Library Education and How-to Guides

How-to set up Alert Services

Copyright Information

Critical Appraisal Tools these assist in assessing the trustworthiness, relevance and results of published papers.

How-to set up Google Scholar Library Links and Button

Literature Searching Guide

Systematic Review Guide

Reference Management Guide

Review and Interpret Health Research


Predatory Journals

Grow Short Courses 

Medical and health research short courses are an opportunity to explore issues surrounding management of research data, specifically for people working with medical, clinical and health data. This program was developed by the SWH library and from the 10 medical and health research data things program, extensive ANDS resources and material related to research data management and reuse.

These are self-directed learning modules, it is suggested that learning begins with Research Data Management. Please feel free to contact the library if you need any assistance with this topic or to book in a one-on-one or group training session

Health Research - Identifiers Topics: Describing metadata, controlled vocabularies, identifiers for people, identifiers for data, data citation.

Health Research - Research data management Topics: Getting started with research, issues in research data management, data sharing and discovery, open, shared and closed data, exploring repositories, 

Health Research - Sharing sensitive data Topics: De-identification of data, consent for data sharing, public attitudes to data sharing

Research Dissemination

Dissemination is how we communicate our findings. This course is offered in three parts and can be completed as driven by your learning needs. 

Part 1 will look at 

  • What is research dissemination - Reporting and Sharing your research
  • How to produce reader-friendly writing
  • Introduction to Plain English 

Part 2 will look at 

  • How to write a great abstract
  • Writing for publication
  • Writing to make an impact (journal impact factors)

Part 3 will look at

  • How to design posters for maximum impact
  • How to design a great multimedia conference presentation
  • How to communicate your research to decision makers

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