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Here you will find guides and tutorials to help you to develop your literature searching skills. For more help on using specific tools please see other tutorial sections.
Literature Search Plan - this guide will help you to develop a literature search strategy by considering the key concepts and scope of your topic.
HL_LiteratureSearching_ActionPlan - introducing the 9 steps to successful literature searching and helping you to plan your own search
6Ws Tool - tool to help you to identify your question and complete your literature search more effectively
SARI Tool - tool to help you to identify your question and complete your literature search more effectively
PICO Tool - tool to help you to identify your question and complete your literature search more effectively
MeSH on Demand - tool from Pubmed to help you to generate Medical Subject Headings (or thesaurus terms) from your queries.
Introduction to Literature Searching - get to grips with the basic steps need to complete a literature search
Literature Searching Flashcard Revision - just need a reminder of the steps to complete your literature search plan? Try this etutorial.
Getting Started - learn how to use library resources to find the information you need
Information Skills - develop your information skills to help you to search effectively
Information Skills for Health blog - see our blog for items related to literature searching
Literature Searching using NHS Databases - this training course can help you to find articles using our NHS-based resources
Literature Searching using Keele Databases - this training course can help you to find articles using our Keele-based resources