RESOURCES TO HELP YOU TO SEARCH EFFECTIVELY
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Learn about Boolean terms
Find out all about complex searching
Always take note of resources available from your course provider. - Like full text access or referencing styles.
1: Search Planning Sheet
Plan your search. Example and form to use
2: Search Tool
Assemble: Assemble your terms on a spreadsheet, look up alternatives.
Select: Highlight single or multiple terms in any combination
Search: Click buttons to search website(s) Uni Libraries included - ask if not listed -
Selected terms automatically combined with AND and OR as appropriate
Store: All searches are recorded
This is an Excel Sheet
You must save it on your computer before using it - otherwise you'll lose it
INSTRUCTIONS are on first tab and also HERE -
They are work in progress.
There is a link on the front page which will also get you the most
recent version without needing to come here
WHEN LOADED :
3: Frame Search
Quick and Easy Searching with a simple grid search -and lots of good sites!
Ideal for Essays, Quick Looks and initial scoping searches
Frame Searcher : 4 different frames to use with up to
16 possible banks of customisable sites
URLS List Manager : Utility to check through the links on the URLs tab
Assemble: Assemble your terms on a grid. A search string is generated for all terms
Select Site: Choose from 28 websites and search--
No Joy?: Switch to google site search
Document: Keep a record of your findings in an easy to use Word format
4: Search Button Sheet
Search With Cells ( Beta..feedback needed)
Use customisable search buttons to search with the items on your existing sheets
Copy in Existing Sheets or type your own text
Use the search buttons to search using your data on the sheet.
Saves time when processing orders, book requests, search results, evidence synthesis
2 Modes: 1 Selected cell(s) or 2: Any clipboard text
All frame searcher sites available in customised sets or Alphabetical list..+ Google Site Searching facility
Please note that Ref Works will be freely available through NHS Athens very soon
Guidance from Anglia Ruskin
Helpful Guides to Academic Writing - Anglia Ruskin
Poster Resources - see below
Use Chrome or Edge but not Internet Explorer
When using any links from our website pages (https://exeterhealthlibrary.net) or logging on to NHS Open Athens (https://openathens.nice.org.uk) to access journals please ensure that Chrome or Edge is selected as your browser of choice.
Internet Explorer will no longer be supported and all publishers have accordingly deprecated access so links will no longer work correctly.publishers have accordingly deprecated access so links will no longer work correctly.