FSTA Training Webinars

Learn how to get the best results out of FSTA

We offer free training by webinar, to help users search as effectively as possible and make the most of their access to FSTA®. Register for your free seat on an upcoming training webinar for your preferred platform and topic.

How to use FSTA

  • Fine tune your EBSCO search with phrase and proximity searching: what are they, how do they work, and which is better when?

    Controlling the relationship between search terms can be a powerful device for finding relevant results, without being overwhelmed by the noise of irrelevant results. The short webinar will introduce what proximity searching is available in EBSCO, how to use them, and techniques you can use to check which strategy is better for a given set of search terms. Tuesday 9th March, 3pm BST (10am EST). Find out more

  • FSTA on Ovid

    New dates and the next topic will be announced for our webinar series very soon. Find out more

    Previous topics have included How to use FSTA on Ovid, Advanced searching techniques, and Fine tune your Ovid search with phrase and proximity searching

  • FSTA on Web of Science

    New dates and the next topic will be announced for our webinar series very soon. Find out more

    Previous topics have included How to use FSTA on Web of Science and Get to know the FSTA thesaurus

 Best Practice and effective searching for literature reviews

  • We help you understand and undertake effective searching for literature reviews. Find out more 

    Previous topics have included How to carry out effective searching for literature reviews, Adjusting your search for different databases, and What is indexing, what is an A&I database, and why should I care?

Training webinars will typically be delivered by our Senior Information Literacy and Outreach Manager, Carol Hollier. Before joining IFIS, Carol worked as an academic librarian in the UK and USA as a Reference and Instruction Librarian, Academic Subject Librarian, Faculty Team Librarian for Biosciences, and Senior Librarian for Teaching and Learning Support. She holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science, a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

If you would like to arrange tailored training for your organisation or university (whether for your team or as a student lecture), please email Rhianna Gamble, and we will be in touch to arrange a time.


Learn more about FSTA

FSTA is a database you can trust for your valuable information research, providing search results which are comprehensive, reliable and relevant. 

Learn about the interdisciplinary subject coverage, how we make sure no predatory journals are indexed, and how we ensure everything you find in FSTA is relevant to food and beverages.