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

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.

Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS)

Search the healthcare databases including AMED, BNI, CINAHL, EMBASE, EMCARE, HMIC, Medline, PsycINFO, PubMed.

Please note that you will have to sign in with your NHS OpenAthens username and password in order to access the full range of resources available to you. If you do not already have a NHS OpenAthens account then you can register for one here.

NICE have produced a quick guide to using the healthcare databases.

If you wish to get the most out of using the databases then please request a training session.

NICE Evidence

Search NICE Evidence to find selected, authoritative evidence in health, social care and public health.

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.