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Library Training

We offer a range of course in Information Searching Skills as well as training on using online resources, including journals and databases. We encourage all trust staff to become familiar with the resources available from the library which are relevant to their work. Courses are run in a variety of formats. Please go to our Courses page for details of subjects covered.

If you are interested in training please fill in our simple interactive ‘Need Help‘ form.

Contact the Library for more information or call 01926 495321 ext. 4287.

Online training on literature searching now available from George Eliot Hospital Library. Go to LIBRARY EVENTS page for details and dates


Training Formats

Training is available in a variety of formats to suit Trust staff. 

Drop-in (not pre-booked). Come to the library during staffed times for training/assistance on any aspect of literature searching and health information.

Tailored (‘drop-in’ or pre-booked). Bring a search subject (e.g. a subject for an assignment) for either a drop-in, or a pre-booked full training session based on this topic. Drop-in sessions would not normally cover an entire full training.

Individual/Small Group (pre-booked). Full training on NHS Evidence; NHS Evidence Advanced Search, Cochrane Library, Evidence-based resources.

Scheduled (pre-booked – as advertised). Full training sessions taking place on a scheduled basis. See Scheduled Sessions for more information.

Departmental/Large Group (pre-booked). Full training sessions can be arranged on all subjects as part of a departments training programme or as a ‘one-off’.

Librarian: Nicholas Harden 01926 495321 ext. 4287

Subjects include:

  • NHS Evidence– Find journals and books electronically available on NHS Evidence and from the library.
  • Cochrane Library – How to search this important database of clinical reviews.
  • What is evidence and how to find it – Principles of searching, planning and search types of evidence.
  • Online Resources




e-LfH e-learning for Healthcare

HRA Training eLearning:

Reviewing the Research Design of Clinical Trials

This module provides an overview of the different types of clinical trial design and includes techniques to use when ethically reviewing the research design of clinical trials (including Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products). The module will be of interest to REC members, HRA staff and the wider research community.

NICE Guidance – Evidence into Practice is an e-learning resource for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

e-learning resources for all healthcare professionals involved in research, audit and quality improvement.


Royal Marsden Manual

RMM User Training Guides

Four guides for users covering searching and the use of procedures in the RMM

PubMed tutorial

The NLM Web-based learning program that will show you how to search PubMed®.
PubMed quick tour

Brief animated tutorials with audio for using PubMed®.

Google guide

Guide to searching on Google, produced by Google Guides.

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