Keele staff and students training

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The training team are offering online 1-to-1 training sessions. The session will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams by a one of the Health Library trainers. You do not need to have Teams.

Please book a session using the button below.

Campus Library are delivering a range of webinar-based, short, bitesize training. The sessions will be held remotely using Microsoft Teams. You will not need to have this software to take part.
Topics available include:
  • Use ebooks
  • Find items on your reading list
  • Literature searching
  • Managing your references
  • Using ejournals for your essay
Please check dates for "in a nutshell" training via the button below.

Dissertation workshops are not available at the moment. However you may find the preparation activities still helpful.

Dissertation Preparation

If you are preparing for your dissertation and will be attending either a dissertation workshop or a one to one training session then please complete these activities first:

Start your Plan

Clarify your Question

  • Identify your Question - this tutorial will you to break your question down into its component parts.
  • Using PICO - if you have a patient-based clinical question the PICO tool can help you to identify the key elements that you will need to address.
  • Add your question to your search plan.

Identify Keywords

  • Develop your Search Skills‌ - learn how to identify and combine keywords.
  •  - a thesaurus is a valuable tool to help you discover more keywords and locate articles.
  • Add your keywords and thesaurus suggestions to your search plan.

Start your Search

  • What is an Article? - learn how to recognise and find academic articles.
  • Find Articles for Your Project - learn the steps you need to follow to find articles for your projects and dissertation.
  • Find an Article from a Reference - learn how to find the full-text of article, where you have the reference.
  • Using Cinahl - Cinahl is our most used nursing resource; this short etutorial will help you to get started.
  • Start your search using Cinahl. Bring any results to your workshop or training session.

More Help

Academics can discuss with the training team the needs of their class in order for us to deliver a timely and relevant training session; whether it be a Health Library induction, an introduction to library resources or a literature searching session.

All students need to develop their digital capabilities in order to participate in and enjoy a full academic and work experience.

The library suggests that embedding information literacy within the curriculum will help students to appreciate their importance and encourage them to work on these skills as they would their academic skills.

During the current restrictions training will be delivered remotely online. Please contact the training team at the earliest opportunity in order to discuss and book your class session.