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The Cochrane Collaboration,The Cochrane Library

  • The Cochrane Library is the single most reliable source for evidence on the effects of health care.
  • The Cochrane Library enables those involved with healthcare decisions to keep up-to-date with all the latest evidence

Access The Cochrane Library. Also: Cochrane Clinical Answers

Discover: NIHR Dissemination Centre has been set up to make health research evidence easierNIHR to reach for those who need it.  Each week they publish three or four new ‘Signals’ – short summaries of health research that has appeared recently in peer-reviewed journals.  Signals are published on the Dissemination Centre’s portal Discover.


Medicines Learning Portal

Designed for hospital pharmacists in their first 1,000 days of practice, but some content may also be of interest to hospital pharmacy technicians, community pharmacists, CCG pharmacists, and pharmacists returning to hospital practice after a career break.

Access: Medicines Learning Portal


TRIP DatabaseTrip Database

Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.  Trip is a smart, fast tool for you to find high-quality clinical research evidence.

Access: Trip Database 

YouTube videos: How to use Trip 


Google Scholar

Provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. Search across a wide variety of disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books.

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