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The NHS Wales e-Library for Health provides access to a wide range of databases to meet the needs of the diverse professions and specialties across NHS Wales. Medicines and therapies, health and social care, psychology, informatics, economics, business and law. Travel health, midwifery, dentistry, education, and much more.

If you are on-site and using the e-library from within the NHS Network, you shouldn't have to log-in with your OpenAthens account. If you are faced with a log-in screen but don't have an account you can self-register for an account.

Ageinfo database - a searchable bibliographic database of over 59,000 books articles and reports from the specialist collection on social gerontology held at the Centre for Policy on Ageing.

AMED covers a selection of journals in complementary medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, podiatry, palliative care and other professions allied to medicine, from 1985 to present. User Guides are available here should you require them.

ASSIA database is designed to meet the information needs of the caring professions, and spans the literature of health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education.

The British Nursing Database includes essential full-text coverage from U.K. and other English language nursing and midwifery publications, as well as high impact international titles in these areas. Bibliographic data from the British Nursing Index (BNI) underpins this product, providing abstracting and indexing for hundreds of titles dating back to 1993 from relevant medical, allied health, and management journals. 

The Campbell Collaboration grew out of a meeting in London in 1999. Eighty people from four countries attended the meeting, many from our sibling organization The Cochrane Collaboration. Cochrane had been producing systematic reviews in healthcare, since 1994, and many of its members saw the need for an organization that would produce systematic reviews of research evidence on the effectiveness of social interventions.
 

Support for this idea from social and behavioural scientists and social practitioners led to the creation of The Campbell Collaboration in 2000. The inaugural meeting in Philadelphia, USA, attracted 85 participants from 13 countries.

The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making and includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. The Cochrane Library is freely available to NHS staff, patients and the public in Wales.

ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. It includes records for a variety of source types, including journal articles, books, conference papers, curriculum guides, dissertations and policy papers.
 

Embase is a biomedical and pharmacological database containing more than 29 million records from over 8,500 journals. Updated daily, it is especially strong in its coverage of drug and pharmaceutical research, pharmacology and toxicology.

EMCare, produced by Elsevier, covers all nursing specialties and nursing healthcare professions. EMCare includes coverage of allied health, education and training, development and management, midwifery, health and healthcare economics, clinical medical and healthcare social work, psychiatry and mental health, and traumatology, emergency and critical-care medicine. EMCare includes unique content not found in other nursing and allied health databases and features more than a thousand journals not covered by EmBase. Read more about EMCare here, or access guides on how to use the database here.

Europe PMC is a repository, providing access to worldwide life science articles, books, patents and clinical guidelines.

The Healthcare Administration Database provides reliable and relevant information on a wide range of topics, including hospitals, insurance, law, statistics, business management, personnel management, ethics, health economics, and public health administration. It features full text of key scholarly journals and thousands of dissertations and theses.

HMIC is produced by the library services of the UK’s Department of Health and the King’s Fund. The HMIC database covers official publications, journal articles and grey literature relating to health and social care management, including management of the NHS; the quality of health services; estates management; regulation of medicines; medical equipment.

LISTA indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

MIDIRS Maternity and Infant Care Database collates information and resources relating to midwifery. Whether it appears in an academic journal, in a government report, on a website or elsewhere, MIDIRS catalogue it and create a record on their database. It currently has over 250,000 of these records, making it the largest of its kind in the world. Midwives and midwifery students can rest assured that if it’s been written about, researched, reported on or debated, they’ll be able to find it on the MIDIRS.

Medline contains more than 23 million citations from over 5,600 indexed, scholarly, and peer-reviewed journals in the areas of biomedical research and the clinical sciences including nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, allied health and pre-clinical sciences.

The Micromedex range of databases provides access to evidence-based information on medicines and toxicology (adult and paediatric).

Here you can access the full collection of Ovid databases (EMBASE, MEDLINE, HMIC and PsycINFO). If you access the databases this way, you can choose which sections of the databases you would like to search and search them together. Alternatively, if you would like to search the databases one by one, you can also find them listed individually.

PEDro is a freely available database of over 39,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. Produced by the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy, Australia.

The ProQuest Dialog Platform allows you to across search all our ProQuest Databases; AMED, ASSIA, BNI and EMCare.

PsycINFO® database covers psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work, dating from the early 1800’s to present. Updated weekly, it includes journal articles, books, chapters, and dissertations.

There are a number of variants of the PsycINFO database and we have made the following 2 segments available to NHS Wales.

Please select one of the following options depending on how far back you would like to search for information:-

PubMed provides free access to 26.8 million records ranging from citations, abstracts and full text in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health care systems, and pre-clinical sciences. Using this link will connect you to full text articles available via the NHS Wales e-Library.

Social Care Online is produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and is the UK's largest online database of information on all aspects of social work and social care. It includes legislation, government documents, practice and guidance, systematic reviews, research briefings, UK grey (informally-published) literature, reports, and journal articles. The database is updated daily and contains over 160,000 records from the 1980s onwards. Find out more about the database here.

The Transfusion Evidence Library is a database of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials (updated monthly) relevant to transfusion medicine.

TravelHealthPro is the website comprising the travel health resources of the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC). It is the recommended resource for NHS Wales to use when looking for travel health information.

TRIP Pro is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care. It has extra content and functionality to Trip+ including 100,000+ extra systematic reviews, information on over 175,000 ongoing clinical trials, medical images and videos and an advanced search. Access is instant from the NHS Wales network but users can also register for a personal account to access from home.  For more information, you can follow this link.

WISDOM aims to provide healthcare staff and students in Wales with access to knowledge in the specialties of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Midwifery.