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Information skills training

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

The library team are pleased to be able to offer training sessions via Microsoft Teams. Please email us at if you’d like to book a session.


Below are descriptions of our sessions. Let us know if you'd like to attend and we'll arrange a convenient date and time. If you can’t see what you’re looking for, please do contact us. We’re happy to offer 1–1 sessions – just let us know what you need help with, and when would be most convenient for you. If you’d like help with accessing your e-learning, please contact Alex McIntosh at

Looking For Evidence:

Overview of reliable evidence sources – Evidence search, Trip, BMJ Best Practice, UpToDate, Marsden online

Evidence - advanced search:

Using HDAS databases to search for journal articles


Referencing styles – hints and tips

Keeping up to date:

KnowledgeShare, alerts, bulletins and TOCs (table of contents)

IT drop-in session:

Teams, Office 365, Kahoot, Mentimeter 

Critical appraisal:

Introduction to appraising journal articles

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