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Two key databases: Ovid MEDLINE and Embase

Using the Ovid platform, these databases allow you to conduct systematic searches across numerous journals and cross-search MEDLINE and Embase simultaneously to facilitate on-going research and evidence-based practice.

  • Ovid MEDLINE - contains 16 million bibliographic citations from over 5,000 biomedical journals dating back to 1946. Access full text (where available) using the green "FULL TEXT" button.
  • Embase - a major biomedical and pharmaceutical database indexing over 3,500 international journals. Access full text (where available) using the green "FULL TEXT" button.

Through Ovid, you can also access the Annals and the Bulletin via the 'Your Journals@Ovid' option. This allows you to search the full text of the College Annals and Bulletin.

You can access help with literature searching and using Ovid MEDLINE and Embase. You can also email us at for any assistance or advice with literature searching.

Another key database you may find useful

  • The Cochrane Library - a key resource in evidence-based medicine and is free to access within the UK. It includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the Cochrance Central Register of Controlled Trials and the Health Technology Assessment Database.

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