Healthcare Databases Advanced Search
Contact us if you would like a training session on searching databases
We offer one-to-one training at a time to suit you, or can arrange group training sessions in the Library or at your workplace
E-learning for Health has a Programme on Literature Searching. The modules are designed to help clinical and non-clinical staff and students build confidence to search 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 completed to obtain a certificate. There are seven 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?
- Modules 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
Use our printed guides below as well:
HDAS-quick-guide-Feb-17 (4 pages)
HDAS-full-user-guide-Feb-17 (42 pages)
And this series of YouTube videos gives you a quick introduction to the functionality in HDAS.