The below resources have been gathered together from online articles, evidence, books and more in order to help you. Choose a heading to find out more.
NICE Evidence is the gateway to high quality health information for NHS staff and students, including databases, e-journals, e-books and guidelines.
Use as an alternative to Google to identify guidelines, reports, drugs information, best practice and government publications.
Healthcare Databases Advanced Search
Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (including Medline, CINAHL etc.)
Healthcare Databases Advanced Search include Medline, Embase, CINAHL, BNI, EMCARE, HMIC, AMED and PsychINFO .
Start your literature search here! Use the Advanced Search option to conduct a structured and detailed search for journal articles relating to your topic (NHS Athens account required).
UpToDate (WUTH & CCC only)
UpToDate provides evidence based summaries of clinical topics covering more than 20 specialties, as well as nearly 1,500 patient information topics, and more than 27,000 graphics, tables and videos available to download into presentations. Use UpToDate as a starting point to gain a comprehensive overview of your topic.
WUTH now has a subscription to UpToDate Anywhere, which means you can get:
• Free UpToDate mobile app for most leading devices
• Easy access to UpToDate by logging in from any computer with an internet connection
• Free continuing education credits (CME/CE/CPD) when you research a clinical question using UpToDate onsite or remotely – including on your mobile device
Registration is easy:
1. Access UpToDate via the WUTH staff website
2. Click on Log-in/Register in the top navigation bar of the UpToDate log-in page
3. Create a unique user name and password on the UpToDate Anywhere registration page
4. You are now registered and will receive a confirmation email with information about
installing the UpToDate Mobile App
Please note that Up to Date is an American resource. This is particularly important when using information on licensed indications, doses and treatment pathways. For UK advice please refer to the Medicines Formulary, the BNF or contact Medicines Information. OpenAthens details are required to access the BNF.
Please contact library staff for details if you need any help in creating or using your OpenAthens account.
Use UpToDate as a starting point to gain a comprehensive overview of your topic.
UpToDate user guide
BMJ Best Practice
BMJ Best Practice is also available as app for your mobile devices. It delivers high-quality evidence that informs clinical practice worldwide This is achieved through rigorous and continuous evidence-based editorial processes, as well as the well-structured, consistent and intuitive way in which key evidence and relevant resources are displayed for instant use at the point of care.
BMJ Best Practice re-frames the research base into actionable advice. To allow decisions to be made on the best available evidence in a timely way. It highlights evidence that is truly practice changing. This is based on awareness and knowledge of what needs to change, why and how.
BMJ Best Practice is the only clinical decision support tool that supports all three components of Evidence-Based Medicine:
- Best available evidence in the form of key primary and secondary studies and guidelines
- Clinical expertise via our 1,600 working clinical authors and editors from 29 countries
- Patient values and preferences with over 300 patient leaflets, accredited by the Information Standard and reviewed by the BMJ patient panel, to support shared decision making.
Evidence is evaluated daily and quickly incorporated into BMJ Best Practice content. Updates are prioritised as follows:
- Drug withdrawals or changes that may affect patient safety; within 24- 48 hours
- Evidence that changes practice; within one month
- Evidence that confirms current practice; within three months
DynaMed (WUTH only)
DynaMed™ is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. With clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,400 topics, DynaMed Plus provides the latest content and resources with validity, relevance and convenience, making DynaMed Plus an indispensable resource for answering most clinical questions.
DynaMed editors monitor the content of over 500 medical journals on a daily basis. Each article is evaluated for clinical relevance and scientific validity. The new evidence is then integrated with existing content, and overall conclusions are changed as appropriate, representing a synthesis of the best available evidence. Through this process of Systematic Literature Surveillance, the best available evidence determines the content of DynaMed.
Dynamed provides direct links to British National Formulary, NICE Guidlines, SIGN Guidelines, Patient UK etc.
Dynamed have just released a new and improved version of their mobile app which is easy and quick to download, giving you access to Dynamed wherever you are.
If you wish to test it or have any enquiries, please refer to the instructions below.
- Download the free DynaMed App from the iTunes Store or Google Play.
- Access DynaMed from the hospital or via an individual subscription.
- Click on the DynaMed Mobile Access link from DynaMed Plus and enter your email address. The link will be located on the top toolbar. An authentication key will be emailed to you.
- Open the DynaMed mobile email from your device.
- Within 48 hours, tap on the link in the email to authenticate the app.
- Note: after 48 hours, users will need to request a new authentication key.
- The device should be ready to go!
If you need any further help please contact the library.
Royal Marsden (WUTH only)
Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures online
If you are on the WUTH network, select the link above. Otherwise, OpenAthens details are required to access this resource . Please contact library staff for details if you need any help in creating or using your OpenAthens account.”
Clinicalskills.net (WUTH only)
The Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library contains a number of databases of the highest quality evidence including ‘gold standard’ systematic reviews and cost-effectiveness studies.
Cochrane Training materials
The Cochrane Library user guide and online tutorial
The Cochrane Library online tutorials
PubMed covers the fields of medicine, dentistry, the health care system, and preclinical sciences. PubMed is the free version of Medline, but basic citations are often included on PubMed before being indexed on Medline, so PubMed can be more up-to-date.
BMJ Case Reports (WUTH only)
BMJ Case Reports is a peer-reviewed, valuable collection of case reports in all disciplines so that healthcare professionals, researchers and others can easily find clinically important information on common and rare conditions. This is the largest single collection of case reports online with more than 11,000 articles from over 70 countries. Our subscription means that as well as searching BMJ Case Reports, WUTH staff can now submit a case report for free, allowing you to avoid the usual annual fellowship fee of £168. To access BMJ Case Reports, all you need is a WUTH OpenAthens account. Log in here with your OpenAthens. If you’re interested in submitting a case report, take a look at the Instructions for Authors and contact the Library and Knowledge Service for the WUTH Fellowship code (you’ll need this to submit).
TRIP (Turning Research into Practice)
TRIP is a clinical search engine that only searches evaluated websites for evidence-based healthcare information.
Use TRIP as an alternative to Google to ensure results are accurate and reliable.
For further support please contact us.
Nursing Journal Bundle
All staff and students have access to a new collection of nursing and midwifery journals, which includes key titles such as the British Journal of Nursing, British Journal of Community Nursing, Nurse Prescribing, Journal of Wound Care and British Journal of Midwifery.
This new bundle, in addition to, our existing nursing and midwifery resources, will help to keep you up to date with practice, support your continuing professional development, and help you to gather evidence for your Revalidation portfolio.