Training Handouts and Guides

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Introduction to Searching

This guide will help you build your research question into a search strategy, which will save you time and help you find more relevant information.

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Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS):

A Quick Guide

This short guide will give you the basic features of HDAS, and how to conduct a basic search. More information on HDAS can be found here

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Critical Appraisal

A quick reference guide to resources available through the library

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Online Searching Guide

This guide gives an overview of recommended evidence-based resources to help get you started with online searching.

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E-Journals

This is a very brief guide to accessing the electronic (or e-) journals via NICE evidence Search.

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Trip Leaflet

This leaflet tells you more about the Trip resource and how to access it.

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NICE Evidence Search:

A Quick Guide

This guide will tell you more about NICE Evidence Search, which provides access to selected and authoritative evidence in health, social care and public health.

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Guide to References and Citations

This is a brief guide to some of the styles of referencing in use today. Another useful source on the Harvard system can be found here.