A-Z Databases

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AMED

The Allied and Complementary Medicine Database (AMED) is a bibliographic database covering a selection of journals in complementary medicine, palliative care, and several professions allied to medicine.
Coverage: 1985 to present
Access: NHS OpenAthens account

APA PsycArticles®

This database offers full-text articles for journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association and Hogrefe & Huber. The database includes all material from the print journals. Many titles go back to volume 1, issue 1.
Coverage: 1894-Current
Access: NHS OpenAthens account for eligible users

APA PsycInfo®

This database is published by the American Psychological Associations and provides comprehensive indexing and abstracts of the international psychological literature from the 1800s to the present. Documents indexed include journals, articles, books, dissertations and more. 90% of the 3,000+ titles indexed in APA PsycINFO® are peer-reviewed.
Coverage: 1806-Current
Access: NHS OpenAthens account for eligible users

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BMJ

Online version of the peer-reviewed medical journal, updated daily The BMJ publishes evidence-based articles, podcasts, videos, and blogs concerning clinical research, educational content, news and views and campaigns. The journal archive goes back to 1840 and is fully searchable.

BMJ Best Practice  Featured

BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision support tool, uniquely structured around the patient consultation. With advice on symptom evaluation, tests to order and treatment approach. Access to BMJ Best Practice is provided by Health Education England to all NHS staff in England.
Access: NHS OpenAthens account

BMJ Case Reports

BMJ Case Reports is a large collection of peer reviewed cases in all disciplines featuring cases on common and rare conditions. For submissions Barts Health Knowledge and Library Services have an Institutional Fellowship, please contact the library for our BMJ Case Reports Fellowship code.
Access: NHS OpenAthens account

BNF 

The BNF is a rapid reference resource for information on the selection, prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines generally prescribed in the UK. 
Access: Free

BNFc 

The BNFc is a rapid reference resource for information on the selection, prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines generally prescribed in the UK for the treatment of children.
Access: Free

British Nursing Index (BNI)

British Nursing Index is a leading database for support of practice, education, and research for nurses, midwives, and health providers in the UK or following UK practice. It provides references to literature in the most relevant nursing and midwifery journals. Also included are relevant nursing articles from selected medical, allied health, community and health management journals. Coverage is mainly titles published in the UK, plus a selection of important international nursing titles.
Coverage: 1994-Current
Access: NHS OpenAthens account

BrowZine 

BrowZine is a web and mobile app which allows you to search, read, and monitor your favourite journals, making it easier to keep up to date with the latest research in your area of practice. Create a BrowZine ‘My Bookshelf’ account to organise and track your favourite journals and to seemlessly sync between the web and your mobile device. To access our subscriptions: Go to http://browzine.com and select ‘Barts Health NHS Trust’ as your library.
Access: NHS OpenAthens account

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CINAHL Ultimate  New

CINAHL Ultimate is the new definitive resource for nursing and allied health research, providing full text for more of the most used journals in the CINAHL index than any other database. It covers more than 50 nursing specialties and includes quick lessons, evidence-based care sheets, CEU modules and research instruments. CINAHL Ultimate includes rigorous curation and indexing of open access (OA) journals, which has resulted in a growing collection of 1,253 active global OA journals. Once validated and certified for inclusion, these OA journals are treated with high-quality subject indexing and sophisticated, precise/accurate full-text linking.

NOTE: INCLUDES FULL TEXT ACCESS TO NURSING TIMES
Access: NHS OpenAthens account for eligible users

CKS (Clinical Knowledge Summaries) 

The CKS service provides primary care practitioners with a readily accessible summary of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice in respect of over 330 common and/or significant primary care presentations.
Access: Free

ClinicalTrials.gov

Alternate Name(s) US NLM ClinicalTrials.gov

ClinicalTrials.gov is a Web-based resource that provides patients, their family members, health care professionals, researchers, and the public with easy access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies on a wide range of diseases and conditions. The Web site is maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, containing high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.
Access: Free

Consumer Health Database

This database covers an enormous range of subjects of value – from sports injuries to women’s health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry. It includes important general medical journals such as The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine as well as a strong selection of consumer and news magazines.
Access: NHS OpenAthens account for eligible users

CORE

CORE aggregates open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide. CORE provides a number of tools for researchers including API real time access, text mining, datasets, and content discovery services via its Recommender plugin and CORE Discovery extension.

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DynaMed  Featured

Dynamed provides summaries for over 3,000 disease and condition topics, incorporating over 1,000 drug topics. updated daily, includes guidelines from NICE, SIGN and Royal Colleges.
Access: Seamless access to DynaMed is available onsite, for offsite access you will need to create a free personal account while onsite and use those login details to access the website and app when offsite.

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e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH)

e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) is an e-learning portal developed by Health Education England providing over 210 programmes and online training sessions to educate and train the health and social care workforce. Programmes are developed in partnership with professional bodies such as Royal Colleges and associations, as well as the Department of Health and other arm’s length bodies e.g. NHS England and Public Health England.Content is presented using various templates such as ‘real-life’ scenarios, case studies and ‘knowledge bites’.
Access: NHS OpenAthens account

Ebook Central

A collection of approximately 30,000 e-books in disciplines including science, technology, medicine, and life sciences.
Access: NHS OpenAthens account

eBook Nursing Collection New

The eBook Nursing Collection from EBSCO is a curated e-book collection with more than 720 e-books designed for use in hospitals, medical institutions and academic institutions. From clinical guides, and evidence-based practice manuals, to practical handbooks and professional growth titles, this collection allows nursing staff, students and researchers to quickly find and access the information they need to provide outstanding patient care.

EMBASE (Ovid) 1974 to present

Embase (Excerpta Medica Database) is a biomedical and pharmacological database containing more than 30 million records including articles from more than 8,500 journals. It is especially strong in its coverage of drug and pharmaceutical research, pharmacology and toxicology.
Access: NHS OpenAthens account

EMCARE (Ovid) 1995 to Present

EMCARE covers all nursing specialties and nursing healthcare professions. Includes international coverage of allied health, education and training, development and management, midwifery, health and healthcare economics, clinical medical and healthcare social work, psychiatry and mental health, and traumatology, emergency and critical-care medicine.
Access: NHS OpenAthens account

Epistemonikos

Epistemonikos is a collaborative, multilingual database of health evidence. It is the largest source of systematic reviews relevant for health-decision making, and a large source of other types of scientific evidence
Access: Free

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)

Full text online digital database of education research and information.

EThOS

EThOS is the UK’s national thesis database holding approximately 500,000 records relating to theses awarded by over 120 institutions. Around 260,000 of these also provide access to the full text thesis.
Access: Free

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GreenFILE

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.
Access: NHS OpenAthens account

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Health & Medical Collection

ProQuest Health and Medical Complete combines the clinical research titles available in ProQuest Medical Library with hundreds of additional consumer and health administration titles. ProQuest Health and Medical Complete provides in-depth coverage from over 1,500 publications with almost 1,300 available in full text and of these, over 900 include MEDLINE indexing. In addition, the database includes all charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements essential to medical research.
Access: NHS OpenAthens account for eligible users

Health Foundation

The Health Foundation is an independent charity, its aim is to improve the health care system and health outcomes through carrying out research and policy analysis.

Health Management Information Consortium (HMIC)

The Health Management Information Consortium (HMIC) database is a compilation of data from two sources, the Department of Health’s Library and Information Services and King’s Fund Information and Library Service. Coverage includes official publications, journal articles and grey literature on: health service policy, management and administration.
Coverage: 1979 to Present
Access: NHS OpenAthens account

Health Research Premium Collection

This database provides access to the latest medical information essential for medical students and researchers. Health Research Premium Collection offers a central access point to a variety of essential medical content. Database date ranges from 1946 – present with access to 7 databases: Consumer Health Database, Health & Medical Collection, Healthcare Administration Database, Nursing & Allied Health Database, Medline, Psychology Database and Public Health Database.
Access: NHS OpenAthens account for eligible users

Healthcare Administration Database

ProQuest Health Management is designed to meet the needs of researchers studying the field of health administration. This high-demand healthcare management content provides the most reliable and relevant information on a wide range of topics, including: Hospitals, Insurance, Law, Statistics, Business management, Personnel management, Ethics, Health economics & Public health administration. Coverage for around 800 key journals with over 4,500 Doctoral Dissertations and Theses, ProQuest Health Management provides users with the highest quality content, much of which is not available elsewhere.
Access: NHS OpenAthens account for eligible users

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Kortext

Kortext is an eBook and eTextbook provider of digital copies of key medical, nursing and healthcare titles. The collection features a number of titles and new titles are being added frequently. Texts can be read either via the the desktop platform or the mobile app and the platform has features to support easy navigation of texts, such as key word or term searching, the ability to select and highlights passages of text, ability to make notes and export them to email, bookmarking of pages and more.
Access: NHS OpenAthens account

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MAH Complete  Featured

The MAH Complete collection brings together all MA Healthcare titles in nursing, midwifery, allied health and animal health, offering institutions a comprehensive resource to cover a broad range of healthcare settings. It is made up of four sub-collections: Internurse, Intermid, Health Professionals and UK Vet. With access to over 65,000 articles across 31 titles. Access starts from 1992.

MEDLINE (EBSCO)

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,600 current biomedical journals.
Access: NHS OpenAthens account

MEDLINE® (Ovid)

Ovid MEDLINE® covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 5,600 journals published world-wide.
Coverage: 1946 – present
Access: NHS OpenAthens account

MEDLINE® (ProQuest)

MEDLINE® is a bibliographic database produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. The database contains millions of citations, derived from thousands of biomedical and life science journals, and indexed with Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) from the NLM controlled vocabulary. Extending back to 1946, annual input now exceeds 700,000 citations.
Coverage: 1946 – present
Access: NHS OpenAthens account

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NHS Knowledge and Library Hub  Featured

Alternate Name(s) ebsco discovery

Covers all healthcare topics and searches many databases in one go, including Medline. It links to the vast majority of our journal articles, e-books, guidelines and evidence summary tools, providing seamless access to full text, as an immediate download or on request from an NHS library.

Access: NHS OpenAthens account

NLM Products and Services

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the worlds largest biomedical library, maintaining a vast print collection and producing electronic information resources on a wide range of topics. Resources include: PubMed & MEDLINE.
Access: Free

Nuffield Trust

The Nuffield Trust is an independent health think tank. By providing evidence-based research and policy analysis, its aim is to improve the quality of health care in the UK.

Nursing & Allied Health Database

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more. This versatile database is designed to meet the needs of researchers at healthcare facilities as well as nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions. ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source provides abstracting and indexing for more than 850 titles, with over 715 titles in full-text, plus more than 12,000 full text dissertations representing the most rigorous scholarship in nursing and related fields.
Access: NHS OpenAthens account for eligible users

Nursing Times

The leading UK Nursing journal featuring news and opinions on nursing and healthcare policy and practice. As well as publishing original nursing research it boasts a clinicial archive of over 5,000 double-blind peer reviewed articles on all aspects of nursing.
Access: You can access it – along with all our subscription ejournals – via browzine.com
• Select Kettering General Hospital
• Type Nursing Times into the ‘Find Journal’ search box
You will then be offered a choice of how to access it.
• Choose CINAHL Ultimate
• You will need a current OpenAthens account to access full text articles.

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OTseeker

OTseeker database contains abstracts of systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials and other resources relevant to occupational therapy interventions. Research evidence is retrieved from over 1,000 different journals and numerous bibliographic databases.
Access: Free

Oxford Medical Handbooks and Specialist Handbooks  Featured

E-book collection which includes all the Oxford Medicine Handbook series, the Oxford Handbooks in Nursing and the ‘Emergencies in…’ series. The collection features over 130 key titles incl. the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, Emergencies in Critical Care, the Oxford Handbook in Adult Nursing and many more. Users will need to use the ‘Sign in now’ button to sign in using OpenAthens.

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PeDro -Physiotherapy Evidence Database

A free database of over 43,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, the abstract and a link to the full text, where possible

Psychology & Behaviorial Sciences Collection

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods as well as strong coverage in child & adolescent psychology and various areas of counseling.This is the world’s largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals.
Access: NHS OpenAthens account for eligible users

Psychology Database

This database provides abstracts and indexing for key Psychology titles, many which are available in full text. Many titles are indexed in PsycINFO. Coverage ranges from behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial and social psychology, along with personality, psychobiology and psychometrics.
Access: NHS OpenAthens account for eligible users

PTSDpubs

This database, formerly called PILOTS, is produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD. The database provides citations and abstracts to the worldwide literature on PTSD and other psychological effects of trauma.
Coverage: 1871-Current
Access: NHS OpenAthens account for eligible users

Public Health Database

This database allows you to search the core literature in the field of public health.
Access: NHS OpenAthens account for eligible users

Pubmed

PubMed comprises over 25 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of biomedicine and health. PubMed also links to the other NCBI molecular biology resources. PubMed is developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).
Access Free

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Royal Marsden Manual  Featured

Evidence-based procedural manual, includes over 350 clinical procedures related to every aspect of care, from handwashing to cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Access: NHS OpenAthens account for eligible users

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Social Policy and Practice

Social Policy and Practice represents an important source of evidence-based social science research for policy-makers, practitioners, educators and students working within economic and social development, social administration, social services, and care management.

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The King’s Fund

The King’s Fund is an independent charitable organisation which works to shape health care policy and practice in England through research and analysis.

The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry

The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry is the essential evidence-based handbook on the safe and effective prescribing of psychotropic agents. Covering both common and complex prescribing situations encountered in day-to-day clinical practice, this comprehensive resource provides expert guidance on drug choice, minimum and maximum doses, adverse effects, switching medications, prescribing for special patient groups, and more.

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. Users can search across research articles and papers, images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses and news.
Access: Trip database – Freely available; Trip Pro – user account must be set up using a computer on the Barts network or users can now login with an NHS OpenAthens account

New/Trial databases

CINAHL Ultimate  New

CINAHL Ultimate is the new definitive resource for nursing and allied health research, providing full text for more of the most used journals in the CINAHL index than any other database. It covers more than 50 nursing specialties and includes quick lessons, evidence-based care sheets, CEU modules and research instruments.

NOTE: INCLUDES FULL TEXT ACCESS TO NURSING TIMES
Access: NHS OpenAthens account for eligible users.

eBook Nursing Collection New

The eBook Nursing Collection from EBSCO is a curated e-book collection with more than 720 e-books designed for use in hospitals, medical institutions and academic institutions. From clinical guides, and evidence-based practice manuals, to practical handbooks and professional growth titles, this collection allows nursing staff, students and researchers to quickly find and access the information they need to provide outstanding patient care.

Featured Databases

The most frequently-used databases

BMJ Best Practice  Featured

BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision support tool, uniquely structured around the patient consultation. With advice on symptom evaluation, tests to order and treatment approach.

Access to BMJ Best Practice is provided by Health Education England to all NHS staff in England.
Access: NHS OpenAthens account

DynaMed  Featured

Dynamed provides summaries for over 3,000 disease and condition topics, incorporating over 1,000 drug topics. updated daily, includes guidelines from NICE, SIGN and Royal Colleges.
Access: Seamless access to DynaMed is available onsite, for offsite access you will need to create a free personal account while onsite and use those login details to access the website and app when offsite.

NHS Knowledge and Library Hub  Featured

Covers all healthcare topics and searches many databases in one go, including Medline. It links to the vast majority of our journal articles, e-books, guidelines and evidence summary tools, providing seamless access to full text, as an immediate download or on request from an NHS library.

Access: NHS OpenAthens account

Oxford Medical Handbooks and Specialist Handbooks  Featured

E-book collection which includes all the Oxford Medicine Handbook series, the Oxford Handbooks in Nursing and the ‘Emergencies in…’ series. The collection features over 130 key titles incl. the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, Emergencies in Critical Care, the Oxford Handbook in Adult Nursing and many more. Users will need to use the ‘Sign in now’ button to sign in using OpenAthens.

Royal Marsden Manual  Featured

Evidence-based procedural manual, includes over 350 clinical procedures related to every aspect of care, from handwashing to cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Access: NHS OpenAthens account for eligible users