Course Support

How can my students learn about resources and services in the Yale-NUS and NUS Libraries?

The Yale-NUS librarians are happy to come into your class to provide tailored 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 catalog 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
  • Citation and research management skills

Please contact your subject librarian to discuss your course needs.  The Library can also create focused subject guides for your course or discipline.  

Can my students meet individually with a librarian?

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

Are there research guides available to guide students to appropriate databases and resources?

Guides are available through the NUS Libraries portal.  In addition to the many guides created by NUS librarians, Yale-NUS Librarians are creating guides tailored to the Yale-NUS curriculum.

Can the Library create a guide for my course or discipline?

We are happy to create tailored guides for your courses and major fields of study!  Please contact your subject specialist to discuss your needs.  Please explore examples of our existing subject guides.