Completely new to e-Resources like Dynamed or Best Practice? Want to learn to search for evidence, brush up on referencing articles or Critically Appraising them? We can help.

The Library training team:

If you’d like to arrange a training session for yourself, your team, or even your department – please get in touch:

The main library email address is and they’ll forward your request on to whichever one of us is available at the time.

Or alternatively, you can contact Sarah directly –

Sarah Gardner
Clinical/Outreach Librarian
(based at Bassetlaw but can travel & use Teams)
Tel: 01909 572950 or BAS ext.572950

What can we help with?

We can provide training sessions to suit your needs. We offer both 1 to 1 and group sessions, in the library or anywhere across the 3 sites, or via MS Teams.  We can improve your knowledge and skill with 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 NHS OpenAthens, Dynamed Plus, Anatomy TV, the NHS Knowledge Hub, TRiPdatabase, BMJ Best Practice, eBNF & other high quality clinical evidence sources.
This can be anything from a quick tour around what’s available, to a comprehensive session covering all of the best evidence sources and how to use them effectively.
Alternatively, we can tailor the session to exactly 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 Pubmed. 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.

And if you’d like to look things up for yourself, we’ve got a page of resources to help you with all aspects of Critical Appraisal here.


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 organise references and citations.

For further assistance, library staff will also be happy to assist. Please contact –

Tel: 01909 572917 or internal ext. 572917

Tel: 01302 642894 or internal ext. 642894

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