Key databases for health
These databases are the best place to start your search for journal articles. They contain journals covering nursing, health, medicine, and psychology.
Tip: You can cross-search Cinahl, Medline, and Psycinfo at the same time.
Other useful databases
The subject databases above are the most relevant for your subject. If you want to look more broadly, you can use one of our multidisciplinary databases.
See also all databases: A-Z / by subject
Study skills for health
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- College of Operating Department Practitioners
CODP is the professional body for operating department practitioners.
- Department of Health and Social Care
Policy, guidance, and publications for health and social care professionals.
- Health & Care Professions Council
A regulator of professional standards, training, behaviour, and health for arts therapists, biomedical scientists, occupational therapists, operating department practicitioners, and many others.
NICE is an independent organisation providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health.
- NICE Evidence Search
Search for evidence in health, social care, and public health. It includes journals articles, pathways, guidance, government papers, and more.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
NMC safeguards the public health and wellbeing, and are the nursing and midwifery regulator for the UK.
- Royal College of Nursing
The RCN represents nurses and nursing, promoting excellence in practice, and helps shape health policies.
- Social Care Institute for Excellence
The SCIE is an improvement support agency and charity working with adults', familities', and children's care and support services in the UK.