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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 12th May 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.

Thurs 25th May 12.00 - 1.30

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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 24th April 11.00 - 12.30
Tues 16th May 15.00 - 16.30
Tues 20th June 10.00 - 11.30

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Searching databases using EbscoHost

Using the EbscoHost interface to search databases such as CINAHL.
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Fri 21st April 12.00 - 13.00
Tues 23rd May 12.00 - 13.00
Thurs 8th June 13.00 - 14.00

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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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Thurs 11th May 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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Fri 21st April 12.00 - 13.00
Tues 23rd May 12.00 - 13.00
Thurs 8th June 13.00 - 14.00

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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 24th April 11.00 - 12.30
Tues 16th May 15.00 - 16.30
Tues 20th June 10.00 - 11.30

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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 25th April 11.00 - 12.30
Wed 7th June 12.00 - 13.30

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RefWorks

Introduction to a web-based application for managing your references (University staff & students only)
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Tues 16th May 12.00 – 13.00
Fri 16th June 12.00 – 13.00

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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 9th May 11.00 – 12.30
Weds 7th June 15.00 – 16:30

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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.
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Thurs 27th April 10.00 – 13.00
Weds 17th May 13.00 – 16.00
Tues 20th June 13.00 – 16.00

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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 24th April 11.00 - 12.30
Tues 16th May 15.00 - 16.30
Tues 20th June 10.00 - 11.30

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Searching databases using EbscoHost

Using the EbscoHost interface to search databases such as CINAHL.
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Fri 21st April 12.00 - 13.00
Tues 23rd May 12.00 - 13.00
Thurs 8th June 13.00 - 14.00

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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...

Thurs 27th April 10.00 – 13.00
Weds 17th May 13.00 – 16.00
Tues 20th June 13.00 – 16.00

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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...

Mon 24th April 14.00 - 15.30
Tues 23rd May 10.00 - 11.30
Mon 19th June 14.00 - 15.30

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Searching NHS databases

How to use the NHS databases effectively
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Tues 4th April 10.00 - 11.30
Tues 2nd May 10.00 - 11.30  *cancelled*
Thurs 25th May 10.00 - 11.30
Tues 6th June 13.00 - 14.30
Thurs 22nd June 10.00 - 11.30


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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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Tues 25th April 11.00 - 12.30
Wed 7th June 12.00 - 13.30

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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 9th May 11.00 – 12.30
Weds 7th June 15.00 – 16:30

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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...

Thurs 27th April 10.00 – 13.00
Weds 17th May 13.00 – 16.00
Tues 20th June 13.00 – 16.00

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Introduction to St. George's Library and health information

Library induction for NHS staff

Thurs 20th April 10.00 - 11.00
Thurs 18th May 10.00 - 11.00
Thurs 15th Jun 10.00 - 11.00

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