Find Evidence

Looking for evidence but don’t know where to start?  The databases and other resources below are accessible via your NHS Athens account and provide you with a starting point for your literature searching.  We also provide a literature searching service and can search the literature for you.

NHS Evidence – Through NHS Evidence you are able to access the Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS) to search across key databases to find articles and research papers.  You can also search for NICE evidence and the latest guidance, and access online journals and e-books.

Cochrane Library – The Cochrane Library provides a database of Cochrane Systematic reviews, access to the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and other key resources.

BNF and BNF for Children – The British National Formulary and the British National Formulary for Children provide UK healthcare professionals with authoritative and practical information on the selection and clinical use of medicines in a clear, concise and accessible manner.  There is an app available for the BNF which you can download to your personal device.  Please click here for more information.

Royal Marsden Manual Online – Clinical nurse experts from one of the UK’s leading centres of expertise have brought together all the latest clinical evidence nurses need to meet confidently the requirements of their demanding profession. The Manual includes over 350 evidence-based clinical procedures related to every aspect of care, from handwashing to cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Martindales – Martindales provides unbiased, authoritative drug, acute care, toxicology, patient, education and alternative medicine databases to support clinical decisions.