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Students on Placement: Library Support

Library links, resources, and signposts for students on placement at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, including information about literature searching and assisted search training

Bournemouth University Library - Placement Student Support

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Bournemouth University has a 
guide for literature reviews on the health libguide - this takes students through the stages of literature reviews. There are plans to add more videos over the next few months (spring 2021). 

Other guides available are: 

and, for postgraduates:

Videos are also available on Brightspace (the VLE): check out your programme area for specialised results to help you learn how to search, save results, build a PRISMA search, and more. 

Bournemouth University library also has a wide range of study skills resources on Brightspace, including videos, bookable workshops, and an online study skills course provided by Palgrave MacMillan, Study Skills for Campus. 

In fhe first instance, Bournemouth students should contact


For most courses at Bournemouth University, students are expected to use the Harvard referencing system - always double-check with your lecturer to confirm any formatting they might expect. There is more information available on the university website