Teaching and Training in Information Skills

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Trying to find information for your work or study? Not sure if you’re getting the results you need?

Let South Tees Hospital library services guide you to efficient searching.

The following training sessions are available for trust staff at both James Cook and Friarage sites.   Please contact the relevant library to arrange an appointment.

Information skills training

Harvard & Vancouver referencing” provides you with the skills to accurately cite and reference resources used in academic assignments and for publication.

Searching the healthcare databases” (e.g. Medline, CINAHL) available through NHS Evidence services, looks at how to conduct a literature search for improved patient care, service improvement, conducting audits, completing academic assignments or carrying out research in clinical areas.

You will need an Athens username and password to access the databases.  Click here to register if you do not have an account.

Basic critical appraisalis an entry level course aimed at non-medical staff teaching the skills needed to appraise articles and other resources. These sessions are planned around individual needs and can be arranged by contacting the library.

"Writing for publication" is aimed at those looking to get an article published for the first time and provides help and guidance through the writing and publication process.

We can arrange a session with you, either one to one, or in a group in the library or visit you in your department.  These training sessions can also be arranged for Trust staff who are based at the Friarage hospital on a day/time to suit. To request a session or for further information please contact us on either 01609 762525 or 01642 854820.


Out of a survey of 725 people , 60% claimed that information
obtained from the library influenced patient care/treatment”