Training offered by the NHS Wales Library Service is designed to enable you to get the maximum use of the services and resources available to you.
NHS Wales Library Services training opportunities
We offer a range of training opportunities. This can be delivered as departmental, group or 1-2-1 sessions in person or on MS Teams. Topics covered include using specific resources, literature searching techniques, and general library inductions etc.
Please contact your local health library to find out more.
We have also prepared a number of freely available webinars below:
NHS Wales Library Service Literature Searching Webinars
Online Literature Search training
NHS England have developed a set of online modules designed to help you develop your literature search techniques. Please see the link to the modules and further information below.
Building the Foundations
Module 1 - Introduction to Searching
Module 2 - Where do I start searching?
Module 3 - How do I start to develop a search strategy?
Developing the Skills
Module 4 - Too many results? How to narrow your search
Module 5 - Too few results? How to broaden your search
Module 6 - Searching with subject headings
Please note, these modules have been created by NHS England, so they may make references to specific resources that may not be available to NHS Wales staff.
Please see the links below for guides to the databases:
Ovid: Medline, Embase & PsychINFO
ProQuest Dialog: EmCare, AMED & British Nursing Database
See the 'Dialog Training Options' on the left hand side
The NHS Wales eLibrary subscribes to BMJ Learning on your behalf. Please see their website for further details about enrolling and modules.