Knowledge Skills Training

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Our free Knowledge Skills Training is available to all UHCW staff and students on placement. Whether you’re a novice or a veteran library user, we have a range of sessions on offer to help you improve your knowledge and information skills. From getting to grips with using the Library catalogue to literature searching, critical appraisal and beyond, we’re here to help you make the best of the evidence to support you in practice.

We can help you with:

·         Using the Library’s services and resources

·         Finding full-text articles

·         Using any of the resources listed in the drop-down Resources menu

·         Planning an effective search strategy

·         Carrying out a literature search in healthcare databases like Medline and CINAHL

·         Critical appraisal skills

·         Keeping up to date with your research topic


Covid-19 update

With social distancing measures to be considered, our sessions are operating differently than they have done in the past. We’re currently able to provide virtual training via Microsoft Teams and can advise via email where possible. Some limited face-to-face sessions are also becoming available: however, the safety of both our staff and users is paramount and so these requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please note that face-to-face sessions will be dependent on staff availability as we continue to work remotely and may not be available for some of the sessions listed above.

To discuss your requirements, make an appointment or find out more, please contact:
Beth Jackson (Knowledge Skills Librarian).


Don’t forget to check our e-Learning page for useful links to help you get started with developing your information skills. Links to online training and/or handouts for specific resources can be found on the appropriate page for each resource in the Resources section of this website.

And don’t forget to complete our knowledge & information skills survey


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