Here are some guides and videos to our most popular resources. The top tips guides are written by the Medical Library, the database guides and videos are produced by the databases. We have a YouTube channel where we curate lists of tutorial videos to help with your research and studies. Here is the introduction to literature searching playlist, here is the advanced literature searching playlist, and here is the reference management playlist.
Health Education England also provides additional guides on database searching and tips for specific resources, which can be accessed here on the Knowledge for Healthcare website. These are aimed at NHS staff. Their literature search protocols may be of particular use.
Medical Library Top Tips Guides
Link to Database/Reference Manager Guides and Videos
Maximising full text access
Here you can find a help guide, information about regular online training and three online self paced tutorials, podcasts by review authors summarising their reviews
Here is PubMed’s user manual
Ovid databases (MEDLINE and Embase, Emcare)
Ovid (includes Embase and MEDLINE for University of Cambridge users, and Embase, MEDLINE, Emcare and AMED for NHS users)
Here you will find the Ovid help guide.
Here you will find information about upcoming online training sessions and some recordings of previous sessions. See also the Tutorials and Short Demos section for more videos.
CINAHL via Athens
(Please note these two videos demonstrate using Global Health, another database which uses the same interface as Cinahl.)
PsycINFO and Global Health via EBSCO
Web of Science
Here is a link to the Web of Science YouTube training channel
Here is a link to the Scopus help pages, where you can find text guides and online tutorials.
TRIP (Turning Research Into Practice)
HDAS (note: the library does not recommend using this for systematic reviews or other complex searching)
Here is a guide to using the HDAS databases.
Here are the help guides produced by Endnoteweb.
YouTube channel here you will find videos relating to Endnote Online
Here are the help guides produced by Mendeley.
Here are the help pages from the Zotero website.
There are three modules are available from https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/literature-searching/
‘Building the Foundations’ includes three modules to enable you to assess your current level of skill in literature searching, find out more about the resources available to you and get started planning a search.