UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Online tutorials

Library skills

This online induction will introduce you to the resources, facilities and services offered by UCL Library Services. You can take the whole tutorial, or you can dip in and find the information that you are most interested in.

Take an online tour of the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Library.

This is UCL’s self-paced course, designed to help students to develop good practice for completing assessments.

This tutorial explains what plagiarism is and how to avoid it, why you should acknowledge your sources, an introduction to how to cite your references and to reference management software. To complete the entire tutorial takes 35-45 minutes. You can also dip in to sections that interest you, and leave the tutorial and come back later.

The BIbliometrics section of the LIbrarySkills@UCL Moodle course provides access to online lessons and tutorials on bibliometrics, including Using and Understanding Bibliometrics, Introduction to InCites and My Organisation, and Introducing Bibliometric Techniques.

This Moodle course aims to introduce students to the skills and knowledge necessary to critically appraise a journal article reporting a randomised controlled trial.

This Moodle course aims to introduce students to the skills and knowledge necessary to critically appraise a journal article reporting qualitative research.

This programme, provided by elfh (elearning for healthcare) is targeted at both clinical and non-clinical NHS staff, although the course is open to anyone. You can either complete the entire programme, or you can dip in to the parts of most interest to you. By the end of the programme, you should be able to:

  • describe the following terms; critical appraisal, bias, internal validity and external validity.
  • distinguish between different types of study designs and their strengths and limitations.
  • assess the appropriateness of methods used to conduct a randomised controlled trial, systematic review, diagnostic study and qualitative study.
  • interpret commonly reported results found in clinical papers.
  • identify different types of critical appraisal tools and their strengths and

Searching for information

This tutorial uses a series of videos and activities to demonstrate some top tips for enhancing your searching skills. Please note, if you logged into Moodle as a guest, you will not be able to complete the 'test yourself' questions.

This tutorial works through the steps involved in developing and carrying out a successful literature search using biomedical databases. It should take approximately 20-30 minutes.

This lesson is based on UCL Library Services' face-to-face training session 'Introduction to Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews of Interventions'. This is an advanced session that takes literature searching beyond the basics. 

The session aims to give students an insight into carrying out a structured, comprehensive, replicable search using biomedical sciences literature databases and focuses on intervention-based systematic reviews. The learning points can readily be applied to other types of systematic review.

This UCL Moodle course is available to all UCL students and staff and looks at the skills associated with researching for, and writing an extended piece of work. Module 4 focuses on the literature review, and includes a section on searching for literature.