In depth training on all listed websites is provided through our training sessions. For more information, visit our Information skills training page. 

Follow each module title for relevant websites used in the training sessions.

Module 1: How to Find Information

Module 2: Finding the evidence

Module 3: Finding and Accessing Journal Articles

Module 4 : How to Reference & Managing References

Free Bibliographic Management Software via the web:

Module 5: Exploring Critical Appraisal (how to read a paper)

Module 6: Critical Appraisal of Quantitative Studies

Medical Statistics at a Glance, companion site to the book (which is available in the library) -


Online Calculator

Module 7: Critical Appraisal of Systematic Reviews (level two)


Other Training Resources

CEBM Critical Appraisal Tools:


BestBETS CA Worksheets:


CASP checklists:


Cochrane core criteria for assessing qualitative research: Chapter_Guidancecritical_appraisal.doc (

Chapter 4 – Critical appraisal of qualitative research

Cochrane training: Chapter 21: Qualitative evidence | Cochrane Training

Critically appraising qualitative research: BMJ 2008;337:a1035 doi: 

An introduction to reading and appraising qualitative research: BMJ 2008;337:a288  doi:

Qualitative research methodologies: ethnography: BMJ 2008;337:a1020    doi: 

Discourse analysis:  BMJ 2008;337:a879  doi:

Grounded theory, mixed methods, and action research: BMJ 2008;337:a567 doi:

Why use theories in qualitative research?: BMJ 2008;337:a949 doi: 


CEBM’s Catalogue of Bias

A Kuper, BMJ 2008;337:a1035 doi:

Deductive vs inductive reasoning: