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

Our tutorials include:

  • How to do a basic search - Quickly find high-quality information in your area of interest within the sciences of food and health.
  • How to use the thesaurus to search - Make sure you find all of the relevant studies, using our extensive food and beverage-focused thesaurus to discover and combine relevant keywords for your search.
  • How to do an advanced search - Drill down into only the most relevant results, and pinpoint exactly the information you need.
  • A question and answer session with the presenter

 Best Practice and effective searching for literature reviews

  • Best Practice guidance, suitable for all platforms, Find out more

Our tutorials include:

  • Purposes and complications of literature searching – We’ll look at the context of how information can found and accessed, and challenges researchers face in the current information landscape.
  • Characteristics of a good search – Knowing what to aim for is key to getting there, so we’ll discuss both what those characteristics are why they are crucial for producing a good literature review, and important to any literature search activity.
  • Strategies to help you search well  - Explore strategies and tools that help translate the theory into practice.  
  • A question and answer session with the presenter. 


Training webinars will typically be delivered by our 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.


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.