The following sources of information will be useful when searching for public health information.
An NHS OpenAthens username and password is required to access those databases marked with an asterisk(*).
If you need help using any of these resources please contact your local library.
Browse the full range of electronic journals available to you, or search for specific titles via BrowZine. (This includes all the journals provided nationally via both Health Education England and UK HSA)
Do a single search across multiple information resources, using the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub
The Cochrane Library is a set of databases of high quality evidence on the effects of healthcare interventions and treatments. Systematic Reviews are available in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness and Health Technology Assessment databases.
Healthcare Databases including Medline, Embase, PsycInfo, BNI and Cinahl contain references, often with informative summaries or abstracts, to journal articles including systematic reviews.
The TRIP database is a free resource which aims to deliver the highest quality literature to support evidence based practice. The content includes systematic reviews.
There are a variety of tools that can be used to help you plan your search. Leeds Institute of Health Sciences have collated a very useful list of tools (including PICO, ECLIPS(E) and SPICE).
To view the website:https://ukhsalibrary.koha-ptfs.co.uk/laph/
The resources available from the page are presented as part of The UK Health Security Agency’s (UKHSA) remit to work collaboratively and support the wider public health agenda.