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Sirona Knowledge and Library Services: Literature searches

Literature searches at Sirona

Literature Searches

The Sirona Knowledge and Library Service team undertake comprehensive literature searches across several databases to provide high quality, evidence-based information for clinical and non-clinical need, CPD, training, and work-related research. 

We can also provide training one-to-one or in small groups on literature searching, click here to visit the training page for more information.

To request a literature search, please fill out this online form.


Below are examples of some recently completed literature searches carried out by the Knowledge and Library Service team:

Team/service/job role of requestor:

Literature search focus:


Is there a need for skin preparation/ cleaning prior to venepuncture?

Long Covid

Physiotherapy and health inequalities – access to services

Family Nurse Practitioner

Home and road safety; Choking and drowning in infants – information and guidelines

Specialist Services Manager

Self-referral services for MSK physio, falls and podiatry


Diagnosis and Management of Flexural Psoriasis and Intertrigo

Senior Specialist Dietician

The benefits and risks of multivitamin supplementation in older adults at risk of malnutrition

Health and Safety

Use of body worn cameras in healthcare              

Diabetes Specialist Nurse

The use of diabetes medications in people with liver impairments


Please note:
We will not carry out a search where the purpose is for a course related project or assignment.  We can however offer you a one-to-one training session as above to guide you through the search process.


You can also access the NHS England Literature Searching elearning modules to help you improve or refresh your skills in searching the evidence.

Literature searching articles

These two articles from the British Journal of Nursing offer help and advice in carrying out your own literature search.

The first article, How to undertake a literature search, is a step-by-step guide to the search process giving you tips for creating a search strategy, choosing which databases to search and managing your results. The second article, Enhancing your search, looks at searching other sources, evaluating the information that you find and presenting your results.

LibKey Nomad


Click here to Install LibKey Nomad on your browser to have seamless access to evidence and articles. 

By installing LibKey Nomad you will have easy, one click access to articles in the Library's collection whether you're searching on Pubmed or using Google. 

Your Knowledge and Library Service Team

Here to help, please contact us if you need any help or support accessing Library resources:

Sarah Mathieson, Knowledge and Library Service Lead

Claire Field, Librarian


Knowledge and Library Service Leaflet

Use the link above to view and download the Knowledge and Library Service leaflet which gives more information about our services and resources.

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