NHS databases

You can access NHS subscribed databases either via a single interface HDAS or via each individual database directly. You will need your NHS OpenAthens username / password to access these resources.

HDAS - Healthcare Databases Advanced Search

HDAS (healthcare databases advanced search) introduction (PDF, 254kb) - short leaflet providing a basic introduction to the key features of HDAS

Training Material and Help Guides from NICE - all HDAS help and guides can be found here

HDAS - videos

Information Skills for Health blog - for more help and news about HDAS see our blog

Ebsco Databases including Cinahl, Medline & Medline with fulltext

Edge Hill video NHS databases simple search (YouTube or EHU repository) - video showing how to carry out a simple text search on the HDAS databases.

Edge Hill video NHS databases Medline search (YouTube or EHU repository) - video showing you how to carry out an advanced search on Medline via databases.

Edge Hill video NHS databases search tips (YouTube or EHU repository)  - video demonstrating some extra functionality you can use when searching.

Edge Hill video Thesaurus Tips (YouTube or EHU repository) - video explaining the advantages of using a thesaurus.

EbscoHost Research Databases Help - comprehensive help pages for Ebsco databases.

Ovid Databases including AMED & Embase

Ovid Help - index of help resources for using Ovid products

Ovid Search Builder / Pharmacovigilance Search builder Tool - this is a tool available on the Ovid native search interface which helps you to construct search strategies which include a wide range of filters or pre-determined terms.

Ovid Search Builder video - watch this video to see how you can use the search builder to build search strategies and get alerts.

ProQuest Databases including Medline & PsychInfo

ProQuest Videos - demonstrating how to search the databases

Training Support - range of training support materials