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. Please ensure you register with your offical NCA email account so that we can verify.

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, HMIC, MEDLINE, Social Policy and Practice)
  • ProQuest (includes PsycINFO, BNI, PsycArticles, Health Research Premium Collection)

•  Dialog (includes AMED)

  • 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


UpToDate is a clinical decision-making tool with thousands of topic pages across 25 specialities. Once you've registered, you can access UpToDate from any PC, log CPD/CME credits and download the mobile app.

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

Accessibility tools

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