Please note that we are currently experiencing issues with our booking system for the 'Writing for publication' series. We aim to have this fixed as soon as possible, apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

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. 

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

Alternatively email or phone 020 7290 2940 to arrange a one to one over Zoom or Teams.  

How to carry out an effective literature search in Medline and Embase

Find out how to search the Medline and Embase databases using both keywords and thesaurus terms to get the best results. 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 keywords 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 articles in the RSM’s digital library

75 minutes including Q&A and a quiz. Open to Members only, free.
CPD: 1 point

Upcoming dates:

  • Thursday 9 March 2023, 12:45pm-2:00pm GMT 
  • Tuesday 21 March 2023, 4:00pm-5:15pm GMT
  • Wednesday 5 April 2023, 10:30am-11:45am BST
  • Monday 17 April 2023, 3:30pm-4:45pm BST                 
  • Friday 5 May 2023, 1:00pm-2:15pm BST
  • Tuesday 16 May 2023, 3:45pm-5:00pm BST
  • Thursday 1 June 2023, 11:15am-12:30pm BST
  • Wednesday 14 June 2023, 10:00am-11:15am BST

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 here 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.

Register and catch up on previous webinars

How to Manage References — Tips on inserting citations & avoiding plagiarism

Effective Data Presentation for Submission in Top-tier Journals

Publishing in Medicine—Tips to Avoid Common Pitfalls

Top 10 tips for successful manuscript submission 

Upcoming webinars:

How to present at international conferences (13th April 18:00 - 19:00 BST)

Register here

Top 10 tips for avoiding journal rejection (9th May 18:00 - 19:00) 

Register here

Effective use of academic and social media networks for endorsing the publication (8th June – 18:00-19:00)

Register here