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Health Services Library for NHS Staff: Electronic Books


Electronic Books

eBooks from Kortext

  •, type "University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust" from Sign in to browse your institution library


  • Sign-in with your OpenAthens username and password

  • Once you have signed with your OA account you will see Kortext eBooks on "My Resources"

Finding E-Books

Online access to Medical and Healthcare books from Oxford University Press

Oxford Handbooks include all titles in the Oxford Medical Handbooks series as well as Oxford Handbooks in Nursing and the ‘Emergencies In…’ series.

How to access

1. Sign in to NHS OpenAthens

2. If you don’t have an OpenAthens account, please register for one

3. Once signed in, you will be taken directly to the books you have access to

Selected Kortext eBook Titles

What Are They?

Many textbooks are now available electronically, and where appropriate we are purchasing these either in addition to or instead of our printed books. Unlike fiction books you might buy at home, you are usually unable to download the entire book but can instead either download parts of it, or browse through the entire book online.

If there are particular books that you would like to to buy in electronic format then let us know using the Book Request form, below.

Request New E-Books

If we don't have the book you need in stock, you can ask us to purchase it. Whenever possible we will always try to provide books in the format you request (electronic or print).

Book request form