Journals and databases

Quick access to a range of journals and other evidence-based resources for health and social care staff in England.

Provided in partnership by HEE and NICE

You'll need an NHS OpenAthens account to access most of these resources.

Journals and articles

You can find journal articles by:

  • browsing or searching within a particular journal
  • searching in a bibliographic database (which has articles from a wide range of journals).

Journals A-Z

Browse or search for a particular journal, and then search for relevant articles within that journal.

If you login with your NHS OpenAthens account you'll see all the journals available to you.

Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS)

Search one or more bibliographic databases. This includes Medline, Embase and CINAHL. You can find journal articles, linked to full text papers where possible.

Health Research Premium Collection

Search an extensive range of health and social care publications and evidence-based resources.


Search full text articles from leading psychology journals.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

Search full text journals in psychology and counselling.

Evidence-based resources

BMJ Best Practice

A point of care tool. It gives step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, prevention and treatment.

Cochrane Library

Includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Cochrane Clinical Answers.

Transfusion Evidence Library

Search for high-quality, evidence-based information on all aspects of transfusion medicine.

Stem Cell Evidence Library

Search for high-quality research relevant to haematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

More information

Your OpenAthens account will let you access a range of resources, including those listed on this page.

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For help and support using the resources listed here, or for further information, contact your local healthcare library. You can find details in the Health Library and Information Service Directory.