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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.



Popular video tutorials

Library search - overview

CINAHL - advanced

BNI - introduction

Training on literature searching


Weekly drop in sessions

Drop in training sessions on literature searching are available for RCN members at the Library and Heritage Centre (London):

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

No need to book in advance, just turn up! We recommend arriving at least 30mins before the session ends.



Training sessions delivered by Skype

Learn about literature searching from the comfort of your own home.  These take place on Skype and last for one hour.

Book online

One to one training

All our UK libraries offer one to one training in literature searching. 

Contact our other libraries to arrange a training session in Cardiff, Edinburgh or Belfast:  





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.