INTRODUCTION 

Year 4 students embarking on their scholarly projects can request and book for a student consultation session with our medical librarian. Student consultations are available on weekdays from 8.30 am to 5.30pm.

  • Venue: Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine,  Clinical Sciences Building (CSB), Medical Library (Level 20), 11 Mandalay Road.
  • Duration: Each session is 30 minutes and can only be reserved by one student.
  • Procedure: Students will be allocated sessions on a “first-come-first-serve” basis, but priority will be given to students who book their first consultation session. All students are strongly encourage to complete the PICO and Search Strategy Worksheet_Medlib-1xxc5qj before attending their consultation sessions
If you are NOT a year 4 student and wish to have a consultation session on a self adopted research project, you are most welcomed to sign up as well. But priority will be given for our Year 4 students for their scholarly projects.

Meet your medical librarians for further assistance in your scholarly project!

BOOKING YOUR CONSULTATION SESSION 

Please be informed the ‘busy‘ status indicates a consultation session has been booked with the medical librarian. Likewise, an ‘unavailable‘ status indicates the medical librarian has an official appointment.

For enquires, send us an email at medlib@ntu.edu.sg.

OUR DATA SHOWS…

PEAK PERIOD (Year 4 Student Consultations – 2016)

The Year 4 students (n=16) indicated their preferred date and time of consultation for their scholarly project. Fig 1 shows the highest response (n=14) received from students based on three preferred choice of consultations (C1, C2 and C3) to be conducted in August. Fig 2 identified three highly preferred timings indicated by year 4 students for their consultations. 33% preferred consultations from 8:30am to 9:00am followed by 27% (5:00pm to 5:30pm) and 20% (12:00pm to 12:30pm).

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Fig 1: Student Consultation Preferred Consultation Month, Year 4 Students, Medical Library, 2016 ©

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Fig 2: Student Consultation Peak Timing, Year 4 Students, Medical Library, 2016 ©

USEFUL SEARCH TECHNIQUE TIPS!!!

Please refer to the following materials below:

  • Refer to the search strategy cycle shown below or refer to the Year 4 students User Guide / User Guides developed for you for more information.

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Fig 3: Search Strategy Cycle for Literature Review, Medical Library ©

BEFORE ATTENDING YOUR CONSULTATION SESSION, VISIT THESE USEFUL RESOURCES!!!

Year 4 Students Testimonials! (2016)

Jonathan: “Thank you very much to both Rebecca and Caroline, the session was incredibly helpful.” “Thanks so much for the reference, it is very helpful!”

Kevin: ” Thank you for the effort in the detailed consultation. It was really helpful in getting me started on how to approach my project!…Thank you once again for the last consultation – it was really very useful…Thank you for your time and help – much appreciated.”

Sean: “Really pleased to see our medical library reaching out to offer help to students – Outstanding!”

Robert: “Thanks for the advice. Appreciate it”

Rachel: “Thank you very much for your help and trip to EMB. I’ll make sure I check it out (information)!”

Leon: “Thank you for your kind help today. I really learnt a lot and managed to retrieve all the relevant journal articles I needed!”

Lavisha: “I’ve managed to get my citations from citethisforme. Thanks”

Ching Han: “Thank you for the advice and tips!”

Wee Kiat: “Thank you for your kind and timely assistance. The recommended search terms and articles were helpful.”

Melissa: “Thank you very much for your help.”

 

Testimonials from other LKCMedicine students… (2016)

Kang Shoing (Year 3): ” Thank you once again for your comprehensive answer. I really appreciate it.”

 

FEATURED BOOKS IN NTU LIBRARY 

how-to-research-book

How to Research – Loraine Blaxter; Christina Huges; Malcom Tight                          Publication Date: 2010

writing-for-peer-reviewed-journals

Writing for peer reviewed journals : strategies for getting published – Pat Thomson; Barbara Kamler                                                           Publication Date: 2013

researching-medical-education

Researching medical education – Jennifer Cleland; Steven J. Durning.                                                              Publication Date: 2015

Prepared by: Rebecca David, Senior Assistant Manager, Medical Library