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Library Skills Training: Assisted Search/Finding Evidence

Search the Knowledge & Library Hub for Wellbeing resources

Searching: Health and Care Evidence, from Health Education England

You will need your NHS Open Athens account to access all resources. If you haven't already done so, register for an Open Athens account here (please ensure that you register using your @SomersetFT email account NOT your personal email. 

Useful Resources

Search Tips Videos

Search Help Videos Created by the Royal College of Nurses

Assisted/Mediated Searching

If you wish to search the medical literature and are not registered with a university's library service, please contact the library to book a 1:1 assisted search session with one of our librarians. Regular training sessions are held F2F in the library study rooms.  Teams meetings can be arranged for library members who are unable to travel to Musgrove Park.

Please email: librarytraining@somersetft.nhs.uk to request a training session.

eLearning for Healthcare Search Training videos

Introduction to the Library & Knowledge Hub Video

Searching the TRIP Database

Advanced Searching

This training is appropriate for those who have some experience of literature searching and need a refresher, or those who want to learn about the use of truncations, proximity operators and wildcards. Regular training sessions are held F2F in the library study rooms.Please email: librarytraining@somersetft.nhs.uk or telephone: 01823 342433 to arrange a training session with a librarian. Teams meetings can be arranged for library members who are unable to travel to Musgrove Park.

To access the native databases using EBSCo, OVID or ProQuest, use this link

Searching the Native Databases

Advanced searches will require use of the native databases which can be accessed through three different interfaces: EBSCO, Ovid and ProQuest. Whilst the principles of creating a search strategy remain the same, each interface has its own syntax and controlled vocabulary. You can request a training session with a librarian and we advise watching the videos below, created by the interface providers to help you.

Referencing

If you are studying for an academic qualification or writing an academic paper you will need to use a reference manager. Your university should provide training but if you need further assistance please see the videos under the Reference Manager tab of this libguide, or contact us.

The guide below for EndNote Web has been created by Tricia Rey, Library Services Manager at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, and is shared with her permission.