Information Training Skills

Want to improve your information skills or learn more about online resources? Book a training session with us. We can work with individuals or small groups, and can tailor learning sessions to suit all levels of ability. Members of the College are also welcome to visit the library for an induction where you can find out about all the resources available to you and how to access them. To book a training or induction session please get in touch.


e-Learning Module - My College Online

Can't make it in to the library? Our e-learning module, ′Getting Started With Your Research: a guide to using online library resources' is available to all members. It gives an overview of how to use the Knowledge Network, how to plan a literature search, how to use databases, and how to cite and reference sources in your research or coursework.

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Other Useful resources

You may also find the following online tutorials useful in helping you to get the best out of your research:

  • ScienceDirect - For help on searching, tutorials and all aspects of the ScienceDirect platform.
  • OvidSP - For training, guides and workshops on all aspects of the OvidSP platform. Or download the Quick Reference Guide
  • Wiley Online Library - Workshops, tutorials and user guides for Wiley online resources including The Cochrane Library. The self-learning tutorials are free to use, available 24/7 and contain full audio, you can also take part in online workshops (These sessions are conducted using WebEx, an online conferencing system that allows you to view live presentations from your desktop).
  • Introduction to Evidence Based Medicine - (4th edition, Duke University Medical Center Library and Health Science Library, UNC-Chapel Hill) - This tutorial will help you define EBM, construct a clinical question, construct a search strategy, and identify key issue that help determine the validity of the results of a study.

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