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Literature searching

Our online guides and tutorials can help you to get the most from searching the databases in our library.  


Popular video tutorials

CINAHL database

Ebooks introduction

British Nursing Index

Training on literature searching


Weekly drop in sessions

Drop in training sessions on literature searching are available for RCN members in our RCN Library & Heritage Centre in London. These take place  2-4pm on Wednesdays and 3-4pm on Saturdays. No need to book in advance, although we recommend arriving 30mins before the session ends. 

Skype training

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

One to one training

All our UK libraries offer one to one training

  • Book online at our London Library and Heritage Centre. 

Contact our other libraries to arrange a training session:  

  • Northern Ireland Library and Information Zone
  • Scotland Learning Hub
  • Wales Library

Request a literature search

RCN members can request a literature search and one of our expert researchers will carry this out for you. If you're a member of the public, a number of our resources are free for you to search, please visit our books, journals and databases page for more information.