database tutorials

Whether you are a beginner or need some extra help brushing up on your searching skills, the RSM Library offers free database tutorials to RSM members.

The tutorials are given on a one-to-one basis with a professional searcher, taking place either in the Library or online via WebEx.


The tutorials, you will learn how to:

  • Access medical databases available on the RSM’s e-resources page, including Medline, Embase, Allied and Complementary Medicine (AMED), DH-Data and The Cochrane Library, and how to get the best out of them.
  • Build effective search strategies
  • Improve your searching skills

Please note that it may not be possible to cover all the databases in one tutorial session and further sessions may need to be booked.

Separate tutorials on The Cochrane Library are also available.

How to book

Call us on +44 (0) 20 7290 2941

E-mail us at

Tutorials should be booked at least one week in advance to ensure staff availability.