The Library offers a range of training tutorials to help you develop and improve your database searching, research and writing skills.


All training sessions will be hosted on Zoom and will include a mixture of presentations and a Q&A. Some webinars will also include a practical session.

To book a place email

Getting started with the digital library

Attend our short webinar introducing you to the RSM's digital library. Whether you’re new to the RSM or just need a refresher, you’ll learn how to get the most out of the Library’s search tools and extensive e-resources available to you as a member.

30 mins including Q&A. Open to Members only, free.

Upcoming dates:

  • Friday 21 January, 4pm-4.30pm
  • Tuesday 25 January, 3.30pm-4pm
  • Thursday 10 February, 12pm-12.30pm
  • Tuesday 15 February, 4.30pm-5pm

Introduction to literature searching

Find out how to search the medical databases Medline and Embase using both textwords and thesaurus terms. Learn how to formulate a search question, search the databases with precision, review and save your results, and follow through to view the full-text results in the RSM’s digital library.

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Devise a search strategy and identify textwords and thesaurus terms to describe concepts
  • Combine search terms and use techniques such as truncation, proximity searching, exploding terms and applying qualifiers
  • Apply limits to refine your search results
  • View, select and save your search results
  • Find the full-text of references in the RSM’s digital library

1 hour including Q&A. Open to Members only, free.
CPD: 1 point

Upcoming dates:

  • Thursday 13 January 2022, 16:00pm - 17:00pm
  • Friday 28 January 2022, 13:00pm-14.00pm
  • Monday 7 February 2022, 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Tuesday 22 February 2022, 12:00pm-13:00pm
  • Wednesday 9 March 2022, 15:00pm-16:00pm

Writing for publication

A suite of 15 online courses produced by our partners, KargerLEARN, covering all aspects of academic research and writing for publication. From drafting your research paper and choosing the right journal, step-by-step tutorials guide you through the scholarly publishing process.

These recorded on-demand tutorials are available now and can be accessed by obtaining a coupon code from the Library. Email to get your coupon code.

1 hour including Q&A. Open to Members only, free.

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