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Canterbury Medical Library Training Sessions 2020

Overview

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

Other sessions for individuals or groups can be arranged, as can training on other library resources.

Additional ‘special topic’ sessions (including PubMed, and ‘Quick Searching’) will be offered during the year, along with some drop-in sessions. These will be publicised separately.

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Session schedule and content

NOTE: Dates and times may be subject to change at short notice.

Session title2020 Date and timeSession content
Demystifying the OVID Databases

Thursday 2 April
10:30am – 12:00pm

  • 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 30 April
10:00 – 11:30am
Friday 7 August
2:00 – 3:30pm
Wednesday 11 November
2:30 – 4:00pm
Cracking CINAHLMonday 9 March
2:30 – 4:00pm
  • Developing a search strategy
  • Making the most of subject headings, including CINAHL headings
  • Benefits of textword searching
  • Truncation
  • OR vs AND
  • Useful limits
  • Finding the articles
  • Emailing or saving your favourite references and articles
  • Saving your search
Discovering DynaMed

Thursday 26 March
10:00 – 11:00am

  • Setting up a personal account
  • Searching DynaMed
  • Browsing DynaMed
  • Saving a topic alert
  • Continuing Education

Wednesday 22 July
2:30 – 3:30pm

Searching Know-How for Nursing and Allied HealthTuesday 14 July
10:00 – 11:30am
  • Similarities and differences between CINAHL and Emcare
  • Developing a search strategy
  • Making the most of subject headings
  • Textword searching
  • Truncation
  • OR vs AND
  • Useful limits
  • Finding the articles
  • Emailing or saving your favourite references and articles
  • Saving your search
Thursday 1 October
10:30am – 12:00pm
Unravelling EndNote (Basic)Tuesday 11 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 in your library
  • Backing up your library
  • Using EndNote with Word to create beautiful bibliographies
Tuesday 18 February
9:30 – 11:00am
Thursday 21 May
3:00 – 4:30pm

Thursday 28 May
3:00 – 4:30pm

Monday 7 September
9:30 – 11:00am
Wednesday 21 October
2:30 – 4:00pm
Navigating the Catalogue and EjournalsMonday 24 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 and electronic journals
  • Requesting material from the catalogue
Wednesday 17 June
3:30 – 4:30pm
Friday 20 November
10:00 – 11:00am

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How to book

Email librarycml.uoc@otago.ac.nz to reserve a spot. Or, just turn up on the day (we usually have spare seats).

Email librarycml.uoc@otago.ac.nz to arrange an individual or custom session. 

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Burwood or Princess Margaret Hospital based staff

Contact Debra Morgan to discuss your training:

Tel +64 3 377 7698 (ext 99940 or 66698)
Email debra.morgan@cdhb.health.nz

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