Finding the Evidence

Listed below are some guides that can help you to find the right evidence.


Evidence based practice is important as it aims to provide the best possible care for patients and staff. Listed here is a selection of resources to help you find the best evidence available.


NHS OpenAthens Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS) will not be available from April 2022.
Please see below for the links to the individual databases for searching. You can set personal accounts in all of these to be able to save and export your search results. 
EBSCO (Click on OpenAthens Login): CINAHL / Medline
ProQuest (Click on Log in through your library to access more features then find your organisation): BNI / PsycInfo / Medline
Ovid (Click on OpenAthens then find your organisation): AMED / EMBASE / EMCARE / HMIC / Medline

Please contact if you have any problems accessing these databases or setting up personal accounts.