Our research skills group training is taught either in person in our library training room, or online using Zoom. Please ensure you check whether a session is online or in person before you book your place. If you are contacting us for one-to-one training, please specify if you prefer to meet in person or online, and if online, whether you have a preferred platform (Teams or Zoom). Please be aware that due to working patterns, training staff are likely to have greater availability for online meetings.
Please note that the booking process for group training depends on if you have a Raven login or not. University of Cambridge staff: click on the link to the session you wish to attend, and log in with Raven. NHS staff should email the training team (email@example.com) to book their places.
The Medical Library runs a series of group sessions throughout the year. All University of Cambridge staff or students, and all Addenbrooke’s staff are welcome to attend any session, although some courses are specifically aimed more at either a University or NHS audience.
(NB: You’ll need a RAVEN login to book a place on these sessions. If you don’t have a RAVEN login please contact us and let us know which course you want to book onto and we can do it for you.)
The courses specifically aimed at University of Cambridge students or researchers are as follows:
- Introduction to Literature Searching
- Systematic Literature Reviews – A ‘How To’ Guide (Please note that it is a prerequisite that you have attended either the Introduction to Literature Searching or Literature Searching for NHS Staff courses prior to the Systematic Reviews course, as it is aimed at people who have had prior database searching training.)
- Writing a Systematic Review Protocol
- Risk of Bias Assessment — Systematic Reviews
- Research Data Management
- Creating a Conference Poster
- Writing for Publication
- Searching the deep web and grey literature
Database Q & A
- Embase and Medline Q & A
- PubMed Q & A
- Scopus Q & A
- Web of Science Q & A
- CINAHL (NHS) and PsycINFO (University) Q & A
- PsycINFO (NHS) and ASSIA (University) Q & A
Reference Manager Q & A
We offer courses for NHS staff on:
We are happy to deliver any of these courses to you and your colleagues at a time and location of your convenience. If you would like to invite us to deliver training to your team, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also offer a course on reflective practice, but this is run only on request. If you would like us to deliver a training session on reflective practice for you and your team, please contact the Medical Library.
Information Clinic is a one-to-one session where you and a librarian work together to find the answer to your question. These sessions are entirely tailored to your needs, and are arranged at a time and date to suit you — it may even be possible for the librarian to come to you, rather than you coming to the library.
If you would like an introduction to the library – a session where you learn about library services, rather than help searching databases to find the answer to a research question, you can also book on to an information clinic, but make sure you specify that this is what you want.
Contact Veronica Phillips, Eleanor Barker (Assistant Librarians (Research Support, Teaching and Learning) or Isla Kuhn (Medical Librarian) to discuss how we can help, and to arrange an Information Clinic appointment.