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Canterbury Medical Library Training Sessions 2017

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), and her email is 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 28KB]

Session titleDate and timeSession content
Demystifying the OVID Databases

Monday 23rd January,
2.30-4.00pm

  • Developing a search strategy
  • Making the most of subject headings
  • Using the tree or thesaurus
  • The 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 6th April,
10.30am-12.00 noon
Friday 11th August,
10.00-11.30am
Wednesday 15th November,
2.30-4.00pm
Cracking CINAHL

Monday 20th March,
2.30-4.00pm

  • Developing a search strategy
  • Making the most of subject headings
  • Using 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 18th July, 
10.00-11.30am
Thursday 5th October,
10.30am-12noon
Unravelling EndNoteTuesday 14th February,
9.30-11.00am
  • What is EndNote?
  • Creating an EndNote library
  • Adding references to your library
  • Library housekeeping
  • Adding PDFs to your references
  • Backing up your library
  • Using EndNote with Word to create beautiful bibliographies
Thursday 25th May,
3.00-4.30pm
Monday 11th September,
2.30-4.00pm
Wednesday 25th October,
10.00-11:30am

Slick Searching:Navigating the Catalogue and Ejournals

Monday 27th February,
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
  • Using the catalogue to find print books and electronic books
  • Requesting material from the catalogue
Wednesday 21st June,
3.30-4.30pm
Friday 24th November,
10.00-11.00am