The Library is based at Darent Valley Hospital and offers a wide range of service and resources to support NHS staff and students on placement.
Take a look at our padlets to find resources for a particular staff group or subject area:
You may find more information on the library services on the library webpage.
Clinical librarians provide evidence from research to support best practice, providing a mobile library service in the clinical setting and attending a variety of clinical meetings, ward rounds and clinics. Clinical Librarians support departmental journal clubs, provide information skills and critical appraisal training on the wards, and work closely with clinicians and their departments to provide a library service tailored to that department and their needs.
The service supports all clinical staff at all levels by:
Suitable for anyone who is studying, writing or doing research and needs to have a basic knowledge of how to reference, managing references and avoid plagiarism.
The session looks at some of the different referencing styles used and what information you need to collect for your references.
The session will look at some examples of bibliographic management software available with practical sessions on how to use including creating a bibliography and cite while you write.
Find out about some of the statistical methods you will come across when reading a journal article or report.
These include distribution, types of data, p-values, confidence intervals, measures of effect, probability, statistical tests and forest plots.
Attendees should already have attended Exploring Critical Appraisal course.
Do you already have some experience of critical appraisal but want to expand your knowledge? A look at what a systematic review is and why you need to appraise them?
During the session you will use a checklist to appraise a systematic review to assess its validity and relevance.
Find out about the methodology and terminology of qualitative studies and why it's important to appraise them.
During the session you will gain hands on experience of appraising a qualitative study to assess it's validity and relevance.
If you are a beginner at critical appraisal or just need a refresher this session will give you an introduction to the basics. During the sessions we will look at some journal articles to assess their validity, results and relevance.
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