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Databases and Specialist Resources

National and Regional Resources

The Library and Information Service subscribe to a number or resources that you can access via your Athens account. In the Downloads list opposite you will find a selection of helpsheets that will help you search some of the following resources:

  • HDAS (formally NHS Evidence): your primary gateway to evidence based information and healthcare databases, including Medline, Cinahl, AMED, British Nursing Index, Embase, PsycInfo, Health Business Elite, HMIC etc.
  • Cochrane Database recognised world-wide for its high-quality, independent evidence. This database is freely available without the need for NHS Athens log-in.
  • Trip Database Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.
  • Emerald Insight - a database of articles on a range of subjects including: health and social care, HR, knoweledge managment and sociology.

 Specialist Resources

  • UpToDate uses current evidence to answer clinical questions at the point of care. Provides peer-reviewed, evidence based synthesized information. Please note: you can record your activity and collect CME points while accessing UptoDate but you must register and access via NHS Athens to do so - See Related Publications for more detials.
  • Medical Masterclass is a interactive learning materials for the MRCP (UK) examinations. To access this resource, please contact us for log-in details.
  • The Royal Marsden - find evidence based clinical procedure guidelines and access them at work or at home.

 

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