Love To Travel? Take A Database "Trip" With Welch

Our newest “family member” 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. 

Want more about Trip? From their website:

“Trip has been online since 1997 and in that time has developed into the internet’s premier source of evidence-based content. Our motto is ‘Find evidence fast’ and this is something we aim to deliver for every single search.

As well as research evidence we also allow clinicians to search across other content types including images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses and news.

Trip has been searched over 100 million times by users coming to our site.

We have a global reach with the main users coming from the USA and the UK. After that there is a bias towards English language countries (e.g. Canada, Australia) but we have significant usage from Spain and South American Spanish-language countries.

Our most recent survey indicated that approximately 70% of our users were clinicians and 30% were non-clinical e.g. information specialists, patients or carers. Of the 70% of clinician users about 50% were doctors with an even split between primary and secondary care.

For further information on Trip click on any of the questions/sections on the left-hand side of this page. But if you still have questions please contact us via”


Here’s how TRIP looks in our catalog.


The Welch Library Communications Team

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