Upcoming Training Sessions

It may be the summer holidays but that does not mean we are going to stop offering a variety of library skills training sessions for you! We have a range of sessions suitable no matter your level of expertise – whether you are a student, academic, or NHS staff we have something for you. However, if you require something a bit more in-depth or you have any burning questions, just email us: liaison@sgul.ac.uk.

For a full up-to-date list of our training sessions, and to register, visit our SGUL Library LibCal. The links below will also direct you to the booking form in addition to providing full details on the session.

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Training sessions for NHS staff

Introduction to UpToDate (with Wolters Kluwer Health)

UpToDate’s aim is to support healthcare professionals to make evidence-based clinical decisions at the point of care. Available to all St George’s Trust staff, UpToDate’s coverage includes 9,300 graded evidence-based recommendations and 6,500 drug entries. Come along to this 30-minute session to get you started with UpToDate and find about its main features.
Wednesday 17 August 2022, 13:00-13:30 (online)
Wednesday 21 September 2022, 13:00-13:30 (online)

Training sessions for all NHS users

Finding the Evidence

Finding top-quality evidence is a priority for health care practitioners. This session will introduce the high-quality resources available to you, as well as provide training in how to use them effectively to support evidence-based clinical practice or decision-making.
Wednesday 10 August 2022, 12:00-13:30 (online)
Monday 22 August 2022, 11:30-13:00 (in-person)
Thursday 1 September 2022, 13:30-15:00 (online)
Tuesday 13 September 2022, 12:30-14:00 (online)

NHS Library Induction

Library induction for NHS staff, introducing you to the range of services and resources on offer to those working for St George’s Hospital, Queen Mary’s Hospital and other community-based sites.
Tuesday 16 August 2022, 12:30-13:00 (in-person)
Friday 9 September 2022, 11:30-12:00 (online)

Training sessions for everyone

Systematic Reviews: finding and managing the evidence

This in-person course, based onsite in the Library Training Room, will focus on in-depth literature searching for systematic reviewers and how to manage your results. It will provide you with an overview of the systematic review process, the know-how of creating effective search strategies, systematic searching of the literature, managing your results and documenting the search process.
Wednesday 17 August 2022, 10:00-12:00 (in-person)
Tuesday 20 September 2022, 11:00-13:00 (online)

NHS Training Dates – April to June

The latest NHS information skills training dates are now available.

These training sessions are free to all NHS staff

Introduction to St. George’s Library and Health Information
Library induction for NHS staff

Wednesday 16th April 10.00am
Wednesday 14th May 10.00am
Wednesday 11th June 10.00am

Searching NHS Healthcare Databases
Introductory session on how to use the NICE Evidence Services databases effectively

Tuesday 17th April 10.30-12.00pm
Tuesday 1st May 10.30-12.00pm
Thursday 15th May 2.00-3.30pm
Wednesday 28th May 10.30-12.00
Thursday 19th June 2.00-3.30


Evidence Based Healthcare Resources
Accessing and searching resources such as the Cochrane Library and Clinical Evidence.

Tuesday 20th May 10.30-12.00pm

Introduction to Critical Appraisal
This course will introduce the concepts of critical appraisal and give an overview of the tools and techniques which can be used.

Wednesday 23rd April10.30-12.00pm
Wednesday 25th June 10.30-12.00pm


Keeping Up to Date
Keeping up-to-date with recent publications is vital for staff and researchers. This training course covers a range of services that will help you stay
current in your area.
Tuesday 22nd April 2.00-3.30pm
Wednesday 18th June 3.4.30pm


Click here for more details on each session.

Booking a place
Please email liblearn@sgul.ac.uk if you would like to book a place


Personalized training
If you or your team cannot make any of the times below, we are happy to arrange sessions for either individual or departmental groups. If you would like to
organize a bespoke session please email us at liblearn@sgul.ac.uk to discuss your needs.