Information Skills Training

Knowledge and Library Services (KLS) provide a range of information skills training, which can be delivered in a group or one-to-one setting, face-to-face or via Skype.
For more information or to arrange a training session please contact
Training Session Content

KLS induction

  • who we are and how to contact us 
  • library sites and Centre contacts
  • services:
    article supply; literature search service and training

Accessing resources

  • library webpages and catalogue
  • NICE evidence
  • journals and discovery service
  • OpenAthens:
    introduction; how to register
Finding the evidence:

  1. literature search
    ​(e.g. Medline, Embase, CINAHL, PsycINFO)
  2. alternative resources
    (e.g. ​TRIP, Campbell Collaboration, Cochrane)
  3. Grey literature
  4. Clinical trials registers
  • plan and define your search
  • create your search strategy
  • identify available sources
  • input search terms and apply limits and filters
  • assess and amend your results
  • save your search history and search results
  • obtain full-text​
Critical appraisal

(See also: Critical Appraisal Skills Programme)

  1. Systematic reviews
  2. Randomised controlled trials
  3. Qualitative research
  • how critical appraisal fits into evidence-based practice
  • identifying study designs
  • critical appraisal tools
  • appraise a paper
Current awareness
(keeping up-to-date)
  • evidence scanning
  • available alerts and services
  • how to sign up

Reference management

  • create an EndNote library
  • import references
  • manage your EndNote library
  • export references
  • include citations, footnotes and bibliographies
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