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Health Services Library for NHS Staff: Literature Searching

Accessing Journal Articles

Step 1:

Register online for an NHS OpenAthens account if you haven't registered already. If an article isn't freely available, your OpenAthens account might give you access to full text.

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

Step 2

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

  1. Please submit your request by logging into Library Search.
  2. Search the item you are looking for and select Request on the right of the screen.  
  3. Complete the Item details and Request details sections of the form, then click Submit Request.

Knowledge and Library Hub

The NHS Knowledge and Library Hub connects NHS staff and learners to high quality knowledge and evidence resources in one place. 

It  includes a powerful, semantic search plus advanced and PICO search options. 

Full access is free to all NHS staff and learners using your NHS OpenAthens account. 

Don’t yet have an account?  Register for NHS OpenAthens  

USER Guide - Literature Search on Knowledge and Library HUB

Help with Advanced Literature Searching

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

Help with Referencing

The following links will help you to reference just about any source, and understand how to avoid plagiarism.