Sign Up for a Workshop

This summer, put evidence at the heart of your practice: Lunch & Learns with the CIUSSS Libraries

From June to August, the CIUSSS librarians are offering you a series of one-hour instruction sessions from 12 pm to 1 pm. Bring your lunch!


  • Evidence-Based Practice & how to keep up-to-date with the literature
  • How to use different biomedical databases (PubMed, CINAHL, Nursing Reference Center Plus)
  • How to use citation management software (Endnote, Zotero)
  • Finding information to share with patients


  • The interactive registration form will direct you to sessions that may be relevant to you according to your profession, it also includes a description of each session. 
  • The sessions will be in English, with a bilingual trainer who will be able to answer your questions in French.

Sign up now - spots are limited!
 Interactive registration form


Library Workshops

To sign up for individual instruction, or to request a workshop tailored to the needs of your department, please fill out the registration form and a librarian will contact you.

 Register here for one-on-one or tailored instruction

For help with online registration contact  Kendra Johnston, extension 22453.

The library offers instruction on the following topics:

Databases - literature searching

Various biomedical databases: including CINAHL, Medline (via PubMed & Ovid), EMBASE, PsycINFO, Google Scholar. Introduction to the database, searching the database, managing search results & more. Please feel free to ask for instruction on searching a database not listed here.

Managing citations using EndNote or Zotero
  • Endnote for users who have access (for example through McGill)
  • Zotero for JGH users
Evidence-Based Medicine - answering clinical questions 
  • Introduction to evidence-based medicine 
  • Answering clinical questions.
  • Formulating your question using PICO.
  • Searching the EBM resources.
  • Answering research questions
  • Formulating your question.
  • Lit search (MeSH terms, Boolean operators, search strategy etc.)
Current awareness

Use  Web 2.0 tools like RSS to keep up to date:

  • Introduction to RSS technology: what is it & how can it help keep you up to date. 
  • Find RSS and subscribe to RSS feeds
    o Search alerts
    o TOC alerts
    o News 
    o Blogs
  • Feed aggregators (use these to manage your RSS subscriptions):
  • Create a RSS feed
  • Introduction to Open Access.
  • Finding information to share with patients
  • Creating effective patient education materials

Instruction about basic computer skills, such as Office software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, etc.) is not offered by the library. We invite you to take a look at your local library since different public libraries offer such services. You can also look at these service providers:

You can also take a look at the numerous online tutorials available for free online. The offer online is wide, do not hesitate to search for specific versions of software or tasks you need to perform.


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