Healthcare Evidence Resources 

The following Healthcare Evidence Resources (HER) are a good first step when searching for evidence to inform your daily practice. These tools will help you to identify high-level evidence, including guidelines and systematic reviews. Free training sessions are available in the UCLH libraries to help you to use these tools.

Search for evidence reviewed by experts

  • NICE Evidence Search  Health and Social Care - search here for guidelines, policies and reviews.
  • Cochrane  - search here for summaries of the effects of treatments in health care.
  • TRIP (Turning Research Into Practice) - search here for clinical guidelines (a useful source for international guidelines).

Search for primary research

A range of databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, AMED, British Nursing Index,  HMIC and Health Business Elite) are provided on different topics if you wish to undertake further research – many are provided via NICE Evidence Database Search (HDAS). An NHS OpenAthens Login is usually required. 

UCLH staff can access additional databases (e.g. Web of Science, Scopus) by using a dedicated "eAccess point" in one of the UCL libraries.

Online books and journals

NHS ejournals: An NHS OpenAthens Login is usually required. 

Please see the Bloomsbury Healthcare Library website for information on ebooks

Additional e-books are available from dedicated computers in UCL Libraries