Links, Links, Links Galore

Somewhere on the Welcome page you should see one or both of these boxes of links (at right). A link is something that, when you click on it, takes you to the desired location. They act as a shortcut—instead of going from webpage to webpage to get to the information you need, clicking on a link will bring you right there. They are here to make it easy to jump around Pulse to some of the most commonly used areas.

You’ll find that many of these links are redundant (two links take you to the same page). They are, for the most part, self-explanatory and you should take some time to click on them to see where they bring you.

The Computing Resources link will take you to another page of links related to Jefferson computing. You should note that there is a link to take you to the Jefferson-IT Online Help Center (Pulse), which is a good resource for getting help with Pulse. Many times a question you may have is answered there under their Frequently Asked Questions section. You can also get tips and news about Pulse through the Jefferson Information Technologies (Jeff-IT) link.

The Directories: Department, Email, Phone link will bring you to a page of yet more links. The Email Directory link will allow you to look up the email address of a member of the Jefferson community.
The second link isn’t all that useful. The best way to look up a Student’s address is to click on a link with the same name under “Quick Links” on the welcome page. Note that to use the Telephone Directory you need to be using a computer on campus.

If you want to look at a listing of the campus organizations, click the Student Organization Directory link, which will take you to a page listing all of the Jefferson organizations. You’ll notice all of the organizations are listed in blue and if you click on them they will open a new window with information for that organization. This is a great way to learn about all the different organizations at Jefferson and how to get involved from the comfort of home. Now, this is just basic information about the organizations—many of these organizations have their own webpage on Pulse that you can accessed under the Organizations tab at the top of the Pulse pages (we will talk more about this later).

Another notable link under Directories: Department, Email, Phone that isn’t totally self-explanatory is how to use the Jefferson Web Index. It’s the last link at the bottom center of the page. If you click on it you are brought to a screen that looks like this:

What is the Jefferson Web Site Index?

  • The Index allows you to search the Jefferson websites for the various departments, programs, clinics, labs etc. There are several ways to search.

How do I search the Index and what do the "U" and "H" next to listings mean?

  • You can type a keyword in the box and try to search for the Jefferson web pages that are associated with that keyword or you could click on the box to the left of the category/categories listed to select them to include in your search. Basic Science & Clinical Depts. is often checked as a default. To unselect a category, just click on the box to the left of it again to unselect (so, one click selects a category, two clicks unselects it).
  • Once you have selected the categories you want to see listed, click the Category Search button and a list of Jefferson pages that fit those categories will be listed. If you don’t have a keyword or category in mind, you can also just click a letter (they are listed below the category search section) to browse through all of the items starting with that letter.
  • The search results are listed in blue below the search tools mentioned above. In the example Anesthesiology is one of the search results that came back with a search of the category Basic Science & Clinical Depts. To the left of the results there is an orange “U” or a blue “H.” This is to designate whether it is a university (U) or hospital (H) department, lab, etc. To go to the page for one of the search results, simply click on it.

How do I look up a student's contact information?

  • The Directory: Student Address & Phone link is very useful for looking up a fellow student’s home address, phone number, and email (you can even see their picture if their Jefferson ID picture has been taken). Simply click on the link, enter his or her last name, and click Go. The search results will list all people with the name entered.
  • You can restrict your search to a specific college of the university by changing the box that says All Colleges to JMC (Jefferson Medical College), JCHP (Jefferson College of Health Professions), or JCGS (Jefferson College of Graduate Studies). Go ahead and try to look yourself up.

What If I don't show up in the Directory?

  • If you don’t show up and you haven’t attended Jefferson yet, your information along with your picture will be posted soon after registration. You can adjust your address and contact information, and request that certain information not be posted, through the Banner Web program ( or through the Registrar’s office.

Be sure to check out the links Student Resources: JMC/JCGS/JCHP by clicking on the appropriate link. Here, you’ll find all kinds of useful links to pages that pertain to your college.

Information on financial aid, career planning, research opportunities and much, much more can be found right here. The example here is from the JMC webpage.

The links and resources are different depending on the college, so don’t be alarmed if your page looks different from the example. Be sure to explore the site for your college.

As always, you can get back to the Welcome screen by just clicking on the My Pulse tab in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. Okay, enough with the links. Next you'll learn how to customize your Welcome page.

The Bare Bones

--This page goes over the links in the "Quick Links" box on the Welcome page. Most of these are self-explanatory.

--The Jefferson Web Site Index is useful for looking up webpages for departments,clinics, labs etc.

--You can search the index by catagory or keyword and listings are displayed alphabetically.

--When searching the index a "U" next to a listing means university webpage and an "H" means that it is a hosptial webpage.

--The Student Organization Directory link will bring you to a page where you can get general information about the organizations on campus. Many of the organziations have their own webpage that you can view through the Organizations tab at the top of the screen.

--The Student Address & Phone Directory link will allow you to search for student contact information.