• One-to-one sessions

    If you need help with using any of the library’s resources then we are happy to offer one-to-one sessions. We will tailor the session to your individual need so please let us know what you would like to cover and how much experience you already have with searching (if any!).

    Please note that if you are a student completing research for a university project then we cannot help with your actual project but we are able to show you how best to search our various resources.

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  • Group sessions

    If you would like to arrange a group session covering any of the library’s resources then please get in touch to discuss your requirements. We can host small groups in the library or if required book a larger room in the Horizon Centre. We can also run session online via Teams.

    We are also able to attend departmental meetings/study days in order to introduce our resources to your team.

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  • Online sessions

    If you are unable to get to the library for training then we can organise an online session using Microsoft Teams. These sessions can be tailored to your individual need so please let us know what you would like to cover.

    Please note that we are unable to offer direct advice on any university set work however we can demonstrate how best to search our systems.

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  • E-learning

    These modules are designed to help the healthcare workforce (clinical and non-clinical) build confidence to search published literature for articles and evidence relevant to their work, study and research. The modules are short (each taking no more than 20 minutes to complete). There are seven modules suitable for novice searchers and those wishing to refresh their knowledge:

    1. Introduction to searching
    2. Where do I start searching?
    3. How do I start to develop a search strategy
    4. Too many results? How to narrow your search
    5. Too few results? How to broaden your search
    6. Searching with subject headings
    7. Searching the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub and bibliographic databases


    Please disregard the information in the e-learning about OpenAthens. TSDFT staff and students should use their Trust login credentials (the same username and password used for Trust computers and the Hive) to access library resources.

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