You can register for OpenAthens here. If possible, register with your work email address and from an NHS computer to confirm your eligibility and gain quick access to the resources
Do you need help to find evidence-based information to support your clinical practice?
These short modules are designed to build confidence in searching published literature for articles and evidence relevant to work, study and research. Dip into for reference or complete each in about 20 minutes to gain a certificate. The seven modules are suitable for novice searchers or those wishing to refresh their knowledge.
- Module 1: Introduction to searching
- Module 2: Where do I start searching
- Module 3: How do I start to develop a search strategy
- Module 4: Too many results? How to narrow your search
- Module 5: Too few results? How to broaden your search
- Module 6: Searching with subject headings
Resources for advanced searching
Some staff and learners need to carry out complex, robust and reproduceable searches including for systematic review and informing research. These advanced searches should be conducted in bibliographic databases such as Medline, Embase and CINAHL.
AMED – allied and complementary medicine including palliative care
BNI – nursing, midwifery and community healthcare
CINAHL – nursing and allied health
Embase – biomedical and pharmaceutical literature
Emcare – nursing and allied health
HMIC – healthcare management
Medline – biomedical, life sciences, allied health and pre-clinical sciences literature
EBSCO CINAHL and Medline
ProQuest BNI, Medline and PsychINFO
Wolters Kluwer (Ovid) AMED, Embase, Emcare, HMIC and Medline
To access these databases, you will need an NHS OpenAthens account.
Register for your free NHS OpenAthens account
If you’re new to literature searching, or need a refresher, why not take a look at our e-learning programme, How to Search the Literature Effectively? This will help you build confidence to search published literature for articles and evidence.
EBSCO InterfaceSurrey and Sussex LKS EBSCO search guide
Ovid InterfaceSurrey and Sussex LKS OVID search guide
ProQuest InterfaceSurrey and Sussex LKS ProQuest search guide
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