September 26, 2016

Looking for evidence based medicine eRources? One provider is Wiley’s EBM Collection, which includes eBooks, eJournals, and several databases. Check it out here!

September 19, 2016

Looking for an image to use in a presentation or paper? Look in Catalogs AND Databases by Category and scroll down to Pictures and Videos. In this section, the databases contain images/videos that are freely usable. If you click on the images, you will see how you can use the pictures and videos, where and when you can use them and in some cases, insert the image/video directly into your presentation or paper.

September 12, 2016

The Fair Use doctrine explains in what situations it may be valid to use intellectual property for which someone else owns the copyright. Fair Use applies to all kinds of intellectual property, but it can be particularly tricky to apply to the realm of images, as opposed to text. Below is a link from the University of Rhode Island that gives some informative examples of situations where Fair Use would and would not justify use of copyrighted images:


For more general background about Fair Use, below is a link to a page from CWRU's Kelvin Smith Library:


September 5, 2016

Have a happy and safe Labor Day!

August 29, 2016

Try out the new citation linker through the CWRU E-Journal portal! This is a One Stop Shopping tool for searching for articles, books, dissertations or patents, in a number of different genre. So, instead of hopping from database to database, try the new citation linker here:


August 22, 2016

Stop by to check out the new semi-private pod-style furniture at the HCL!!


August 15, 2016

NCBI offers many courses, live webinars and webinar recordings at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/home/coursesandwebinars.shtml. Choose from upcoming webinars or watch previous archived courses.

August 8, 2016

National Library of Medicine Gallery of Mobile Apps and Sites

NLM provides numerous options for accessing information on mobile devices for health professionals, emergency responders and consumers.


August 1, 2016

With a few minutes between experiments, classes or meetings, you can contribute to the advancement of evidence-based medicine by screening and categorizing evidence for the Cochrane Collaboration here at Cochrane Crowd.

July 25, 2016

Web design and development. GIS. Data Analysis. Charts and Graphs. These are just a few of the subjects available to CWRU students through Lynda: an online learning platform with hundreds of videos for professional and personal development. Click here for more information!

July 18, 2016

There are a few steps you need to follow to be able to use CWRU library resources. For a quick summary of getting started including links to remote access using VPN, click here!

July 11, 2016

Health care professionals in Cleveland may find this information about teaching in the CWRU School of Medicine of interest:

Teaching Opportunities: Year 1 and Year 2 Curriculum

Orientation to WR2: How to become engaged

July 4, 2016

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!!

June 27, 2016

Henry Stewart Talks is a database which contains over 2,000 specially prepared, animated, online, audio-visual lectures by world leading authorities including Nobel Laureates. It is highly regarded by faculty, post-docs and other research staff, graduate students and advanced undergraduates. It is constantly updated and extended. All lectures are suitable for inclusion in courses and as additional learning material including in blended learning and flipped classroom programmes, and may be included in Moodle, Blackboard and other Online Learning Environments.

For additional training, check out this 3 minute Quick Tutorial Video: https://hstalks.com/t/3199/hstalks-quick-start-tutorial/?biosci

June 20, 2016

Follow this link to the drug interactions tool at UptoDate.com. A legend provides guidance as to how to show results by level of risk, along with the ability to select two or more drugs to compare for ratings.

June 13, 2016

MedicalStudent.com is a digital library that contains authoritative medical education information of interest to all medical students, regardless of how far you are in your studies. Check it out here!

June 6, 2016

Interested in receiving notifications of new publications in your particular field of interest? If you have a MyNCBI account, you can set up a "Saved Search". Each time a new article is published and indexed in PubMed and NCBI databases, you will receive an email notification based on your preferences.

For in-depth instructions, click here to access My NCBI Help , contact your reference librarians at the Health Center Library by phone at (216) 368-3218, email hclref@case.edu, or come on in. Hours posted here.

May 30, 2016

Systematic Reviews have become an integral part of the scientific literature lexicon in this era where any one study often cannot capture the "big picture". Two key resources about what the standards are for this genre of article are Cochrane.org and Prisma-statement.org . Librarians from our staff can be involved in advice and consultation on search strategy. Good search strategies are an important part of successful reviews.

May 24, 2016

Let’s play a game! AccessMedicine’s Showdown is an interactive turn-based game that tests your medical knowledge. Find it here or under the Self-Assessment tab on the AccessMedicine website. Users can play live or receive email notifications when its their turn to play. What a fun way to learn!

AccessMedicine Showdown

May 16, 2016

NCBI has enhanced My Bibliography and Other Citations to include the following two improvements: a search and select tool to add citations from PubMed and an option to add citations in bulk using files that have citations in the MEDLINE or RIS (Research Information Systems) format. Click here for more info!

May 9, 2016

Plagiarism is a "never-event" -- it should never happen -- in scientific writing. The more you know about the definition of it, the less likely you are to confused or intimidated. A lengthy but worthwhile document on the website of the federal Office of Research Integrity is available here. In addition to a comprehensive definition of plagiarism, it covers some other ethical aspects of scientific writing that would be great for all graduate students starting out in the sciences to take a look at.

May 2, 2016

The Highlights section of the library homepage provides many quick links to important information, such as updated and seasonal library hours, NIH compliance news, new ebook packages (Thieme and EbscoHost), VPN help, popular health sciences online resources (ClinicalKey, AccessMedicine, LWW Health Library, etc) and much more! Visit the Cleveland Health Sciences Library homepage: the Highlights will be listed on the right.

April 25, 2016

In PubMed, if you click on the Send To button, a popup box appears where you have options to email, create files for or upload directly to citation management tools, create temporary or permanent collections and include your own publications in your personal My Bibliography. Click here for a quick tutorial.

April 18, 2016

National Library of Medicine BLAST database can do various kinds of analysis of nucleotide and protein sequences.

April 11, 2016

Looking for online Theses and Dissertations? There are 3 ways to search.

1. Click here to go to the OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Disserations Center.

2. Click here to go to Proquest Dissertations and Theses.

3. For CWRU authored titles, Go to the library catalog and and click Advanced Search. Then select Electronic Resources under Location and Thesis/Dissertation under Material Type.

Catalog Locations

April 4, 2016

The Cleveland Health Sciences Library has two branches or locations: the Allen MemorialMedical Library, located on the corner of Adelbert and Euclid, and the Health Center Library (HCL) which is located within the School of Medicine. We service the faculty, students and staff who are engaged in education, research and practice in the health sciences in the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, and Nursing.

The library catalog brings together all of the CWRU libraries and shows in which library the resources you are looking for can be found.​

Catalog Locations

March 28, 2016

Looking for articles from the journal literature on the Affordable Care Act? Click here and start browsing!

March 21, 2016

Looking for protocols? For popular subjects series from Springer, click here or go directly to SpringerProtocols at www.springerprotocols.com. You can also go to Cold Spring Harbor Protocols at www.cshprotocols.org.

March 14, 2016

The NIH Public Access Compliance process is complicated. You can find a compilation of very useful information to help with this process on the Cleveland Health Sciences Library website: NIH Public Access Compliance.

You can request one on one training or group presentations by calling Kathleen Blazar at 368-1361 or emailing her at kathleen.blazar@case.edu.

March 7, 2016

Fifty million (50,000,000)! -- That's about how many library items are within your reach via the OhioLINK consortium. Use the OhioLINK Library Catalog to discover what's available and then click the green "Request" tabs to have them sent for pickup at one of our campus Libraries.

February 29, 2016

Have you heard of Browzine? With Browzine, you can search for a specific eJournal title, browse subject specific journals, and/or follow your favorite journal for updates. All in a simple and friendly interface. Check it out here! FYI, it is available on the web and on your mobile devices!

February 22, 2016

If you are using NCBI databases like PubMed or MedGen, or if you are part of an NIH or other federally funded grant you should learn more about creating your own personal NCBI account. This account, called MyNCBI is useful for saving citations and searches, also for notifying you when new articles are published on topics in your field of interest, creating a personal bibliography and so much more.Click here for more information!

February 15, 2016

For a glimpse at medical illustration materials available in the library system, take a look at this link from the library catalog!

February 8, 2016

Are you looking for alternatives research formats, such as videos and streaming audio? The library provides multiple resources that offer instructional videos and streaming audio or podcasts. Click here for more info!

February 1, 2016

Case Wireless Setup automatically connects your smartphone, tablet or computer to CaseWireless when you come in range. If you want to ensure you will have access to library resources, go through this quick process and never worry about access again!

January 25, 2016

"Citation management" software programs -- EndNote and RefWorks are popular options among numerous brands on the market -- can make bibliography-making vastly easier -- dissertation-writers often say they only wish they'd started using them years sooner than they did! Contact library staff for further information, including training services.

January 18, 2016

Tired of going to different portals to find available resources? Frustrated searching the catalog for books and print journals, eJournal portal for for e-journals, and databases for articles? Try the Summon search! Considered the “Google” for the entire Case campus, Summon searches across all of CWRU’s libraries collections. This includes the Allen, Health Center, Law, MSASS, CIA, Kelvin Smith, etc. libraries, as well as special collections, databases, ebooks, ejournals, open access, etc. Simply add your search term into the Search Field, and Summons will search the library catalog, the eJournal portal, databases, special collections, and more. Click here for more info!

Location Search Example

January 11, 2016

You logged into CaseWireless or VPN to get the articles you need for that project, but you keep coming up against: "NO ACCESS!!" or, some publisher asking for oodles of money to rent (!!!) an article for 24 hours. You know we have a great library! What’s the problem?

What you have is a cookie issue. Some internet junk is lurking in your computer and is blocking access. The only way to fix it is to dump the junk. Fortunately, it's an easy fix. You just need to clear your internet cookies, cache and browsing history. Get instuctions here.

January 4, 2016

There is a great wealth of CWRU theses and dissertations in print format in the Libraries, and one way to browse that collection in the Library Catalog is by using the Local Call Numbers by which most of them are catalogued. If you start at the CWRU Library Catalog and click Advanced Search; click the tab for Call Numbers and then the tab for Local Call Numbers, you can enter words like Nursing and Dentistry and the catalog will display these and dissertations grouped by the degrees (like M.S., M.S.D., and Ph.D.) that the University has granted in that discipline.

December 28, 2015

Need to re-visit topics you heard through the ‘Search Tips’ presentations? PDF’s and PowerPoint’s of the presentations are available through the “School of Medicine Search Tips” link located on the library’s homepage.

December 21, 2015

Master Jedi level tools, PubMed Has!

Hello Padawan, one tool you need in your Jedi arsenal is Clinical Queries, a sophisticated filtering for clinical research areas. Located on the PubMed homepage, you can quickly sort and filter to evidence based research and reviews faster than you can say “Chobb's knob!”

Be not afraid to experiment with this tool. Like it, you will. For more information,click here!

December 14, 2015

Whenever you are on a PubMed search screen displaying results for a search you have just executed, the left-hand panel should display the "Filters" options. When you click on the words displaying an option like "Clinical Trials" or "Humans", the page will reload with a subset of the search that was on your screen before but where the set has been limited to articles that report clinical trials, or that address human subjects, or whatever else you chose. Also note that more options are available than immediately display on the screen if you choose "Show additional filters".

Location Search Example

December 7, 2015

To search resources by location, simply click 'Advanced Search' in the catalog and select your desired library from the 'Location' drop-down box. Use the CTRL button to pick more then one location. BONUS HINT, you can also limit your results by available items, material type, language, publisher, and/or by publication date. See below.

Location Search Example

November 30, 2015

Do you need to find journals specific to a subject? You can search the CWRU Electronic Journals list (the EJournal Portal) for journals that cover specific Health Science topics. For a short tutorial, click here!

November 23, 2015

Looking for resources outside of the standard health-science literature? The Library Catalogs and Databases page, page linked to the CHSL main page, lists a wealth of other databases and resources.

November 16, 2015

If you don't see the "CWRU Full Text" button in PubMed (or if the 360Link button doesn't work) be sure to look under 'Link Out - More Resources' for more options. See image below.

Link Out More Options

November 9, 2015

Looking for an article we don’t seem to have access to? If the article is not available in print or electronically, you can request it through our ILLiad Interlibrary Loan system. The link to ILLiad Interlibrary Loan is on our homepage on the left hand side. You can also bookmark the link at https://chsl.hosts.atlas-sys.com/illiad/

November 2, 2015

Did you know that for the hundreds of e-books that CWRU licenses on Elsevier's ClinicalKey platform, when you access an individual book chapter the left-hand bar shows links to sections that scroll to that section when you click them?

October 26, 2015

CHSL has a special link to PubMed for immediate access to CWRU's journals. It is located in the upper right of every CHSL web page. Bookmark it: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?holding=cwruclib_fft_ndi&otool=cwruclib

October 19, 2015

Having trouble accessing library resources like databases, journal articles or ebooks? They are ONLY available when you are logged onto CaseWireless, the on-campus network for Case Faculty, Students and Staff. Need access when not on campus? Use VPN! VPN remotely logs you into the CaseWireless network.

October 12, 2015

Since April 2015, authentication to VPN requires a second password. You will need to enroll a smartphone or another device in DUO to receive a unique code each time you want to sign on, which will be used in addition to your CaseID and password. Click here for more details.

October 5, 2015

Did you know that you can use www.doi.org to find articles, including EPub ahead of print articles? If you have a DOI/Digital Object Identifier (ex. 10.2337/db13-1265), submit it at www.doi.org, and you will be linked to the article.

DOI Search Box