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An NHS OpenAthens account allows you to access a range of quality information online. Users can access Healthcare Databases Advanced Search(HDAS) and nationally purchased content, which includes bibliographic databases from:


  • Ovid (Medline, Embase, AMED, HMIC and PsycINFO)

  • ProQuest (BNI)

  • Full-text databases from EBSCO (Cinahl Index and EMCARE)

  • Journals from the BMJ and AMA collections.


You may also be able to access extra content which has been purchased in your region or by your organisation.

For any queries and/or further information information please email us or ring us 

Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS)

Healthcare databases advanced search (HDAS) enables you to search eight databases – AMED, BNI, Cinahl Index, Embase, EMCARE, HMIC, Medline and PsycInfo.

You may find the below guides & videos useful when using HDAS.