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Canterbury Medical Library Training Sessions 2022

Overview

All sessions are held either in the Training Room in Canterbury Medical Library (on the 6th floor of the University of Otago Christchurch (UOC) building), or via Zoom.

If via Zoom, an invitation will be sent to you when you book (see ‘How to book’ below).

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

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Session schedule and content

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

Session title 2022 Date and time Session content
Demystifying the OVID Databases

Monday 17 January,
2.00-3.30pm

  • 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
Friday 8 April,
10.00-11.30am, Zoom
Friday 5 August,
9.30-11.00am
Friday 18 November,
2.30-4.00pm, Zoom
Cracking CINAHL Monday 7 March,
10.30am-12.00pm, Zoom
  • 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 24 March,
10.30-11.30am

  • Setting up a personal account
  • Searching DynaMed
  • Browsing DynaMed
  • Saving a topic alert
  • Continuing Education
Searching Know-How for Nursing and Allied Health Tuesday 19 July,
10.30am-12.00pm
  • 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 6 October,
2.30-4.00pm, Zoom
Beginner’s Guide to Evidence-Based
Practice Resources
Wednesday 27 April,
10.00-11.30am
  • What is evidence based practice (EBP)?
  • What makes a resource evidence-based?
  • Useful EBP resources
  • Tips for finding what you need in EBP resources
Unravelling EndNote (Basic) Tuesday 8 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
Thursday 17 February,
9.30-11.00am
Thursday 19 May,
3.00-4.30pm, Zoom

Thursday 26 May,
3.00-4.30pm

Monday 5 September,
2.00-3.30pm
Wednesday 26 October,
2.30-4.00pm
Information Overview and Tips for Thesis and Dissertation Students Wednesday 9 November,
2.30-4.00pm
  • How library staff can help
  • Guide to LibGuides
  • Overview of databases for different disciplines
  • Tips to keep on top of your searches
  • Highlighting the value of reference management software
  • Other sources of valuable information
Navigating the Catalogue and Ejournals Tuesday 22 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 24 August,
2.30-3.30pm

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How to book

Email librarycml.uoc@otago.ac.nz to reserve a spot. or just turn up on the day for an in-person (non-Zoom) session.

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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