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To search effectively you need to have a clear idea about what you are looking for and how you are going to find the information you need. It is easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer breadth of information available, and you can also waste time if you look in the wrong place.

Before you start searching for literature, you should consider three key questions:

  1. What sort of information do I need?
  2. Where can I find the resources that are the most appropriate?
  3. How can I search effectively so that I find relevant materials for my research topic?

This tutorial will guide you through searching library resources to find evidence based psychological therapies literature. 

It will help you:

  • identify search terms and create an effective search strategy,
  • find material using Library Search,
  • identify and search appropriate databases,
  • access full text articles,
  • and reference your citations.
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