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New modules added to Literature Searching e-learning programme

Alex Drinkall, 7 March 2018
How to search for Literature Effectively

Health Education England elearning for healthcare has worked with librarians at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust to add new modules to the existing elearning programme to support health and social care professionals to find evidence for their work and study.

The modules have been developed for clinical and non-clinical staff to help build confidence in conducting a literature search and are suitable for novice searchers and those wishing to refresh their knowledge. Each of the modules should take no more than 20 minutes to complete and are structured in such a way that each module can be “dipped into” for reference, or completed in full during one session.

Modules four, five and six were launched recently and added to the existing three modules. There is one remaining module to be completed, which will launch soon. The live modules are:

Building the foundations

  • Module 1 Introduction to searching
  • Module 2 Where do I start searching?
  • Module 3 How do I start to develop a search strategy?

Developing the skills

  • Modules 4 Too many results? How to narrow your search – recently added
  • Module 5 Too few results? How to broaden your search – recently added
  • Module 6 Searching with subject headings – recently added.

To access the elearning visit:

If you require further assistance contact your local healthcare library team. Check the <> Health Library and Information Services Directory to find your local library.

If there is no arrangement in place, your key contact is the Regional Library and Knowledge Services lead:

HEE London and the South East

HEE Midlands and the East

HEE North

HEE South

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