Searching & Training

Do you need any help registering for Athens?

You can register here. If possible, register with your work email address and from an NHS computer to confirm your eligibility and gain quick access to the resources

Are you struggling with your search?

Do you need help to find evidence-based information to support your clinical practice?

‘Building the Foundations’ includes three modules to enable you to assess your  current level of skill in literature searching, find out more about the resources available and get started planning a search.

Module 1 Introduction to searching

Module 2 Where do I start searching?

Module 3 How do I start to develop a search strategy?

We can help you to develop effective skills in using Google

Introduction to Google 
Introduction to Google Scholar
Introduction to Google Books

Searching the online healthcare resources such as the Healthcare Databases, NICE Evidence and ClinicalKey

Performing a systematic literature search to find high quality evidence-based information

Would you like some assistance in clearing the mists around critical appraisal?

We can help you improve your critical appraisal skills to ensure that your results are reliable, relevant and valid.

We offer one-to-one and group training in our Library or your workplace. Pop into the Library or contact us to book an appointment.

Appointment Request
To contact us, use the form below.
We will get back to you as soon as possible with options regarding availability.

Training guides

Cochrane Library
NICE Evidence

Contact Us

Crawley Hospital
Tel 01293 600368 Ext 3368

East Surrey Hospital
Tel 01737 768511 Ext 6056