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Literature searching and training

Our guides and tutorials can help you to get the most from searching our databases from home.
You can book a training session or request a literature search from the Library.

Library Support Clinic

Drop by and get support on using the library. Whether you need help accessing eBooks, or searching the databases, we can get you back on track. Our member only clinics take place at the Library and Museum (London).

  • Wednesday - 2pm-4pm
  • Saturday - 3pm-4pm

Training sessions online or in person

Do you need to find research articles for coursework? Are you looking for evidence to support clinical practice? Learn about using our databases from wherever you are.

We offer individual training sessions for members, which last for up to one hour and are tailored to your needs. 

Know How to… group workshops online

From using databases, to making better use of our online resources. We have a range of member only workshops that can support you whether you are studying or need information for self-development or work. 

Explore our range of sessions and book on to a Know How to today.

Library video tutorials

Library search - overview

CINAHL - introduction

BNI - introduction

How to undertake a literature search

Carrying out a literature search may seem daunting.

Use our interactive guide to take you through your search one step at a time.

It includes a glossary and links to additional information and resources.

Request a literature search

RCN members and reps can request a literature search and one of our information professionals will carry this out for you. This service is not available for RCN student members, however the guides and training sessions detailed above are all open to student members.

Referencing tools and training

We offer RCN members support with the use of two referencing tools, ZoteroBib and Zotero. Use this page to find out more.