Countdown to NHS Evidence and new HDAS

The newly redesigned NHS Evidence Healthcare Databases search (HDAS) will be launched later this week.  Look out for more news about the improvements and differences from 31 May when it goes live.

Your existing NHS Athens usernames and passwords will enable you to access not just the regular databases (BNI, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE etc) and The Cochrane Library but ejournals and ebooks too.

*** If you do not yet have an Athens account then please follow this link and sign up today for free.  Make sure you quote your NHSnet email address for instant access. If you experience any difficulty please email Jan Read or contact the Staff Library on 01625 661362

New look coming to HDAS

From May 30th, the NHS Evidence Healthcare Database Service (HDAS) will have a new look.  

The new design addresses a number of priorities identified from user’s feedback.

Users can expect an improved more reliable performance which provides:

  • Extra navigation options
  • Collapsible/expandable search history
  • Context sensitive help and advice with task and function relevant HELP
  • Improved thesaurus and selection options
  • More flexible options for running previous searches
  • Applying limits to the search history display
  • Running count of the number of results a search will retrieve as searches are adjusted.