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Literature Searching

A step-by-step guide to the literature searching process

Getting help


The Library website has a range of training guides for several of the main search tools:

Searching databases via EBSCO (PDF)

Searching databases via Ovid – quick guide (PDF)

Searching database via Ovid - LibGuide

Searching databases via NHS HDAS – quick guide (PDF)

Searching databases via NHS HDAS – full guide (PDF)

Each search tool also provides in-depth training materials via their own websites and YouTube channels.

Face to face

  • Ask at the Research Enquiries Desk in the Library; Mon – Fri, 11am – 2pm
  • Contact your Liaison Librarian: email