This page gives an overview of key databases for medical and allied health care literature.
Most of these resources require a subscription, though free databases are also listed.
Professionals and researchers working for the HSE can access databases using their Athens login supplied by the HSE library. The Irish Hospice Foundation Library also provides access to databases for their staff, students and for members of its library.
Options for Accessing Databases
If you are employed by the HSE you can access databases using your HSE library Athens login
Students, staff and members of the Irish Hospice Foundation library can access databases and resources using their Athens login
Performing a basic search - Tutorial HERE
Advanced searching - Tutorial HERE
Using MeSH headings in CINAHL - Tutorial HERE
A comprehensive collection of over 3,000 titles in Nursing & Allied Health research, education and clinical practice. Relevant titles include Palliative & Supportive Care & Progress in Palliative Care
Abstracts for 4600 biomedical journals indexed at the National Library of Medicine. Coverage is international and dates from the early 1950's. Many include full text.
Free online database for locating clinical evidence and guidelines
LENUS provides open access to publications from the HSE and Irish Health researchers.
Searchable database of evidence based practice reviews including a number on palliative interventions and palliative nursing & practice
A collection of articles and resources on end-of-life care and palliative care and symptoms
National Health Library & Knowledge Service. Health Service Executive. Dr. Steevens' Hospital, Dublin 8. Tel: 01-6352555/8. Email: email@example.com