Information resources for STH staff

A series of resources are available to enable you to answer a range of health related questions. Local guides to these resources are available for the use of STH staff. If you have any further queries about the services, or would like to arrange training for you or your department, please contact Matt Cooper

NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)

Use NICE Evidence Search Databases and Journals to access full text electronic books and journals, bibliographic databases (such as Medline and CINAHL), journal content alerting and to register for your NHS Athens account. Athens login is required to access these services.

Database searching – a local guide (PDF, 313KB)
Athens registration: local guide (Word, 141 KB)

Use NICE Evidence Search to search across evidence selected for inclusion by NHS evidence. This will include content previously covered by the Specialist Collections and the National Library of Guidelines.

  • To locate guidelines carry out your search, choose “guidelines” from the drop down menu at sources of information.
  • Resources previously included in the Specialist Collections are now fully integrated into the results from NHS Evidence Search. Use the drop down menus at the left hand side of the screen to navigate to your selection.

Cochrane Library

Use the Cochrane Library to search for Cochrane systematic reviews, other reviews, and the Cochrane Central database of clinical trials.

NHS News

Use Behind the headlines to find information about the science behind health stories in the news.