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Search skills group

The search skills group is open to all health library staff working in the South West, Thames Valley and Wessex with an interest in developing and improving their own literature searching skills.

The search skills meetings provide an opportunity to practice and discuss a selected literature search topic, allowing members to share search experience and techniques and to tackle some less familiar search topics. We meet two or three times per year either via WebEx or face to face. Notification of meeting dates is circulated on LIB-SOUTH.

Literature Search Protocols

The literature search protocols have been developed by health librarians in close partnership with the Thames Valley Research & Development Network. Their aim is to support healthcare researchers in carrying out effective literature searches according to an agreed set of recommendations. This will help ensure that research is not duplicated and that literature searches retrieve the best available evidence.
You will find PDF versions of the Literature Search Protocols and Guide to sources of information along with some more useful information in the related documents section below.

Finding your feet: search skills help for library staff new to the NHS

The search skills group enables you to practice your search skills in a friendly environment through peer support and shared experience. 

You can email Sarah Lewis with any queries Sarah.Lewis@buckshealthcare.nhs.uk.  Sarah can put you in touch with a searching buddy who can give you help and support.

This Page was last updated on: 5 January 2016

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