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Basic Search Guide for Nursing and Health Sciences: Information Sources

Basic Search Guide

Basic Search Guide for Nursing & Health Sciences

This guide offers support using the best information sources for literature searching including books, journals and web resources

Search help - search tips and video guides to literature searching using Discovery and database searching

You can also book 1-2-1 literature search support here

Reading lists

Start by using your course reading list to access essential and recommended reading for your modules including books, e-books, journals and web resources. Help using your reading list

Borrowing and renewing books
Using other libraries
Borrowing on placement

Discovery searching for books and journals

This video demonstrates how to do a basic Discovery search for books and journal articles. 

 A-Z of Journals - Searching for individual journals

Subject guides

Subject guides provide an overview of resources specific to your area of study including

  • Books and journals
  • Databases and websites
  • Videos and images

Find your subject guide

Web resources

NICE Evidence, TRIP, NHS Choices (video guide)

TIP!  Use Google with caution. Unless you are using a trusted academic, government or organization web site you will need to evaluate your information for accuracy, authenticity and currency. Tips on evaluating web resources


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