Information Skills Training

Library staff can help you to find information and resources to support you in your role.

We provide information skills training sessions to suit your needs.

If you cannot come to us then we can come to your place of work for 1:1 or group training sessions.

Library and Information Skills Training


Aim: Confident use of online information resources
Learning Outcomes: This session will teach you:

  • How to locate e books and e-journals
  • How to search the library catalogue
  • The different ways to request articles

Duration: 30 minutes
Dates: Please call the library to arrange a mutually convenient date.
Booking details: CH-TR.libraryenquiries@nhs.net x3197

Database searching – basics for beginners / refresher / advanced

Aims: Skills and confidence to search and find information on the NHS healthcare databases – tailored to suit your needs

  • log on to the databases
  • develop a search strategy
  • conduct a search
  • set search parameters
  • manage your search results (email, print or save)
  • locate and access full text articles

Duration: I hour
Dates: Please call the library to arrange a mutually convenient date.
Booking details: CH-TR.libraryenquiries@nhs.net x3197

An Introduction to Critical Appraisal

Aim: To provide an overview of critical appraisal to facilitate the use of up to date evidence in decision-making about practice
Learning Outcomes: Attending this course will enable you to

  • Gain an awareness of the differences between quantitative and qualitative research and the hierarchy of evidence
  • Develop the skills needed to systematically assess the validity of research papers by using a critical appraisal checklist
  • Get a definition of statistical terms used in research papers

Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
Dates: Available from March 2016

Library Support for Journal Clubs

Aim: To provide advice and support to staff running journal clubs
Learning Outcomes:

  • How to access articles
  • Getting multiple copies
  • How to use a critical appraisal checklist to assess the validity of research results

Duration: 1 hour
Dates: Available from March 2016

Training materials for Library and knowledge services staff

Medline

Medline using evidence search (Edge Hill University)

Search Strategy

Putting together a search strategy (Edge Hill University)

Databases

Tips for searching databases

Thesaurus

Thesaurus Tips