e-Learning for Searching the Literature

Literature Searching Programme

Produced by Health Education England (HEE), these modules are designed to help the healthcare workforce (clinical and non-clinical) build confidence to search published literature for articles and evidence relevant to their work, study and research. The modules are short (each taking no more than 20 minutes to complete) and may be ‘dipped into’ for reference, or completed to obtain a certificate. The modules below are suitable for novice searchers and those wishing to refresh their knowledge:

Building the foundations

Developing the skills

NICE Evidence Search

There are 4 short videos (around 5 minutes each) which demonstrate how to use NICE Evidence search, which cover:

  • an introduction to Evidence search, with background information about what it is and why it’s a useful resource
  • basic searching and use of the filters
  • some searching tips
  • what you can do with your results.
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