Information Skills Training

Information Skills Trainers are professionally qualified Librarians who provide training and guidance on literature searching, using healthcare databases including Medline, Embase and CINAHL, critical appraisal and finding evidence-based information online.

Information Skills Training can be particularly useful if you are conducting Clinical Audit, undertaking a research project, reviewing departmental procedures based upon evidence-based practice, conducting a systematic review or preparing to write a dissertation.

Training is provided on the Denmark Hill site by the Library Services Learning & Skills Team supported by Alan Fricker, KCL Head of NHS Partnership & Liaison and on the Princess Royal site by Claire Jones, Clinical Support Librarian.

The following training courses are all available free to King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Staff:

Introduction to healthcare databases

A hands-on introduction to searching Medline CINAHL and other databases to find journal article references, including planning your search.

Critical Appraisal Skills (*groups only)

Learn about the different levels of evidence and find out about resources available to help you to critically appraise a piece of research and appraise an article in a group. Courses on both quantitative research and qualitative research are available.

Better than Google - finding high-quality evidence quickly

A 45 minute session exploring some key resources for finding evidence syntheses to support your work. 

For further information, details of available dates or to book a place, please see:

Denmark Hill site-

PRUH site-