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
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.