New search tools have been added to https://discoverylibrary.org/SCAS to help you find prehospital and healthcare information more quickly and effectively.
To access content you will need a SCAS OpenAthens account – register at https://openathens.nice.org.uk/
All SCAS staff (including honorary and voluntary) and students on placement are eligible to register.
New tools include:
- NHS Knowledge and Library Hub which brings together a vast range of databases, journals, NICE guidance and other support tools in one place.
- LibKey article lookup use the article’s Digital Object Identifier (DOI) or PubMed ID (PMID) to quickly access subscribed content or request
- LibKey Nomad Downloadable browser tool that when a scholarly publisher page or others incl PubMed, Wikipedia loads, system checks and links to local content
- PubMed link for SCAS includes a SCAS link on the right-hand side of each record to check article availability
AS WELL AS THE NEW SEARCH TOOLS MENTIONED ABOVE YOU STILL HAVE ACCESS TO LITERATURE DATABASES FOR IN-DEPTH SEARCHES
via the NHS England subscribed healthcare databases :
AMED (via Ovid)– allied and complementary medicine including palliative care
BNI (via Proquest)– nursing, midwifery and community healthcare
CINAHL (via Ebsco)– nursing and allied health~
Embase (via Ovid) – biomedical and pharmaceutical literature
Emcare (via Ovid) – nursing and allied health
HMIC (via Ovid) – healthcare management
Medline (via Ovid or Via Ebsco) – biomedical, life sciences, allied health and pre-clinical sciences literature
To access the NHS subscribed databases you will need a NHS Athens account.
UNTIL MARCH 2022
You can still use the previous NHS HDAS search interface
Please see the HDAS closure information for details of the transition to new systems and how to export saved searches from HDAS.
You may also wish to see the following videos around moving HDAS alerts to Ovid and EBSCO and ProQuest interfaces (with thanks to Tom Roper).
For further information and assistance with searching and OpenAthens accounts email firstname.lastname@example.org
Discovery Library (Lead library for SCAS)
L5, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth