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

These resources are provided in partnership with Health Education England and NICE.

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

Journals and articles

Journals A to Z

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

Login to your OpenAthens account to 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.

HDAS will close down on 31 March 2022.

Visit our HDAS closure page for information to help you prepare.

Health Research Premium Collection

The collection contains an extensive range of health and social care publications and evidence based resources.


Full text articles from leading psychology journals.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

Full text journals in psychology and counselling.

Evidence-based resources

BMJ Best Practice

An evidence summaries resource that provides actionable knowledge to support:

  • decision-making at the point of care
  • education and learning before, during and after the patient consultation.

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

The library contains 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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Buy books, journals and databases

Our electronic and print content framework agreement supports purchasing of medical and healthcare related knowledge resources by the NHS and health and social care organisations.

Help and support

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.