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

  •  Fine tune your Ovid 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 Ovid, how to use them, and techniques you can use to check which strategy is better for a given set of search terms. Tuesday 23rd February, 3pm BST (10am EST). Find out more

  • FSTA on Web of Science: Get to know the FSTA thesaurus

    The FSTA thesaurus powers all your searches in the database, whether you consciously use it or not. This short webinar, though, shows you how you can harness its power for precise and comprehensive searching. Tuesday 9th February, 3pm BST (10am EST). Find out more

 Best Practice and effective searching for literature reviews

  • Best practice in literature searching: What is indexing, what is an A&I database, and why should I care?

    Have you ever gone into a subject database and been surprised by the results you’re getting, or not getting? This short webinar will give researchers a roadmap of A&I databases so they understand the logic and structure behind these powerful search tools. Knowing how something works always helps you use it better! Tuesday 26th January, 3pm BST (10am EST). Find out more

Training webinars will typically be delivered by our Senior Information Literacy and Outreach Manager, Carol Hollier. Before joining IFIS in 2019, Carol worked in instruction librarian roles for over 10 years at universities in the US and UK. She has a Masters in Library and Information Science and a PGCHE in Education.

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.

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