Course Support

Information literacy instruction and effective use of the Library’s resources and services 

The Yale-NUS College librarians are happy to collaborate and to come into your class to provide tailored information literacy instruction related to your course projects and assignments.  We can design hands-on activities for all levels around a variety of topics, including (but not limited to):

  • Developing search strategies
  • Using the library’s catalogue to look for books and journals
  • Identifying and searching specialized databases
  • Mining a good article to discover other relevant sources on a topic
  • Evaluating information – Learning the difference between scholarly and popular materials
  • Tracking the literature to find articles which cited an important work
  • Requesting articles and books through Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery Service (ILLiad)
  • Citation and research management skills

Research consultations

The Yale-NUS College librarians are available to meet with students about their research needs. Students can drop by the Library for assistance; however, for in-depth questions, we recommend requesting a consultation with a Librarian.

Online guides for finding appropriate databases and resources

Research guides are available through the NUS Libraries portal. In addition to the many guides created by NUS librarians, Yale-NUS College librarians are creating guides tailored to the Yale-NUS College curriculum. Check out our Research Guides.

  • Assist with in-depth research questions through research consultations.
  • Teach workshops and classes on evaluating and optimizing information resources for research and study.
  • Develop the Library’s collection through selecting books, media, and specialized e-resources.

Not sure whom to contact? Fill out our consultation request form, and we’ll connect you with the best librarian related to your topic.