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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)

OpenAthens eBooks for NHS UHSFT staff

Search the Library Catalogue About Catalogues

Register for OpenAthens About OpenAthens

BMJ Best Practice About BMJ Best Practice

Register for KnowledgeShare About KnowledgeShare

Access NICE Evidence Search About NICE Evidence Search

Access Healthcare Databases Advanced Search About Healthcare Databases Advanced Search

Access the Journals A-Z list About the Journals A-Z list

Access E-Books About Our E-Books

Log into Trip Pro About Trip Pro

Help with Referencing

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