Our Information Skills Team provide regular online training sessions to support our library users in the use of our resources, including databases, journals, ebooks and point of care tools.
Register to join a training session using our calendar.
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We welcome your feedback on the training that you would like to receive. Contact the Information Skills Team to provide your suggestions or to request a training session.
Online Training Sessions
We deliver some of our most popular training sessions on a regular basis, roughly once per month. These sessions include:
Introduction to the HSE Library
This session provides an overview of how to access our book and electronic resource collection, including journal articles and point of care tools. Target audience: all HSE staff. Register for this training
How to perform a basic literature search in CINAHL / Medline
This session will explain what CINAHL and Medline databases are and demonstrate how to conduct basic searches to source the information you need in an efficient way. Target audience: all HSE staff, but particularly relevant for clinical and research staff. Register for this training
How to perform an advanced literature search in CINAHL / Medline
This session will build on the introductory session and will outline how to conduct a more advanced literature search in CINAHL and Medline using techniques like phrase searching, truncation and CINAHL/MeSH Headings. We will also demonstrate how to manage your search results. Target audience: all HSE staff, but particularly relevant for clinical and research staff. Register for this training
We also deliver more specialised training sessions a few times per year, including:
Searching the Cochrane Library
The aim of this workshop is to develop an understanding of the functionalities and limitations of the Cochrane Library and teach the skills required to use Cochrane for a systematic search. Contact us for more information
Introduction to Open Access Publishing
The aim of this session is to provide an introduction to the main concepts of Open Access (OA) publishing, its ecosystem and key resources. Contact us for more information
The aim of this workshop is to teach the skills for developing a research question, searching, selecting and managing the best available evidence to answer that research question, according to a defined, planned and consistent method. Contact us for more information
Accessing Leadership, Management and Personal Development Library Resources
The aim of this session is to outline how to access leadership, management and personal development books, databases, articles and tools provided by the Library service. Contact us for more information
Point of Care Tools to support your Clinical Practice
The aim of this session is to develop awareness of the resources available to support your clinical practice, such as BMJ Best Practice, UpToDate, ClinicalKey and pharmaceutical resources, such as Medicines Complete. Contact us for more information
HSE Library Resources for Mental Health
This session outlines how to access the HSE library resources for Psychiatry/ Psychology/Mental Health. The session will highlight how to use the library resources to find articles, e-journals, e-books and also suggest useful websites. It will also provide an introduction to the databases PsycINFO and Psychology and Behavioural Science Collection. Contact us for more information
If you have recently completed a training session with your local HSE library please fill in your details below to receive the training evaluation survey.