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Training & Tutorials

One-to-One or Small Group Training

Covid-19: Library Services Status Update - updated 24 March 2020

One-to-One and Training services have been temporarily put on hold while the library is closed, however please do not hesitate to get in touch to enquire for alternative means of support. We are currently investigating alternatives using services such as MT Teams, WebEX, and Zoom.


The library and information service provides free specialist information skills training for all UHBristol staff and students. Our one-to-one or small groups training provides hands on experience in information searching and critical appraisal. We also provide regular drop-in clinics, or alternatively you can just stop us in the library or on the ward for a more informal chat. Please contact to find out the latest drop-in clinic dates or to arrange a session for yourself or a group of colleagues.

Literature Searching

An in-depth guide on how to search the evidence base. Useful for anybody who wants to find the best and quickest way to source articles.

Click here for the Literature Searching training slides

How to Understand an Article (Critical Appraisal)

How to assess the strengths and weaknesses of published articles. Examining bias and validity.

Click here for the How to Understand an Article training slides

Medical Statistics for Beginners

A basic introduction to the key statistics  in medical articles. Giving an overview of stats that compare risk, test confidence, analyse clinical investigations, and test difference.

Click here for the Medical Statistics training slides

Study Skills

A practical session to develop basic study skills

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Careers Progression

A session designed to help progress your career within the NHS.

Click here for the Careers Progression training slides

Reflective Writing for Nurse Revalidation

A hands-on session covering the essentials of reflective writing, with the opportunity to appraise examples (these can be your own) and to put the theory into practice by constructing your own reflective piece.

Click here for the Reflective Writing training slides