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Orientation & Training

Take advantage of Library Staff Expertise

We offer individual and group library orientation and training sessions on a variety of topics such as:

  • using point of care resources (i.e. DynaMed, Nursing Reference Center)
  • conducting effective searches in databases (i.e. CINAHL, Medline, PsycINFO)
  • finding drug information (i.e. LexiComp, Micromedex)
  • clinical mobile apps available via KRS (i.e. DynaMed, Nursing Reference Center, LexiComp)
  • searching the library catalogue and placing holds on NEOS books

Please call 780.735.7300 or 780.735.2708 or email: covenantlibrary@covenanthealth.ca to book a session. 

Check out our Library Essential Education Module

KRS Virtual Training Sessions & Education Guides

Want to learn how to search better? Looking for high-quality information resources beyond Google?

Register now for one of these virtual training sessions put on by the AHS Knowledge Resource Service (KRS):

Search Skills I: Speedy Searching (30 min)
Search Skills II: Searching Fundamentals (50 min)
Search Skills III: Advanced Literature Searching (50 min)
Finding Full Text (30 min)
DynaMed (30 min)
Nursing Reference Center (30 min) 

KRS Education Guides also offer instruction on topics such as finding full text articles and ebooks, creating current awareness alerts, downloading mobile apps and more. 

Evidence Based Practice

Evidence Based Practice  (European Evidence Based Medicine Courses)

Evidence-Based Practice in the Health Sciences  (University of Illinois)

Tutorials, Guides and Help Sheets

Below are some online tools that will help you use the library resources posted on this site.
Note: Some of the tutorials below require Adobe Flash player.   

CINAHL Plus with Full Text

MICROMEDEX

Ovid (Medline, PsycINFO, EBM Reviews)

Ovid databases: Medline, PsycINFO, HealthStar, EBM Reviews (including Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Methodology Register, ACP Journal Club, Database of Abstract of Reviews of Effects, Health Technology Assessment, NSH Economic Evaluation Database)

Ovid Online Training Resources  

Ovid Tutorials & Short Demos  

TechStreet (CSA, AAMI & ASME standards)