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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

Fri 27th Jan
12.00 - 13.30

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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.

Mon 13th Feb
12.00 - 13.30

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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 Ovid

Using the Ovid interface to search databases such as Medline and Embase
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Mon 23rd Jan 10.00 - 11.30
Mon 20th Feb 10.00 - 11.30
Tue 21st Mar 14.00 - 15.30

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Searching databases using EbscoHost

Using the EbscoHost interface to search databases such as CINAHL.
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Wed 25th Jan 12.00 - 13.00
Tue 7th Mar 12.00 - 13.00

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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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Thu 23rd Feb 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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Wed 25th Jan 12.00 - 13.00
Tue 7th Mar 12.00 - 13.00

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Searching databases using Ovid

Using the Ovid interface to search databases such as Medline and Embase
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Mon 23rd Jan 10.00 - 11.30
Mon 20th Feb 10.00 - 11.30
Tue 21st Mar 14.00 - 15.30

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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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Wed 15th Feb 12.30 - 14.00

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RefWorks

Introduction to a web-based application for managing your references (University staff & students only)
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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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Thu 16th Mar 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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Wed 18th Jan 13.00 - 16.00
Tue 21st Feb 13.00 - 16.00
Thu 23rd Mar 10.00 - 13.00

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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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Mon 23rd Jan 10.00 - 11.30
Mon 20th Feb 10.00 - 11.30
Tue 21st Mar 14.00 - 15.30

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Searching databases using EbscoHost

Using the EbscoHost interface to search databases such as CINAHL.
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Wed 25th Jan 12.00 - 13.00
Tue 7th Mar 12.00 - 13.00

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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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Wed 18th Jan 13.00 - 16.00
Tue 21st Feb 13.00 - 16.00
Thu 23rd Mar 10.00 - 13.00

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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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Evidence Based Healthcare Resources

Accessing and searching resources such as the Cochrane Library and Clinical Evidence more info...

Tue 24th Jan 11.00 - 12.30
Tue 21st Feb 11.00 - 12.30
Mon 20th Mar 11.00 - 12.30

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Searching NHS databases

How to use the NHS databases effectively
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Tue 17th Jan 14.00 - 15.30
Thu 9th Feb 11.00 - 12.30
Thu 23rd Feb 10.00 - 11.30
Tue 7th Mar 10.00 - 11.30
Thu 23rd Mar 14.00 - 15.30

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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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Wed 15th Feb 12.30 - 14.00

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An Introduction to Critical Appraisal

Basic skills for evaluating the quality of papers you have found
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Thu 16th Mar 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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Wed 18th Jan 13.00 - 16.00
Tue 21st Feb 13.00 - 16.00
Thu 23rd Mar 10.00 - 13.00

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Introduction to St. George's Library and health information

Library induction for NHS staff

Weds 18th Jan 11.00 - 12.00
Weds 15th Feb 11.00 - 12.00
Weds 22nd Mar 11.00 - 12.00

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