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Cancer care: Databases

Cancer care > Databases

You can access a range of bibliographical databases with your NHS OpenAthens account. Sign in to see what you can access.

You can access bibliographic databases from the providers' websites. For example:

  • Medline
  • Embase

Health Education England provides links to these databases and materials to help you search effectively.

You will need to sign in to the databases with your NHS OpenAthens account.

NHS Knowledge and Library Hub

Visit Health Education England’s NHS Knowledge and Library Hub for:

  • A single search of all the knowledge and library resources available to you, whether purchased nationally or locally.
  • Links to database provider websites for advanced literature searching.
  • A browsable list of all the journals you can access.
  • A list of all resources purchased nationally for the NHS in England.

You'll need to sign in with your NHS OpenAthens account to access the resources.

Evidence summaries - UpToDate

UpToDate provides evidence-based summaries relating to all types of cancers.

Its topic summaries provide essential information relating to

  • Epidemiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Cancer screening and prevention
  • Diagnosis
  • Staging
  • Prognosis
  • Treatment
  • Psychological aspects

Database help

For help using any of these databases, see the Library Training Page.

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