Library Services for Preceptors

LibGuides

A LibGuide is an online subject guide created by a librarian to assist you with your research. These guides will direct you to databases, print and e-books, journals, web sites, tutorials, and other resources you may find useful.

Reference Questions

Eugene S. Farley Library will provide you with access to health sciences resources. If you are having difficulty locating specific resources on your topic, the librarians will assist you in identifying searching techniques, controlled vocabulary/authorized subject headings, and searching strategies to find more relevant resources. If we do not have access to a particular resource, you may request it through interlibrary loan.  Please contact the Reference Staff or utilize our additional contact information.

Interlibrary Loan

If you need an article that is not currently part of our holdings, the Librarian will obtain a copy for you from another library and send it to your location, usually via email, although other delivery methods are available. Find out more information on how to request resources, or call 570-408-4256.

Bibliographic Instruction

The Librarians also can provide bibliographic instruction sessions (via Zoom) to familiarize Preceptors with the array of databases, resources, and search tools available from Farley Library.  These can include searching strategies and helpful insights into using our library resources for the maximum benefit.  Please contact the Reference Staff or see additional contact information.

Wilkes Online Databases

We are pleased to provide you with access to our library resources for educational use through our Wilkes University Portal. Since our licensing agreements only allow for educational use, we have established a process that will allow you access using a wilkes.edu login during semesters in which you have students assigned (fall, spring, summer). Preceptors will need to request access to use the electronic databases. Please contact our Office of Experiential Education if you would like this access and you will be given an @wilkes.edu email address which will be active during times when you are precepting one of our students. This will enable you access electronic books, journals and some databases licensed by the school, preview is available. This should help you support the students' learning if you do not already have access through personal or employer-sponsored accounts.

When you do not have a scheduled student, you will lose access to the databases, but can request it again once you have another student. Your login will remain the same for future semesters. By accessing our resources, you attest that you agree to the terms of these licensing agreements. Any non-compliant usage violates campus-computing policies and may result in loss of university computing privileges. If you have any problems or questions, please contact our Office of Experiential Education.

Permissions

You may view, reproduce or store materials from these resources provided they are for personal use in connection with your responsibilities as a preceptor. For example, if your student has a question about a certain drug, you may locate information on that subject to share with your student.

You may not:

  • Share your username and password with anyone else.
  • Use materials beyond the scope indicated above.
    • For example, you may not print off information to give to a patient or use information for duties related to your full-time employment.

By accessing our resources, you attest that you agree to the terms of these licensing agreements. Any non-compliant usage violates campus-computing policies and may result in loss of university computing privileges.

Farley Library Databases and Indexes