Training

See session times for 2024 below.

Some Library Training will take place online.

Improve your literature searching skills at the Library.

Nursing & Allied Health Resources

Tutorial: 1.5 hours

  • Design a simple search strategy
  • Choose suitable subject headings and subheadings
  • Refine your results
  • Print, email or save results
  • Save a search strategy

Session times

  • Semester 1, 2024
    • Thu 22 Feb, 2:00 pm
    • Tue 12 Mar, 2:30 pm
    • Fri 12 Apr, 10:00 am
    • Wed 15 May, 2:30 pm
    • Mon 17 Jun, 1:00 pm

Cochrane Library

Tutorial duration: 1 hour

  • What is The Cochrane Library?
  • Search using keywords and MeSH
  • View search results
  • Save search history

Session times

  • Semester 1, 2024
    • Mon 4 Mar, 10:00 am
    • Wed 3 Apr, 2:30 pm
    • Thu 9 May, 4.00 pm
    • Fri 14 Jun, 11:00 am

EndNote

Bibliographic management software that allows you to: organise references, images, PDFs and other files in a library; and insert citations directly into your document using Cite While You Write.

Get Endnote installed at work or home, or both (RCH only).

MCRI staff and students should contact MCRI IT to get EndNote access. Melbourne Uni staff and students download EndNote from the Uni's website

Tutorial 1: 1.5 hours

Level: Beginner

  • View and navigate an EndNote Library
  • Import citations into EndNote from various databases
  • Change EndNote preferences
  • Use online search and find PDFs

Session times

  • Semester 1, 2024
    • Mon 12 Feb, 10:00 am
    • Fri 8 Mar, 10:00 am
    • Wed 10 Apr, 2:00 pm
    • Thu 9 May, 10:00 am
    • Tue 11 Jun, 4.00 pm

Tutorial 2: 1.5 hours

Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: EndNote Tutorial 1

  • Attach files to your EndNote references
  • Generate a bibliography of EndNote citations
  • Insert citations from EndNote libraries while writing a paper with MS Word
  • Edit citations and understand field codes

Session times

  • Semester 1, 2024
    • Mon 19 Feb, 10:00 am
    • Fri 15 Mar, 10:00 am
    • Wed 17 Apr, 2:00 pm
    • Thu 16 May, 10:00 am
    • Tue18 Jun, 4.00 pm

Demonstration: 2 hours

Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Prerequisite: No special preparation required; this is not a hands-on session

Includes all topics covered in EndNote Tutorials 1 & 2 in a demonstration format.

Session times

  • Semester 1, 2024
    • Wed 13 Mar, 3:00 pm
    • Wed 22 May, 9:00 am

Finding the Evidence

Searching Evidence-based practice resources. Useful for the busy practitioner. Find quick answers to your questions!

Tutorial: 1 hour

  • Use PICOT and Boolean algebra to develop a search strategy
  • Develop an awareness of Evidence-based practice resources
  • Search a variety of Evidence-based practice resources

Session times

  • Semester 1, 2024
    • Tue 5 Mar, 10:00 am
    • Wed 3 Apr, 11:00 am
    • Fri 10 May, 2:00 pm
    • Thu 13 Jun, 1:00 pm

Introduction to the Library

Work better, work faster. Find the information you need right now! Enjoy a demonstration of how the Library can work for you, in a casual, friendly environment.

Demonstration: 45 minutes

  • Tour the Library website; learn what resources are available and how to access them
  • Find journals and download articles
  • Learn about off-site access
  • See how to order items via Document Delivery

Session times

  • Semester 1, 2024
    • Tue 20 Feb, 12:15 pm
    • Mon 25 Mar, 12:00 pm
    • Wed 24 Apr, 10:15 am
    • Fri 24 May, 12:00 pm
    • Thu 20 Jun, 4:15 pm

Ovid Medline

This tutorial is also suitable for users of Ovid's Embase.

Tutorial: 2 hours

  • Design a simple search strategy
  • Choose suitable subject headings and subheadings
  • Use Explode and Focus
  • Use Limits to reduce results
  • Save a search strategy
  • Print, email or save results

Session times

  • Semester 1, 2024
    • Wed 31 Jan, 10:00 am
    • Mon 4 Mar, 12:30 pm
    • Tue 2 Apr, 10:00 am
    • Fri 10 May, 3:00 pm
    • Wed 12 Jun, 2:30 pm

PubMed

This training is best suited for those using PubMed as their primary database.

Tutorial: 1.5 hours

  • Search using thesaurus (MeSH)
  • Combine search lines
  • Limit search to reduce results
  • Save search

Session times

  • Semester 1, 2024
    • Wed 21 Feb, 2:00 pm
    • Mon 25 Mar, 4:00 pm
    • Tue 7 May, 9:00 am
    • Fri 21 Jun, 10:00 am

Other Library training by arrangement

Contact us to discuss your training needs.

Sessions include:

Online training

EBSCO training
Select an upcoming session title and follow the registration instructions to join, or see these pre-recorded sessions: Keyword searching in CINAHL and Search using CINAHL headings. These tutorials advise limiting your search to "Full text" to get a manageable number of results. This means your results will only contain references from journals that the Library subscribes to.
EndNote
See the EndNote Guide from the University of Canterbury, NZ; help guides from the University of Queensland; or the EndNote YouTube channel.
Ovid video tutorials
Ovid support offers short video tutorials at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.
Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine
A self-paced introduction to the process of EBM. From the Duke University Medical Center Library, and the Health Sciences Library at University of North Carolina.

About Library training

Sessions can be booked for small groups from one department to train together, or for individuals in open sessions.

Download our 3-fold brochure (2 pages), or pick one up at the Library.

Training brochure