Training Dates

Library Training Sep-Nov 2020

Due to the current pandemic we are unable to run 1-1 sessions in person, if you would like a ‘virtual’ session using Microsoft Teams then please contact us and we’ll arrange a mutually suitable date and time.  Contact information is below.

Do you ..     want to look beyond your reading list? Are you ..     embarking on a literature review?
have a patient with an unusual condition? not sure how to judge the validity of a paper?
need the latest evidence to support a guideline/policy? uncomfortable interpreting statistics?

Our training sessions can help you identify articles and evidence quickly, and build your confidence in assessing the worth of a study.

Literature Search: – how to construct and apply a search strategy to identify literature on a topic using the interface provided through NICE Evidence to the major healthcare databases.

Critical Appraisal: – an overview of the different types of study, what to look out for when reading a paper, tools to help and how to interpret the key statistics – and the appraisal of an example paper.

In addition we also offer individual support on: referencing, building search strategies, searching on BMJ Best Practice, DynaMed, Cochrane, TRIP or Google and an introduction to using SPSS.

Phone 01536 492862 or email to book a place or discuss your individual/group requirements.

Session Title Date Time
Literature Search Thurs 27th Aug 13:00-14:00
CA: Study design Thurs 3rd Sept 10:00-11:00
Literature Search Tues 8th Sept 15:00-16.00
CA: Appraising a randomised control trial Fri 18th Sept 15:00-16:30
Literature Search Fri 25th Sept 10:00-11:00
CA: Appraising a qualitative paper Thurs 1st Oct 13:00-14:00
Literature search Tues 13th Oct 13:00-14:00
CA: Statistics 1 – p numbers, confidence intervals, study power Thurs 22nd Oct 15:00-16:00
Literature search Thurs 29th Oct 10:00-11:00
CA: Statistics 2 – Absolute and relative risk, NNT Fri 6th Nov 15:00-16:00

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