Important message about PsycINFO and MEDLINE

Lancashire Care Library and Information Service, 18 March 2015

As you may already be aware, the NHS nationally subscribes to a collection of online journals and databases which you have access to via your Athens account.  This is called the NHS Core Content. The NHS Core Content has recently been renegotiated and for the most part there will be no changes to the content available.  However, the databases PsycINFO and MEDLINE will now be purchased from a different supplier and this means that there will be some temporary disruption to using these databases on HDAS (Healthcare Databases Advanced Search) between April and June this year while the transition to the new supplier is made.

As a result of these changes you will not be able to access PsycINFO or MEDLINE on HDAS between April and June.  If you have any existing saved searches, or alerts, set up on these databases these will be lost.   Please ensure that you have downloaded and saved any searches or alerts before 31 March 2015.  Please click here for instructions on how to do this.

Please contact the Library if you have any questions.