Venue: IT Training Room, Reay House Library, Lambeth Hospital
To book your place on these session, please log onto LEAP and type 'literature searching' into the search box, or contact the library on 020 3228 6141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduction to searching Medline and other healthcare databases (HDAS)
Need to do a literature search? Come along to these free sessions and pick up some simple tips for effective searching of databases such as Psychinfo, Medline, Embase or CINAHL. These sessions cover the basics of planning and executing database literature searches, and saving and exporting references.
More Advanced Literature Searching Using Databases (HDAS)
If you want to get even more out of your searching, why not attend our more advanced workshop? These sessions are suitable for searchers who already have some experience and want to develop their skills further. Content includes use of subject thesaurus, proximity searching, refining search results, and combining and deduplicating results from more than one database.
BMJ's how to read a paper series: Articles in the BMJ by Trisha Greenhalgh that explain how to read and interpret different kinds of research papers (online version of Greenhalgh’s book).
Books available at Reay House Library: Our library catalogue has a selection of useful books available to be borrowed. Registered library members can borrow these books in person or request them to be posted.
Reference management software allows you to effectively manage references for reports, articles and systematic reviews and automatically create in-text references and bibliographies for your work. You can use reference management software to organise the information that is important to you and have quick access to important documents when you need them.
What reference management software is available
The free reference management software Mendeley is approved for use within the Trust, subject to local IT policies. Contact Digital Services to request an install on your computer.
Mendeley provides reference management software to help you get the most out of research. Transfer existing PDF documents from your hard drive to form a reference library, or export references in RIS format from the Reay House Library catalogue or from the NHS healthcare databases available through OpenAthens. Create subfolders to organise your research and use the Mendeley plug in for Microsoft Word to save time while writing by inserting references quickly and easily in to essays, reports and articles.
Mendeley is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. The software allows you to store references and PDFs and read, review and annotate documents. Download Mendeley for desktop.