UBC Library maintains lists of readings and other learning resources to accompany UGME instruction, at the request of instructors. Reading lists are maintained in UBC Library's online course readings system, LOCR, which is available to students via a link in Entrada. For more information on selecting and requesting readings, please see our quick guide, below.
The MD program is supported by 3 librarians: Kristina McDavid (VFMP), Vanessa Kitchin (SMP) and Trina Fyfe (UNBC). We regularly participate in UGME committees such as the Year 1 & 2 Curriculum Subcommittee, Year 3 & 4 Curriculum Subcommittee and the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee and we sometimes serve as CBL and FLEX tutors/advisors.
Please contact us with any questions - we are happy to help.
UBC Library e-resources (e-journals, e-books, databases, etc.) are available from any location with internet access. You will need to sign in once per session using your Campus-Wide Login (CWL). Faculty/instructors with a current UBC appointment are entitled to a CWL and library access. More information about connecting from off-campus is here.
In general, it's best to connect to resources (even free resources like PubMed and Google Scholar) through the UBC Library website (rather than going direct to the resource), as this will allow you to sign in and access full text. Please reach out for help if you are experiencing any difficulties in accessing library resources.
You can also try the new UBC Library browser extension. You can download the extension for your favourite browser, select "University of British Columbia" and start searching. You will then be prompted to log in with your CWL to get the full text of articles when you're on a website the library has access to.
Workshops on a wide variety of topics are offered at UBC Library: Refworks (and other citation management tools), MEDLINE searching, systematic review searching, current awareness, etc. More information is available here.
At the distributed sites, workshops are also available:
Librarians maintain online guides for students, including for MEDD 411: Foundations of Medical Practice and FLEX. Many FLEX projects involve a literature review of some variety. UBC librarians maintain a detailed guide on searching for systematic and scoping reviews, which offers guidance on search protocols, techniques, sources, data extraction/management and more. Students should also be encouraged to contact us to discuss any topics related to searching or information retrieval.