These modules are designed to help the healthcare workforce (clinical and non-clinical) 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). There are seven modules suitable for novice searchers and those wishing to refresh their knowledge:

  1. Introduction to searching
  2. Where do I start searching?
  3. How do I start to develop a search strategy
  4. Too many results? How to narrow your search
  5. Too few results? How to broaden your search
  6. Searching with subject headings
  7. Searching the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub and bibliographic databases


Please disregard the information in the e-learning about OpenAthens. TSDFT staff and students should use their Trust login credentials (the same username and password used for Trust computers and the Hive) to access library resources.

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