research support SERVICES @pht


Reference and Research Support Services is mainly to support research works conducted by Health Campus Community, USM. The services are :-


Programs to teach user life-long skills to enable them to use information resources effectively through the following activities:

Information Literacy Skill (ILS) BASIC

  • Introduction to USM library
  • KRISALIS Searching platforms
  • Searching techniques (Discovery)
  • Full text Finder
  • Library account

Information Literacy Skill (ILS) ADVANCED

  • Searching the literature:
      • To explore some of the useful research-related platforms/websites which can be used to find high quality articles related to your topic, such as MyTo, Proquest Dissertations & Theses Global, DOAJ, Mycite, Scopus & Alert Services
  • Research Writing:
      • To explore some of the beneficial research support tools to ease your research writing process
  • Publishing Strategy:
      • To identify the best journals to publish your research articles through Journal Citation Reports (JCR), SJR (SCImago Journal and Country Rank), DOAJ, Mycite, Medsci & Sherpa Romeo
  • Research Sharing & Monitoring:
      • To identify the best strategy to make your research outputs more visible and receive high impact via e-repository, Researcher Profile, Scientific Social Network & Altmetrics


  • Creating a library
  • Adding references
      • Manual way
      • Import from Databases – including finding full text and attaching files
  • Working with reference styles
  • Bibliographic templates
  • Setting preferences
  • Working with custom groups, smart groups, group sets
  • Importing references – databases, google scholar etc
  • Finding full text and attaching and working with pdf files
  • Cite While You Write (In-Text Citation)
  • Working with Word – inserting citations and managing bibliographies

Contact us:

Reference Counter: 09-7671458 / email: