Searching the literature: tutorials and guides

We’ve compiled a list of useful tools below which can help you improve your literature searching skills.

A YouTube video on how to combine search terms using boolean operators.
Webinars, user guides and short training videos to make the most out the Cochrane Library.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global (PQDT Global), a repository of millions of graduate works.
Searching guidance, London Kent Surrey and Sussex regional
This short module explores advanced search strategies within the Health & Medical Collection, providing examples of using multiple filters, MeSH, and cited publications. It is intended for medical professionals, researchers, and librarians.
These modules are designed to help the healthcare workforce (clinical and non-clinical) build confidence to search published literature for articles and evidence relevant to their work, study and research.
A short video created by OHFT library service team on how to conduct literature searches.
Template to help you organise your search strategy (MSWord)
A comprehensive list of tutorial on how to perform simple and very advanced searches in PubMed.
In this page you will find guides and tutorials on how to find and record your searches of grey literature.


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