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Your library contact is Emma Green on 0121 414 7060



We can help you to .................

Search the literature

Request a literature search

To request a literature search you can:

  • ring Rachel Posaner or Emma Green on 0121 414 7060 to discuss your search in person
  • download and print/email this Word document and then post it to us
  • email Rachel Posaner or Emma Green with the details of your search

You will receive the results of your search within four working days unless you have requested it urgently.

You should receive our monthly bulletin detailing the recent literature searches we have completed. If you are interested viewing the full results of any of these searches you can contact  Rachel Posaner for the full results of the search. 

Do you prefer to do your own searching?

Resources to help you

We have a collection of resources including PDF guides, podcasts and FAQs to help you search the databases.

Where to access the databases

You can access HMIC via our subscription, contact Rachel Posaner for the username and password. 

We provide the following training session:

How to carry out a literature search, including the points:

  • how to choose your database
  • how to write a comprehensive search strategy
  • how to perform your search efficiently and effectively
  • how to limit your search
  • how to expand your search
  • how to export your results
  • an introduction to referencing software (this may be done as a seperate session)

Contact Rachel Posaner for more information or to book a session. 

Attend online via our  Virtual Library Clinic

Find your journal articles

Do you need journal articles, grey literature, government reports?

  • complete this online request form.
  • or, if you have multiple requests you might find it easier to copy and paste all your requests into this Word document version of the form and then post it to us.   

We will send you the articles, by email, in PDF format within three working days.

What happens if we cannot get your item?

We can order items from the British Library free of chare on your behalf so there shouldnt be anything that we can't provide!

Let us know what it is and we will find a copy for you.

Find your books

Search the library catalogue

Information on borrowing from the library

Help searching the library catalogue

See the latest titles added to the library

Do you have a book suggestion for us?

What happens if we do not have your book in the library?

We can order items from the British Library free of chare on your behalf so there shouldnt be anything that we can't provide!

Let us know what it is and we will find a copy for you.

Keep abreast of current events

Receive our news bulletins

We produce a series of emailed bulletins designed to keep you up to date with current issues.

Subscribe to the health news bulletins

We do produce a great many bulletins but you don't have to have them all!  You can unsubscribe to any of the health news bulletins that are not of interest to you.

Register for these additional services

Electronic contents pages: register your interest in a journal in your subject area and we will email you the table of contents every time a new issue is published.

Monthly database searches: some databases such as Medline, Cinahl and Embase allow us to save a search, rerun it every month and receive an emailed report detailing new citations matching your search criteria.

Develop your research skills

We provide training sessions

Our training sessions can be arranged around your schedule at any time of the day; on a one to one basis or in a group. You can attend your session either in person in the library, over the phone or online via our Virtual Library Clinic

We can also come out to your work place and carry out a group session for you and your colleagues.

For furthur information or to book a session contact Rachel Posaner

How to carry out a literature search

  • how to choose your database
  • how to write a comprehensive search strategy
  • how to perform your search efficiently and effectively
  • how to limit your search
  • how to expand your search
  • how to export your results
  • an introduction to referencing software

Finding resources

  • how to find a book
  • how to find a journal article
  • what are resources are available to you

Library induction

  • searching the catalogue
  • managing your library account online
  • our current awareness services
  • library services available to you

Online resources

We have developed a collection of resources covering:

  • Using the HSMC Library
  • Literature searching

Contact Rachel Posaner for more information.

Answer any query

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions, we are very accessible!

Rachel Posaner, Library Manager

Emma Green, Librarian

Wendy Spurr, Library Assistant

Email all of us: hsmc-library@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Phone us on: 0121 414 3672 or 0121 414 7060

Skype us at hsmclibrary

Give us some feedback about our service

Write to us at:

HSMC Library & Information Service,
Park House,
40 Edgbaston Park Road,
Birmingham,
B15 2RT.

Or pop in and see us at Park House.  There is always plenty of free parking and coffee!

You could help us to .................

Improve and develop the library service

Join our virtual Library Advisory Group and help shape our future.

Our group 'meets' virtually four times a year via email dicussion.  Topics up for discussion include, evaluating the library service, ensuring that we provide you with value for money and ensuring that we are meeting your information needs.

Would you like to join?  Contact Rachel Posaner to sign up.