Information Databases

Whether you are looking for a quick guide or policy from NICE to doing a more sophisticated search of the literature, you have access to all of the databases listed below.

If you require any help with searching the databases listed, the Library Service offers one-to-one or group training, tailored to your needs.  See our Library Tutorials pages for more information.

For a basic search of our specific library stock or full text journal collection, you can start with the Library OneSearch discovery tool. The Trip Pro database will allow easy searching of the broader healthcare evidence.

Database Description
Library OneSearch Quickly search all of our stock, whether print or electronic from one point.
TRIP Pro Database This is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence such as NICE guidelines and systematic reviews.

For the more experienced searcher, you have a choice of databases from which to build your search and compare results – an OpenAthens username is required to access most of these.

Database Description
Healthcare Databases This is a collection of 9 healthcare databases such as PsycINFO, Medline, CINAHL and Embase. They are now provided via the companies Ebsco, Ovid and ProQuest. There have recently been changes to the databases so please see the attached document for further details.


(Please note that the old link to the databases will stop functioning at the end of March 2022).

Cochrane Library This is a leading resource of systematic reviews in healthcare.  You can search across 7 databases to find different types of high quality, independent evidence to inform decision making.  Free to access, no username or password required.
Emerald Insight A useful database if you are searching for articles from the field of Business, Management, Finance, Computing or Social Sciences.
Health Research Premium Collection This interface includes 7 databases and access to many full text journal articles.
PsychArticles This database offers full-text articles for journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association and Hogrefe & Huber.
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Collection This database offers full text articles from over 400 journals from the psychology and counselling sector.
PEDro This is a free resource offering access to over 48,000 trials, reviews and guidelines evaluating Physiotherapy interventions.
Pubmed Search using the filtered link which allows you to access full-text content purchased by BSMHFT Library Services
Social Care Online  This is the largest database of information and research on all aspects of social work and social care.  It is free to search but in order to save your searches and access full content, you will need to register for a SCIE account.  Further details are on the homepage.


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