The revamped SSKS library is a huge resource for us all.

What do these changes mean for you?
* You can now search for print and electronic resources from the same place with the same login
* You can find books, journals and articles faster and more easily
* Your NHS Scotland OpenAthens username gives you free access to all the subscription resources, plus the print collections via Health Management Online
* You can continue to access the evidence and guidance you need to support your decisions, plus a range of high-quality research databases.

To learn more, visit the help pages which include a short video tour (4 mins) of the new library search.

If you have any questions or feedback about the changes, send SSKS an email.

Finding Evidence to Improve Your Practice: A Guide for Social Workers

The decisions you take and recommendations you make are based on your professional judgement — a mixture of your knowledge, your experience and your understanding of the context.

There are times when you'll want to check the latest evidence, research and practice examples to enrich your knowledge and help your decision making.

To this end, there is an interactive PDF to help you find evidence quickly and effectively.

The guide takes you through familiar systems such as using Google, information sources like e-journals and e-books, and into more advanced techniques such as searching the databases.

Click here to download the guide today.

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