Month: May 2018

Library reading room and study area reopening

Screen Shot 2018-05-17 at 15.37.22The new study area in the library reading room will be re-opened on Thursday 17th of May at 12 midday.

Come to look at the increased study space, new chairs, and furniture.

We have a video on YouTube of the new area.

 

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SAS Evening Event

turmeric-2344157_640This evenings educational event will include a demonstration of the new Discovery Service and a basic literature search by Mr. William Henderson, Assistant Librarian, followed by a discussion on the Critical Appraisal of Systematic Reviews by Mr. John Barbrook, Head of Library and Learning Resources.

Download the Systematic Review Example Paper using your Athens account with this link or by clicking on the image

The Discovery Service is available by googling ‘Comet Library’, at search.ebscohost.com or at bedfordshirehealthlibraries.nhs.uk 

Please email either William or John after the event if you would like to discuss further training or your access to the library resources.

Upcoming Literature Searching and Critical Appraisal Training

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The library services offer regular training sessions on a range of topics, and we offer group and one-to-one sessions. We can organise custom training programs for departments, from one hour to all day training, depending on need.

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All sessions are free of charge for all staff in Bedfordshire, and Certificates are given where attendance is for portfolios and revalidation.

Please email library@ldh.nhs.uk to book onto a session.

 

Upcoming Group Sessions

Evidence-Based Literature Searching

Our most popular sessions, these can range from Basic Literature Searching using evidence-based resources such as NHS Evidence, to more in-depth training where we discuss searching through databases such as MEDLINE and CINAHL, and using thesaurus terms to produce a high-quality search strategy suitable for research or study. We rarely cover all topics in individual sessions but advertise a range of differing needs-based training based on different user groups.

Topics Covered:

Non-google resources and evidence-based practice

Bias in electronic resources and websites

PICO and formulating a clinical question

Levels of Evidence and Systematic Reviews

Searching MEDLINE and CINAHL to produce a search strategy

 

Wed, May 16, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Thu, July 5, 11:30am – 1:30pm

 

Finding the Evidence for Nurses, Midwives and HCAs

 This session covers finding resources using Google and non-google resources, using the hospital discovery service to locate evidence and the ‘levels of evidence’ of published resources. Suitable for staff undertaking a new course of study, or for revalidation.

Topics Covered:

Non-google resources and evidence-based practice

Bias in electronic resources and websites

PICO and formulating a clinical question

Levels of Evidence and Systematic Reviews

 

Wed, June 27, 2pm – 4pm

 

 Introduction to Critical Appraisal

 Learning to critically appraise a published research is an important skill for all medical professional.  We offer regular critical appraisal training sessions, and always critically appraise a new piece of literature in every session.

Topics Covered:

Types of Bias in published research

Critical Appraisal of Randomized Controlled Trials

 

 Thu, May 24, 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Wed, June 27, 10am – 1pm

 

Advanced Critical Appraisal

 Learning to critically appraise a published research is an important skill for all medical professional.  We offer regular critical appraisal training sessions, and always critically appraise a new piece of literature in every session. This is an advanced half-day session that covers the critical appraisal of non-RCTs.

Topics Covered:

Refresher on the Critical Appraisal of Randomized Controlled Trials

Critical Appraisal of Systematic Reviews

Critical Appraisal of Qualitative Research

Interpreting Results, P-Values and Forest Plots

 

 Tue, August 7, 12pm – 5pm