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 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.

You might see “Athens” mentioned a lot on our pages.  That’s because OpenAthens 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 (see bottom of page).

Access to the full text of articles

  If you’ve found the abstract of an article and want to see the full text, look for the article’s DOI (or PMID) and pop it into the search box below. Libkey will check to see if the entire article’s available.

If it is, you’ll see links to the full text. If not, you’ll see a link titled “Library Access Options”, and then “Submit an ILL (Inter Library Loan) for this item” – click it to send a request to our library team.

Lookup a journal article by DOI or PMID

Alternatively – open the Libkey site here and save it as a favourite to use any time you like.

More information here.

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).

The NHS Knowledge & Library Hub

A fast, simple way to help NHS staff and learners get to high quality knowledge and evidence resources in one place.

To take a look, click the logo or here.
Look for the yellow bar and click it to see locally funded content as well as national resources. You’ll also need your OpenAthens account to get full access to many resources.

More about the Knowledge & Library Hub here

The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry

The essential evidence-based e-handbook on the safe and effective prescribing of psychotropic agents. Covering both common and complex prescribing situations encountered in day-to-day clinical practice, this comprehensive resource provides expert guidance on drug choice, minimum and maximum doses, adverse effects, switching medications, prescribing for special patient groups, and more. Each clear and concise chapter includes an up-to-date reference list providing easy access to the evidence on which the guidance is based.

Click the book cover or here for access (OpenAthens account needed – see above)

Kortext e-Books

Kortext is a collection of 135 e-books, covering a range of different healthcare topics.

Click the picture or here and pick Rotherham, Doncaster & South Humberside from the list (OpenAthens account also needed). Browse the collection and add books to your personal library.

Hundreds more e-books available in our regular collection here. (Open ‘Advanced Search’ and pick Media type: ‘ebook’)


Over 200 eBooks are available. To access the collection go to https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/auth/lib/dbhnhs and sign in using your OpenAthens login.

Titles which haven’t been purchased are available for a 5 minute browsing period.  If you find a title that you would like please get in touch with us so we can help you access it.


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. OpenAthens account required.


Browse  hundreds of journals on your PC, Tablet or Phone

Click the picture or this link to open Browzine, and remember that access to full text of articles is via OpenAthens.

• Browse, read and monitor all journals available through OpenAthens in one place.

• Browse journals by topic, such as nursing, neurology, public health, emergency medicine.

• Direct links to full text of articles where available.

• BrowZine can be used on your PC, and there’s a smartphone/tablet app – details here.

For more information – click here.

KEEPING UP TO DATE with new research, guidance and reports in your specialty

We provide several options that you can subscribe to:

What is it? KnowledgeShare is an online system providing targeted updates on your professional interests. Whenever we find high impact documents in your area, we’ll let you know.

Why use it? We give you the latest high-level evidence in your field.

How does it work? We create a KnowledgeShare profile for you and it will be as broad or as specific as you need. For example, you could receive everything published on obstetrics or limit to receive items related to gestational diabetes.

How do I sign up? Complete a sign up form online (or print off this form and send it us) to tell us your preferences and return it to us at dbth.dri.library@nhs.net

If you’re interested in the few journals that aren’t covered by Knowledgeshare, JournalTOCs can help:

This free service contains Tables Of Contents for over 33000 journals from over 3500 publishers. Sign up for free and:
– follow your favourite journals (up to 30 titles)
– be alerted when new issues of your favourite journals are published
– save and export articles
– save your searches

To set up a JournalTOC, click the logo or this link

Need any help?  Just contact Sarah or Dave – see base of page.

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.


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.

OpenAthens needed for access.

Bite-Sized guide – For a quick guide to the features available and how to use them, 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. – see Contact Us – below


We offer training sessions to RDASH staff, but for contractual reasons these have to be approved by Heather Rice beforehand.

However, we can be approached to answer any questions you might have about any aspects of where and how to search for evidence, or how to appraise it once you’ve found it.

Alternatively, there are e-learning modules available:

Searching for Evidence

E-learning is available on how to search for evidence, whether for updating policies, writing up cases for publication, research projects, or any other reason you may have – click here or the picture below.

Critical Appraisal

We’ve put together links to a range of resources to help you evaluate the evidence you find, and how to interpret the statistics you come across – find them 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, open 24/7.

For more information click the picture or follow this link.


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.


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.

Publications can be searched in various ways, for example 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


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

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

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

Content out of date? Information wrong or not clear enough? Report this page.