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Guidance on how to prepare for an online tutorial with Library staff.

Educational tutorials at SVHM Library Service

Educational tutorials

 The SVHM Carl De Gruchy Library can assist you with literature searching techniques and EndNote (reference management software)
 through online or onsite meeting & tutorials. We can help you with individual meetings and/or set up educational bookings for groups.

Booking a tutorial

  • Please let us know your research topic or information need. Which dates did you have in mind?
  • It is easiest to call the Library to book an online or onsite education meeting

Online tutorials

  •  We can offer tutorials through Microsoft Teams for SVHM staff and students
  •  MS Teams is the preferred videoconferencing software utilised by SVHA.

We can do Zoom Client Meetings for Clinical School medical students (Melb uni only)

  • MD3/MD4 medical students can request a 1 hour one on one literature search AND 1 hour EndNote tutorial as part of their research projects. Please contact the Clinical School Coordinator Laila Abbouchi for further information.

Online Tutorials -Teams meeting

 Teams installation

  • Ms Teams is available through the Outlook e-mail program. The software can also be installed as a desktop version.  

  • Access Teams by going through Outlook⇒Rectangular dot icon undefined  ⇒Apps & Devices⇒Teams




 Teams meeting invitation

  • A Librarian will set up a meeting for you according to your preference and availability
  • A meeting request will be sent and set up in your Teams and/or Outlook calendar. Please refer to the online RSVP e-mail and (Join link) sent to your e-mail or refer to your meeting in your Teams calendar. You will be sent a notification from Teams once the meeting is set up.

            Teams calendar Invitation



Ms Team features

  • Once you have joined the meeting: ensure video and audio are working and are ON. Familiarise yourself with the Ms Team feature icons.
  • For Literature Searching in another browser window, open up your database, i.e. Medline. Access Medline from SVHM Library homepage ⇒Databases⇒Medline 
  • For EndNote tutorials: in another window have your EndNote library open or any other information page or material sent by your trainer


undefined           Ms Team icons. The dot section enables More actions, see below         



  Sharing your desktop

  •  Your desktop while in Medline can be shared with your Trainer via Ms Teams. Access Medline and then share the website using the Share screen feature. Select Share. This icon is highlighted by a yellow dot. 




  •    To share your Medline or EndNote Library screen, open your web page and select Entire screen,
        Application window, or Chrome.
  •    Whiteboard (app) can be selected to run a presentation
  •    Make sure you have your Shared screen set to Full screen. 


        Zoom Client for Meetings (Melb uni only)

  • Search Librarians will meet with MD3/MD4 Clinical School students for their extended research projects via Zoom. The university of Melbourne Coordinator will send a Zoom invite for a 1 hour session.

            Getting started on Zoom Client for Meetings - for Windows and Mac (Zoom Help Center)

        Further help

        Zoom video tutorials


Before your Online Tutorial - Suggestion

Literature search


Videoconferencing etiquette and tips

 Videoconferencing tips & etiquette

  • Due to technology performance,  the audio or sometimes even the video screen might have to be turned off. Screen sharing can also at times compromise the quality of images. A meeting of more than 2 people can affect both video and audio quality.
  • Viewing all participants in a MS Teams videocall: the "grid version", where you can see all participants video can at times drop off or be disabled in the browser version. By installing the MS Teams app you are sure of always seeing participants in a meeting as this is the default setting.
  • While sharing a screen try to maximise your screen page so it is easier to see content.
  • Try to mute your audio when someone else is speaking and listen before turning on your audio to answer.

 To learn more about Ms Teams, please see SVHA Teams documentation
  Microsoft Teams TOOLKIT – SVHA documentation via Workplace CONNECT 

       (YouTube video - Channels, Chats, Document collaboration
        - Competitive Computing Consultants Inc.)

Libguide Author

Anna Lovang, Research Librarian

Carl de Gruchy Library, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
+613 9231 2541

Literature Searching, Database Literature Search Education, Nursing liaison 
Monday, Tuesdays & alternate Wednesdays