SSKS Search Skills

As well as a library of books and journals, SSKS offers resources to help you improve your skills in finding, evaluating and using information related to your practice.

Help and Training

The SSKS Help and Training area provides information on how to use the SSKS Library itself. From here you can also request online or face-to-face training on SSKS and literature searching.

Finding Evidence to Support your Practice

This guide for social workers looks at familiar systems like Google, through to more advanced techniques such as searching databases. 

How to get an OpenAthens account

An NHS Scotland OpenAthens username and password provides access to the SSKS library as well as NHS Scotland library services, The Knowledge Network and several other resources. Register here.

Video Tour of SSKS


An Introduction to SSKS Online from NES on Vimeo.

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