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.

Quick links to resources