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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.

Please note that NHS Wales does not have an active subscription, and therefore only the free "simple" search function is available.

Content from Ageinfo is also added to our subscription database Social Policy and Practice. Registered eLibrary users may find the improved search features of Social Policy and Practice, as well the inclusion of content from other data providers (e.g. Social Care Online), helpful when conducting their searches.   

Allied & Complementary Medicine (AMED)

Allied & Complementary Medicine ™ covers the fields of complementary or alternative medicine and allied health. Information is geared toward medical professionals and health practicioners and care-givers, as well as the pharmaceutical industry. Journal articles, newspapers and books are indexed and coverage is international.

Coverage: 1985 – current


Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts (ASSIA)

(NHS Wales Network) ASSIA 

(NHS Wales OpenAthens) ASSIA 

Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts (ASSIA) is designed to serve the information needs of the caring professions, including practitioners, researchers, and students in healthcare, social services, education, and related areas. It is focused on a core of around 500 of the most relevant English language scholarly journals covering aspects of health and social care from a broadly social scientific perspective.


Coverage: 1987 - current

Subject coverage

  • Education
  • Family
  • Gerontology
  • Health services
  • Housing
  • Mental health services
  • Nursing
  • Social work
  • Substance abuse
British Nursing Database

(NHS Wales Network) British Nursing Database

(Log in with NHS Wales OpenAthens) British Nursing Index (BNI) with Full Text

British Nursing Database (BND) is a full-text version of the British Nursing Index (BNI), a leading bibliographic database supporting the practice, education, and research for nurses, midwives, and health providers in the UK and the greater nursing community. This full text database provides abstracting and indexing for hundreds of titles, with coverage dating back to 1993. Literature coverage focuses on titles published in the UK, Australia and Canada, plus a selection of important international nursing titles.

You have access to:

View title list

Subject coverage

  • Biology-Genetics
  • Dermatology and venerology
  • Dietetics
  • Drug abuse and alcoholism
  • Forensic sciences
  • Geriatrics
  • Gerontology
  • Law
  • Neurology
  • Nursing

Additional Information

Proquest LibGuide: British Nursing Database

Proquest LibGuide: British Nursing Index


The Campbell Collection
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.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text

CINAHL Plus® with Full Text is a robust collection of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 770 journals indexed in CINAHL®. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index, with no embargo. CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the core research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature. Full text coverage dates back to 1937.

This comprehensive research database provides full text for nursing and allied health journals indexed in CINAHL Plus. Additional materials include full-text evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons and continuing education modules.

Content Includes:

340 active full-text, non-open access journals

7,600,000 records

5,600 journals indexed

1,400 journals with searchable cited references

Nursing and Allied Health Content from the Most Authoritative Sources

CINAHL Plus with Full Text includes publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses Association. Many of the most popular full-text journals are available with no embargo. In addition, this resource offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, audiovisuals, book chapters and more.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text covers a wide range of topics including nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.

More than 300 new subject headings have been added to CINAHL to help researchers find new concepts, including COVID-19, social distancing and vaping as well as new local terminology such as Aboriginal Canadians, First Nations of Canada, First Nations of Australia, and Torres Strait Islanders.

Additional Features:

  • An easy-to-use interface with basic and advanced search features and searchable cited references
  • Subject Headings that help users effectively search and retrieve information and follow the structure of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used by the National Library of Medicine
  • Continuing education modules
  • Research instruments records
  • Full-text evidence-based care sheets
  • Full-text quick lessons
  • Author affiliations

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Cochrane Library

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. Access guides on how to use the database here.

DermNet NZ

DermNet NZ

The world's authority on skin information

DermNet NZ is the world’s free resource and authority on all things skin. We help thousands of people make informed, evidence-based decisions on how to care for skin conditions, by providing reliable information at the click of a button.

Education Resources Information Centre (ERIC)
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: Excerpta Medica

Embase <1974 to Current>

Embase <1996 to Current>

Comprehensive bibliographic coverage of the literature on drugs and pharmacology and of all other aspects of human medicine and related disciplines. Embase® is a key resource for biomedical evidence, from published, peer-reviewed literature, in-press publications and conference abstracts. Use Embase® to review clinical trials, to generate systematic reviews, to monitor products for pharmacovigilance and much more. Embase®’s comprehensive indexing - of drugs, devices, manufacturers and disease names - ensures maximum search ability.


Further information and support

New interface on Ovid (2022)


Ovid Tools & Resources Portal

Further help videos on OVID can be found here:

Boolean and other database searching techniques:

NHS Wales Library and Knowledge Services training group has worked with the e-Library to produce the following help video series, Exploring Evidence

Europe PMC

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


Further information


GreenFILE is a free research database covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. 

Healthcare Administration Database

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.

Health Equity Resource Database

The health equity resource database is hosted by the health inequalities portal, an online information hub for research, policy, data, publications and other resources regarding health inequalities in Europe. The database allows you to search for such resources by keyword, as well as filtering by type (including policy and policy analysis), theme (including both factors affecting health and those relevant to the delivery of services, such as e-health, financing, governance and health systems), country, geographic level (from local to international) and year. It includes resources from across Europe and is a useful tool for finding grey literature.


Further information:

About Health Inequalities - Health Inequalities Portal (

Why is it important to address health inequalities?

Toolbox - Health Inequalities Portal (

Health Management Information Consortium (HMIC)

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.

Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

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.

Maternity and Infant Care Database (MIDIRS)

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.

Other resources

MIDIRS Landing Page



Using OVID for Literature Searching

New interface on Ovid (2022)

Ovid Tools & Resources Portal


Further help videos on OVID can be found here:

Boolean and other database searching techniques:

NHS Wales Library and Knowledge Services training group has worked with the e-Library to produce the following help video series, Exploring Evidence



Ovid MEDLINE <1946 to Current>

Ovid MEDLINE <1996 to Current>

Ovid MEDLINE and Epub ahead of Print, In-Process, In-Data Review & Other non-indexed citations and daily <1946 - Current>

Ovid MEDLINE Epub ahead of Print, In-Process, In-Data Review & Other non-indexed citations 


MEDLINE on this service contains over 20 million citations and abstracts, providing unparalleled access to worldwide biomedical literature. The database contains a broad range of medical topics relating to research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, and health care services. Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE contains all records published in Index Medicus and since 2002, most citations previously included in separate NLM specialty databases such as SPACELINE and HISTLINE. Subject content includes anatomy; communication disorders; microbiology; paramedical professions; pathology; physiology; psychiatry; toxicology; dentistry; parasitology; reproductive biology; epidemiology; gene therapy; surgical and pharmaceutical intervention; nursing practice; ethical and legal issues; institutional operations; laboratory techniques and procedures; diagnosis and management; clinical research trials and experimental treatment protocols; legislation and regulation; allied health specialties; continuing education; investigational drugs and new drug uses, and some veterinary medicine.


Further information and support


Medline on Ovid (2023)

Medline - presentation

New interface on Ovid (2022)


Ovid Tools & Resources Portal


Micromedex Healthcare Series

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