Save time – ask a Librarian


You may be pleased to discover that we provide an information search service. If you require information for patient care, clinical practice, audit or personal development we can suggest search terms and search a range of sources to find information for you.

So how does it work?

We need some idea about the subject you are researching. It can sometimes be useful to think about keywords, a research question in plain English or to consider the Patient or Problem, Intervention, Comparison and Outcome (PICO to those in the know). If you can’t speak to us in person then send an email or complete an Information Search Request Form

What happens then?
We know you are very busy so we devise a search strategy and look on various bibliographic databases such as Medline or other resources such as websites and books to find relevant references.

We then send the references and abstracts to you to select and request any papers that may be useful. Please view Information Search Request FAQs for further information.

Examples of some recent information requests:

    Informed consent in a nursing home setting
    Reasons why clinical trials fail
    Podiatry and management of diabetes of the foot
    Overview of the clinical decision making process
    Exercise therapy for stroke patients
    Update on Churg-Strauss syndrome
    Infection and central lines
    Preoperative fasting in children

If you would like to know more or request a search then please contact us.


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