Student Instruction

Course Integration

Information Mastery instruction is strategically placed within the medical curriculum to develop students’ information skills for self-directed, lifelong learning and to enhance students’ learning outcomes in courses. Medical Library faculty are active in curriculum development, design and teach sessions, and/or integrate information mastery concepts into coursework and assignments/activities at the point of need. The following are examples of course integrated instructional sessions.

Online Information Mastery Curriculum

An Information Mastery Curriculum is designed to promote self-directed learning of essential information skills for lifelong learning. The online curriculum accessible in e-Space contains 10 modules with multimedia learning materials, application exercises, self-assessment tools, and interactive games; it can be used by students and faculty members who would like to go through all the modules to become information masters or take certain modules to focus targeted areas to develop proficiency in these areas.
Below is a list of modules accessible in eSpace. Please use your OU NetID and password for access.

  • Searching for a Mentor
  • Fundamentals for Effective Literature Search
  • Expert Searching with PubMed
  • Managing the Literature for your Embark Capstone Project
  • Copyright & Plagiarism
  • Introduction to Systematic Reviews

Integrative Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Locating the Best Available Evidence
  • Critical Appraisal of Systematic Reviews

Other Courses
  • Art & Practice of Medicine
  • Cardiovascular
  • Promotion & Maintenance of Health

See the course guides for more information.

Student InfoBites Series

The Medical Library offers students regular sessions (extracurricular learning experiences) designed to introduce, facilitate the use of various learning resources specific to student learning of various subjects (anatomy resources), clerkships (mobile resources), and preparation for board examinations (review materials and question banks).

Individualized Sessions/Tutorials

Library faculty create and offer individualized sessions or tutorials tailored to each student’s unique needs. These in-person or online one-on-one instructional sessions focus on teaching individual students how to identify specific learning or research resources or tools, design research projects, write research proposals, prepare manuscripts, create a poster, and identify venues for scholarly publications.

You can also check out our Library Instruction Tutorials listed under the Tutorials tab!

Consumer Health Education

Community Outreach Events

In realizing the vision of the OUWB School of Medicine, the Medical Library also strives to educate and promote free, reliable health information resources to the local community by participating in OUWB-sponsored community outreach events, such as Make a Difference Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, and the Future Physician Program for local high school students.

Faculty Development

Faculty Instruction Opportunities

The Medical Library offers various types of training opportunities to meet faculty’s teaching and learning needs.

Current offerings are listed on the Events page.

Information Mastery Program with Continuing Medical Education Credit

As an offering through the Center for Excellence in Medical Education, the Medical Library frequently offers a six-part series on Information Mastery for our clinical faculty at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and Beaumont Hospital Troy. Each session in the series is approved for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) and faculty may receive Meaningful Participation Credits toward their faculty appointments for attending a session. For access to the CME Portal and other CME information, please visit the Beaumont CME Page.

Training Opportunities for Faculty Development

The Medical Library develops and offers formal (e.g., workshops, presentations) and informal training sessions (e.g., brown bag series) to develop faculty and meet their needs in teaching and research. When offered, these sessions introduce and promote teaching and research resources, tools, and information technologies, to enhance faculty’s information seeking skills and facilitate their use of these resources. These faculty development opportunities support faculty’s pursuits in teaching, research, and professional development.

Virtual Coffee Hour with a Librarian Series

As a remote alternative to the regular training sessions, the Medical Library hosts a series of virtual chats via Zoom to showcase or demonstrate resources and tools that faculty can use to aid their current teaching and research endeavors.

Individualized Training Sessions

The Medical Library creates and offers individualized or on-demand training sessions at the point of need. These in-person or online one-on-one training or orientation sessions cover a wide array of topics including but not limited to teaching or research resources selection, literature search, reference management tools, systematic review methodology design, use of Covidence, manuscript preparation, scholarly journal selection, and open access publication.

Contact us to learn more about these sessions

Request Medical Library Training

The William Beaumont School of Medicine Library offers library instruction for students, faculty, administrators, and staff at OUBWSOM and across the OU campus. The instruction, including course-integrated and standalone instructional/trainings sessions (e.g., orientation, presentation, seminar, and workshop) is designed and tailored to different skill levels and particular learning needs. Instruction sessions can be scheduled in advance for individuals or groups in Kresge Library, your classroom, department, or office. Please complete the form below to submit your request.

Medical Library Instruction Request Form