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Health Services Library for NHS Staff: Journal Articles

Getting a Journal Article

1. Do You Have Access to the Full Text?

If an article isn't freely available, you might still have access if we subscribe. You'll need your NHS OpenAthens account.

  • Visit the Journals A-Z list
  • Make sure you're logged in with your OpenAthens account
  • Search for the journal title (not article title)

If we don't subscribe to the journal, move to Step 2.

2. Request the Document

Our inter-library loans service can obtain the article for you. You'll need to be a registered member of the library.

  • Log into our catalogue, WebCat, with your library card number and PIN
  • Click...
    • "Requests & Document Supply"
    • "Request something not available in our collections"
    • "Requests for Journals/Articles (including pages from)"
  • Enter details of the article you need

We will usually be able to supply the article to you within a couple of working days. Please indicate your preferred delivery method: collect from the library, posted to your workplace, or emailed to you.