Evidence Toolkit


An OpenAthens (aka Athens) account is your key to accessing our vast number of resources, including ebooks, ejournals, databases and evidence tools.

The majority of our online evidence resources require an Athens logon so please register now.

Getting an account is easy, and you can self-register online here:  https://openathens.nice.org.uk.

If you've forgotten your Athens details, or are unsure if you have an account, contact library@nca.nhs.uk

Click on the links below to access databases. You may need your Athens login:

  • EBSCO Databases (Includes MEDLINE, CINAHL, Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection)
  • OVID Databases (includes Embase, Emcare, AMED, HMIC, MEDLINE, Social Policy and Practice)
  • ProQuest (includes PsycINFO, BNI, PsycArticles, Health Research Premium Collection)
  • NCA Discovery A simple way to start your search and explore resources on your topic
  • Specialist Nursing Collection: MAH Complete (over 31 titles in nursing, midwifery and allied health)

Need help searching databases? See our Evidence Searching Training Resources: Finding, Appraising & Citing Evidence

Need more help? Our expert searchers offer training sessions tailored to your needs. Book a session here.

  • Do you need help navigating any of our resources?
  • Would you like to book a session on effective database searching?

Complete our training request form and one of our expert searchers will be in touch.

Resource of the Month

BMJ Case Reports

All staff and students employed by the NCA can submit an unlimited number of cases, enjoy fast, sympathetic peer review and rapid publication, access all published material, reuse content for teaching and personal use, as well as rate and comment on cases.

See our dedicated webpage or watch the video for more details ►

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