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Healthcare Databases

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OVID Platform

NHS OpenAthens login is needed to access these.

Allied and Complementary Medicine (AMED) 
Database covering the fields of complementary or alternative medicine.  

Embase is a highly versatile, multipurpose and up-to-date biomedical research database. It covers the most important international biomedical literature from 1947 to the present day. 

Emcare is a nursing and allied health bibliographic database published by Elsevier, indexing over 3,500 international journals from 1995 onwards. 

Health Management Information Consortium (HMIC) 
Health Management Information Consortium database is a compilation of data from two sources, the Department of Health's Library and Information Services and King's Fund Information and Library Service. 

The MEDLINE database is produced by the US National Library of Medicine that contains more than 26 million references to journal articles. The subject scope of MEDLINE is biomedicine and health, broadly defined to encompass those areas of the life sciences, behavioural sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering needed by health professionals and others engaged in basic research and clinical care, public health, health policy development, or related educational activities. 

Social Policy & Practice 
Psychology & Behavioral Social Policy and Practice represents an important source of evidence-based social science research for policy-makers, practitioners, educators and students working within economic and social development, social administration, social services, and care management. Coverage includes Public Health, Mental and Community Health, Children and Families and Older People. 

EBSCO Platform

NHS OpenAthens login is needed to access these.

Biomedical Reference Collection 
This database covers such disciplines as clinical medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and the pre-clinical sciences. 

The CINAHL database is a comprehensive source of information for nurses, allied health professionals and other interested in health care.

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. 

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection 
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. It also provides particularly strong coverage in child & adolescent psychology and various areas of counseling. 

ProQuest Platform 

NHS OpenAthens login is needed to access these.

British Nursing Index (BNI) 
British Nursing Index database comprises over 250 of the most popular and important journal sources in the nursing and midwifery fields. 

Hospital Premium Collection
This database offers an extensive range of health and social care publications and evidence-based resources 

This database offers full-text articles for journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association and Hogrefe & Hube. The database includes all material from the print journals. Many titles go back to volume 1, issue 1. Coverage: 1894 – current. 

This database is the world's largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioural science and mental health. Produced by the American Psychological Association. 

Other Databases

ClinicalKey provides you with online content across specialities, giving you access to online journals, full-text reference books, drug information, videos, practice guidelines, customized patient education handhouts, clinical calculators and more (NHS OpenAthens login needed).

NB. This resource is only available to St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust staff using their NHS OpenAthens login details.

Cochrane Library
High quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.  It includes reliable evidence from Cochrane and other systematic reviews, clinical trials and more.

NHS Knowledge and Library Hub
Healthcare evidence and knowledge is now a simple search away. Use the Hub to find journals, full-text articles, e-books, trusted decision-making tools NICE pathways, guidelines and clinical databases. 

PEDro is the Physiotherapy Evidence Database produced by The Centre of Evidence-Based Physiotherapy at the School of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney. The database has been developed to give rapid access to bibliographic details and abstracts of randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy

International database of prospectively registered systematic reviews in health and social care. This database will provide a comprehensive listing of systematic reviews registered at inception, and enable comparison of reported review findings with what was planned in the protocol

Pubmed - via Outside Tool for STHK staff
Produced by the US National Library of medicine, PubMed comprises over 25 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. 

Pubmed - via Outside Tool for CCGs, GPs and Practice Staff in Halton, Knowsley and St Helens
Produced by the US National Library of medicine, PubMed comprises over 25 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. 

Social Care Online (SCIE online)
Social Care Online is the UK's most extensive free database of social care information. With everything from research briefings, to reports, government documents, journal articles, and websites and you find it all with the click of a button. Updated daily by SCIE's experienced information managers, Social Care Online offers unrivalled free access and ease of use

The TRIP Database is a clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice. 

Sign in with your NHS OpenAthens login to access TRIP Pro.