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Study Skills Training

We offer personal training sessions for small groups or one-to-one. Contact the Library for further information and to book.  

Study Support

Library induction for new staff: Introducing the library and basics of library use.  Includes guide to e-resources available for Oliveira Library users. 30 minutes to 1 hour, suitable for 1:1 or group training.

Study skills: Overview of information seeking and evaluation, planning and writing assignments and assessing your own work.

Keeping Up to Date: Introducing KnowledgeShare, our Evidence Update system and Evidence alerts, bulletins and Table of Contents (TOCs) alerts.  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. 

Referencing: Referencing styles – hints and tips.  See our page on Referencing for more information.

Literature Skills Training

Looking for evidence: Overview of reliable and quick online sources of evidence useful at the point of care for decision support. Overview of reliable evidence sources – Evidence search, Trip, BMJ Best Practice, UpToDate, Marsden online

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

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.  ***Please also see our page of Critical Appraisal learning resources*** 

Endnote:    Self help information sheet

The Library does not currently run teaching sessions on IT skills but are happy to help assist staff users with the computers. Please pop in during office hours or contact us if you are experiencing any difficulties. | 01983 (53) 4519


You may find the following IT courses helpful:

Our IT Skills Pathway Collection of eLearning Courses. (Sign-up on Trust Computer)


Page last updated: Dec 2022

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