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Public Health: For Faculty

Scholarly Communications

The HSLS Scholarly Communication Guide provides information on:

  • Open access
  • Author's rights
  • Tools for publishing
  • NIH Open Access policy
  • ORCID author identification

The Research Impact Guide provides information on:

  • Impact metrics
  • Altmetrics
  • Bibliometrics
  • Enhancing your research impact

Course Reserves

Submit your print and electronic course reserve requests no later than 2 weeks before the start of class.

Forms and instructions for submitting course reserves

Finding Funding

The Finding Funding Libguide has information on tools at Pitt and on the Internet for finding grants and other types of funding.

Public Health Liaison Services for Faculty

Your HSLS Liaison is available to help with any aspects of using the library's resources or finding information to support your work.  Services include:

  • Guest Lectures in the Classroom
    • Planning and conducting a literature search
    • Managing search results using Endnote
    • Academic integrity - copyright compliance, plagiarism avoidance
    • Any information seeking topic related to your course
  •  Comprehensive Literature Searches
    • Information delivered to support your research, publication, grant writing, systematic review and meta analyses
  • Faculty Consultations
    • Available on any aspect of finding information or using the library's resources
  • Student Consultations
    • Training for students doing literature searches supporting your research
    • Consultation on how to plan and implement a high quality literature search for your students who are working on a masters' essay, thesis, or dissertation
  • Questions answered on any aspect of finding and using information

Your Liaison Librarians

Barbara Folb

Barbara Folb is the Public Health Informationist at the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS), University of Pittsburgh.  During 2008 and 2009 she was a National Library of Medicine Informationist Fellow. As part of the fellowship she earned her Master’s in Public Health in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh.

Prior to joing the HSLS staff in 1999, she was a librarian at Highmark and at the Carnegie Mellon University Hunt Library.

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