The Library offers access to a range of databases. Most will require an NHS Athens account, which you can sign up for here. If you have forgotten your Athens password, just email and we’ll reset it for you.

The way we search the healthcare databases is changing from HDAS to the provider databases from 1 April 2022 so things will look different.

There is no need to change your NHS Athens account. It will work with the new interfaces and any other resources it provides access to will remain the same. Before long, the new searching process will become second nature and you will be confident in accessing the evidence base.

For more detailed information about the changes, including how to move your saved searches, please go to the NICE HDAS information page or email for more information.

AMED Allied and Complementary Medicine (OVID)​​​​​​​ Database for allied health professions, complementary medicine. Requires NHS Athens
BMJ Best Practice Point of care tool offering latest evidence-based information. Requires NHS Athens
BMJ Case Reports Large collection of clinical case reports from all healthcare disciplines. Requires NHS Athens
BNF Provides up-to-date information about medicines. Free to access
BNF for Children Provides up-to-date information about medicines for children. Free to access
BNI British Nursing Index (Proquest) UK nursing and midwifery database. Requires NHS Athens
Browzine Provides access to all the Library’s e-journal subscriptions. Requires NHS Athens
CINAHL (EBSCO) Database for nursing and allied health literature. Requires NHS Athens
ClinicalKey Psychiatry Psychiatry topic pages, journals, books, videos and photos. Requires NHS Athens
Cochrane Library High-quality evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Free to access
EMBASE (OVID) Database for international biomedical literature. Requires NHS Athens
Emcare (OVID) Database for nursing and allied health literature. Requires NHS Athens
HMIC (OVID) Database of healthcare and social care articles & grey literature. Requires NHS Athens
Medline (EBSCO) Database of life sciences and biomedical information. Requires NHS Athens
Medline (OVID) Database of life sciences and biomedical information. Requires NHS Athens
Otseeker Database of occupational therapy literature. Free to access
Oxford Handbooks Oxford University Press online medical textbooks. Requires NHS Athens
PEDro: The Physiotherapy Evidence Database Database of physiotherapy literature. Free to access
PROSPERO International database of prospectively registered systematic reviews. Free to access
PsycINFO (Proquest) Database of behavioural and social sciences literature. Requires NHS Athens
PubMed Free search engine for MEDLINE Free to access
Social Care Online UK’s largest online database of information on all aspects of social work and social care produced by SCIE. Free to access
Social Policy & Practice (OVID) Social Policy and Practice is a one-stop-shop for research, analysis and discussion of health and social policy. Requires NHS Athens
TRIP Medical Database Pro  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. Requires NHS Athens
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