The Library offers a range of free training sessions to meet your needs, from how to use databases to find the resources you need, preparing you for a systematic review, to helping you create a professional social media presence.
If you cannot make any of the times, we are happy to arrange sessions for either individual or larger groups depending on your needs. To organize a bespoke session please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Finding the evidence: databases and search skills
Evidence based healthcare resources Thursday 28 Jul 10.30 -12pm
Tuesday 23 Aug 3-4.30pm
Wednesday 21 Sept 3.30-5pm
These resources are available to you all through the year.
Last year we also ran a ‘Summer Sites’ series featuring interesting Libraries and Institutions that are linked with medicine or healthcare studies and research which you can visit. They may have useful study resources, fascinating museum displays or be housed in historic buildings. Included in the posts were details of nearby sights and attractions and we will suggest places where you can get a good snack, meal or cup of coffee to fuel your day*. We hope these will encourage you to go out and enjoy London this summer too.
*some details may be out of date, please always check details with the library or institution you intend to visit. Where available we have provide contact details and website URLs.
On the 13th June 2016, Maureen Minchin, medical historian, health educator, and author of Breastfeeding matters: what we need to know about infant feeding, spoke at St George’s to dieticians, health visitors, public health, GPs, researchers, IBCLCs (International Board Certified Lactation Consultants), midwives about the science and history of infant feeding. The room was packed and people were enthralled with her delivery of research and evidence showing the inter-generational impact of infant feeding practices. She spoke of the necessity of breast milk for normal human development and how breast milk is the bridge from womb to world. Maureen and the GP infant feeding network (GPIFN) kindly donated a signed copy of her latest book Milk Matters: infant feeding and immune disorder to St George’s Library.
The two books are available in the Library catalogue, follow the above links to check for availability. Books on breastfeeding are available at call number (shelf mark WS125 in the Library.)
Maureen Minchin speaking at St George’s
Minchin’s inscription in the book: Milk Matters
Carmen Pagor donating Minchin’s book to St Geoge’s Library
Tying in with 10 Days of Wellbeing programme (SGUL login required) run by St George’s Staff Development team, we are running a book swap in the library foyer from Monday 20 June to Friday 1 July, to promote reading for relaxation and pleasure, as well introducing a new collection of books.
Book Swap in the library foyer from 20 June – 1st July
From 20 June – 1 July, we’ll be putting out a trolley of fiction books in library for you to enjoy. St George’s staff and student are free to pick a book to read (initial collection kindly donated by Library staff) and to drop off a book on the trolley for sharing with others.