In the upcoming months we will again be offering a variety of library skills training sessions. There are different sessions suitable for your level of expertise or year of study, for students, academics and NHS staff.
Below you can find out more about the different training sessions we offer and the dates for these sessions. To book, please visit LibCal and register for the session you would like to attend. These sessions are all held online, via Microsoft Teams.
Don’t forget, we also continue to run our Library Research online drop-ins, Monday to Friday 12-1pm. At our drop-ins we can help you with getting started with finding information for your assignment, doing in-depth literature searching projects and referencing enquiries.
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Training sessions on offer
My Learning Essentials: Hunter & Harvard
Wednesday 26th May, 1-2pm
Tuesday 22nd June, 1-2pm
This session is suitable for SGUL or FHSCE undergraduate or postgraduate students who have specific referencing or literature searching enquiries relating to their assignments. You will be able to discuss your query with the librarian, and receive guidance on how to effectively use Hunter to find academic books and articles and how to use CiteThemRight to ensure your referencing complies with SGUL’s specific Harvard Referencing Style.
Literature searching for your dissertation
Tuesday 18th May, 11.00-12.30pm
Tuesday 15th June, 11-12.30pm
We know databases, like Medline (aka PubMed) and CINAHL, can be daunting, but with a little help and guidance, we are short you will get to grips with them in no time. If you have a longer research project, like a dissertation, or you just want to impress in your assignments, this session is for you. You will learn how to effectively run a literature search in a database relevant to your subject. The sessions are suitable for St George’s and FHSCE staff and students.
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Thursday 13 May 1-2pm
Wednesday 16 June 12-1pm
In this session, we will introduce you to the reference management software RefWorks. We will show you up to set up an account, add references, manage them and how to use RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM), a Microsoft Word Add-in.
Training sessions for NHS staff
NHS Library induction
Thursday 20th May, 12.30-1pm
Tuesday 15th June, 11-11.30am
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.
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Finding the Evidence
Thursday 29th April, 1-2.30pm
Monday 10th May, 12-1.30pm
Wednesday 26th May, 12.30-2pm
Friday 11th June, 11-12.30
Monday 21st June, 1-2.30pm
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.
The session will cover: The range of evidence-based healthcare resources available, including: NICE Evidence, the Cochrane Library and BMJ Best Practice.
How to use the NHS databases effectively and identify the most appropriate database for your need. This includes how to create and plan a search strategy using subject headings and keywords and how to combine searches and apply limits to focus your results; how to access full-text articles where available or locate articles through St George’s journals page; and how to save your searches and set up alerts.
You can book your slot here.
Systematic Reviews: finding and managing the evidence
Wednesday 28th April, 1-3pm
Tuesday 25th May, 11am-1pm
Thursday 24th June, 11am-1pm
This course 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.
You can book this session here.
At the end of this session you will be able to:
- plan robust search strategies for literature searches in support of systematic reviews
- carry out systematic, advanced searches on the Ovid platform
- save searches strategies and create alerts
- plan how you will manage your search results and report on your search methodology.
If you have any questions about these training sessions, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.