Use this Subject LibGuide to help you make the most of the library and information resources and services.
Search across the print and online collections for books, chapters, articles, journals and lots more.
For a full selection of databases and archives, use the A-Z Databases List.
A quick start guide to using PubMed can be found here. For tips and advice from the Library, see our guide to Medline (PubMed).
This video introduces a range of evidence-based resources from NICE including Clinical Knowledge Summaries, the BNF and BNFC.
Use the Databases A-Z List to access all the resources available to you.
You'll also find a selection of relevant e-books on the SPRAWLS Educational Foundation website.
Formulating an answerable search question is essential to finding the best evidence for your topic. You can use the PICO framework to help you structure your search question and enable you to find the information you need. PICO is a method of searching for evidence, commonly used within health and medicine. It helps to break down a clinical scenario and turn it into a clinical question.
Visit the 'Formulating a search question' guide for more information.
As you search you need to keep track of all the material you will be using in your academic work so that you can cite and reference it appropriately.
Always check your module handbook for specific departmental guidance on the style required for your assessed works and dissertations. Check with your personal tutor or dissertation supervisor if you need clarification.
For more guidance take a look at:
Library's Referencing LibGuide: includes guidance on referencing styles and referencing software
Academic Skills: Understanding Academic Honesty & Plagiarism online course
Academic Skills: Skills for Referencing online support
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