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Courses available

What training courses are available from Cornwall Health Library?

How to search effectively

Learn about PICO, which resources will help you find the best evidence and how to search databases such as Medline, Embase, PsycInfo and Cinahl.

We can also guide you on how to search if you are doing a systematic review.

Critical appraisal and journal clubs

Choose from a range of activity based sessions designed to improve or refresh your knowledge on reading research papers or to get a journal club started.

Sessions cover basic understanding of RCTs, systematic reviews, qualitative research, risk, p-values and confidence intervals.

Getting better at Google

A Google search can be a useful addition to more traditional database searching.

This hands-on workshop aims to introduce some tips on using advanced Google searches.

Finding the past: the history in our professions

A series of informal lectures on all aspects of the history of health and medicine, inspired by the collection of historic medical equipment held by Cornwall Health Library.

Microsoft PowerPoint

This course will get you started on creating your own presentations.

Learn how to add, remove and rearrange slides, add textboxes, images and shapes, and finally how to present your completed presentation.


Thinking of starting a Twitter account for personal use or your department, but not sure how to get started? Come and get expert help and advice.

Evidence clinics for medical students

Wednesday lunchtime drop-ins at the library for UEMS students. Short sessions cover topics such as searching, critical appraisal and reference management.

The content, duration and location of these courses may be tailored to suit individual or group requirements.

To book on to a course, complete our request training form or email

Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance of your session.