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Yale School of Public Health Library Orientation: For new faculty and staff

This guide welcomes new affiliates of YSPH and introduces the library resources and services that will help you accomplish your goal: building your competency in evidence-based public health

New-at-YSPH to-do list

Welcome to the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library! We have so many services, resources, and webpages that it's possible to get lost. This page is a simple guide to get you started as new affiliates at YSPH.

Support for teaching

  • A public health librarian can visit your class for a series or a one-off session, with lecture, discussion, demonstrations, and hands-on activities about literature searching; contact us to set up. Office hours, video tutorial, or webpage for your class? Sure, get in touch!
  • Course reserves service: we'll make it easy for your students to access their readings.
  • Textbook purchasing: this library is willing to buy anything you want to assign, if the publisher sells it to libraries.

Get help

You can contact the public health librarians about any library-related question.

You can get help on nights and weekends too.

I want to read XXXXX -- how?

Find out how to get print books, ebooks, and online journals on the "Access the collections" tab.

Sometimes, self-service is faster

Sometimes, you get help from places outside of the library

Canvas: the library can help with the course reserves tool. For everything else about Canvas, get help from the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning.

VPN: the library can troubleshoot if you are on the VPN and running into paywalls on journal sites. If you're having trouble setting up the VPN or logging in to the VPN, get help from Yale ITS

You can also find IT information specific to YSPH at https://publichealth.yale.edu/about/gateways/students/computing.aspx