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Health Services Library for NHS Staff: Home


We are pleased to announce that our catalogue, WebCat is upgraded to a new system, Library Search today.

Search University of Southampton Library (

It is making searches more efficient and user friendly. WebCat will be available until 31st August 2022.

Email us at if you have any questions.

Library Services FAQs

We are the official library service for...

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust 

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Register with OpenAthens

You can see a list of the resources you can access with your OpenAthens account on your OpenAthens hub.

Virtual Library Sessions for UHS Staff

We are running different types of 1-2-1 and group sessions for UHS staff virtually. Library session bookings:
  • From VLE - Search "library" on UHS VLE and book your eLearning module or virtual session
  • For 1-2-1 - Submit our online form here:
  • Library Virtual Group Session for your department - Email us at

Medical Masterclass - Access to 10 Vouchers

Note: UHS Staff Only

Developed directly by the RCP, Medical Masterclass is the most comprehensive resource to prepare you for your MRCP exam, including access to a question bank of MRCP(UK) Part 1 and Part 2 written exam type questions.

Login Requests

We have 10 vouchers, which are for individuals. Please contact the library at if you would like a voucher to access Medical Masterclass online.


We also have the 3rd edition of Medical Masterclass in print: Easy-to-read format; Clinical images and highlighted key points throughout; Considered to be the most comprehensive MRCP(UK) revision package available.

Library Search

NHS Knowledge and Library Hub Search

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OpenAthens: Your key to NHS resources

Information and resources for the Topol Review

Key Resources

OpenAthens: Your Resources About OpenAthens

NHS Knowledge and Library Hub

BMJ Best Practice About BMJ Best Practice

Register for KnowledgeShare About KnowledgeShare

Log into Trip Pro About Trip Pro

OVID Online

Oxford Medicine

Search the Library Catalogue About Catalogues

Access E-Books About Our E-Books

Online Journals

Access NICE Evidence Search About NICE Evidence Search

Contact Us

Do You Have Any Questions for the Library Team? We are Here to Help You!

Email us at or visit the Loans Desk in the South Academic Block (Level A) of Southampton General Hospital.

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How to find us

The Health Services Library is located on Level A of the South Academic Block, Southampton General Hospital. You can also find us on Google Maps.

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