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Health Science Teaching Faculty: Content Usage Guidelines

Penn Proxy Information

Some content we license only allows you to link to the resource rather than embed the content into your canvas course.  In order for these links to function well (even when students are off-campus) you will need to prepend the vendor's url with the prefix

  • For example, here is a link to a licensed Acland Anatomy video:
  • By adding the Penn Proxy url, you are assured that a student can access even if they are not on campus.  The Proxy URL will prompt the student to login using their PennKey and then send the student on to the Acland video:

AccessMedicine & other McGrawHill Medical Sites

  • Citing information is available.  While viewing a book chapter, look for the "Get Citation" icon.
  • AccessMedicine "Downloadable Images" Statement - "Tens of thousands of photos and illustrations to aid in visual diagnosis are available to save and download to presentations for educational purposes."
  • May I use McGraw-Hill content in other place?  McGraw-Hill FAQ Response

Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

Bates’ visual guide to physical examination

  • “Both volumes and individual chapters have a distinct UR Land a unique number for reference in syllabi and lectures. Simply copy/paste the URL, or include the volume or chapter number to direct students to their assigned videos.”
  • Detailed info in Bates Terms of Use document.  Refer to section 2.4.2
  • Bates video URLs
  • Bates Users Guide

Dynamed Plus

Henry Stewart Talks

  • Can embed videos in your own lectures. After accessing video, you have options to Embed a link or the video into your course material.  You may also specify the segment of a video you would like to use.
  • Henry Steward Talks Instruction Manual


JAMAevidence Image and PowerPoint Usage Guidelines - “JAMAevidence users may display, download, or print out PowerPoint slides and images associated with the site for personal and educational use only. ...”


  • JoVE instructions on embedding video into Canvas
  • Citing example appears at the bottom of the summary for each video.
  • Penn subscriptions are limited to:
    • Video Journal Segment: Bioengineering, Biology, Developmental Biology, Immunology and Infection, Medicine, Neuroscience
    • Science Education Segment: Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology; Essentials of Cell Biology; Essentials of Biology 1 & 2; and General Laboratory Techniques 

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