Winter Library Training Sessions


It may be getting cold outside, but it is always warm in the COMET seminar rooms. Book on one of our upcoming training sessions to improve your Literature Searching and Critical Appraisal skills.

Evidence Based Literature Searching Sessions

 Thursday November 22nd 10am – 12pm and Tuesday December 12th 11am – 1pm

Our most popular session, ran over two hours where we discuss creating a clinical question using PICO, and search using keywords through major databases such as CINAHL and MEDLINE while producing a search strategy for inclusion in guidelines, publications and assignments/dissertations.

Searching the Evidence for Midwives and Nurses

 Wednesday November 15th 3.30pm – 4.30pm

A short 1 hour session aimed at busy Nurses and Midwives on how to find high quality evidence. Find guidelines, systematic reviews and more that you can use in your clinical practice without worrying about quality and bias.

Critical Appraisal Sessions

Thursday November 16th 2-5pm and Tuesday January 16th 1.30 – 4.30pm

Learn to critically appraise a Randomised Control Trial. Learn about subjects such as allocation and ascertainment bias, study types, confounders and validity. We always choose a different paper to review in each session, so staff are encouraged to attend if they wish to practice skills learnt in a previous session.

Finding the Evidence – Evidence Quality, Clinical Questions and Literature Searching Afternoon

 Tuesday January 30th 12pm – 4.30pm

An afternoon training session suitable for any staff who would like to commit to an longer training session. The session will cover topics in greater depth such as evidence quality, formulating a clinical question and performing an in-depth literature search suitable for inclusion in an academic paper or review. We will include a short section on referencing, and we encourage you to bring your own personal laptops, if you have them for the installation of referencing software.

All sessions can be booked by emailing


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