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Research databases

Listed below are the recommended databases for searching for evidence based medical and health care research for health and social care staff.
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NHS Healthcare Databases

Search authoritative databases such as Medline, CINAHL, Embase, BNI (British Nursing Index), PsychINFO, AMED (Allied & Complementary Medicine), Health Business Elite and HMIC (Health Management Information).
 
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NHS Evidence

Search here for a wide range of high quality authoritative evidence and best practice specifically for UK staff.  Search results are clearly grouped into categories of evidence (e.g. guidelines, commissioning info).
 
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Cochrane Library

Search across 7 databases containing different types of high quality, independent evidence to inform decision making.  A leading resource of systematic reviews in healthcare in the UK.
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Pubmed

Search the free web version of the Medline database. 
 
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Google Scholar

Search for articles, theses, books and abstracts from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.  Links to full-text content provided by Worcestershire Health Libraries can be included.

 

 
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 Unpublished research

Search for ongoing trials and research uncertainties 
UK Trials Gateway
ClinicalTrials.gov
UK Duets is now incorporated into NHS Evidence
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Page Last Updated: 29 January 2018