Information Skills Training Sessions: October – December 2015

Feel like you are out of practice with literature searching? Looking for new ways to keep up-to-date? Or perhaps you want to know more about critical appraisal? Why not sign up for one of our free training sessions held in the library. We have a wide range of sessions, which are free for anyone to attend regardless of if you are a St George’s or joint Faculty student, researcher, staff or an NHS trust member.

Dates are below. Please see our information skills workshop page for full session outlines. You can contact to book.

Personalized training
If you cannot make any of the times, we are happy to arrange sessions for either individuals or larger groups depending on your needs. To organize a bespoke session please email us at

Searching databases using Ebscohost
Tuesday 20th Oct 13.00 – 14.00
Thursday 19th Nov 13.00 – 14.00
Thursday 17th Dec 13.00 -14.00

Searching databases using OvidSP
Tuesday 13th Oct 13.00 – 14.00
Thursday 12th Nov 13.00 – 14.00
Tuesday 8th Dec 12.00 – 13.00

Introduction to critical appraisal
Thursday 22nd Oct 15.30 – 17.00
Thursday 26th Nov 10.30 – 12.00

Keeping up to date
Tuesday 10th Nov 11.30 – 13.00

Citation metrics – an overview
Friday 13th Nov 12.00 -13.00

Systematic Reviews – Finding and managing the evidence
Tuesday 13th Oct 14.00 -17.00
Thursday 5th Nov 13.00 – 16.00
Wednesday 2nd Dec 10.00 – 13.00

Online tools and tips for the digital researcher
This session will provide an overview of online tools, including social media, to collaborate, share information and raise your research profile.

Tuesday 15th Dec 14.00 – 15.00

*New* Getting Started with Twitter
This session is aimed at those new to, or considering using, Twitter but want to know more first. We will give you an overview of how Twitter works, discuss why you might want to use it and offer a hands-on practical workshop to explore this growing social media platform. The session will particularly focus on how Twitter can be used in a professional context.

Monday 26th Oct 12.00 – 13.30
Monday 16th Nov 12.00 – 13.30

Evidence based healthcare resources
Thursday 15th Oct 15.00 – 16.30
Tuesday 24th Nov 15.00 – 16.30
Thursday 17th Dec 10.30 – 12.00

Searching NHS databases
Friday 9th Oct 15.00 – 16.30
Wednesday 21st Oct 10.00 – 11.30
Wednesday 4th Nov 10.00 – 11.30
Tuesday 17th Nov 14.00 – 15.30
Monday 30th Nov 15.00 – 16.30
Tuesday 15th Dec 11.00 – 12.30

Introduction to St. George’s Library and health information for NHS staff
Wednesday 28th October 10am
Wednesday 25th November 10am
Wednesday 16th December 10am