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Searching: Journals

Detailed guide to searching tips and tricks

Journals intro

The best way to find relevant journal literature is to conduct a literature search of relevant databases.
For more information see the Databases <<insert URL to Databases tab>>  and Literature Searching tabs <<insert URL to Literature Searching tab>>.

You can search/browse all journals available to you via national, regional and local subscriptions via our Journals A-Z list.

See below for direct links to specialist <<insert specialty/topic>> journals.

You may require an NHS OpenAthens login to access the full-text.

If you can't access what you need, please Request a journal article via our online form, or e-mail us: and we'll do our best to track it down for you.


Finding journals

Click on the Full Text Finder logo below to search for
print or online journals which are available to you:

(NHS OpenAthens login may be required to access full-text)

Click here to search for full-text journals

Critical appraisal tools

Do you want to learn how to read, evaluate and critically appraise journal articles?

Here are some useful websites and tools:

Request an article

Can't access the article you're looking for?

You can request it for free (if it's for Trust/clinical work) by filling in our online article request form

Critical appraisal books

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