Information Skills Training and Searching

We offer tailored training to Trust staff. Individuals or small groups of staff can sign up for:

  • Introductory sessions
  • Advanced search techniques
  • Quick refreshers

Information Skills Training can be arranged at a time and place to suit you.

Contact to book a session.

One-to-One sessions can also be arranged at the Curve Library by contacting or tel 0161 358 1772

Outreach Librarian Services

Our Outreach Librarian is able to visit you in your work place. If you would like to find out more about information skills training or literature searching services, contact

Critical appraisal

When assessing the evidence base for your chosen topic, it will be important to consider critically appraising the information. The Library service will support you to do this.

"Critical appraisal is the process of carefully and systematically examining research to judge its trustworthiness, and its value and relevance in a particular context" (CASP)

The following are some useful resources to provide more information, training and toolkits for critical appraisal training.

Critical Appraisal Skills Programme

Critical Appraisal: Notes and checklists from SIGN