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Search skills

In order to enable NHS staff and students on placement to access the best health information resources  available to them, qualified  information professionals within the library teams across Frimley Health offer literature search skills training opportunities as follows:

1. Individual sessions: One-to-one sessions are by far our  most popular. Please book in advance.

2. Group sessions: These can be tailor-made to suit the group concerned.

These sessions most frequently take place in the Library, but staff are happy to deliver training within your Department where facilities are suitable.

Top Tips

There is lots of help available for searching the updated NICE Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS), which includes Medline, Cinahl etc., such as this Quick Guide to HDAS.

We also love these bite-size YouTube video clips.

The Knowledge for Healthcare Service Transformation E-Learning Project (STEP) team are developing a suite of literature searching modules for use as part of information skills training.

The first three modules are now available below:

Building the Foundations

Developing the Skills

Applying the Skills

For more details about the project, and FAQs about the modules, please click here.

 

These online tutorials provide an introductory overview of the Cochrane Library and demonstrate how to browse and search the library effectively.

Part 1 - An Introduction to the Cochrane Library

Part 2 - Browsing and Searching the Cochrane Library

Part 3 - Using MeSH and Search Manager

 

Need help? Contact the libraries.