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NHS Evidence is a service from NICE to search evaluated evidence-based information resources in health and social care

NHS Evidence is a service from NICE to search evaluated evidence-based information resources in health and social care



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    • Using NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries
    • Why use NHS Evidence?
      • Fast and easy to search with a Google-style search box
      • Filtered searching for evidence from a wide variety of evaluated sources
      • Full-text available for most items
      • Free and no passwords required (an NHS Athens account may be required for some items)
    • What does it cover?
      • It covers all areas of health and social care , and includes:
      • Systematic reviews (including Cochrane reviews)
      • Health Technology Assessments
      • Guidelines (mainly UK)
      • Drug information (from BNF and other sources)
      • Statistics
      • Selected primary research
    • How to search
      • Google-style search box
      • Enter keywords from your search
      • No need to worry about ‘and’ or ‘or’ in most cases
      • If you misspell something, you’ll normally get a suggestion
    • Improving your search
      • Consider synonyms of your search words
      • For example, use ‘influenza’ as well as ‘flu’ to get all relevant results
      • Synonyms can be grouped with ‘or’
    • Improving your search
      • To search for a phrase , enclose it in quotes. For example, “allergic rhinitis”
      • Use the wildcard * to search for variations, for example surg* will find surgery and surgeon
      • Some variations of a word will usually be searched automatically, for example ‘strategy’ will also find ‘strategies’
    • Browsing topics
      • Instead of searching, you can browse the many topics available
      • Click on the A-Z link
    • Topic results
      • Selecting a topic provides key information such as guidance, ongoing research, and medicines information
    • Search results
      • Results are shown in order of relevance (but can be sorted by date if preferred)
      • 10 results are shown per page
      • Click on the title of an item to view the full text
    • Filtering results
      • Results can be filtered by:
      • Area of interest
      • Type of Information
      • Clinical Query
      • Source
      • Medicines and Devices
      • Use the links on the left of each screen to filter your results
    • Getting full text articles
      • Some items may be critical appraisals of articles
      • Links to the original article may not be provided
      • To check whether the NHS has access, follow the link to ‘Journals and Databases’.
      • You’ll need your NHS Athens account to see the full range of journals
    • Further features
      • Access to the NHS Healthcare Databases is available through the ‘ Journals and Databases ’ link
      • You can also access NICE Pathways, and QIPP resources from the front page