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Accessing Journal Articles
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
We are gradually moving away from using HDAS and moving towards provider interfaces (EBSCO, ProQuest and Ovid).
HDAS will be retired completely in March 2022.
If you’re new to literature searching, or need a refresher, why not take a look at our e-learning programme, How to Search the Literature Effectively? This will help you build confidence to search published literature for articles and evidence.
Support materials for advanced searching on following databases
If you need help with your literature search, please submit the following form:
NHS Learning Hub via OpenAthens
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.
Help with Referencing
The following links will help you to reference just about any source, and understand how to avoid plagiarism.