Library Tutorials

The library service is responsible for supporting all staff and students in accessing information to support evidence based medicine, education and learning.

For example, we can help you…

  • provide effective, evidence-based patient care
  • keep up-to-date with developments in your field – the easy way
  • find the references you need to complete course assignments

Assisted literature searches
If you are a member of staff working on a dissertation, coursework, a systematic review or other piece of research where you need to do your own literature search, it is possible to gain assistance with this. Working online using screen sharing, you can guide the search strategy but obtain assistance with it at the same time, as well as learning tips and tricks for future searches. Sessions can be arranged at a date and time to suit you and are offered remotely via Microsoft Teams so you do not have to travel.

Taught sessions for individuals or teams
If you would like more general training on how to make effective use of databases and e-resources to find information, below are examples of the taught sessions you can request:

Where’s your evidence? Using research to support clinical decision making
(Up to 1hr 30 mins remote training via Microsoft Teams)
This session is aimed at healthcare workers and will enable you to acquire the skills to locate relevant literature to support patient care, research projects and other activities.

Finding information for assignments or research
(Up to 1 hr 30 mins remote training via Microsoft Teams)
We will  focus on the large literature searching databases such as Medline, CINAHL and PsycINFO and we will also touch upon referencing.  A significant proportion of time will be spent on helping you to gain information relevant to your assignment/dissertation question.

Professional Revalidation
Whether you are a nurse or other healthcare professional, a short course about finding evidence can help to support your continuing professional development and provide evidence that you are keeping up to date.

For further information or to discuss training tailored specifically for you, please contact Barberry Library or telephone 0121 301 2059

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