Keele staff and students training
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Due to covid-19 restrictions, there is currently no face-to-face training provision. Future training provision is under review and online training options are being investigated. The training team are hoping to deliver 1-to-1 training in the online environment. Please contact them if you need support.
Online help and guidance is available from our website:
- Online guides and support
- Getting Started etutorials
- Information Skills etutorials
- Information Skills for Health blog
You may find the following helpful:
- Check Your Skills - assess your current skill level by taking the etutorial.
- Prepare your dissertion question (if relevant) - our etutorial Identify Your Question will help you; you can find more help on Using PICO; or check the worksheets that are available in the literature searching section
- Introduction to Literature Searching - complete this etutorial so that you appreciate the basics of literature searching
- Try searching available databases. You can find out more about Keele resources here: nursing and midwifery, medicine
Due to coronavirus restrictions, there is currently no face-to-face training provision. Future training provision is under review.
Dissertation Workshops are currently suspended however you may find the preparation activities still helpful.
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
- Introduction to Literature Searching - complete this etutorial to make yourself aware of the key things that you need to think about.
- Literature Search Plan - print out and start to fill out the literature search plan. This will help you to focus your search.
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.
- Develop your Search Skills - learn how to identify and combine keywords.
- Using a Thesaurus - 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.
- See "The Final Chapter" from Leeds University, in the section Useful Websites and Resources.
This service is currently susppended. Please discuss alternative options with the training team.
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.
Please contact the training team at the earliest opportunity in order to discuss and book your class session.