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"…incredibly helpful tuition in regard to database searching. I have to say … pitched the ‘learning’ just right and made it all v easy to understand."
















We can help you...

  • provide effective, evidence-based patient care
  • keep up-to-date with developments in your field - the easy way
  • find the references you need to complete course assignments
  • and much more...


You can also book information skills training in the topics below.  We offer 1:1, group or departmental training for yourself and your teams.

For more information, please contact either:

Muneeb Liaquat  - Deputy & Clinical Librarian

 01527 505770 Muneeb.Liaquat@nhs.net
Our aim is to give the help you need to get the best from the many information resources available to you. 

See below for links to further information on our Learning Zone pages or you can book for some training with our Clinical Librarian here.
Search Techniques Link
Critical Appraisal Link
Current Awareness Link
eTraining Link
Writing and Referencing
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NHS Knowledge and Library Hub – What is it and how it works

Watch the full Health Education England video to find out more information and to see how it works.

How we search has changed from 1st April 2022. NHS Knowledge and Library Hub has replaced HDAS (Healthcare Database Advanced Search). We will now be using Ebsco, Ovid and Proquest to search (native interfaces).

Training tutorials in native interfaces:


Basic searching on Ebsco host

Advanced searching on Ebsco host

CINAHL – Basic Searching

CINAHL – Advanced Searching


Ovid Basic Searching

Ovid Advanced Searching


Proquest Basic Searching


Searching the Cochrane Library

How to use MESH in the Cochrane Library

Working with Searches


PubMed Online Training

You can download your documents by clicking here

Page Last Updated: 30 September 2022