Literature Searches

Library staff can conduct work-related literature searches for patient care, clinical audit, guideline development, research and presentations using a range of biomedical databases and evidence-based information sources. Urgent requests can normally be satisfied the same day. Please email your search request or submit an online request form.

If your search is for your course, for example for an assignment, we will ask you to do the search yourself but we are happy to offer training on how to search.

There are a number of tools which can help you to make the most of Heath Care Databases:

Link to searching guide, how to search effectively, tips and tricks- Exeter Health Library

Search e-journals



Check out our guide for a brief overview, how to access and use the Discovery tool. Trouble accessing or have questions?  Please contact us

BMJ Best Practice, clinical decision support tool is now available. Access it on the Trust intranet without password, access remotely with NHS OpenAthens, download the app to access on mobile devices anywhere. See the  user guide for details.

Access to DynaMed is available via Cerner EPR. Contact us for more details.

Latest Staff Publications lists:

COVID- 19 Staff Publications

WMUH -2021

CWMH (can download only on the Trust computers)

Institutional Repository of Staff Publications

Latest Health Management Bulletin

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Upcoming Events
Jan
27
Thu
10:00 am Finding the Evidence: Searching ... @ Virtual
Finding the Evidence: Searching ... @ Virtual
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Due to social distancing, all training is now delivered online using Zoom/MS Teams.The library also offers a number of virtual one-to-one or small group training sessions. To book your place on a course contact the Library. This session will equip learners
Feb
7
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2:00 pm Appraising Research Papers for B... @ Virtual
Appraising Research Papers for B... @ Virtual
Feb 7 @ 2:00 pm – Feb 13 @ 3:30 pm
This course is for Trust staff only. Due to social distancing, all training is now delivered online using Zoom/MS Teams.The library also offers a number of virtual one-to-one or small group training sessions. To book your place on a course
Feb
10
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10:00 am Appraising Research for beginner... @ Library, Education Centre
Appraising Research for beginner... @ Library, Education Centre
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Due to social distancing all training is now delivered online using Zoom/MS Teams. The library also offers a number of virtual one-to-one or small group training sessions. To book your place on a course contact the Library. Learners are required
Feb
15
Tue
10:00 am Finding the Evidence: Searching ... @ Virtual
Finding the Evidence: Searching ... @ Virtual
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Due to social distancing, all training is now delivered online using Zoom/MS Teams.The library also offers a number of virtual one-to-one or small group training sessions. To book your place on a course contact the Library. This session will equip learners
Feb
23
Wed
2:00 pm Finding the Evidence: Searching ... @ Virtual
Finding the Evidence: Searching ... @ Virtual
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Due to social distancing, all training is now delivered online using Zoom/MS Teams.The library also offers a number of virtual one-to-one or small group training sessions. To book your place on a course contact the Library. This session will equip learners
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