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About our Training

Timetabled sessions via Microsoft Teams: 

The following courses are run as online only via Microsoft Teams. See our Training Dates page for upcoming sessions.

Literature Searching (1 hour)

Whether you are a beginner or need a refresher, this workshop will teach you all you need to know about the world of literature searching.

This session covers:

  • How to plan your search using the PICO format.
  • The names of different healthcare databases and what they cover.
  • Boolean Operators and Subject Headings
  • A live demonstration of a search using the OVID or EBSCO website.

Introduction to Critical Appraisal (1 hour)

This workshop introduces key concepts of critical appraisal including the hierarchy of evidence, validity, trustworthiness and relevance.

During the session, there is an also an activity practicing appraising a section of a research paper. 

You can find our Moodle Critical Appraisal course here.

OpenAthens eResources – Demonstrations (30 minutes - 1 hour)

We hold regular timetabled demonstrations on how to use our online resources including:

  • AnatomyTV
  • DynaMed
  • BMJ Best Practice
  • ClinicalKey
  • eBook Central
  • OVID (access to MEDLINE and EMBASE)
  • EBSCOHost (access to MEDLINE and CINAHL)

Not able to attend one of our timetabled sessions? Speak to your site library about 1-1 and department training.