Student Consultation Sessions
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
Here’s a Guide to book your consultation session(s).
Click here to book your consultation sessions !
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
Fig 1: Student Consultation Preferred Consultation Month, Year 4 Students, Medical Library, 2016 ©
Fig 2: Student Consultation Peak Timing, Year 4 Students, Medical Library, 2016 ©
USEFUL SEARCH TECHNIQUE TIPS!!!
Please refer to the following materials below:
- Tips on literature search and citation management tools. You can also plug in to the audio file.
- Watch this video from University of South Indiana (USI), about information literacy in a nutshell to refresh your search strategy skills
Source: [DavidLRiceLibrary]. (2010, July 02). Information Literacy in a Nutshell. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaWv5S50Zww
- 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.
Fig 3: Search Strategy Cycle for Literature Review, Medical Library ©
BEFORE ATTENDING YOUR CONSULTATION SESSION, VISIT THESE USEFUL RESOURCES!!!
- For Systematic Review and Meta Analysis
- GREY Literature in Medicine – As your work progresses, you’ll become aware of the main organisations active in the medical/Healthcare specialty (e.g:) government bodies and research institutes. Do a thorough search of their webpages and articles/published works.
- Evaluation tools
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 – Loraine Blaxter; Christina Huges; Malcom Tight Publication Date: 2010
Researching medical education – Jennifer Cleland; Steven J. Durning. Publication Date: 2015
Prepared by: Rebecca David, Senior Assistant Manager, Medical Library