Fact Sheets

These Fact Sheets are also available in print in the Library.

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1. Databases and planning a search

See a list of databases, with descriptions, that are available through the Library. Plus a 5-step guide to planning your search.

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2. Ovid: search, save, and manage results

Learn how to search and save, then rerun a search history; plus advanced tips on using Results Manager: printing results and full text articles, along with saving and emailing results.

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3. ProQuest: search, save, and manage results

Get search tips, and a guide to setting up an AutoAlert, running a saved search, and managing search results.

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4. MIMS Online

A brief guide to MIMS with tips on connecting, searching and printing.

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5. The Cochrane Library

A comprehensive guide to searching the Cochrane databases, including keyword and thesaurus (MeSH) searching, using Search Manager, viewing results, saving and running a saved search, and exporting citations.

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6. Expert search filters in Ovid databases

A step-by-step guide to using expert search filters in Ovid Medline.

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7. Finding evidence-based clinical information

A guide to using a selection of evidence-based resources, including drug-related queries.

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8. Document Delivery

Use our Document Delivery service to get journal articles or books that the Library doesn't hold. Get information on charges, ordering, and delivery of your items.

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9. Accessing online journals and books

A brief guide to using the Library Journals List to find online articles, and finding online books through the Catalogue.

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10. The Library Catalogue

Tips on searching, managing your loans, and creating your own book lists.

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11. Library membership

How to join the Library, how to use your Library card to borrow books and access electronic material off site, and information on items that can be borrowed.

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12. Importing into EndNote

How to import citations from Ovid, Ebsco, PubMed, and The Cochrane Library into EndNote.

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13. Remote access

A guide to accessing protected Library resources from off-site via Athens. Find out how to register, use, and troubleshoot your Athens account.

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14. PubMed: search, save, and manage results

Follow a step-by-step sample search strategy; how to search using MeSH, how to limit, save, rerun and manage your search results. Also find out how to customise PubMed to show "Find it @ RCH" links to full text.

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15. EBSCOhost: search, save, and manage results

Search using thesaurus or keyword, combine search lines and apply limits, and save a search history or create an alert.

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16. Informit Health Collection: search, save, and manage results

Get advanced search tips, along with a step by step guide to managing AutoAlerts, search histories, and search results.

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