Finding the Evidence

If you need:

  • Support in carrying out an audit
  • To gain better understanding of best care for specific patient groups
  • To find articles, guidelines, key documents relevant to your clinical practice

 
The Library can:

  • Help you get started
  • Discuss your current search with you
  • Highlight examples of best practice and provide summaries of clinical evidence
  • Support your professional and personal development

 
Aiming to get published?

  • BMJ Case Reports provide instructions for authors and guidelines for submission. (Please contact the Library for more details)

 
Do you need information for patients, carers or relatives?

Check out the Online Library

  • Look under Evidence for research reviews, evidence-based guidelines, validated research articles and research-based clinical options.
  • Search Literature resources for journals articles, conference abstracts, reports and academic theses.  Critically appraise the results to exclude poorly conducted clinical trials, reports and articles and to locate relevant, valid information.

We can carry out literature searches for you:

  • Please complete the online form or contact the Library to request literature searches for journal articles and quality healthcare information.

 
Need some help searching for information and finding the evidence?

  • The Library also provides training on finding the evidence and literature searching. We also offer training in Critical Appraisal Skills, Preparing for a Journal Club and searching the Cochrane Library. Click here for more details or contact either Library for details

Contact Us

Crawley Hospital
Tel 01293 600368 Ext 3368

East Surrey Hospital
Tel 01737 768511 Ext 6056

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