What is it?
The Health Library Training Programme is a schedule of face-to-face training courses, designed to help you to develop your information skills. It is issued every 3 months.
The courses available include
- Health Library Induction Plus – where you can get an introduction to the library facilities, services and resources as well as an overview of some of the most important online healthcare resources.
- Literature Searching using databases – this course is provided in 2 versions, one covering NHS-based databases and one covering Keele-subscribed databases. You’ll learn how to create a search strategy and apply it to specialist healthcare databases.
- Evidence-based Databases – this is another course available as either an NHS or Keele version. Here you’ll learn about secondary evidence-based resources such as the Cochrane Library along with others.
- Critical Appraisal for Beginners – start developing your critical appraisal skills and practice appraising a research paper. You can book on the course to appraise either a qualitative paper or a randomised controlled trial.
- RefWorks – this course is available to Keele students to help them to get to grips with Refworks, the Keele-subscribed reference manager software.
How can it help you?
Our training programme will help you to develop your information skills, so helping you to find the right information you need for your assignments, dissertations, research or work more effectively.
How to access it?
You can find a list of our training courses and dates available on our website and on leaflets at the library. You can book online or get in touch with our training team.