Training

Trying to find your way around Medline?
Not sure if you’re getting the most out of Dynamed?

Whether you’re completely new to
e-Resources and evidence databases or just need a refresher – we can help.

What can we help with?

We can provide training sessions to suit your needs. We offer both 1:1 and group sessions covering a range of resources and skills. Our most popular sessions are:

Getting the most out of e-Resources:

Find out how to most effectively use resources like NHS OpenAthens, Dynamed Plus, Anatomy TV, NICE Evidence, TRiPdatabase, BMJ Best Practice, eBNF & a range of other high quality resources.
This can be anything from a quick guide around what’s available, to a comprehensive 2 hour tour of all of the main evidence sources and how to use them effectively.
Alternatively, we can tailor the session to what you need – just ask.

More information about these resources here.

Evidence Searching:

Learn the basic skills to effectively and efficiently search databases such as Medline, CINAHL, Cochrane and NICE Evidence. Normally takes 1-2 hours.

Critical Appraisal Skills:

Learn to assess the quality of the evidence you find to judge whether it’s worth taking notice of or has flaws you should know about.
These are normally 3 hour group sessions and can either be arranged specifically for a department or team, or look out for the advertised general critical appraisal training sessions in Buzz.
Alternatively, if you just have some questions about critical appraisal concepts like RCTs, blinding, systematic reviews, or anything else – feel free to get in touch with Dave or Sarah – see below.

Referencing:

We can help you understand why referencing evidence that you refer to is important, the main points of systems like Harvard and APA referencing, and easy ways to use Word to organise references and citations.

Contact Us:

If you’d like more information or to arrange a training session please contact either of us:

Sarah Gardner
Clinical/Outreach Librarian
(based at Bassetlaw but can travel)
Tel: 01909 572950 or BAS ext.572950
E-mail: sarah.gardner11@nhs.net

Dave Ashbey 
Knowledge & Information Officer
(based at DRI but can travel)
Tel: 01302 642892 or DRI ext.642892
E-mail: dave.ashbey@nhs.net

For further assistance, library staff will also be happy to assist. Please direct your enquiry to staff as follows:

Bassetlaw
Tel: 01909 572917 or internal ext. 572917
E-mail: dbth.bas.library@nhs.net

DRI
Tel: 01302 642894 or internal ext. 642894
E-mail: dbth.dri.library@nhs.net

Reports and  Official Documents

Impact report – did our training sessions help staff? Read all about it here: Training Impact Infographic 2018 19


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