Information Skills Training Sessions

This year we are offering a revised set of information skills training sessions to help support SGUL staff and students.

Come along to one of our free sessions to brush up on your information finding or evaluating skills, or book onto one of our new sessions to find out more about how to use:

Citation metrics to your advantage
Social media to raise your research profile

Selected dates are below, please see our information skills workshop page for full information.

Please contact to book

Searching databases using Ebscohost
Thursday 15th Jan 12-1pm
Thursday 12th Feb 12-1pm

Searching databases using OvidSP
Tuesday 9th Feb 12-1pm

Monday 26th January 12-1pm
Thursday 19th February 12-1pm
Tuesday 3rd March 12-1pm

Introduction to Critical Appraisal
Thursday 22nd January 3.30-5pm
Wednesday 18th March 10.30-12pm

Keeping Up to Date
Wednesday 11th February 3.30-5pm
Wednesday 25th March 3-4.30pm

Citation Metrics – an overview
Thursday 22nd January 12-1pm

Social Media for Researchers
Monday 2nd February 12-1pm
Please note date/time change to Wed 25th February 11.30 – 12.30 pm

RESOLVED: EBSCO databases offsite access workaround

The offsite links to EBSCO databases have now been fixed.

To get to the CINAHL Plus, AMED and MEDLINE databases,  please follow the appropriate database link from the Library webpage.


EBSCO are still working to fix their authentication problems.
The following workaround should enable offsite access:

1. Go here:
2. Select – UK Higher Education
3. Select St Georges University of London from the list of institutions
4. The Shibboleth login screen should now appear – enter your SGUL username & password

The above url links to CINAHL Plus – click on Choose database in EBSCO to select a different database (e.g.. AMED).

EBSCO Releases a Complimentary Version of ERIC

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is making the US government database ERIC available during the government shutdown. ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, is typically available through the government website ( as well as via EBSCO’s EBSCOhost research platform. Because of the shutdown the government website is unavailable so EBSCO has decided to temporarily open its version of ERIC and make it available at: .

ERIC provides access to educational literature and resources including access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

This information is taken from the  original press release.



EBSCOhost Maintenance Alert – Friday 26th October

Scheduled maintenance will be taking place on EBSCOhost for 1 hour between: Friday 26th October  12pm – 1pm

Databases that would be affected are: 

AMED, Cinahl Plus, and Medline.

EBSCOhost with Navigator may experience intermittent interrupted access.  Affected functionality will include:

  • Personal User Authentication
  • Checkout and Download of eBooks
  • Alerts
  • Access to My EBSCOhost folder items or the ability to save items to personalized folders from session

EBSCOhost apologises for any inconvenience caused.