To ensure your search is comprehensive, you should search several specialist databases using the ones that are most relevant to your topic.
Look at the description of the database to see if it will be relevant to your topic. For example, if your topic deals with mental health, you may want to consider trying your search in both general health databases and one or more psychology databases. If your question deals with management in healthcare, a management database may also be appropriate.
If you start searching and are not getting many results, it might be worthwhile looking in another database to see if it has content that is more relevant to your topic.
Take a look at the A-Z of Databases and filter to your subject to see a full list of recommended databases with links to access them.
Underneath each database is a short description of what you will find within it. Remember, think about what the right tool is for the job. Which database has most relevance to your topic?
If you would like further help on choosing databases or want to know more about using any of them, take a look at the videos opposite, look at the help section of the database or book a one-to-one appointment with a Librarian.
The videos below demonstrate an example search in some of the health databases we have available at UoS.
Access these databases and more in our A-Z.
CINAHL search- 10/01/2023, 09:00:52 from Graham Martindale on Vimeo.
Searching BND - 10/01/2023, 09:14:22 from Graham Martindale on Vimeo.
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