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Health (Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health)

For help with literature searching book a tutorial with one of our academic librarians: Iain, Julie, Nicola or Gemma.

The health appointments are currently focused on providing support for literature searching. Please only book 1 appointment at a time.

For help with referencing please see our How to use References guide or you can email with any quick queries. If you would like to book a 1:1 tutorial for additional support with referencing, please book an appointment with any of the other subject teams.

For help with academic writing please book a tutorial with Sue, Yvonne or Patricia - our Learning and Development Team

We can offer support via email, or Microsoft Teams or face-to-face appointments on campus (please check the directions section to see if face-to-face is available for your chosen time). Please indicate on the form what type of appointment you would prefer. You will still need to book a time via the link below. 

Before booking a tutorial, please ensure you have looked at the online support materials available:

Structured searching for health students (using CINAHL and other databases) - This guide includes information on planning a structured search in CINAHL or MEDLINE, using Boolean operators, advanced search techniques and PICO. There is a workbook, written guides and videos.  Guidance on using EMBASE, SCOPUS, Maternity and Infant Care, PubMed and Cochrane Library is also available via the 'Further Support' tab.

Systematic Review Support - This guide is aimed at postgraduate researchers, who are carrying out a full systematic review. However, students on other levels of study, such as a taught postgraduate course who need to search systematically for a literature review, may find parts of the guide helpful too.

Book an appointment with a health librarian at:

It is a very busy time of year and the appointments are getting booked up very quickly so may not always be available. To allow as many students as possible to be seen, please only book 1 appointment at a time.

Keep an eye on the online booking page: you will see if there are any cancellations, and when more appointments are added. The appointments are only visible 2 weeks ahead, so each weekday more may get released (depending on availability).