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UHN Virtual Library: Workshops & Training

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UHN Library & Information Services is dedicated to promoting a supportive learning environment for all members of the UHN community. We offer practical and interactive online workshops designed to make you a skilled user of our resources and services.

To register for our workshops click on the                              button next to the workshop name or use the links in the calendar section. If you are unable to attend the workshops you can watch our recorded training sessions. Click on the                              button next to the workshop name. If you have attended one of our workshops let us know how we did

Can't find what you are looking for? You can also request a customized one-on-one or group workshop.


Searching Medline: Finding the Evidence You Need                                  

Finding evidence is an integral step of Evidence Based Practice. MEDLINE is a leading source for finding biomedical scholarly literature. This session will present theory and techniques for building effective search strategies; it will go over key concepts including searching by subject terms and keywords and applying Boolean operators.

PubMed Basics: Build Your Research Skills                                  

This introductory session will provide an overview of the PubMed interface. The focus will be on building an effective search strategy using the PubMed search interface and using clinical queries to retrieve targeted results to clinical questions. Advanced search features and troubleshooting methods will be discussed. 


The Right Review for You                                  

Thinking about doing a systematic review? Scoping review? Rapid review? Are you sure? This session will teach you what it means to do a systematic review or other type of knowledge synthesis, and help you understand what review “type” best fits your research question, timeline and goals.

Systematic Review Overview                                  
Systematic reviews, if well done, provide a reliable and minimally bias source of information on topics of concern to clinical practice. Patient safety and responsible health care services are on the line. Learn about the 8 steps involved in a systematic review, and why you need to elucidate each before you get started. 
Grey Literature                               

This workshop will define what grey literature is and is not; it will identify grey literature sources and evaluate them and it will explain the process involved with producing a well-documented and transparent grey literature search.

Princess Margaret Cancer Campus - Cancer 360 

This self paced course provides exposure to a diverse range of topics in cancer to promote a holistic understanding of cancer and cancer survivorship. Experts from across fields and professions share their knowledge and experience on topics including: cancer prevention, health literacy, the impact of smoking cessation on cancer treatment, and cancer rehabilitation. 

Library staff have worked on the Essential Steps in Finding Best Evidence section the course and this can be found under the Research Methods. 

Through the PMCC you have access to a range of courses and you can access them by creating an account


EBSCO Academy

EBSCO Information Services is the leading global provider of resources for libraries including discovery, resource management, databases and e-books. Learn about EBSCO products and services, or discover new ones, with recorded trainings, demos and instructor-led courses. New classes are added every month.

Database to Explore: CINAHL Complete

EndNote Training

Learn about this reference management software and all of its features. You can explore many resources and sign up for a variety of training options.

NLM Training

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers an array of learning resources, professional development and lectures.

Database to Explore: PubMed.

OVID Tools & Resources

Product information and training materials are available from the OvidSP Online Resources Centre.

Databases to Explore: Medline, PsychINFO, Embase, Joanna Briggs Institute.


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