Formal Bibliographic Databases
NICE Evidence search finds selected, authoritative evidence in health, social care and public health.
Published international literature on traumatic stress
The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence.
Aggregates open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide
Direcory of academic open access repositories
Uses Open Archives Initiative Protocol for metadata harvesting
Provides access to more than 100 million documents from more than 5,000 sources.
Brings together the catalogues of c.90 major UK and Irish libraries British Library http://explore.bl.uk/
Web Search Tools
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.
A collaborative project provided by a network of librarians and knowledge managers in the health sector .
Free, medically-focused deep web search engine.
Government services and information
UK’s national thesis service which aims to maximise the visibility and availability of the UK’s doctoral research theses.
Search the 4,872,302 electronic theses and dissertations contained in the NDLTD archive
Advanced research and scholarship. Theses and dissertations, free to find, free to use.
A partnership of research libraries and library consortia working together to improve access to European research theses.
Websites & Bulletins
Produced by the The New York Academy of Medicine between 1999 - 2016, Grey literature publications in health services research and selected urban health topics. (From 2017, the website and database will be discontinued but the resources will still be accessible.)
The King's Fund's Information and Knowledge Services provide a unique and free source of information on health and social care policy and management
Provides evidence-based research and policy analysis.
Publications are available to download. Hard copies of many publications can also be ordered free of charge.
Original research and influential policy work in the field of innovation.