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  • Information Skills Training
  • ULHT Library and Knowledge Services offers information skills training to enable you to locate and evaluate information more effectively.
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  • Training is available for literature searching and critical appraisal.

    In literature searching we can assist in constructing a search strategy and showing how it can be applied to the available healthcare databases. Training usually last about an hour.

    Once you have found the articles you require we can help in critically appraising the information.

    Training can take place at your workplace or in your local hospital library.
  • Training
    • Literature Searching
      • Search NICE Evidence
      • Create search strategies
      • Use the Cochrane Library and TRIP database
      • Search healthcare databases (MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsychINFO etc.)
      • Use subject headings and thesaurus mapping
      • Combine search terms
      • Repeat and save searches
      • Critical Appraisal
        • Understand what is meant by critical appraisal and why it is necessary
        • Use critical appraisal checklists
        • Find out where to locate existing critically appraised research and systematic reviews
        • Learn about the methods and approaches used in qualitative and quantitative research
        • Understand the hierarchy of evidence
        • Apply the knowledge to your place of work (e.g. impact on patient care)
  • Request Training
    • Please tell us who you are
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    • ULHT
    • Training requirements:
    • Do you have an NHS Athens username/password?
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    • Preferred date for training*     
    • Preferred time for training*     
    • Literature searching
    • Critical Appraisal
    • Are there any specific topics which you would like to search for? If so, please tell us some of the keywords used in these topics.
    • Where would you like training to take place?*
    • Local hospital library     At work address    Other
    • Please provide details (i.e. what is your local library or work address)
    • The information contained in this form will be kept on file for statistical and marketing purposes. Personal data will only be used by the Library and Knowledge Services and will not be divulged to third parties. If you do not want us to record your personal details for these purposes, please check this box.  

    • If you are having trouble submitting this form, please complete a paper copy and hand it in to your local hospital library