The Christie Library and Knowledge Service offers a wide range of courses, and learning opportunities

To help you make the most of the wide range of information resources that are available we have sessions that teach you  how to search biomedical databases, search for and use Cochrane reviews, critically appraise articles and manage references and create bibliographies with Mendeley

All these sessions are open for staff and students based at the Christie. To book onto a particular session please email the library letting us know which sessions you are interested in by emailing or calling 0161 446 3452

Literature searching for online databases

Learn how to find journal articles and current research using databases like NICE Evidence Search and Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS). The techniques here can be applied to finding management information. This course is suitable for people who have never searched before and those wanting a refresher. It is highly recommended for anyone wanting to do a systematic review.

Date Time
4th July 9:00 - 12:30
16th July 9:00 - 12:30
6th August 9:00 - 12:30
22nd August 13:00 - 16:00
2nd September 9:00 - 12:30
26th November 9:00 - 12:30
13th December 14:00 - 17:00

Cochrane Library

Learn what the Cochrane Library is, how to search it and how to understand it.

Date Time
9th July 12:00 - 14:00
8th August 14:00 - 16:00
10th September 14:00 - 16:00
8th October 11:00 - 13:00
4th November 14:00 - 16:00
4th December 14:00 - 16:00

Critical appraisal, an introduction

Learn to critically appraise an article using the CASP checklist. Suitable for anyone who has to read journal articles either professionally or educationally. It is particularly suitable for those who have not done it before or who lack confidence in this area.

Date Time
4th July 13:30 - 15:30
6th August 13:30 - 15:30
2nd September 13:30 - 15:30
30th October 13:30 - 15:30
26th November 13:30 - 15:30

Managing references with Mendeley

Learn how to use Mendeley to manage your citations. You will learn how to create a Mendeley account and how to add new articles and import search results from HDAS. You will also learn how to integrate Mendeley into Word so that you 'cite while you write' and generate a bibliography automatically

Date Time
4th July 16:00 - 17:00
6th August 16:00 - 17:00
2nd September 16:00 - 17:00
30th October 16:00 - 17:00
26th November 16:00 - 17:00

Last updated: May 2023