Online Resources

This page will highlight resources which may be of interest to you:

How to search the literature effectively

These modules are designed to help the healthcare workforce (clinical and non-clinical) build confidence to search published literature for articles and evidence relevant to their work, study and research. The modules are short (each taking no more than 20 minutes to complete) and may be ‘dipped into’ for reference, or completed to obtain a certificate. There are seven modules suitable for novice searchers and those wishing to refresh their knowledge.

Public health e-Learning toolkit

The PHeLT toolkit brings together a suite of resources to help you improve your skills in the areas of critical appraisal, understanding copyright, and ethical use of information, including correct referencing.

The Lancet Public Health

This journal is currently free to access

North Grey Literature Collection

Search the catalogue to find hard copies of grey literature in the North West. There are also links to various sources of grey literature relating to health and social care. You can also sign up to receive emails about newly published gery literature in areas you are interested in.

Funded by the West of England AHSN and developed by Anna Powell-Smith and Dr Ben Goldacre, the site aims to make NHS prescribing data clear, open and accessible. You can use it to explore patterns of prescribing nationally, in CCGs, and in individual GP practices.