Expert Searching

Searching Using the Native Interfaces Training and Support for Native Interfaces Resources for Expert Search Early Adopters

Searching bibliographic databases using the Native Interfaces

The bibliographic databases in the National Core Content collection may be searched using their native interfaces.

Log into NICE My Resources or the My Resources list in OpenAthens.  Select the supplier from the list, then select the required database.

  • EBSCO: CINAHL | Medline
  • Ovid Technologies: AMED | Embase | Emcare | HMIC | Medline
  • ProQuest: BNI | Medline| PsychINFO

Alternatively use these links:

Training and Support for Native Interfaces


Resources for the Expert Search Early Adopters pilot


For any queries about the project, or useful resources you think need including here, contact or

Data Collection

There are two forms for search data collection:

If you need the link for either form please contact

Provider Training

LKS Support site for resources specifically for NHS users.

Includes YouTube training videos and recordings of the sessions delivered to pilot participants:


Training portal where you can sign up for webinars.

For basic use of the EBSCOhost interface, a playlist of videos is available on YouTube.

A recording available of the session delivered on the 27th of October

Transition to Cinahl on EBSCOhost

Transition to Medline on EBSCOhost


A portal for NHS users, including links to training videos and help sheets:

The recordings from their training sessions and accompanying Q&A sheets are also available

See also Ovid’s Search History Launcher tutorial.


Online training resources for PubMed

University of Cambridge Medical Library Training

Recordings of the sessions delivered on all of the interfaces and PubMed.

Reference Management

Training materials
A recording of the Endnote session delivered by University of Cambridge Medical Library.

Video guides are available on the Refworks YouTube channel
‘Knowledge articles’ available from the Refworks Customer Knowledge Centre

De-duplication of results
Bramer, W. M., Giustini, D., de Jonge, G. B., Holland, L., & Bekhuis, T. (2016). De-duplication of database search results for systematic reviews in EndNote. Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA, 104(3), 240–243.

There’s also a useful blog post on the process from Jane Falconer here:

General Resources

Katie Barnard and Sarah Rudd have compiled a comparison table for the three main providers.

InterTASC Information Specialists’ Sub-Group Search Filter Resource for a comprehensive number of filters by study design, focus geography, age etc. The filters are for a variety of databases and interface providers.

University of Cambridge Medical Library have a ‘Top tips guides and videos’ page for some provider interfaces and Endnote.

[Page last updated: 30 November 2020]