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Eve, J. (2008) Writing a research proposal: planning and communicating your research ideas effectively. Library and Information Research 32 (102) 18-28 [Last checked 24 December 2019]

Fallon, Helen. (2010) Supporting health sciences librarians to publish: the Dublin EAHIL Academic Writing Workshop. Journal of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries, 6 (1), 3–7 [Last checked 24 December 2019]


Hazel Hall – Professor of Social Informatics, Edinburgh Napier University [Last checked 24 December 2019]


Koufogiannakis, D. and Brettle, A. ed. (2016) Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice. Facet Publishing [Last checked 24 December 2019]

Bent, M. J. (2016) Practical Tips for Facilitating Research. Facet Publishing [Last checked 24 December 2019]

Robson, C. and McCartan, K. (2016) Real World Research. (4th ed.) John Wiley & Sons [Last checked 24 December 2019]

Pickard, A. J. (2013) Research Methods in Information. (2nd ed.) Facet Publishing [Last checked 24 December 2019]


My Research Essentials: Online Resources Suite of online tutorials provided by the University of Manchester [Last checked 24 December 2019]


HEALER – Health Information and Libraries for Evaluation and Research (HEALER) aims to increase the production of good quality health information management research and to ensure that a co-ordinated approach to research into health information management is established so that it is clear what research is taking place and where the outputs are stored. [Last checked 9 January 2020]

Library & Information Research Group – The Library and Information Research Group (LIRG) promotes the value of information research and links research with practice. The group was formed in 1977 to bring together those interested in library and information research.In April 2003 LIRG became a Special Interest Group of CILIP. [Last checked 9 January 2020]

RIVAL – RIVAL is a collaborative network of Scotland-based Library and Information Science (LIS) researchers and practising library and information professionals interested in maximising the impact and value of library and information science research. Research, Impact, Value and LIS = RIVAL. [Last checked 9 January 2020]


Health Information and Libraries Journal – Health Information and Libraries Journal is the official journal of the Health Libraries Group of the UK Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. It is an international journal of interdisciplinary interest to practitioners, researchers, and students in the library and health sectors. Its objectives include promoting debate about new health information developments with an emphasis on communicating evidence-based information both in the management and support of healthcare services. The editors welcome original health information articles on current practice, research projects or the development of new resources or services. Review articles are also welcome. [Last checked 9 January 2020]

Journal of the Medical Library Association, Library and Information Research – The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) is dedicated to advancing the practice and research knowledgebase of health sciences librarianship. [Last checked 9 January 2020]

Journal of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries – JEAHIL is the official Journal of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL). It publishes original articles, reviews, theme issues and brief communications in the field of health information and libraries. It also publishes news from EAHIL and from other medical library associations, meeting reports, product reviews, opinion and discussion papers and news items. No article submission/processing charges apply to authors. [Last checked 9 January 2020]

EBLIP – EBLIP is a peer reviewed, open access journal published quarterly by the University of Alberta Learning Services. EBLIP publishes original research and commentary on the topic of evidence based library and information practice, as well as reviews of previously published research (evidence summaries) on a wide number of topics. [Last checked 9 January 2020]


Catalyst Event Report on “How do we ensure the future of Health Libraries” – Healthcare library and knowledge services underpin education, lifelong learning, research and evidence-based practice across the health and social care sector and the ambition is to extend the role of health libraries and librarians so that healthcare knowledge services become the integral part of informed decision-making and innovation. The purpose of this event was to enable the healthcare library community to come together and explore how they can create an evidence base for library and knowledge services and how they can ensure the future of health care libraries. [Last checked 9 January 2020]


Knowledge for Healthcare Research Toolkit – The Research Toolkit is intended as a starting point for librarians in the health sector wishing to undertake a research project, from a small-scale local study through to larger more formal projects. [Last checked 20 March 2020]

Nesta – This practice guide has been created to help you use research evidence to improve your work. [Last checked 9 January 2020]


Understanding Open Access – Overview of Open Access from the University of Manchester. [Last checked 9 January 2020]