For many undergraduate medical students, the first introduction to research is performing a literature search on behalf of a research team. Database searching is a common element in the research experience for both medical students and residents.
What can I expect during a research consultation?
When you become involved in a research project, it is advisable to arrange for a consultation so that we can review your search strategy. Your first research consultation will last approximately 45 minutes. Consultations are a learning partnership, with the student taking the lead on developing the search strategy while I provide guidance and feedback on how to refine the search.
How can I prepare for my consultation?
The Library has created a series of short tutorials that cover the basics of database search skills. Please view the tutorials before your appointment, attempt your search, and save your search strategy by creating an individual account in Ovid.