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What can we offer?

The Library offers the following mediated training courses, to book a place or find out more information, contact us on

Our training sessions can be tailored to meet your information needs, and can be delivered either in small groups or on a 1:1 basis. All of our training sessions are available in face-to-face or virtual (MS Teams) formats.

Study Skills and Support

  • Library induction for new starters (30mins)
  • Study skills (1 hour)
  • Keeping Up to Date (1 hour)
  • Referencing (30mins)

Literature Skills Training

  • Searching for Beginners (1 hour)
  • Advanced Evidence Searching: (2 hours)
  • Reference Management Systems: (Mendeley or Zotero) (1 hour)

Critical Appraisal Training

  • Introduction to critical appraisal (1 hour)
  • Critical appraisal: quantitative research (2 hours)
  • Critical appraisal: qualitative research (2 hours)

Health Literacy

  • An Introduction to Health Literacy (1.5 hours)

Ask A Librarian drop-in sessions

These run every Friday – you can join us via MS Teams any time from 2pm-3.30pm. Click here during the session to join


Databases for Evidence Searches - How to search them

The following short videos are available to support you with finding information and evidence in core international healthcare databases:

eLearning for Healthcare

A range of elearning modules are provided by eLearning for Healthcare to support literature searching activities; you can use your NHS OpenAthens account to register for eLfH if you do not already have an account:

Module 1 – Introduction to Searching

Module 2 – Where Do I Start Searching?

Module 3 – How Do I Start to Develop a Search Strategy?