What can I do with KnowledgeShare?

Request evidence searches from your Library Service and access searches requested by colleagues elsewhere (where permission has been given).

Sign up for highly targeted evidence updates based on your professional interest, sent by your Library Team

Book onto Training and manage your bookings

Connect with colleagues based on shared professional interests

How do I access and sign up?

Via the KnowledgeShare Website. If you are a new user you can sign in with your OpenAthens password. If you do not have one, sign up at http://openathens.nice.org.uk/.  If you require assistance email library@ldh.nhs.uk

Forthcoming skills sessions

  • Feb
    Healthcare Database Searching
    Comet Room 2 - 14:30
    Learn how to find accurate and reliable information via 9 Healthcare Databases including CINAHL and MEDLINE. We will discuss formulating a clinical question using search frameworks, which medical database to use for your search and how to input your search with the correct combinations (AND/OR) to receive the most useful results. With plenty of practical time to practice searching with the library team. Laptops will be provided but feel free to bring your own smartphone, laptop or tablet.
  • Mar
    Beyond Google: Searching NICE Evidence & BMJ Best Practice
    Comet Room 5 - 15:00
    Do you want to learn how to quickly find relevant, authoritative evidence to support your clinical practice? This session is an introduction to NICE Evidence Search, a web-based portal of quality health information, and BMJ Best Practice, a clinical decision support tool. Learn how to quickly find trustworthy resources, including NICE guidelines and patient information, on a range of clinical topics. This session is designed to be practical and interactive - please feel free to bring along your own smartphone, laptop or tablet.
  • Mar
    Introduction to Critical Appraisal of RCTs
    Comet Room 4 - 09:30
    In this introduction to Critical Appraisal we will look at why we need to critically appraise published research, looking at methodology including common types of bias and errors frequently found in papers. We will also critically appraise a sample Randomised Control Trial using the CASP framework.
  • Mar
    Easy Referencing with Mendeley
    Comet Room 1 - 16:00
    Are you writing assignments or publications? Do you struggle to organise and format your references with the correct style? Would you like a computer programme to make this process easier, faster and quicker for free Join us for a 30 min session and we will show you how Mendeley can make references as painless as possible!
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  • Bevan Library
    Bedford Hospital
    Ampthill Road
    MK42 9DJ
  • Danielle Freedman Library
    The COMET
    Luton and Dunstable University Hospital
    LU4 0DZ