Information Skills Training and Searching

The Library and Knowledge Service offers one-to-one training on literature searching over MS Teams.   

To book a one-to-one session, please email and provide a few preferred dates and times for the training to take place. Training can be delivered within the hours of 09:00 – 17:00. We will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm and send an MS Teams invitation. 

Please note, you need to register for a free OpenAthens account before attending the training. You can register for an OpenAthens account here: 

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