Local Training

The East of England health libraries run training sessions on finding the evidence and information skills, such as:

  • Literature searching of healthcare databases
  • Finding high quality healthcare information on the Internet
  • Finding full-text electronic journals and electronic books
  • Keeping up to date with the latest evidence
  • Critical appraisal
  • Writing for Publication

All courses are free and available to NHS and social care staff. Courses vary between libraries; you may attend a group training session, or a one-to-one session.  Some libraries offer hands-on workshops and others offer demonstrations.

Before attending a course you will need to have basic computer and Internet experience. You will also need to have registered for an NHS OpenAthens username and password: you can register at 

To find out about training near you click on the relevant county:
Beds & Herts

If you are not able to attend a training session, or would prefer to learn at your own pace, take a look at the guides put together by East of England librarians or the  videos put together by NICE on searching the new Healthcare Databases Advanced Search interface.