Group and one-to-one training

We offer a range of group and one-to-one training sessions which are detailed below. We are happy to provide bespoke training and we can provide training at your place of work if that is more convenient - please contact us if you have further requirements.

For more information contact the Library Helpdesk on x 6662 or email

Click here for a list of dates for bookable courses.


Discover E-books

You will learn where to find our growing collection of E-books and how to use them.

Resources covered include:  

  • Oxford medicine online (Oxford handbooks and more)
  • Dawsonera e-book collection
  • E-book central collection


Using NHS Evidence

Discover the wide range of resources hosted on this website hosted by NICE – this is health, social care and public health Google! It provides access to NICE guidelines and pathways, standards and indicators, BNF and BNFC, as well as a wide range of evidence from authoritative health sources.  We will also use this website to access Trust Athens resources including online journals and e-books.


Keeping up to date with current evidence

You will be introduced to a variety of ways to keep up to date online and have time to select and set up the best resources for you. We will demonstrate how to use JournalTocs, Evidence alerts and Evidence search alerts as well as subject-specific bulletins and horizon scans including NHS England bulletins, CASH RSS newsfeeds and other specialist resources.


Using your Athens password

Sign up for an Athens password and find out what resources you have access to and how to use them.

You will learn about:

  • E-books
  • Journal collections
  • Healthcare databases
  • Anatomy TV


Literature Searching

Learn how to find journal articles and other research papers using healthcare databases and online resources. We will also look at how to construct a search, the difference types of research papers and how and where to find them and different ways to limit or expand your search terms, including using thesaurus searching.


Library Resources For…

Explore library resources for your specialty including journals, books and e-books, specialty websites and current awareness services.


Using PubMed

Find out how to search for articles in PubMed. Also, set up your own account and find Tameside resources.


Critical Appraisal

The course aims to help you to:

  • understand the need for critical appraisal
  • understand how critical appraisal fits into the EBP framework
  • identify different study types and
  • appraise the evidence


Systematic Reviews on the Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library contains high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. It includes reliable evidence from Cochrane and other systematic reviews, clinical trials, and more.  Cochrane reviews bring you the combined results of the world’s best medical research studies, and are recognised as the gold standard in evidence-based health care.

Aims of the course are to help you to:

  • understand the "Hierarchy of Evidence" pyramid
  • develop a good understanding of the functions of Cochrane Library
  • know when and how to use it.


External Guides and online training

You Tube step-by-step guides    by  Edge Hill University Hospital Library

Our colleagues at Edge Hill University Hospital Library at Aintree have developed a series of You Tube step-by-step guides.

Subjects covered include:

  • Putting together a search strategy
  • Applying limits
  • Combining search rows
  • Saving a search strategy
  • Exporting results


E-Learning Modules from e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH)

e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) is a Health Education England (HEE) Programme working in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce.