The Staff Library offers training and support to staff and students through the following courses which are arranged at times and dates to suit individuals or small groups. Our new course for the Autumn is An Introduction to Critical Appraisal Training. However, if anyone requires assistance with creating a presentation, using the Internet safely, setting up an email or Athens account please contact us on 01625 66 3923.
Introduction to the Cochrane Library (1.5 hours)
This course aims to instruct staff in effective literature searching using the Cochrane Library and will cover keyword and MESH search, combining search terms, saving search histories and printing/saving results.
Introduction to NHS Evidence & Basic Literature Searching (2 hours)
This course is for staff who wish to learn the basics of literature searching using healthcare databases and will include a brief introduction to the NHS Evidence web portal. No previous experience necessary.
An Introduction to Critical Appraisal Training
We offer courses which examine critical appraisal of systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials (RCTs) or qualitative research. You will summarise the key features of the research type, identify tools to help appraise the research and carry out an appraisal of a relevant paper selected by the Library team. No previous experience is needed.
To book a place on any of the above courses or to discuss your requirements, please contact Library Staff on 01625 66 3923.