Teach Yourself Guides

Online Learning Resources for NHS Evidence HDAS (Healthcare Database Advanced search) and PubMed

NHS Evidence provides a range of clinical databases to staff who have an NHS OpenAthens username and password. These databases are: Medline, Cinahl, Psycinfo, Embase, Amed, British Nursing Index, HMIC (Health Management Information Consortium).

Here are some guides for using the NHS Evidence HDAS (Healthcare Database Advanced search) interface:

PubMed online learning resources:


e-LfH ‘Building the Foundations’

e-LfH (NHS Health Education England) are developing e-learning modules, starting with three to enable users to assess their current level of skill in literature searching, find out more about the resources available to them and get started planning a search.
Module 1 Introduction to searching
Module 2 Where do I start searching? 
Module 3 How do I start to develop a search strategy?


Getting Started Leaflets

Our Getting Started leaflets were introduced in Spring 2005, and they are extremely popular. Download as many as you like for free (a PDF reader is required).



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