Training sessions

All training sessions will be hosted on Zoom and will include a mixture of presentations and a Q&A. Some webinars will also include a practical session. To book a place email

These webinars are only available for RSM members. Please click here to become a member and gain access to our learning resources and valuable services.


Getting started with the digital library

Attend a short tutorial introducing you to the RSM's digital library, the Library Search Hub. Whether you’re new to the RSM or just need a refresher, you’ll learn how to get the most out of the Library’s search tools and extensive e-resources available to you as a member.

30 minutes including Q&A. Open to Members only, free. Email or phone 020 7290 2940 to arrange a one to one over Zoom or Teams.

If you would like to get quickly started with using the Library Search Hub, view our video here.

Upcoming group dates:

  • Tuesday 29 November 4:30pm - 5pm GMT
  • Thursday 1 December 5pm - 5:30pm GMT

Introduction to literature searching

Find out how to search the medical databases Medline and Embase using both textwords and thesaurus terms. Learn how to formulate a search question, search the databases with precision, review and save your results, and follow through to view the full-text results in the RSM’s digital library.

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Devise a search strategy and identify textwords and thesaurus terms to describe concepts
  • Combine search terms and use techniques such as truncation, proximity searching, exploding terms and applying qualifiers
  • Apply limits to refine your search results
  • View, select and save your search results
  • Find the full-text of references in the RSM’s digital library

1 hour including Q&A. Open to Members only, free.
CPD: 1 point

Upcoming dates:

  • Monday 14 November 3:30pm - 4:45pm GMT
  • Friday 2 December 12:00pm - 1:15pm GMT
  • Thursday 15 December 1:00pm - 2:15pm GMT
  • Tuesday 10 January 11:00am - 12:15 pm GMT
  • Wednesday 25 January 3:30pm - 4:45pm GMT

Writing for publication

A suite of 10 online courses produced by our partners, Karger Campus, covering all aspects of academic research and writing for publication. From conducting a systematic review, drafting your research paper, and choosing the right journal to publish in, step-by-step tutorials guide you through the scholarly publishing process.

These recorded on-demand tutorials are available now on the Library Search Hub and Members can access these for free by obtaining a coupon code. Email to get the coupon code.

We are also offering 7 monthly webinars delivered by Karger Campus. Open to Members only, free. Each webinar lasts 1 hour and dates are listed below.

Upcoming dates:

Thursday 1 December 6:00pm GMT
Topic: Publishing in Medicine
Register here