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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.

Online drop in help

We are offering online drop in training sessions for members on using our library resources, such as eBooks and databases:

No need to book in advance, join us on Zoom by clicking the link above. 


Training sessions delivered via Zoom

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.

Popular video tutorials

Library search - overview

CINAHL - introduction

BNI - introduction

How to undertake a literature search

Undertaking a literature search can be a daunting prospect. 

Use our interactive guide to break the exercise down into smaller steps to make the process more manageable. 

It discusses each of the steps in a little more detail with examples and suggestions of where to get help.

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.