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Course Support

Curated information resources to provide curricular support, supplement library education and outreach initiatives, and give information on using library resources.

Course List

Med 1

Clerkships

Electives

Instruction

The Distributed eLibrary offers instructional support in a number of manners, including:

  • Providing information resources that match the curriculum;
  • Developing course materials for on-demand, online, and in-person delivery;
  • Mapping instructional content to required competencies and EPAs;
  • Delivering interactive sessions on topics ranging from plagiarism to evidence-based medicine (EBM);
  • Researching pedagogical methodologies and best practices.

If you would like to know more about what we can do for and in your classroom, please request library training.

We also have Library Guides that give tips and tricks for curriculum and course development.

Liaison

Academic Liaison Librarians act as a link between the library and the WCM-Q community to promote the Distributed eLibrary resources and services. They are specialized in various subject areas and can provide assistance by:

  • Developing individualized strategies to meet your particular information and research needs;
  • Offering on-demand group sessions and one-on-one assistance to students, faculty and staff;
  • Creating instructional materials to cover information-related topics;
  • Delivering workshops to develop specific research skills for different audiences;
  • Working with faculty to integrate information fluency competencies into various courses through eLearning modules.

Liaison librarian roles and contact information

Foundation

What we do...

Instruction

Our librarians have implemented a comprehensive Information Fluency (IF) curriculum that consists of live sessions and online modules. The IF curriculum is integrated in the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course and count towards the final grade.

Course Support

We deliver regular training on using library resources, provide individual support to students, and develop classroom teaching materials. Contact your liaison librarians to schedule a meeting or request research assistance by booking a one-on-one session.

Pre-Med 1

What we do...

Workshops & In-Class sessions

In consultation with the Writing Seminar faculty, librarians deliver a series of workshops to introduce students to advanced research skills. These workshops can be developed based on faculty and students' needs.

Course Support

Our liaison librarians are happy to provide individual session to help you with your information needs. Contact your liaison librarians to schedule a meeting or request research assistance by booking a one-on-one session.

Pre-Med 2

What we do...

Course Support

The Distributed eLibrary is not directly involved in the teaching of the PreMed 2 courses; however, we provide collections of resources and instructional tutorials aimed at helping students in their studies. Contact your liaison librarians to schedule a meeting or request research assistance by booking a one-on-one session.

Out-of-Class Training

Our librarians provide out-of-class workshops on the resources available to students and faculty and how to use them. These workshops are advertised on the events page, by posters, and by email.

Med 1

What we do...

Instruction

The Distributed eLibrary's involvement in Med 1 focuses on the teaching of Evidence Based Medicine in the HID-I course. We are integrally involved in designing how the course will be taught, creating teaching materials, and providing in-class instruction.

In recent years, we have worked at finding new ways to bring make the subject relevant and interesting to students. This has focused on the incorporation of standardized patients in class sessions, and the development of online tutorials for use in the HID-I Canvas page.

Course support

Our Library Guides provide a variety of resources on EBM, including suggested databases, mobile applications, an introduction to searching PubMed, and even the occasional educational video. We are (almost) always available to help Med 1 students find information relating to their courses.

Med 2

What we do...

Course Support

The Distributed eLibrary works to support all of the Med Year 2 clerkships at WCM-Q.  Support has taken the form of course support pages, the teaching of skills needed in order to fully participate in a journal club, and instruction regarding conducting searches for scholarly literature.  In recent years, we have also promoted mobile apps which would be of interest to Med Year 2 students.

Workshops, In-Class Sessions, & Individual Consultations

Upon invitation by your professor, in-class instruction on a number of library-related resources & services is provided.

The Distributed eLibrary also provides out-of-class workshops on the resources available to students and faculty, and how to use them. These workshops - which are held on an occasional basis - are advertised on the events page, by posters, and by email.

But don't think you have to wait for an in-class session with a librarian or a library workshop to have all your library related questions answered!  We are also pleased to provide individual consultations on request by contacting the Reading Room at 4492-8100.

Med 3 / Med 4

What we do...

Instruction

The Distributed eLibrary's involvement in Med 3 focuses on supporting the various clerkships. Support takes the form of instruction of evidence-based medicine, bibliographic management, and utilization of resources.

In recent years, we have worked at finding new ways to integrate information literacy within the clinical experience for WCM-Q students. In some cases, this has taken the form of utilizing mobile computing to access information resources, while at other times it has been through "real-time" evidence based medicine.

Course support

Our Library Guides provide a variety of resources, including suggested databases, mobile applications, an introduction to searching PubMed, and even the occasional educational video. We are available to assist medical students and faculty through a variety of mediums, such as in-person, via email, and chat.

Research

What we do...

Research Support

Our librarians provide guidance to the faculty and staff of the Research Department in the use of all library resources. Workshops are designed to support their needs with database searching, citation management, reference formatting, individual research performance, and scholarly publishing. Contact your liaison librarians to schedule a meeting or request research assistance by booking a one-on-one session.

General Info

Hours

Phone

974 4492 8100

Email

delib@qatar-med.cornell.edu

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