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Research Tips: Library training

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Library training sessions

The Library provides training on all our resources.  We offer one-on-one training as well as group training in your department.  Below are some examples of the sessions which may be booked.  We are also happy to tailor a session to your requirements.  To discuss your requirements and to book sessions, please contact the Library.  You may also request training using our Request Training form.

 

Session title

Duration

Content

 

Orientation

 

20 mins

 

Ø      Library tour

Ø      Borrower registration

Ø      Introduction to Library services

Ø      The Library website

 

 

Basic database searching

 

45 mins

 

Ø      Selecting a relevant database

Ø      Producing an effective search strategy

Ø      Finding full text

Ø      Printing/ saving/ exporting results to Endnote.

 

 

Searching for evidence

 

60 mins

 

Ø      Developing a clinical question

Ø      Using clinical decision-making tools such as DynaMed.

Ø      Searching Cochrane, Medline, PubMed and Emcare databases for systematic reviews and RCTs

Ø      Printing/ saving/ exporting results to Endnote.

 

 

Keeping up to date

 

 

30 mins

 

Ø      Introduction to journal table of contents and subject alerting services

Ø      Registration with JournalTOCs

Ø      Demonstration of the Library’s Journal Alerts guide.

 

 

Endnote

 

60 mins

 

Ø      Creating an Endnote library

Ø      Downloading references from databases

Ø      Storing articles with their references

Ø      Inserting references into a Word document and formatting a bibliography.