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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. 

eLearning for Healthcare Search Training videos

Training dates

If you require some support or training with finding, searching and using evidence, you can now book onto one of our regular, small group, online training sessions. We have set these up according to professional interest because different databases are more appropriate according to your profession.

Dates and times are listed below, please book via LEAP.



Useful Resources

Videos that explain Boolean Searching

Searching the TRIP Database

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.