Literature Search


We offer a specialised literature search service. Just let us know the information you require and we can do the searching for you. We carry out searches using databases such as Medline, CINAHL Index, Embase, The Cochrane Library and NHS Evidence to find the best available evidence to support you in your work or study.


Who is this service available too?

The literature service search is available to all Derbyshire Community Health Services employees.

What is a literature Search?

A literature search is a systematic and thorough search of all types of published literature, relevant to a specific topic in order to identify the best available evidence and research..


The purpose of a literature search can be to:


  • Find the most current and up-to-date research to support evidence-based practice.

  • To support continuous professional development (CPD).

  • Identify research and sources that can be used in academic writing.

How it works

You can request a literature search by completing the form below or alternatively contact us via emailWe always aim to complete all search requests within 10 working days.