Databases that can be accessed without an Athens password

Nice Evidence Search

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Evidence search provides access to selected and authoritative evidence in health, social care and public health.

Nice Evidence search is closing on the 31st March 2022.

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
The Social Care Institute for Excellence  co-produces, shares, and supports the use of the best available knowledge and evidence about what works in practice. Please note that SCIE majors on guidance, training and consultancy. Their documents also appear on NICE Evidence search.

PubMed comprises more than 29 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Research in Practice

Kent County Council has a corporate subscription to Research in Practice (supporting evidence-informed practice with children and families)  which is available to all members of Kent County Council. You will need to register on their website at  using your work email.

NSPCC Library
The NSPCC Library is the only UK library dedicated to child protection, safeguarding, child abuse and child neglect. It holds over 40,000 resources including inquiry reports and case reviews, training resources and text books, international journals and grey literature. It provides a useful signpost to what is available, but may have to be followed up elsewhere.

British Association for Social Work and Social Workers (BASW)

Google Scholar
If you opt for a Google search engine, use Google Scholar. (Google gives a very different return to Google Scholar)