Category Archives: Top Tips

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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Supporting Individual Researchers by Matt Holland

It’s been a while since I wrote about this topic (Holland 2006). See also a piece on the Clinical Librarians blog.  Now it’s rising up the agenda again as Paramedics and Allied Health Professionals working in Prehospital Care move from … Continue reading

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3 Quick Tips for CILIP Revalidation by Eva Thackeray

Having recently gone through the process of revalidating my Chartership, I thought I’d share three tips, things that worked well for me or that I will be doing differently in future and that might just help you. So this is … Continue reading

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NICE Evidence search: notes for advanced searchers by Fran Wilkie

We’ve had feedback from a number of library staff, asking how Evidence search works behind the scenes to produce the sets of results that you are presented with. We thought a set of notes for advanced searchers would give some … Continue reading

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Developing a new topic area by Matt Holland

In New Universities in the early 90’s “cutting edge” degrees in “new subjects” were approved almost daily, or it felt that way. Subject Librarians did heroic research to compensate for the lack of published material, bringing together anything they could … Continue reading

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Finding negative research results by Lucy Anderson

At the beginning of December I had a query from a user who wanted to find negative research results regarding a topic she was using for her masters course. I drew a complete blank so I asked a question of … Continue reading

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