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Information skills training

Training to develop search and evaluation skills may be requested by registered Oliveira Library users

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Library induction for new staff

Ask us to walk you round the library and help you with the basics of library use.


Personal training sessions for small groups or one-to-one:

What can I access?  Guide to e-resources
A tour of the electronic resources available for Oliveira users. 30 minutes to 1 hour, suitable for 1:1 or group training.

Introduction to databases: 
Explains the role and content of databases, and basic principles of searching. About 30 minutes, suitable for 1:1 or group training.

Finding the Evidence: Database searching
In-depth session focused on trainee's own question, using HDAS (Healthcare Databases Advanced Search). Takes 1 to 2 hours depending on the search topic. Suitable for 1:1 or 1:2 training.

Introduction to critical appraisal
Short workshop looking at the principles of critical appraisal, useful tools and resources, and including shared appraisal of a research article. About 90 minutes to 2 hours, suitable for 1:1 or small group.

Study skills
Overview of information seeking and evaluation, planning and writing assignments and assessing your own work.  Refresher for staff returning to formal higher-level study. Whole day session, small groups, usually delivered once per term, but contact the library to check dates or request a session at another time. 

For links to websites and a book list of materials for study skills, see our Study skills resources list

Endnote Web

A short workshop or 1:1 session looking at this free web-based resource   Self help information sheet

Personal current awareness

Library staff can help you set up alerts or a news aggregator page to include only the journals and web pages you want to monitor regularly. Contact the Library for further information.



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