Category Archives: Top Tips

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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Group work – experiences and advice by Helen Kiely and Lorna Dawson

When you sign up for the MLIS, whatever university you’re taking it with, get set to engage in group work. Be warned, you may be used to working as part of a team in work, but doing it on the … Continue reading

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Being acknowledged in research by Eva Thackeray

A while back, at one of the LIHNN Clinical Librarians group meetings, we discussed the question of how we could/should ensure that our contributions to research are acknowledged. By ‘our contributions’ we were mainly thinking of literature searches, and by … Continue reading

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Motivation and the One Person Library [OPL] by Matt Holland

I remember going for an interview for a job in a commercial law library. Two members of staff, lots of oak paneling and claustrophobia. The best interview question was “what kind of library do you want to work in?” Worried … Continue reading

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A Guide to Using Social Media for Research Purposes (Version 2) by Matt Holland

This is an updated and revised version of A Guide to Using Social Media for Research Purposes by Matt Holland first published on this blog in March 2016. This guide takes you though the basics of building a research profile using social … Continue reading

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My recipe for a perfect library induction by Victoria Treadway

Last week I attended a course run by LIHNN (Library and Information Health Network Northwest) and facilitated by Deborah Dalley on ‘How to deliver a memorable induction’.  I was asked to help out by delivering an example of a library … Continue reading

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A Guide to Using Social Media for Research Purposes by Matt Holland

This guide is aimed at Allied Health Professionals (AHPs). It takes you though the basics of building a research profile using social media, how to maximise your impact and the tools you can use to assess your impact. If you … Continue reading

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