Training sessions with the library staff


Contact Rachel Posaner at any time to arrange a training session.

Our training sessions can be arranged around your schedule at any time of the day, on a one to one basis or in a group. 

You can attend your session either in person in the library, over the phone or online from home using our Virtual Library Clinic.  

We can also come out to your work place and carry out a group session for you and your colleagues.

How to carry out a literature search

  •  how to choose your database
  • how to write a comprehensive search strategy
  • how to perform your search efficiently and effectively
  • how to limit your search
  • how to expand your search
  • how to export your results
  • an introduction to referencing software (this may be done as a seperate session)

Finding information

  • how to find a book
  • how to find a journal article
  • what are resources are available to you

HSMC Library Induction

  • searching the catalogue
  • managing your library account online
  • our current awareness services
  • library services available to you 

Getting the most from NHS Evidence

  • accessing the datatabases
  • finding journal articles
  • using the current awareness services
  • setting up your preferences