Evidence Searching

The Library offer an evidence search service, which is available to all members of staff at YDH.

To request an evidence search to be conducted on your behalf please complete and return to us an Evidence Search Request Form.

If you are a student on placement, the Librarians at your university are best placed to help you. Somerset FT have created a useful guide including information and contact details for a variety of universities.
Students on Placement: Library SupportĀ 

If you would like to perform a search for yourself in the first instance, then please have a look at the new Knowledge and Library Hub.
A Knowledge and Library Hub User Guide is also available.


We offer a variety of one-to-one training sessions to help equip you with the skills needed to perform an efficient literature search. For more information on the training sessions available to you, please see our Library Training page.


How to Search the Literature Effectively is e-learning available to aid you with literature searching. The e-learning takes you through the basics of searching.

How to Search the Literature Effectively – E-Learning

An OpenAthens account will be required to access the e-learning. For further help and information, please contact the Library team.

Useful Links:

EBSCO ProQuest
Wolters Kluwer (Ovid) King’s College London – Searching for Systematic Reviews
Searching for Grey Literature
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