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NICE Evidence

NICE Evidence is the gateway to high quality health information for NHS staff and students, including databases, e-journals, e-books and guidelines. 
Use as an alternative to Google to identify guidelines, reports, drugs information, best practice and government publications.
Library Helpsheet No. 4: NHS Evidence 
provides further details.

NICE Evidence databases (including Medline, CINAHL etc.)

NICE Evidence databases  include Medline, Embase, CINAHL , BNI , Health Business Elite, HMIC, AMED and PsychINFO . 
Start your literature search here! Use the Advanced Search option to conduct a structured and detailed search for journal articles relating to your topic (NHS Athens account required).
Library Helpsheet No 3: Quick guide to searching health related databases provides a quick reference guide to searching the databases. 
Healthcare Databases Advanced Search user guide

Please see important information regarding Medline and PsycINFO saved searches and alerts 



ProQuest Hospital Collection

ProQuest Hospital Collection

Offers an extensive range of health and social care publications and evidence-based resources.



Search full-text articles from leading psychology journals

UpToDate (WUTH & CCC only)

UpToDate provides evidence based summaries of clinical topics covering more than 20 specialties, as well as nearly 1,500 patient information topics, and more than 27,000 graphics, tables and videos available to download into presentations.  Use UpToDate as a starting point to gain a comprehensive overview of your topic.

Please note that Up to Date is an American resource. This is particularly important when using information on licensed indications, doses and treatment pathways. For UK advice please refer to the Medicines Formulary, the BNF or contact Medicines Information. OpenAthens details are required to access the BNF. 

Please contact library staff for details if you need any help in creating or using your OpenAthens account.

Use UpToDate as a starting point to gain a comprehensive overview of your topic.
UpToDate user guide 





Royal Marsden (WUTH only)

Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures online
If you are on the WUTH network, select the link above.  Otherwise, OpenAthens details are required to access this resource . Please contact library staff for details if you need any help in creating or using your OpenAthens account.”

Royal Marsden

The Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library contains a number of databases of the highest quality evidence including ‘gold standard’ systematic reviews and cost-effectiveness studies.

Cochrane Training materials
The Cochrane Library user guide and online tutorial
The Cochrane Library online tutorials


PubMed covers the fields of medicine, dentistry, the health care system, and preclinical sciences. PubMed is the free version of Medline, but basic citations are often included on PubMed before being indexed on Medline, so PubMed can be more up-to-date.

Training materials
Pubmed user guide
Pubmed Quick Tour

Anatomy TV (WUTH only)

Anatomy TV    


BMJ Case Reports (WUTH only)

BMJ Case Reports is a peer-reviewed, valuable collection of case reports in all disciplines so that healthcare professionals, researchers and others can easily find clinically important information on common and rare conditions. This is the largest single collection of case reports online with more than 11,000 articles from over 70 countries.  Our subscription means that as well as searching BMJ Case Reports, WUTH staff can now submit a case report for free, allowing you to avoid the usual annual fellowship fee of £168.  To access BMJ Case Reports, all you need is a WUTH OpenAthens account.  Log in here with your OpenAthens.  If you’re interested in submitting a case report, take a look at the Instructions for Authors and contact the Library and Knowledge Service for the WUTH Fellowship code (you’ll need this to submit).

Medical Masterclass (WUTH only)

Now available!  New resource for doctors preparing for their MRCP exams on Medical-Masterclass.com

Medical Masterclass is now available to all staff until 19th February 2016.

The website includes PACES video clips and over 3,000 MRCP(UK) part 1 and part 2 written examination-style questions for interactive self-assessment. You can also:

  • Create a new self-assessment or mock exam
  • View and listen to audio-visual files to help you prepare for the MRCP(UK) PACES exam
  • Undertake a 30 question, 60 minute timed exam

    To access, ask at the library desk for a user name and password or contact the Library at mcardle.library@nhs.net. 

Please let us know what you think of this new resource.

Wirral Medicines Information Centre
TRIP (Turning Research into Practice)

TRIP is a clinical search engine that only searches evaluated websites for evidence-based healthcare information.

Use TRIP as an alternative to Google to ensure results are accurate and reliable.
For further support please contact us.

Nursing Journal Bundle

All staff and students have access to a new collection of nursing and midwifery journals, which includes key titles such as the British Journal of Nursing, British Journal of Community Nursing, Nurse Prescribing, Journal of Wound Care and British Journal of Midwifery.

This new bundle, in addition to, our existing nursing and midwifery resources, will help to keep you up to date with practice, support your continuing professional development, and help you to gather evidence for your Revalidation portfolio. 

To access this journal bundle you need an OpenAthens account, which will allow you to log in to the MAG online website from work or from home. 

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