Faculty Library Services
If we do not have access to a book or article that you need, you may request it through interlibrary loan (ILL). ILL is a free service is for faculty, staff, and students in SMHS and CNPD.
If you experience issues with ILL functions, please contact the Interlibrary Loan department.
Course reserves are books, audiovisuals, etc. set aside from the library collection or on loan from a personal collection per faculty request. Search for course information (i.e. "Biology" or "521"), instructor information ("smith" or "john"), or book information ("physical therapy" or "theory") to locate materials for your class.
We provide access to Kanopy streaming videos specifically for SMHS and CNPD faculty members' classroom use. Access includes a curated collection of feature films, documentaries, and instructive videos related to the curricula within SMHS and CNPD, arranged by discipline.
Which videos are available?
When accessing the Kanopy, the entire collection is viewable. However, not all titles will be available for streaming through our subscription. The following packages are available to SMHS and CNPD.
- Applied Science
- Child Health
- Documentaries: Ethnicity & Identity
- Documentaries: Health & Wellness
- Documentaries: Science, Nature & Technology
- Everyday Health
- Health & Safety
- Human Rights
- Library & Information Management
- Mental Health
- Religion & Philosophy
What if I want to use a title that isn’t available?
Contact your liaison librarian and request the additional content. We can easily customize our access based on your instruction needs.
How do I embed a link in Blackboard?
View the title you want to link and simply copy the complete web address from the browser. You can also create a personal Kanopy account and customize links – provide links to video segments or create a customized playlist for your class.
And the fine print…
Viewing of videos is free until four people watch at least 30 seconds of the same video. At that point, a year-long access fee of $150 (for that specific video). For this reason, Kanopy will not be included on the main list of library resources and will not be marketed to students.
Librarians provide instruction sessions that are designed to help bridge the gap between classes and the library's information resources. Working in collaboration with classroom faculty, librarians provide course-related library instruction on request. Contact your subject librarian to talk about appropriate content and activities and to schedule an instruction session.
Your subject librarian is also happy to collaborate with you on assignment design. If you are creating an assignment or activity that involves the use of library tools, consider running your plans past a librarian. A librarian can do everything from assure you that access to a particular tool will work for all of your students to work with you to craft a plan that utilizes the most appropriate tools and incorporates important strategies for use.
When should you request a literature search?
When you need to be comprehensive. A librarian can help you take your search beyond PubMed. There are many databases available and a librarian can help you decide which of these may provide appropriate information on your topic.
Any time you want help... If you are a clinician searching for patient care information, a faculty member preparing a conference presentation, or resident beginning a research study, a librarian will be happy to work with you. Librarians are experienced in structuring search strategies and understand how to leverage powerful interfaces.
How can you request a search?
Institutional Repositories (IRs) bring together all of a University's research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research. The UND Scholarly Commons is a great place to store your work and make it available to a global audience. The IR is an excellent vehicle for working papers, grey literature, conference papers and presentations, senior theses, and other scholarly work that doesn’t quite fit into traditional publishing workflows.
If you have materials that you would like to publish in the Scholarly Commons, contact your subject librarian or the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the Chester Fritz Library. To learn more about Institutional Repositories, please visit the Digital Commons Resources page.
Open Educational Resources (OERs) are course materials that are free of cost and free of traditional copyright constraints. OERs can come in many formats - textbooks, articles, online modules, videos, etc. They are often licensed under Creative Commons, which allows for the re-use and adaptation of creative works. Learn more...
North Dakota is one of five states that have legislated funding for the development of OERs. Additionally, UND offers grants to instructors to adopt an OER in their course. UND is currently in the fourth year of its OER grant program and has saved students an estimated $6.1 million in textbook expenses! Please speak with your subject librarian if you are curious about OERS!
Librarians can answer questions about:
- The quality of OERS
- How to find an OER in your field
- How to make your own OER
If you do decide to adopt an OER for your course, librarians and instructional designers from Teaching Transformation & Development Academy (TTaDA) can help you through the process.
Several research databases provided by Library Resources offer CME credits at no additional charge. Learn more about these resources and get instructions for earning credits on this research guide.
The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences is an institutional member of BioMed Central (BMC). This partnership is funded by North Dakota IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) through the generosity of Dr. Don Sens, ND INBRE Principal Investigator.
More about BMC
- All papers published through BMC are open access
- Papers will be findable through Google Scholar, PubMed Central, Medline (PubMed), Scopus, SpringerLink, and many additional full-text repositories.
- The BMC journal collection includes titles such as Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, BMC Emergency Medicine, BMC Family Medicine, Genome Medicine, Journal of Hematology & Oncology, and some 300 additional peer-reviewed journals in science, technology, engineering, and medicine.
- Authors retain the copyright to their work. By licensing your work under the Creative Commons Attribution License, articles can be re-used and re-distributed without restriction, as long as the original work is correctly cited.
How does the membership work?
- Identify an appropriate journal or use the Springer Journal Suggester to locate a relevant title for your manuscript.
- Submit your manuscript.
- Your manuscript will go through the peer-review process.
- Following acceptance, utilize the UND institutional membership to reduce or eliminate the article-processing charge.
- Papers are published immediately and available to readers without restriction.