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In-Depth Evidence Searches

  How do I undertake in-depth evidence searches?

The NHS Knowledge and Library Hub has PICO and advanced search options but you may prefer to use medical databases such as Medline, Embase and Cinahl for more in-depth searching.

Databases are available from individual providers including OVID, EBSCO and ProQuest. You will find links on the Library website or the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub.

The Library and Knowledge Service still offers our Evidence Search Service, where we will search the databases on your behalf and email the results to your inbox.

Alternatively, you may prefer to request an Assisted Search where a member of the team will work together with you to perform the search, combining your subject knowledge with our expert skills on searching. You can also ask us about reference management options.

You will need your NHS OpenAthens username and password to use the databases. Please click here to register for an NHS OpenAthens account.