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Information Skills Training

Finding the Evidence: Searching NHS healthcare databases
Beginners workshop




 Tuesday, 21 April 2015  10.30 am – 1:00pm  Frank Curtis Library, Hellesdon Hospital
 Tuesday, 28 April 2015  10.30 pm – 1:00pm  Frank Curtis Library, Hellesdon Hospital
 Thursday, 7 May 2015  1.30 pm  -  4.00 pm  Frank Curtis Library, Hellesdon Hospital
 Thursday, 14 May 2015  1.30 pm  –  4.00 pm  St Clements Hospital, Ipswich
 Friday, 15 May 2015  10.30 am – 1:00pm  Frank Curtis Library, Hellesdon Hospital
 Tuesday, 19 May 2015  10.30 am – 1:00pm  Frank Curtis Library, Hellesdon Hospital
 Wednesday, 20 May 2015     1.30 pm  –  4.00 pm      St Clements Hospital, Ipswich
 Thursday, 28 May 2015  10.30 am – 1:00pm  Frank Curtis Library, Hellesdon Hospital    

Learn how to find journal articles and other evidence to support your studies, work or CPD. This introductory course focuses on searching healthcare databases such as Medline, PsycINFO and CINAHL.

Aimed at:             All NHS staff who wish to gain skills in searching healthcare databases
Duration:             2-2.5 hours
Pre-requisites:     Participants must register for an NHS Athens account


By the end of the session participants will be able to:

·         Access the eight healthcare databases via an NHS Athens account
·         Select the most appropriate database for your search
·         Formulate a search strategy
·         Conduct searches using keywords and phrases
·         Combine searches using Boolean operators i.e. AND/OR/NOT
·         Limit results
·         View abstracts
·         Access full-text articles
·         Print, save or email the records selected
·         Save and retrieve a search strategy
·         Create an alert 

To book a place, please email the library or ring 01603 421236

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The main library based at Hellesdon Hospital is staffed from 9-5 Monday to Friday.

Frank Curtis Library
Hellesdon Hospital
Drayton Road
Norwich NR6 5BE

Contact details:
Tel: 01603 421236