Category Archives: Reflection

Evidence Summary and Synthesis: a Summary by Katie Nicholas

Evidence Summary and Synthesis: a Summary[1] I hope I’m right in saying that when asked to ‘do a search’ for someone our default is usually to ask a few questions of the enquirer (if they haven’t already run away to … Continue reading

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Evidence synthesis – going beyond the reference list by John Gale

Doing literature searches for people can feel a little bit like working a sausage machine. We shovel search terms in one end, wait for HDAS to do its magic and then shovel the resulting list of references back to the … Continue reading

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NHS Health Care Libraries Supporting Research by Matt Holland and Victoria Treadway

Research is firmly embedded in the NHS Mandate 2017 – 2018 (see Objective 8 “To support research, innovation and growth”). It probably didn’t need a directive to point out the importance of research to patients and patient care. Research is … Continue reading

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Reflections on Recent CPD by Rosalind McNally

I have recently taken advantage of one of the many benefits of CILIP membership through their online learning. The CV webinar I attended late one weekday evening was delivered by Alistair Morris http://www.cvandinterviewadvisors.co.uk I cringed as Alistair brought me kicking … Continue reading

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Manchester ramblings by Helen Kiely

On Tuesday morning I hot-footed up to the train station and hopped on the train to Manchester to attend the CILIP NW members day and AGM entitled ‘Exploring the World of Publishing.’ It was my first time attending a CILIP … Continue reading

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Wiley Library Advisory Board by Katie Nicholas

Each year Wiley hold a European Library Advisory Board. Librarians from all over Europe, from different library sectors (mainly Higher Education) attend. They invite four Early Career Professionals as an opportunity for CPD and this year I was lucky enough … Continue reading

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Critical Appraisal Day 2 by Katie Nicholas

The second day of Critical Appraisal focussed on understanding bias in research using Randomised Control Trials as an example. Unlike the first session, where a paper was selected and a tool used (e.g. CASP) to critically appraise it, this session … Continue reading

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