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.
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.
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.
|OFFICIAL UWI GUIDE||STYLE MANUALS -- VANCOUVER (online resources)||
STYLE MANUALS -- APA (printed book)
For use by Nursing, Psychiatry and Psychology students only.
|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)
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.
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.