Advanced and Basic Searching

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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: 04/11/19]

Literature Searching Modules (LIHNN)

These six e-learning modules aim to provide librarians with the knowledge, skills and examples to provide an effective literature search service. The modules are based upon the LIHNN literature searching MOOC [Last checked: 15/04/20]


Pubmed tutorial

Tutorial on how to search Pubmed [Last checked: 04/11/19]

Literature Search Protocols

The Literature Search Process: Guidance for NHS Researchers
The Literature Search Process: Appendix 1

Checklist of search techniques and sources of healthcare evidence, emerging research and grey literature to support healthcare researchers undertaking in depth literature searches. [Last checked: 04/11/19]


Anne Gray Useful Resources

A collection of links to useful resources for searches and alerting services. [Last checked: 7/2/20]

Cochrane Library search guides

How to use the Cochrane library – guides and webinars [Last checked: 04/11/19]

EBSCO search guides

EBSCO Support site for searching Ebsco databases on LibGuides [Last checked: 04/11/19]

HDAS guide to searching

Online guides from NICE on how to search HDAS, including user guides, leaflets and videos. [Last checked: 04/11/19]

LKSS searching guidance

London Kent Surrey and Sussex regional searching guidance. The guidance can also be accessed as a pdf document [Last checked: 5/2/20]


How to search. [Last checked 04/11/19]

Ovid search guides

Ovid Training and Support Centre, with useful guides and advice on searching Ovid databases [Last checked: 04/11/19]

ProQuest search guides

ProQuest Support site for searching ProQuest databases on LibGuides [Last checked: 04/11/19]

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: 04/11/19]


Mini-tutorials on YouTube aimed at helping users get the most from Trip [Last checked: 04/11/19]