Welcome to users from Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust.

This page is to help RDaSH staff link to resources and services provided by the DBTHFT Knowledge, Library & Information Service.


Want to join the library?  Request an article or book?  Ask for an evidence search?

Click the picture below or follow this link to download the form you need (be aware that the electronic forms may not work on IOS devices)


This lists books, e-books, journals and other items held in the libraries at Bassetlaw Hospital and Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

To search the library catalogue and access your account, click the picture or follow this link.


NHS Athens gives you access to a platform hosting Oxford University Press’ prestigious medical titles. This resource brings together online texts by world-renowned authors. Over 1,000 books available, many of which include exclusive digital tools such as videos to further enrich your learning and practice.

Click the picture or this link to take a look. NHS Athens account required – register in a couple of minutes here.


For those staff who wish to, and are able, the Library and Learning Resource Centre at DRI (and Bassetlaw) offers a comfortable environment for quiet study.

For more information click the picture or follow this link.

NHS Open Athens

You might see “Athens” mentioned a lot on our pages.  That’s because Open Athens is a gateway to a huge array of information resources – some provided by the NHS nationally and some locally by the trust.

It takes a couple of minutes to set up an account and then you’ll have full access to resources like BMJ Best Practice, Medline, CINAHL, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, The Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection  and many others – just click here.

When your account is setup, look for your Resources page and explore! And if you want any help, contact the Library.


Over 1000 health related journals are available to browse online.

For more information on how to get access, click the picture or follow this link

Book & article requests

If you’re unable to find the book or full text of an journal article you need, we’ll do our best to obtain it for you. Submit a request for each book or article required – download an Article/Book Request from our Forms and guides page here (the electronic forms may not work on IOS devices).


BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice is ranked one of the best clinical decision support tools for health professionals worldwide.

It takes you quickly and accurately to the latest evidence-based information in over 30 specialties, whenever and wherever you need it.

Step by step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention is updated daily using robust evidence based methodology and expert opinion.

Click on the logo to open BMJ Best Practice or click here for more information.

Bite-Sized guide – For a quick guide to the features available and how to use them, click here.

ATHENS: You may find that you need to log into NHS Athens to get access – register for an account in a couple of minutes here.

Healthcare Databases Advanced Search interface – HDAS

HDAS allows you to search millions of articles held on any/all of 9 top quality health databases at once such as the ones on the left:

If you know how to use the HDAS interface, open it by clicking the picture or this link.

For a quick guide to using HDAS – click here

For more information about these databases, the HDAS interface, e-learning modules to help you use it and who to contact for a training session with a real, live person – click here.

NICE Evidence

The NICE Evidence website provides access to high quality, evidence based sites for health and social care information. The selection includes systematic reviews, guidelines, statistics, drug information, clinical pathways and selected primary care research.

To open it, click the picture or here

For a Quick Reference Guide to NICE Evidence, click here

This is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making:

– Cochrane Databases of Systematic Reviews: the leading resources for systematic reviews in health care
– Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials
– Cochrane Methodology Register
– Database of Abstracts and Reviews of Effects
– Health Technology Assessment Database
– NHS Economic Evaluation Database

Access to the databases within the Cochrane library does not require the use of your NHS Athens account. Links to some full text articles are provided in some of the databases.

To open the library, click the logo or here.


If you need a literature search undertaking – just complete our online form and email it to us – click the picture or this link.

Please give as much detail as possible, although if anything isn’t clear, we’ll try to contact you to clarify your request.

Our normal turn-round time for searches is 10 working days, although please let us know if you need a faster response and we’ll see what we can do.

Please be aware that if your search is for a course you’re on – we can’t do it for you, although we can answer any questions you may have about your search – resources to use, how to best use them, etc.


E-learning is available on how to search the literature effectively.

There are also some useful online Critical Appraisal modules available.


The Knowledge & Library Service maintains a Publications Register of published articles, books and chapters written by RDaSH and DBTH trust staff.

You can access the Publications Register by clicking on the picture or this link.

Click “Enter Library”and in the News and Information section, look for the link to “Publications Register”.

Publications can be searched by author.

The entries are being updated monthly – if you have published something we may have missed, please e-mail the details so that it can be followed up:  dbth.publications@nhs.net


We provide several options that you can subscribe to:

The Big Four – A weekly bulletin containing the titles and abstracts of research papers from BMJ, Lancet, NEJM and JAMA.

Specialty Specific Current Awareness Bulletins

These are produced regularly, highlighting key information from a wide range of sources and e-mailed out to you as a pdf with links to the source articles.

To find out more or sign up, click the picture or this link.


If you would you like to receive details of new books added to library stock in any of several subject areas simply email for details on how to sign up dbth.dri.library@nhs.net

Current subject areas include:
Anatomy & Physiology
Clinical audit
Geriatric medicine
Medical Ethics
Medical Revision
Patient safety
Psychiatry and Mental health
Reflective practice

To sign up, contact dbth.dri.library@nhs.net stating “New Book Alerts” in the subject heading and let us know which areas you would like to receive notifications about, or alternatively check the relevant boxes on this form and return to the library at either DRI or Bassetlaw.

Library Newsletter

We produce a semi-regular newsletter to keep you up to date with changes in the library service, new resources, training and anything else we think you might need to know about us and what we have for you.

Download the latest issues below:

Knowledge and Library Service Newsletter Issue 6 Autumn 2019

Knowledge and Library Service Newsletter Issue 5 Winter 2018

Knowledge and Library Service Newsletter Issue 4 Spring 2018


The Library can help you with your Nursing and Midwifery Revalidation – the process that all nurses and midwives in the UK now need to follow to maintain their registration with the NMC.

The Knowledge, Library & Information Service is here to help you – for full details of how we can support you and our collection of useful resources (books, journal articles, videos, podcasts) – take a look at our Revalidation Support webpage by clicking the picture, or this link.


A brief guide to the services we provide for staff from RDASH – click the picture or follow this link to download

For further information about any aspects of our service please contact:

Library & Learning Resource Centre, DRI
Tel: 01302 642894
E-mail: dbth.dri.library@nhs.net

Library & Learning Resource Centre, Bassetlaw Hospital
Tel: 01909 572917
E-mail: dbth.bas.library@nhs.net

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