Help & training

One to One and Group Training

We offer one to one, small, or large group sessions to support your practice, research or course work. The sessions are tailored to suit your specific needs and could be be a one-off session or a series of sessions. This will help you to gain the skills and confidence to support your practice. Subjects we can cover include evidence based practice, reference management software, systematic review searching, and critical appraisal skills. We are happy to come to your workplace for these or you can come to the library. Contact your Outreach Librarian for more information.

Online Training

As well as our Library Guide on electronic resources for the NHS, we have a number of other online training guides. We have training on how to use the NICE database search, how to use PUBMED, BMJ, UpToDate, etc, how to access and use reference management software. We also have links to exam resources for doctors.


The Library supports researchers in the OUH Trust across the research life cycle, from applying for research funding to the dissemination and evaluation of your research and its impact. 
Our services include group training and one-to-one information consultancies, literature searches, support for open access and research data management, advice on impact and metrics, access to thousands of online journals, databases and textbooks

Patients and Carers

Our webpages and our library services are mainly intended for staff and students from the OUH NHS Trust or the University of Oxford. If you are a patient or carer or are just looking for information about keeping healthy, take a look at our Patients & Carers section where you will find links to a number of useful resources. Our staff are not able to provide information relating to specific individualís conditions but if you wish to consult a textbook that you cannot access elsewhere, or would like assistance with NHS Choices, then please contact one of our libraries during staffed hours.

Our training spaces

We have training and group study rooms in the Cairns Library and the Knowledge Centre which you can book for your own training sessions. The Horton Library is situated within the Education Centre at the Horton Hospital and there are training rooms available to book from the Education Centre.


Other training providers

There are a number of other training providers including OUH Learning Development, OUH IT services, OUH R&D, Green Templeton College, and University providers such as EQUATOR and the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine.

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