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Canterbury Medical Library Training Sessions 2018

All sessions will be held in the Training Room in Canterbury Medical Library, which is on the 6th floor of the University of Otago Christchurch (UOC) building.

To book in for a session, email us on librarycml.uoc@otago.ac.nz We’d also be happy to see you if you find yourself free to attend a session you’re interested in, but haven’t booked.

If you work at Burwood or Princess Margaret Hospitals, then please contact Debra Morgan to discuss your training. Her phone number is 3377698 (extension 99940 or 66698) or email debra.morgan@cdhb.health.nz

If the following dates and times don’t suit, or if you’re interested in training on other library resources for yourself or for classes or groups, please contact us so we can discuss options.

Please note that these dates and times may be subject to change, due to increasing demand for the Library Training Room. If this happens, we will endeavour to find an alternative time for the session.

Printable PDF version of Sessions and Content detail [PDF 125KB]

Session title2018 Date and timeSession Content
Demystifying the OVID DatabasesMonday 22 January,
2.30 – 4.00pm
  • Developing a search strategy
  • Making the most of subject headings
  • Using the tree or thesaurus
  • Benefits of textword searching
  • Truncation and wildcards
  • Or vs AND
  • Useful limits
  • Finding the articles
  • Emailing or saving your favourite references and articles
  • Saving your search
Thursday 5 April,
10.30am – 12.00pm
Friday 10 August,
10.00 – 11.30am
Wednesday 14 November,
2.30 – 4.00pm
Cracking CINAHLMonday 19 March,
2.30 – 4.00pm
  • Developing a search strategy
  • Making the most of the subject headings, including CINAHL headings
  • The benefits of text searching
  • Truncation
  • OR vs AND
  • Useful limits
  • Finding the articles
  • Emailing or saving your favourite references and articles
  • Saving your search
Tuesday 17 July,
10.00 – 11.30am
Thursday 4 October,
10.30am – 12.00pm
Unravelling EndNote (Basic)Tuesday 13 February,
9.30 – 11.00am
EndNote: basic session
  • What is EndNote?
  • Creating an EndNote Library
  • Adding references to your Endnote Library
  • Housekeeping
  • Adding and storing PDFs to your references
  • Backing up your library
  • Using EndNote with Word to create beautiful bibliographies
Tuesday 20 February,
9.30 – 11.00am
Thursday 24 May,
3.00 – 4.30pm
Thursday 31 May,
3.00 – 4.30pm
Monday 10 September,
2.30 – 4.00pm
Monday 17 September,
2.30 – 4.00pm
Wednesday 24 October,
10.30am – 12.00pm
Wednesday 31 October,
10.30am – 12.00 noon
Slick Searching: Navigating the Catalogue and EjournalsFriday 2 March,
9.30 – 10.30am
  • Linking to ejournal articles from various databases
  • Using the ejournal list to get to online articles
  • Using the catalogue to find print journals and ejournals
  • Requesting material from the catalogue
Wednesday 20 June,
3.30 – 4.30pm
Friday 23 November,
10.00 – 11.00am