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Introduction to USU Information Resources: Faculty Resources

An overview of the services and resources provided by the Learning Resource Center (LRC) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)

Welcome New Faculty

Welcome to USU! This page introduces information resources specific for USU's faculty.

ARCS & LRC Classes on Demand

Both the LRC & One-Stop service desk offer a wide variety of classes to support the use of our resources and services. These special training sessions can be requested in advance for groups of students, by faculty, or by USU staff members.

The LRC will provide classes on demand on topics such as databases (e.g. PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO); searching (Introduction to searching, Evidence Based Practice, nursing resources, systematic reviews); citation management (EndNote); and scholarly projects (measuring your research impact; formatting your dissertation/thesis). Topics can be adapted for specific audiences and interest groups. The LRC staff is happy to schedule classes for groups ranging in size from 3 to 40. Smaller classes are scheduled for our D2013 classroom, while larger classes may take place in the first floor computer classroom. To request a class today, please click below:

The  one-stop service desk provides on-demand classes on topics such as Google Forms, and introduction to Microsoft Excel, and gettting started with PowerPoint. Training requests should be submitted at least 3-4 weeks in advance at the link provided below:

LRC Service: Class Reserves

Class Reserves are provided to USU faculty to facilitate sharing of copyrighted materials for purposes of education, utilizing “fair use” guidelines. LRC class reserve policies are derived from American Library Association recommendations in order to support the teaching mission, uphold the copyright law and minimize your (and USU’s) liability risk for copyright infringement.

USU has an annual license with the Copyright Clearance Center, which has pre-arranged copyright licenses for many books and journals. Faculty should verify that materials are eligible under the Copyright Clearance Center by visiting

Faculty have three options for placing materials on reserve: print reserve, full-service electronic reserve and self-service electronic reserve. For more information on these three services, please visit the LRC's Class Reserve Page.

LRC Service: Curriculum Support

The LRC's reference librarians will happily work with USU instructors to integrate library instruction into courses for one more more class sessions.

Topics include:

  • Evidence Based Medicine, PICO
  • EndNote
  • Public Health Information Sources
  • How to search the medical literature
  • Using PubMed, Embase, PsycINFO, CINAHL, etc.

LRC Support: ResearcherID or ORCID

When tracking your publications, either for grants, annual performance reviews, or your C.V., services such as ResearcherID, ORCid, and Google Scholar's service can assist you in organizing and claiming all your publications. These products, which can generally communicate between each other, provide a unique identification code for a scholar. This code will remain consistent even if the researcher changes his or her name and institution. Many publishers are now accepting these unique IDs as a way of removing ambiguity among authors with the same (or similar) name. For more information, please use the link below.

Guides for Faculty

One Stop Service: Laptop Loaner Program

A variety of laptops, tablets, and peripheral devices are available to USU Faculty and Staff who need to borrow them for a conference or meeting.

One Stop Service: Faculty Appointing System

One Stop Service: CV Builder

James A. Zimble Learning Resource Center • 4301 Jones Bridge Rd. Bethesda, MD 20814 • Main Number: 301-295-3189 • AMI Helpdesk: 301-295-3358

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