Training Materials

Distance learning courses

The HINARI Short Course (for users) and the HINARI Train the Trainers Course (for trainers from developed countries) are online on the Medical Library Association (USA) distance learning server as well as on the Information Training and Outreach Center for Africa (ITOCA) site.
These courses are self-paced, take 4-6 hours. Upon completion of the exercices, students will receive certificates.

Access and registration to distance learning courses :

HINARI User Training Video Series

This free Video Series consist of short videos that users at HINARI institutions can watch to learn HINARI basics, such as what is HINARI, how to access e-journals via HINARI, and how to search PubMed via HINARI. Videos are available online, and can also be freely downloaded or ordered on CD for no charge. Audio and text files are included. The website includes optional online quizzes and exercises. The whole series can be watched in under 30 minutes.
These materials are available through a Duke University project.

Tip of the month

Training modules

These modules are the components of the ‘Train the Trainers’ course. The material is comprehensive overview of the program. Each module contains a presentation and practical exercises.

Brief training

  • HINARI Short Course - updated 01 2014
    Basic HINARI skills including Background, Registration & Login, Searching Strategies, HINARI and PubMed website features, MY NCBI and Training Materials. Self-paced, 4-6 hours to complete; also available as a distance learning course

Tips and Guides

Authorship skills

  • HINARI Authorship Skills - updated 01 2014
    Modules developed to assist authors in HINARI eligible countries; includes ‘How to Write a Scientific Paper/Structured Abstract’, ‘Copyright and Plagiarism’, ‘Strategies of Effective Writing’ and a ‘Web-Bibliography’.

Research4Life Presentations

The initial HINARI training package was a collaboration between TDR, HINARI, the National Library of Medicine (USA), Yale University Cushing-Whitney Medical Library (USA) and Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, Manchester (UK). Since 2007, the training package has been revised and expanded with the support of a grant from the Elsevier Foundation to the Librarians Without Borders®/Medical Library Association (USA) E-Library Training Initiative.

Material de treinamento HINARI

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