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Literature Searching


The library can conduct literature searches for library members, if you cannot access the databases you need or have insufficient time to do your own search. This service is primarily available for clinical need and work-related research. It is not available to students, although help in searching databases will be offered.

The literature searching service is free to OHFT staff. Charges apply for other library users. For details of these,  contact us.

If you would like the library to conduct a literature search for you, go to the bottom of this page and complete the form as indicated.

Self-help guides and Information skills training opportunities

See also the following links to various  Self-study guides and other useful tools below to help you improve your literature searching skills including Literature searching guides and the new STEPS e learning modules developed by librarians for NHS staff and students to support literature searching needs including  templates and guides to literature searching; :

See also the following animations to help you apply OR/AND in your searches. 

               Full length animation OR/AND

Short animation OR

Short animation AND

Follow this link for are some FAQs  about the modules which you may find helpful.

To request a search complete the online form or download it from link below, and send to the library:

Priority will be given to searches supporting an urgent clinical need.

Please note that we require a minimum of 5-10 working days for a full search service. Deadlines may need to be negotiated during periods of high demand. Please email for confirmation of receipt of urgent requests.

Literature search request form

Search request online form

Complete as indicated to create your request.


Last updated: 19 August, 2019

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