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Electronic Resources 


The Healthcare Library provides access to a range of electronic resources including journals, databases and UpToDate.To access electronic resources you will need to register for an NHS OpenAthens password.


Register for your NHS OpenAthens password here

Forgotten your password? Click here

Need to change your details? Click here

Full range of OpenAthens resources can be seen here (with your OpenAthens password)



An NHS OpenAthens account gives you access to electronic books, ejournals and databases from any computer.

Register at work to get your account details emailed straight away.

You can also register from your PC at home but it will take up to 15 days for your account details to be emailed.

NHS OpenAthens accounts last for two years. You will then need to re-register.

If you already have an OpenAthens account via a University, an NHS OpenAthens account will offer you different or additional resources.

More information in the NHS OpenAthens leaflet.

Electronic Journals

You can access around 2000 healthcare related journals with your OpenAthens password.

To find individual titles in an A-Z list click here.

You can also find print journal holdings in local NHS libraries at

Try if you cannot find the titles you require.

If you want specific articles which you cannot access, please ask the library using the inter-library loans request service (see Library Services tab, left).



 Databases  UpToDate


A range of databases is available including Medline, CINAHL, Embase, BNI, PsycInfo, AMED, HMIC, and Health Business Elite.

To access electronic databases go to


UpToDate evidence based clinical decision making support system is accessible with your OpenAthens password.

Click here to access!

UpToDate is also available on the intranet with no password required.

And you can register to use the mobile app here.




Literature Searching

Do you need help searching the databases?

Library Search Service: The Healthcare Library provides a literature search service - please complete the request form here if you would like librarians to carry out a search for you

More information: You can find information on how to search databases in this leaflet here.


Training in Electronic Resources

The library offers help and training in how to use electronic resources, either 1:1 or in a group, in the library or at your place of work.

Please contact the library to arrange.

Online training: You can try an elearning course in literature searching here



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