You can find evidence on a topic of your choice and access full text articles by searching the Discovery Search tool. This tool is recommended for simple and quick searches. Guidance on how to use it can be found here.
For complex topics or for a more comprehensive search, it is advisable to use a bibliographic database. Access to any databases will be from the providers' websites: Ovid, EBSCO and ProQuest.
To help you with using these search interfaces, we have collated training materials for each platform. If you would like to request an evidence search, please request a search using the button below. Please note we cannot offer our literature search service for students as learning to search for evidence is a skill to be learned as part of your course, and any search strategy submitted as part of coursework must be your own work. For help finding and selecting literature you should contact your university library in the first instance. Please read our Students' LibGuide for further information on support the Library can offer you as a student.
If you need further help with training, get in touch at email@example.com and we can arrange a one-to-one or group training session at a time and place of your convenience.
It is important to be methodical when planning and conducting your literature search, to make sure you get all the relevant information. Be sure to follow these steps before you try to search the database: