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Search for healthcare information and articles

Use the NICE Evidence Service to conduct quick searches and more complex literature searches.

Evidence search
 is a web based search tool that provides free open access to health and social care evidence-based information. 

Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS) allows you to perform a more specialised literature search to find journal articles based on your own search criteria. Log in with your Athens password.

To get the most out of HDAS, we recommend you attend a training session with one of our librarians to learn how to do thorough searches and effectively manage your results.  Please refer to our training page for details of current and up coming courses. 

Literature Search Service

Our literature search service is available to staff who need evidence-based information to support work-related research, commissioning, pathway and guideline writing and clinical decision-making. Searches are conducted by qualified librarians and results will be emailed to you as abstracts and/or website links.

To request a search, please complete the
Literature Search Request Form  We will contact you to discuss your search criteria further if necessary.

Clinicians and Managers who used this service said....

"The literature searches have helped us to understand the scope of the work we are undertaking. It has also helped us to understand technical or ethical aspects of healthcare interventions"
"The literature search was extremely helpful for dealing with a relatively rare condition and informing my input for the person concerned. It allowed a far more efficient use of my time which I welcomed immensely, and allowed my work with the person concerned to be better informed and evidence based"
"It helped planning client sessions"

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The main library based at Hellesdon Hospital is staffed from 9-5 Monday to Friday.

Frank Curtis Library
Hellesdon Hospital
Drayton Road
Norwich NR6 5BE

Contact details:
Tel: 01603 421236