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Health Services Library for NHS Staff: Literature Searching

Accessing Journal Articles

Step 1: Check the journal title on the Journals A-Z list (OpenAthens account required)

Your article not available?

Step 2: Request it via WebCat

Online Training: e-Learning for Healthcare

e-LfH is an NHS website with a wide range of online tutorials related to many aspects of your work. It includes a section on literature searching with seven modules:

  • Introduction to Searching
  • Where do I Start Searching?
  • How do I Develop a Search Strategy?
  • How to Narrow Your Results
  • How to Broaden Your Search
  • Searching with Subject Headings
  • How to Search the Healthcare Databases (HDAS)

USER Guide - Literature Search on Knowledge and Library HUB

Help with Advanced Literature Searching

NHS Learning Hub via OpenAthens

NHS Learning Hub - A platform for sharing resources

A powerful digital platform enabling the health and care workforce to contribute and share a wide variety of learning resources for other learners to use.

Who can access the Learning Hub?

Resources on the Learning Hub are contributed by the health and care workforce and are not reviewed by Health Education England.

OpenAthens: Your Resources About OpenAthens

NHS Knowledge and Library Hub

BMJ Best Practice About BMJ Best Practice

Register for KnowledgeShare About KnowledgeShare

Log into Trip Pro About Trip Pro

OVID Online

Oxford Medicine

Search the Library Catalogue About Catalogues

Access E-Books About Our E-Books

Online Journals

Access NICE Evidence Search About NICE Evidence Search

Help with Referencing

The following links will help you to reference just about any source, and understand how to avoid plagiarism.