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NEW

Finding the evidence

Finding top quality evidence is a priority for health care practitioners. This new 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: NHS Evidence, Clinical Knowledge Summaries, the Cochrane Library and Dynamed Plus.
  • How to use the NHS databases effectively and identify the most appropriate database for your need
  • 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 the St George’s Journals page
  • How to save your searches and set up alerts

Recommended for: NHS staff



Wed 18th October 15.00 - 17.00

Tues 21st November 10.00 - 12.00

Thur 14th December 15.00-17.00


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Getting Started with Twitter

This session is aimed at those new to, or considering using Twitter but want to know more first. We will give you an overview of how Twitter works, discuss why you might want to use it and offer a hands-on practical workshop to explore this growing social media platform. The session will particularly focus on how Twitter can be used in a professional context.

Recommended for: Anyone

Thur 23rd November 14.00 – 15.30

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Using Twitter for Promotions

A follow up to our Getting Started with Twitter workshop, you will learn how to use Twitter for promotional purposes.
Centred around a case study, you will find out about useful Twitter functions and relevant third party tools such as Hootsuite and Storify.


Recommended for: Anyone involved in a team or department Twitter account, or thinking of creating one.
Requirements: Users should be familiar with Twitter, as there will be a hands on element to the session.

Fri 8th December 11.00 – 12.30

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Supporting Students:

Finding information for your topic

Explore some of the library's tools for finding information
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Searching databases using OvidSP

Using the Ovid interface to search databases such as Medline and Embase
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Tues 24th October 14.00 – 15.30
Mon 20th November 10.00 – 11.30
Thurs 14th December 11.00 – 12.30

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Searching databases using EbscoHost

Using the EbscoHost interface to search databases such as CINAHL.
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Thurs 26th October 11.00-12.30
Fri 10th November 12.00 - 13.00

Wed 22nd November 14.00-15.30

Wed 13th December 11.00-12.30

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Forest-Plot Supporting Researchers:

Citation Metrics - an overview

This session will provide an overview of the more traditional citation metrics, such as the journal impact factor and h-index, together with the more recent alternative metrics.
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Thur 23rd November 12.00 - 13.00

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Searching databases using EbscoHost

Using the EbscoHost interface to search databases such as CINAHL.
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Thur 26th October 11.00-12.30
Fri 10th November 12.00 - 13.00
Wed 22nd November 14.00-15.30
Wed 13th December 11.00-12.30

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Searching databases using OvidSP

Using the Ovid interface to search databases such as Medline and Embase
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Tues 24th October 14.00 – 15.30
Mon 20th November 10.00 – 11.30
Thur 14th December 11.00 – 12.30

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Keeping up to date

Covers various ways of keeping up to date including RSS feeds, email alerts and social media
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Tues 28th November 14.00 – 15.30

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RefWorks

Introduction to a web-based application for managing your references (University staff & students only)
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Thur 9th November 14.00-15.00
Tues 5th December 11.00-12.00

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Reference Manager and EndNote

At the moment we cannot provide training courses for these two packages. However please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need support for Reference Manager or EndNote.

An Introduction to Critical Appraisal

Basic skills for evaluating the quality of the papers you have found
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Tues 21st November 15.30-17.00
Thur 7th December 10.30-12.00

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Systematic Reviews - Finding and managing the evidence

This new half-day course will focus on in-depth literature searching for systematic reviewers and how to manage your results.
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Weds 18th October 10.00-13.00
Thur 30th November 1.00-4.00
Tues 19th December 10.00-1.00

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Supporting Academic and Support Staff:

Searching databases using Ovid

Using the Ovid interface to search databases such as Medline and Embase
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Tues 24th October 14.00 – 15.30
Mon 20th November 10.00 – 11.30
Thurs 14th December 11.00 – 12.30

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Searching databases using EbscoHost

Using the EbscoHost interface to search databases such as CINAHL.
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Thur 26th October 11.00-12.30
Fri 10th November 12.00 - 13.00
Wed 22nd November 14.00-15.30
Wed 13th December 11.00-12.30

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Systematic Reviews - Finding and managing the evidence

This new half-day course will focus on in-depth literature searching for systematic reviewers and how to manage your results.
more info...

Weds 18th October 10.00-13.00
Thur 30th November 1.00-4.00
Tues 19th December 10.00-1.00

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Overview of resources

A brief look at resources available for your research or your students

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Supporting NHS Staff:

E-journals and E-books

Finding and using the electronic books and journals available to NHS staff
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*NEW* Finding the Evidence

Finding top quality evidence is a priority for health care practitioners
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Wed 18th October 15.00 - 17.00
Tues 21st November 10.00 - 12.00
Thur 14th December 15.00-17.00

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Searching NHS databases

 

 

PubMed

Access to the Medline dataset through this freely available service
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Getting the most from the internet

Locating and evaluating quality healthcare information on the internet

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Keeping up to date

Covers various ways of keeping up to date including RSS feeds, email alerts and social media
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Tues 28th November 14.00 – 15.30

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An Introduction to Critical Appraisal

Basic skills for evaluating the quality of papers you have found
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Tues 21st November 15.30-17.00
Thur 7th December 10.30-12.00

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Systematic Reviews - Finding and managing the evidence

This new half-day course will focus on in-depth literature searching for systematic reviewers and how to manage your results.
more info...

Weds 18th October 10.00-13.00
Thur 30th November 1.00-4.00
Tues 19th December 10.00-1.00

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Introduction to St. George's Library and health information

Library induction for NHS staff

Thur 19th October 10.00 – 11.00
Thur 16th November 10.00 – 11.00
Thur 21st December 10.00 – 11.00

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