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Training and consultations

Need evidence to support patient care? Looking to update hospital guidelines or extend your professional development?

The ADHB Librarians are qualified healthcare librarians available to assist in person, by phone or email. We provide:

  • Individual consultations at your office or in the Philson Library.
  • Inservice training workshops for your team or department.

We can cover:

  • Appropriate search strategies and databases for your topic or clinical needs
  • How to search specific databases
  • Getting the full text of articles
  • Requesting books and copies of articles
  • Evidence based searching or clinical queries
  • Advice for systematic reviews
  • Keeping current using email alerts, e.g., topic and journal table of content alerts
  • Using a reference management program to store and manage references
  • Library orientations and refreshers.


The best searches combine your subject expertise with our searching expertise.
An individual consultation improves search results, minimises bias by helping us to:

  • Determine the scope and boundaries of your search question
  • Identify important search terms
  • Identify key references
  • Determine the relevance of references retrieved.

You may also use the online request a literature search form. Search results can be emailed to you or saved for importing into Endnote. We encourage you to meet with us first.

Training workshops

  • We can present to your staff on a range of topics.
  • Sessions are tailored to your subject areas.
  • Sessions can be run in ADHB departments, ADHB computer training rooms, or in the Philson Library computer training room.

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