pages.

Contact a CHSL librarian for more information.



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Course Reserves

If there is a textbook that you would like the Cleveland Health Sciences Library to put on reserve for your class, please let us know. Textbooks may be available in print or electronically. Currently, CHSL favors providing access to materials in electronic format when possible.

How to Request Items to be Placed on Reserve

You may fill out our Course Reserve Submission Request form OR send the Title, Author, Publication Date/Edition to: IF the latter, please indicate:

  • For which class is the request?
  • How often is the course taught?
  • Course instructor/s...
  • How many students are in the class? (if known)
  • Does this title need to be available electronically?


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Publication Support

Copyright and Fair Use (from KSL)

Open Access

Open Access is a set of principles and practices through which scholarly research outputs (e.g. peer-reviewed articles, conference papers, reports, monographs, datasets) are made freely available online to the public, without cost barriers to access or restrictions on reuse. Mechanisms for enabling open access to scholarship are numerous and include, among others, open access repositories, open access journals, and open access policies.

Open Science Framework

Open Science Framework: CWRU's data storage and project collaboration platform. OSF is an open source tool created and maintained by the Center for Open Science that allows for storing, sharing, and version control of all data types, documents, and files. Researchers at CWRU can create their own project pages to upload data, invite collaborators, and manage research workflows. With OSF, users can easily share data between platforms like Google Drive, Box, Github, and more. OSF also allows researchers to issue Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for their project as a whole or for individual files that make citing and providing access to datasets possible. Datasets or files assigned a DOI on OSF can be easily referenced and cited in corresponding Digital Case objects.

For a detailed guide on using OSF, please visit Any questions can be directed to

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Curriculum Support

Many of the databases to which the Cleveland Health Sciences Library subscribe provide services for faculty that support instruction. One main feature is the ability for faculty to submit their syllabi to the support staff of the database provider, who will then match the resources of the database to the curricular content.  This is a novel and valuable service of which CHSL encourages faculty to take advantage.

Other features of these collections include access to image collections, video assets, and granular access to the contents of books by section or even at the paragraph level.  All of these collections can be used in course support software, such as Canvas.

Feel free to explore the tabs to the right of this introduction, click each tab and review the services provided by the various content providers.

For more information, please see our Curriculum Support LibGuide.


Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan services provide faculty, students, and staff the ability to request materials that are not available locally. Materials are generally delivered by email in a few days.

The Interlibrary Loan service at the Cleveland Health Sciences Library is named ILLiad. ILLiad is the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service for current faculty, staff, students in the Medical, Dental, and Nursing Schools, and all health sciences departments, MetroHealth and University Hospital residents and Cleveland Medical Library Association (CMLA) members.

To sign up for ILLiad services or to request materials, please place a request through our ILLiad services page.



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