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WACHS Library: Training

Let us help you!


Free training sessions available for all staff.  All sessions are fully customisable.

All training can be provided via video conference, including Scopia and teleconferencing.  Sessions can be arranged for work teams or for individuals.

Click on the image above to request a training session

Learn about our resources

Your Library, Your Resources

An overview of library services and resources

Length: 60 minutes


Work Smarter with Library Resources 

Discover the subjects and types of information available from databases, point-of-care tools,e-books and grey literature in your field

Length: 60 minutes

Manage your information

Work Smarter with Articles

An introductory session to learn how to conduct a simple database search using keywords

Length: 60 minutes


Work Smarter with Research Databases

Learn how to develop and implement an effective search strategy:

  • Formulate a search question & identify key concepts using PICO or SPICE
  • Search using subject headings
  • Combine search queries using Boolean Logic
  • Save search results

Work Smarter with the Evidence

This session covers how to find and embed evidence into practice:

  • Identify key EBP resources 
  • Understand how the Library resources align with & support EBP

Sharpen your research skills

Work Smarter with EndNote

An introduction on how to manage your references with EndNote:

  • Create an EndNote Library
  • Enter, import and organise references in EndNote
  • Use Cite-While-You-Write (integrating EndNote with Word)

Work Smarter by Keeping Up-To-Date

Learn how to develop an effective current awareness strategy:

  • Set up subject alerts
  • Set up journal table of contents alerts
  • Discover RSS feeds

Library Services

COVID-19 has necessitated some changes to service provision. 

I will be working from home until further notice.

  • Unchanged: 24/7 access, via the Library website, to all e-resources from work, at home or offsite 
  • Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 8.00am - 4.30pm
  • E-mail: wachslibrary@health.wa.gov.au - please note, this is the only way to contact the Library at present, as the Library phone is not operational
  • Forms:  https://wachslibrary.health.wa.gov.au/home/form - please continue to use the online forms to request articles and literature searches
  • Loan restrictions: Until further notice the loan of physical items such as printed books and reports will be suspended.  This applies to both items from the Library's collection and from other Library collections

Thanks for your support and understanding,

Nina Zufi, WACHS Librarian