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. 



Training available with NHS Wales Library Service

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:

Literature Searching Webinars

NHS Wales Library Service Literature Searching webinar

Exploring Evidence: What are MeSH headings?

Exploring Evidence - Boolean Searching

Exploring Evidence: Levels of Evidence

Exploring Evidence: Database Searching Tips

Finding Information: an Introduction to information resources and literature searching


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. 

Online Learning Modules

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

Further information:

User Guide


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. 

Database training

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


BMJ Learning

The NHS Wales eLibrary for Health subscribes to BMJ Learning on your behalf. Please see their website for further details about enrolling and modules.