User guides are prepared for Year 1 to Year 5 students to help meet their research needs. Each user guide covers essential information required for information literacy, writing skills and citation management. This enables students to experience a learning progression during their course of study, eventually becoming competent with scholarly works.


Your medical library developed an overall learning progression model for year 1 to 5 based on information literacy skills, writing skills and citation management skills. See fig 1 below.


Alignment to Standards

Curriculum Standards

Our learning progression model aligns to MBBS curriculum standards set by LKC, Medicine (Aligned to the Imperial College London – Faculty of Medicine, MBBS programme)

  • Years 1 and 2: Integrated Science in a Medical Context
  • Year 3: Core Clinical Medicine in Practice
  • Year 4: Medicine for All Stages of Life & in Diverse Settings
  • Year 5: Preparing for Practice as a Doctor

The topics addressed in each year will be used for clinical scenarios or case studies to align to the leanring outcomes for information literacy using Evidence-based Medicine (EBM).

Library Standards

Our learning progression model anchors and adapts the following library standards:

  • Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Standards (Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education)
    • Standard 1: The information literate student determines the nature and extent of the information needed.
    • Standard 2: The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.
    • Standard 3: The information literate student evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system.
    • Standard 4: The information literate student, individually or as a member of a group, uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.
    • Standard 5: The information literate student understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally.
Refer to the user guides prepared for year 1 to year 5. PDF versions are also available.


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