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Open Athens

***Access to some of the Databases requires an OpenAthens login***

For more information please see the OpenAthens help sheet or contact our OpenAthens Administrator, Simon Elliott




Quick Searching

NHS Knowledge and Library Hub - Use for a simple quick search for articles and e-books - add filters in left column or advanced search to reduce hit numbers.  Direct access indicated if available - OpenAthens login required. To bookmark the Hub view these instructions.

NICE Evidence - Search for guidelines and other material from NICE, government departments, professional bodies and major charities.  Includes British National Formulary and UK Medicines Information. Please see the Helpsheet here

General Medical Databases

HDAS Healthcare Databases Advanced Search - Use to search multiple databases for journal articles, research papers and systematic reviews when in-depth primary evidence is required. Databases include Medline, Cinahl, Embase, PsychInfo. Results show full text links if available to Isle of Wight OpenAthens users.  For further information see this help sheet or the very useful short Videos

Health Research Premium Collection - The collection contains an extensive range of health and social care publications and evidence based resources.

Trip Database - Search multiple sources for a quick overview of journal and other literature on your selected topic. Filters on type of information, and can do simple and advanced searching.  Create your own account to save searches and selected documents. Includes timeline of work to ease document re-discovery and contribute to CPD record.

Pubmed - The open access version of Medline - covers a wide range of healthcare journals (but not all). Does not link to full text.

Cochrane Library - Includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Cochrane Clinical Answers.

Publicly Available Content Database - Designed to complement other databases and collections, this database brings together or links to full text for publicly available content from a number of different sources from around the world.

Psychology Databases

APA Psych Articles - Psychology - journal articles

APA Psych Info - Psychology - journal articles, books, dissertations, etc.

PTSDPubs - Literature related to traumatic stress - journal articles

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection - Full text journals in psychology and counselling.

AHP Databases

PEDro  physiotherapy

OTseeker - occupational therapy

speechBITE - speech and language therapy

PsycBITE - therapy for acquired brain injury

Social Care

SCIE Social Care database - Search for articles within selected journals with relevance to social care (will not usually give access to full text). 

Specialist Subject

Transfusion Evidence Library - Search for high quality, evidence based information on all aspects of transfusion medicine.

Stem Cell Evidence Library - The library contains high quality research relevant to haematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

Coronavirus Databases

Coronavirus Research Database‎  A free health and medical research database for openly available content related to the COVID-19 outbreak

***Please also see our pages of collated resources and information on COVID19 and COVID-19 Upskilling***





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