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Mentored Scholarly Activity Guide (MSA): For Mentors

If you want information about the MSA program, please see the main program page.

Library Services for Mentors

Reserve a meeting room

  • Develop a search strategy for new research
  • Learn about changes to your favorite resources
  • Expand your searching technique
  • Automatically run a search on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and send new results to your email
  • Learn to use citations management software that will organize citations and pdfs, and work with Word to automatically format manuscripts
  • Use citation indexes to find citations of your work or impact factors for your work
  • Identify high impact journals in which to publish your work
  • Have the library pull, scan and electronically deliver journal articles and specific book chapters for $6 per item 
  • Obtain an article or book from another library when we don’t have it
  • Have the tables of contents of regularly read journals electronically delivered to you
  • Get customized database training for you or your lab group
  • Get help depositing NIH funded research articles in PubMed Central

Librarians can visit your office or lab to help with the above

Resources on Mentoring

Adviser, Teacher, Role Model, Friend: On Being a Mentor to Students in Science and Engineering 
Free download in pdf format.  Although this is directed at mentors, students may find it helpful in negotiating mentorships and participating in the mentoring process.

How to Get the Mentoring You Want 
This document was created by the University of Michigan to guide graduate students.  Some information is universal and will be relevant for all students.  Some information is specific to the U of M.  Seek assistance from UC Anschutz staff if you have questions about services or mentoring on this campus.

When It Comes to Mentoring, the More the Merrier 
Great, and brief, advice on how to find and work with a mentor from a recognized expert on mentoring.

When It Comes to Mentoring, the More the Merrier

Library Services for MSA Students

  • Problem identification and focus
  • Question formulation
  • Search strategy
  • Identifying resources for literature review
  • Organizing and managing citations
  • Manuscript style requirements
  • Scouting journals for publication

Ask Us! We make house calls!

Call 303-724-2152 or make an appointment online for a one-on-one consultation to discuss your research question, learn to search databases, find mobile health technology, learn citation software such as EndNote and more.