Finding & Appraising the Evidence

This course follows the pathway from identifying a research question, through finding information from databases such as Medline and the Cochrane Library, locating and assessing the value of specific articles.
This course is open to staff who wish to devote a full day to information skills training, but is aimed particularly at doctors, and as such has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for CPD credits.

For further information see our course outline.


Duration: As an in person group session, this course is delivered over 1 full day. As online training, this will usually be delivered as 2 separate sessions on different days. The duration of each online session varies according to your needs. This will be discussed further when you arrange training. 

This course supports KSF dimensions:
IK2 - Information collection & analysis
IK3 - Knowledge & information resources

Please note that this course covers the content of the following individual courses so there is no need to book onto these if you attend Finding & Appraising the Evidence.
Using Healthcare Databases Effectively 
Using the Cochrane Library
Critical Appraisal

What your colleagues said:

"Expanded knowledge and will be really useful in future training"
"Approachable tutors that were friendly and knowledgeable"
"Useful as a beginner.  Makes you think and put theory into practice"

eLearning Modules

If you prefer to learn online then you may be interested in the free eLearning for Health modules on How to Search the Literature Effectively.

Course Bookings

We are currently delivering all information skills training courses remotely. Please contact your local library to discuss your needs, or complete a one-to-one training request and we will arrange training for you.