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.  

Upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday 17 October 4:30pm-5:00pm
  • Thursday 16 November 4:30pm-5:00pm


45 mins live webinars from Elsevier on how to effectively use ClinicalKey to find the most current and accurate medical information. Open to Members only, free.

During this session, you will learn how to:

  • Navigate the ClinicalKey platform
  • Use the advanced search features to find relevant information
  • Create and save searches
  • Access multimedia resources, such as videos, images, and podcasts
  • Explore topic pages, which provide comprehensive information on specific medical topics
  • Use the Smart Search function to quickly find answers to clinical questions
  • Customise your search results and preferences

Click to register on a date here (‘Live trainings’ section).

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 14 September 2023, 1:00pm-2:15pm BST
  • Friday 20 October 2023, 1:00pm-2:15pm BST                       
  • Tuesday 14 November 2023, 4:00pm-5:15pm GMT                 
  • Thursday 14 December 2023, 11:15am-12:30pm GMT