NICE process and methods

Appendix B Electronic resources

Appendix B Electronic resources

Core databases

Recommended core databases; these should be considered for each topic.

  • ASSIA (Applied Social Science Index and Abstracts)

  • CINAHL (Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature)

  • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials

  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

  • Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE; 'other reviews' in Cochrane Library)

  • Embase

  • Health Management Information Consortium (HMIC)

  • MEDLINE and MEDLINE in Process

  • UK Clinical Research Network Portfolio Database

  • PsycINFO

  • Sociological Abstracts

  • Social Policy and Practice

  • Social Science Citation Index

Additional topic specific databases for consideration

This list, which is not exhaustive, suggests additional databases which could be considered, depending on the focus of the review.

Because public health topics can potentially cover a wide range of subjects, it is recommended that advice is sought from an appropriate subject librarian or subject specialist. For example, a business librarian (either academic or corporate) could provide advice on databases relevant to the workplace. A useful list of databases which may be relevant to public health topics is maintained by University of Massachusetts Medical School Lamar Soutter Library.

Core websites

This is a short list of core websites, and additional subject-relevant websites should be considered.