Study Skills Training
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.
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: A short workshop or 1:1 session looking at this free web-based resource Self help information sheet
IT Drop in Sessions: We can help you get to grips with; Teams, Office 365, Kahoot, Mentimeter to name a few...
IT Skills: One to one or small group sessions on computer basics.
***See also our IT Skills Pathway Collection of eLearning Courses. (Sign-up on Trust Computer)***