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Radiography, Radiotherapy & Oncology subject guide

A guide to library and information resources for diagnostic and therapeutic radiography students

Planning your search and searching the databases

The Planning your search tab will tell you all you need to know about getting started and how to plan an effective search using healthcare databases such as Cinahl and Medline.

The Selected research databases tab will guide you in how to access the databases both on and offsite, and which ones are recommended for Radiography, Radiology & Oncology.

Literature Searching

The most effective way to search our library subscriptions is to use Hunter. Just enter keywords relating to your topic and select 'Articles and more' from the drop-down menu to get started.

However, if you are carrying out a research project or a literature review, you'll need to use more sophisticated search tools like the ones listed in the selected research databases tab.

Should you need any help articulating a research question, developing a search strategy or using the databases, please check out our Literature searching guide, which provides a useful introduction to the search process.  The Library Canvas module also has a learning unit on How to run a literature search.

Should you need any further assistance, please email the Liaison Team or your Liaison Librarians to arrange a 1:1 appointment via Microsoft Teams.


flag Offsite access

Note: If you're accessing online resources offsite, you will be asked for a username and password. Use the SGUL username and password that you use to access the University computers.

The log in page can look different depending on the supplier of the article, but will usually refer to an 'institutional login'. You will normally need to select your location (e.g. UK Access Management Federation) and then select your 'institution'. Remember to look for 'St George's, University of London'.

This might also be referred to as a 'Shibboleth' login - again, just use your SGUL username and password when prompted.