Basic Library Skills
SWIMS Library Catalogue – Allows access to view both book and journal stock of Healthcare Libraries within the South West. Renewal of books that you have out on loan is also available through the Library Catalogue
How to Search the Literature Effectively – Seven e-learning modules to cover the basics and build confidence in searching for published literature.
HDAS (Healthcare Database Advanced Search) – Enables you to search across 9 databases including BNI, CINAHL, EMBASE and Medline.
NICE Training Material – For help with NICE evidence searches and HDAS.
Systematic Review Tools
CASP – Critical Appraisal Skills Programme.
University of York – Systematic reviews: a practical guide.
University of Plymouth – Systematic reviews: guidance and resources.
Open Grey – System for information on grey literature in Europe.
Grey Matters (CADTH) – A practical tool for searching health related grey literature.
CEBM – Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine resources.
Prisma Flow Diagram – Depicts the flow of information through the phases of a systematic review