This final module provides the opportunity for learners to apply all of their learning to the NICE Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS).
Our ‘Building the Foundations’ modules helped users to assess their level of skill in literature searching, find out more about the resources available and start planning a search.
The second phase of the project ‘Developing the skills’ supported users in applying a range of searching techniques to find relevant articles quickly and easily.
This final module in our programme encourages users to test all of the above by learning about how to apply these skills to HDAS.
All modules are freely available on the eLearning for Healthcare web site, without the need to login, links to the individual modules are included below:
Module 1 Introduction to searching
Module 2 Where do I start searching?
Module 3 How do I start to develop a search strategy?
Module 4 Too many results? How to narrow your search
Module 5 Too few results? How to broaden your search
Module 6 Searching with subject headings
Module 7 How to search the Healthcare Databases (HDAS)
Please feel free to place these links on your websites use the attached flier to promote the modules. Don’t forget that we also developed animations to help users apply OR/AND in their searches. These can be included in training sessions or added to your web sites:
Full length animation OR/AND
Short animation OR
Short animation AND
Attached are some FAQs about the modules which you may find helpful.
If you require further information, please contact the project leads:
Tracey Pratchett, Knowledge and Library Services Manager, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust email@example.com
Sarah Lewis, Library Services Manager, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust to firstname.lastname@example.org