Getting ready for the new literature searching websites!

​ Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS) ( will close on 31 March 2022. ​

What does that mean for you? If you search databases such as Medline, CINAHL, or Embase, you will no longer be able to search through HDAS. You will need to use the Ovid, EBSCO, or ProQuest websites instead to search these databases. The search techniques and principles you use in HDAS all work in the new websites. ​ You can access the new websites from our e-resources page .They are Ovid (Medline, Embase, Emcare, HMIC, AMED); EBSCOHost (Medline, CINAHL); and ProQuest (Medline, BNI, PsycInfo). We will also be providing ‘How To’ guides, as soon as these are available.

For help with these new resources, come along to one of our ‘Finding the Evidence’ training sessions! Details are on our training page, or you can have a group or one-to-one session at a time that suits you. Alternatively, for quick, easy access to evidence, you can also AskLibby! (see below) If you receive regular email updates from HDAS, why not register for KnowledgeShare updates instead. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at


Looking for something?

Don’t forget, if you are short of time and want to search lots of resources at once, Ask Libby, the Library and Knowledge Service discovery service will search through books, e-books, e-journals and more. An OpenAthens account is required to access resources. ​ You can access Ask Libby by using the search bar at the top of the page, or by the link on our e-resources page.

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