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Medical Sciences Library: The Essential Guide for Faculty Members: RESEARCH SUPPORT

This Libguide is designed to strengthen liaisons and linkages between the Faculty of Medical Sciences and the Medical Sciences Library.

REFERENCE SERVICES

Reference services are provided on demand to members of faculty. This can be done in person, telephone or via e-mail. Should you be unable to locate resources after an extensive search, or should you require assistance to locate a full-text article, please use our Ask-A-Librarian online reference service.

ONLINE SUBJECT GUIDES

A variety of Libguides (online subject guides) are available for research. These guides cover areas ranging from the different citation styles, predatory publishing, online journal databases, etc.

VIEW ALL LIBGUIDES HERE

PREDATORY PUBLISHING - SUBJECTS GUIDES FOR RESEARCHERS

Doing research into authentic publishing sources  has now become just as important as the research itself.

Use these online library guides for guidance. They have been developed for the Faculty of Medical Sciences based on feedback from workshops, meetings and library queries.

  1. Cabell's International Blacklist 
  2. Predatory Conferences. Think. Check. Avoid
  3. Predatory Publishing: Perspectives 
  4. Predatory Resources in PubMedUnderstanding the Anomaly 
  5. Predatory? Journal Evaluation Resources for The Medical Sciences

THESIS CHECKING RESOURCES

OFFICIAL UWI GUIDE STYLE MANUALS -- VANCOUVER  (online resources) 

 STYLE MANUALS -- APA (printed book)

For use by Nursing, Psychiatry and Psychology students only.

THESIS GUIDE 

see attachment

Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition 
Call number WZ 345 P976 201
  Citing Medicine  

CITATION MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE  
Endnote (on the workstations in the Library's computer lab and the student portal)

INTER-LIBRARY LOANS / DOCUMENT DELIVERY

The Medical Sciences Library facilitates an article request service to users. If the Library cannot access or does not carry a book, journal or other material that you require, we attempt to source these from another library or a commercial document provider. This service is provided at no cost to the faculty members. Please consult the staff of the Reference & Loans Unit for further assistance, email your Faculty Liaison Librarian or Ask-a-Librarian.

RESEARCH CONSULTATIONS

ATTENTION POSTGRAD SUPERVISORS !

Please encourage your postgraduate students to schedule individual appointments  to consult a Reference and Loans Librarian at the start of their research. Librarians provide advice on the range of resources available in a specific discipline or subject area, as well as formatting theses and referencing.

Graduate students MUST submit their theses for scrutiny by the Reference and Loans Librarians to ensure that they have complied with the requirements of the Thesis Guide and applicable style manuals. 
Once the requirements are satisfied, the Library will then certify the thesis as acceptable. 

 

The Librarian also assists with -

- the citation style for references and bibliographies
- formatting of theses and research projects
- citation management software - Endnote that can create references and bibliographies. 

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This year (2020) the Medical Sciences Library held its first Thesis Boot Camp and plans to host this annually.

Do check your emails for the relevant notices at the start of the new academic year.