Advanced and Basic Searching

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Courses

Identifying the evidence for systematic reviews (University of York)

A one-day course for information specialists and librarians on supporting systematic reviews in health and social care will be held at the Centre for Reviews & Dissemination, University of York. [Last checked: 7/3/17]

Literature searching MOOC (LIHNN)

Massive Open Online Course, which is free to all  [Last checked: 7/3/17]

Elearning

Pubmed tutorial

Tutorial on how to search Pubmed [Last checked: 7/3/17]

Websites

Cochrane Library search guides

How to use the Cochrane library – guides and webinars [Last checked: 7/3/17]

EBSCO search guides

EBSCO Support site for searching Ebsco databases on LibGuides [Last checked: 7/3/17]

HDAS guide to searching

Online guides from NICE on how to search HDAS, including user guides, leaflets and videos. [Last checked: 23/2/17]

Ten search engines for researchers that go beyond Google

Using search engines effectively is now a key skill for researchers, but could more be done to equip young researchers with the tools they need. Dr Neil Jacobs and Rachel Bruce from Jisc’s digital infrastructure team share their top ten resources for researchers from across the web. [Last checked: 7/3/17]

Trip

Mini-tutorials on YouTube aimed at helping users get the most from Trip [Last checked: 7/3/17]

Other useful links:

Link to HDAS: https://hdas.nice.org.uk/

Link to old HDAS:  http://www.library.nhs.uk/hdas/

Link to new Journals and Databases page: https://journals.nice.org.uk/

Link to old Journals and Databases page: https://www.nice.org.uk/about/what-we-do/evidence-services/journals-and-databases

[Last checked: 23/2/17]

Ovid search guides

Ovid Training and Support Centre, with useful guides and advice on searching Ovid databases [Last checked: 7/3/17]

ProQuest search guides

ProQuest Support site for searching ProQuest databases on LibGuides [Last checked: 7/3/17]

The literature search process: guidance for NHS researchers

Literature search protocols developed by South Central Healthcare Librarians, updated by Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries [Last checked: 7/3/17]