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HDAS and PubMed

Healthcare Advance Database Search (HDAS)

NHS Evidence provides access to HDAS for staff through NHS OpenAthens. These databases include: 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:

•   HDAS redesign: What’s new leaflet

•   HDAS: help videos on YouTube

•   HDAS: A short guide (PDF)



PubMed provides free access to a database of indexed citations and abstracts to medical, nursing, dental, veterinary, health care, and preclinical sciences journal articles. PubMed has created online learning resources:

•   PubMed Simple Subject Search tutorial (takes 1 minute to complete, PubMed)

•   PubMed Search by Author tutorial (takes 2 minutes to complete, PubMed)

•   PubMed Searching with the MESH Database tutorial (takes 3 minutes to complete, PubMed)


Online learning

Literature searching modules from e-Learning for Healthcare

Brief videos on search skills by University Hospitals Leicester

e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) extensive elearning resources tailored for NHS staff (OpenAthens required)

Digital Professionalism highly relevant to anyone considering how to operate as a professional in a social media age


Exam resources for junior doctors (own subscription required) 

Revise MRCP 
Almost a Doctor 
Radiology Master-Class
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