Using Healthcare Databases Effectively to Support your Work

This course provides the skills required to plan and carry out an effective search for published research evidence using healthcare databases (e.g. Medline, CINAHL).

For further information see our course outline.
Duration: As an in person group session, this course is delivered over 2.5 hours. As online training, the duration will be personalised to your needs.  This will be discussed when you arrange training.

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

Please note that the content of this course is also covered in the following full day course: Finding & Appraising the Evidence

What your colleagues said:

"I am very happy I made the time to attend.  Invaluable information gained.
"Very interesting.  Would recommend to other professionals.  The course leader / presenter was very helpful and concise."
"The information received is extremely helpful and applicable and delivered in a way which was easy to follow and meaningful."
"Really useful, focussed, practical course.  Thank you."
"Good resources, excellent presentation and good amount of time spent on practice."
"Really helpful.  Presented in a logical and confident way"
"Very useful.  I wish I could have had the training at the very start of my career as a junior doctor."
"I found the course very informative and I feel more confident that I can search for articles and evidence required.  I am very happy I made the time to attend.  Invaluable information gained."

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.

Training Videos

You may also be interested in viewing some short training videos on searching using the HDAS interface.