Introduction to Systematic Reviews


Studying a health or social care related course or topic?

Need to find systematic reviews? Want to conduct your own? Or just want to understand a bit more about them?  Help is available!

Book a place on our “Introduction to Systematic Reviews” class next Thursday 15th March from 1-2pm in lab ABS321 in the Learning Centre in the Business School.

We will look at how to find examples of completed reviews and the various steps involved in the systematic review process – including how to search for high quality studies in a systematic manner using the appropriate library databases.

Interested?  Just sign up on our calendar of classes.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Critical appraisal of health literature


Need to assess the quality of a journal article on a nursing, midwifery, health sciences, pharmacy, nutrition, social sciences or life sciences topic?

Places are still available for our session on Critical Appraisal next Tuesday 6th March from 12-1pm in lab ABS321 in the learning centre in the Business School.

We will look at the concept of critical appraisal, how to get started and examine some of the checklists, tools and resources available to help you.

Interested?  Just sign up to reserve your place.

Want to get started right away?  Check out our guide to critical appraisal.

Searching for news?


Looking for newspaper articles from the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Asia or Australasia?  Look no further than our International Newsstream database available from our A-Z list of databases.

International Newsstream contains articles from over 660 top newspapers including The Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Scotsman, The Herald, The Bangkok Post, El Norte and the Asian Wall Street Journal.  It also includes content from and the Financial Times.

Need any help? Our new guide provides further details and search tips.

“Help! I need to find journal articles for my literature review!”

pexels-photo-356079.jpegDoes this sound like you? If it does, why not come along to one of our KnowHOW to SearchSMART sessions in lab 321 in the Learning Centre in the Business School.

We offer a range of classes focusing on different subject areas. We’ll show you how to search relevant online databases to find high quality journal articles.

Still in doubt?  Previous attendees found our sessions “engaging”, “informative” and “relaxed”.  They liked the opportunity to try sample searches and the “step by step approach”.

Why not come along to a class and see for yourself?  Simply check our calendar of classes for details and choose the class and time that suits you. We look forward to meeting you.

Need market research information?

Mintel guide

Check out our new guide to our Mintel database.

Mintel is one of the world’s largest market research companies. Our subscription provides access to Reports (covering a range of consumer markets including household goods, clothing, beauty products, leisure, travel, tourism and technology), Analysts Insights and News items.  Our guide will help you to find relevant market information and export data.

Don’t forget to check out some of our other marketing databases too.  If you have any questions please feel free to come along to a drop-in or email us.