Finding Articles, Literature & Evidence

Search for Articles

To locate journal articles, on a particular subject, a good place to start is the National Knowledge & Library Hub

from here you can search and access thousands of articles as well as access links to search for journals A-Z or to search the various databases direct.  You can also access Royal Marsden, Point of Care tools and other resources.

An NHS OpenAthens account is required to search these databases

Alternatively, you can also perform a simple search using Resource Search in Medline and CINAHL only.

Search for a particular journal title

If you are searching for a particular journal try using the A-Z journal searching page 

This lists all of the journals that are available to you, locally and nationally, (as long as you have logged in with your NHS OpenAthens ID).

Additional databases

More databases are available, and you can find out more by visiting the Journal Article section of the Knowledge Navigator. The Knowledge Navigator also includes advice on locating specific types of evidence, such as systematic reviews, RCTs and qualitative research.

Still struggling to find articles? You could Request a Literature Search.

Alternative interfaces For In-Depth Searching

As well as searching via the Knowledge Hub, the databases available to the NHS can all be searched via their own interface.

AMED (Ovid) 
BNI (ProQuest)
EMBASE (Ovid) 
EMCARE (Ovid) 
HMIC Wolters Kluwer (Ovid) 
Medline ProQuest 
Medline (EBSCO) 
Medline (Ovid) 
PsycINFO (ProQuest)

Searching Effectively

To help you locate the information you need quickly and effectively, it is important that you plan your search and use the search tools provided by each database. We can provide help and training on all of the available databases.