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Health: Tutorials

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Using CINAHL complete

Using Medline complete

Using a PRISMA flowchart

e-Learning for Health - Literature Searching

Programme information
Title: Literature Searching (LTS)


The aim of this project is to help healthcare staff, clinical and non-clinical, build confidence to search the published literature for articles and evidence relevant to their work, study and research. The modules are short (each taking no more than 20 minutes to complete) and may be 'dipped into’ for reference, or complete to obtain a certificate. There are 7 modules suitable for novice searchers and those wishing to refresh their knowledge

Building the foundations

Module 1: Introduction to searching
Module 2: Where do I start searching
Module 3: How do I start to develop a search strategy?

Developing the skills

Module 4: Too many results? How to narrow your search
Module 5: Too few results? How to broaden your search
Module 6: Searching with subject headings

Applying the skills

Module 7: How to search the Healthcare Databases (HDAS) (coming soon)

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