Our services include:
More information about these services is available below.
Our Librarians can undertake a detailed literature search on
your behalf and then send you resources relevant to your studies,
research or professional specialism. To request a literature
search, fill in our online form, provide as much detail
as possible and then submit it. Our librarians will do the
rest. Literature Search
If you prefer to do your own research, you can use our print
e-Resources. Take a look at our Resources page to see what is
If you need further help to get the best from our resources, you
can get further information about the support we can provide by
contacting staff at either of Our
Signing up for our Current Awareness service means you no
longer have to worry about keeping up to date with your favourite
journals or be concerned about those important new
developments that you may be missing out on. We
have a range of alerting services that will keep you well
The Library subscribes to JournalTOCs, a service which provides
access to the Table of Contents of over 28,000 journals. The
journals cover a wide range of medical topics, including medicine,
nursing and pharmacology.
At JournalTOCs, you can set up your own account and create lists
of followed journals. You will then receive alerts for new articles
and current awareness information.
To use this service go to http://www.journaltocs.ac.uk
click on the sign in option and then register as a new user.
Many organisations produce regular alerts to highlight news and
developments. These include:-
To receive alerts, fill in our Alerts &
Updates from Organisations form, tell us which alerts you would
like to receive and you will be added to our email lists.
If you or your team need help or support to use our resources or
services effectively, we can arrange a training session at a time
convenient to you. This could be a one to one or a group session,
in your department, in one of the libraries or over Teams.
A support session could take just 10 minutes or last an hour, we
will tailor the session to suit you. The session could cover
anything from search techniques to using individual
For more information or to arrange a support session, use this
form: Support Request Form
If you come across details of an article you need and cannot
access the full article, request it through our Inter Library Loans
service. Use the link below to open the Inter Library Loan request
form, enter as much detail as possible and the Library Team get it
for you from another NHS library service or from the British
Similarly, if you want to get hold of a particular book and
cannot find it on the Library Catalogue, use the link below to open
the Book Request form and we will borrow it from another NHS
library service or buy it for you to use.
Inter Library Loan request form
Book Request form
OpenAthens is a gateway to a range of e-Resources (healthcare
databases and e-Journal articles) which are exclusively available
to NHS staff and students to access over the internet. You
need to create an OpenAthens account which you can then use to
login to these e-Resources.
With OpenAthens you can find evidence and information to support
patient care and your own studies or personal
development whenever you need to. The e-Resources are
available for you whenever you want to use them, at work or at
Creating your OpenAthens account
If you experience any problems or need
assistance with registering, please go to Our
Libraries webpage for our contact details.
e-Resources available through OpenAthens
Go to our Resources page to see what's available under
e-Resources (databases, specialist resources, e-Journals and
You will also find information on how to search for journals
through our Journal Listing (Full Text
OpenAthens login problems
If you have an NHS OpenAthens account but have forgotten your
If you need further assistance with your OpenAthens
account, please contact us Our Libraries and Contact
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