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The Library offers an evidence search service, which is available to all members of staff.

To request an evidence search to be conducted on your behalf please complete the form.

We may contact you to discuss your requirements and deadline. 


If you are a student on placement, the Librarians at your university are best placed to help you. We have created a useful guide including information and contact details for a variety of universities.
Students on Placement: Library Support 

If you would like to perform a search for yourself in the first instance, please look at our Database page.

Systematic review support

When capacity allows, we might be to provide limited support for other types of evidence searches, such as systematic reviews. For further information, please read our Systematic Review Support policy (below), and submit your search request via our usual request form, or contact Cate Newell, Knowledge & Library Services Manager for an initial conversation.

Evidence search disclaimer:

We will endeavour to use the best, most appropriate and most recent sources available to ensure that the information supplied is accurate, up-to-date and evidence-based. However, it is possible that it may not be representative of the whole body of evidence available, and databases, articles and internet resources may contain errors and out-of-date information. It is the responsibility of the requestor to determine the accuracy, validity and interpretation of the search results.  No responsibility can be taken by the library for any action taken on the basis of this information.

We offer a variety of one-to-one training sessions to help equip you with the skills needed to perform an efficient evidence search. For more information on the training sessions available to you, please see our Library Training page.

How to Search the Literature Effectively is e-learning available to aid you with evidence searching. The e-learning takes you through the basics of searching.

 How to Search the Literature Effectively – E-Learning

 Building confidence in Critical Appraisal

An OpenAthens account will be required to access the e-learning. For further help and information, please contact the Library team.

 Register for an account


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