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NHS Evidence
NHS Evidence search is a web-based portal allowing staff from the health and social care sector to search for authoritative clinical and non-clinical evidence and best practice.

NHS core databases

A more advanced search can be performed using the 8 NHS research databases to find articles on specific topics of your choosing. Access these databases  through the NICE Evidence website  You will need an Athens password to use this resource. 

Two guides are available to help you conduct a search on these databases: a quick guide and a longer comprehensive guide. However, we recommend arranging a training session with one of our Librarians to learn how to perform thorough, efficient and relevant searches on the NHS databases and manage your results.  Please refer to our training page for more details

Edge Hill University in Liverpool have produced some step-by-step online video guides for searching.  Videos of particular use to NHS staff include Medline via NHS Evidence; Search tips for NHS databases and Thesaurus tips.


Other databases and evidence resources

The Cochrane library

NICE guidance

NICE pathways

Prodigy (formerly Clinical Knowledge Summaries)

Education resources information centre (ERIC)

Social care online - Social care institute for excellence (SCIE)
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