Literature Searching

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.

Tools

Literature Search Plan - this guide will help you to develop a literature search strategy by considering the key concepts and scope of your topic.

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.

eTutorials

Introduction to Literature Searching - get to grips with the basic steps need to complete a literature search

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

Online Guides

Information Skills for Health blog - see our blog for items related to literature searching

Training Courses

Literature Searching using NHS Databasesthis training course can help you to find articles using our NHS-based resources

Literature Searching using Keele Databasesthis training course can help you to find articles using our Keele-based resources

Training and Information Support

For more help and training contact: Our team at the Health Library (CEC, Royal Stoke)  **  Our team at LERC (County, Stafford)  **  eResources Librarian