Resources & e-Resources

We’ve got a whole range of information resources that you can use – from books to online databases – find out more about them below…


Staff may borrow up to 8 books at a time and students up to four books. The loan period is 3 weeks and you can renew items (up to 3 times) by phone, e-mail, in person or via the library catalogue online as long as they are not required by anyone else.

Library Catalogue
The online library catalogue is available here.
Use it to:

  • Browse and search for books/ e-books, journals / e-journals and other materials we hold.
  • Search the Trust Publications Register
  • Access and view your borrowing record, renew books online and request to reserve items

Book Recommendations
If you would like to recommend a book for us to consider purchasing please use the Book Recommendation Request Form

e-Journals & e-Books

We provide access to e-journals and e-books that have been purchased at national, regional or local level.

An NHS Athens account is needed to access them (set one up here).

Access over a thousand e-journal titles here (remember to log into Athens using the link on the top right of the page)

If full text of the journal is available, it will provide you with details of the years covered, any embargo periods and a link through to the provider of that journal. “My Journals” will also indicate if printed journals are held at the DRI or Bassetlaw libraries at DBHFT.

We provide access to hundreds of e-books, including Oxford Handbooks, ABC and At a Glance series, as well as general textbooks. Browse or search for titles via our library catalogue 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 form from our Forms and guides page here (the electronic forms may not work on IOS devices).


Browse journals on your PC / Tablet / Phone

This is a new online tool which enables you to browse, read and monitor all journals available through NHS Athens in one place. As well as making it easy to see what journals you can access, BrowZine provides a link through to the full text of articles where available.

Save articles to smartphone or tablet and read them offline. Create a personal bookshelf of favourite journals and be notified when new issues are available.

Click the picture or this link to open Browzine, and remember that access is via NHS Athens – if you don’t have an account yet, sign up today here.

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

For more information contact the library staff.

If you want to brush up on your knowledge of anatomy and physiology, this online resource provides a huge amount of information, including an atlas of 3D images, functional anatomy videos, quizzes and detailed written information.

To open this resource, you’ll need to sign in to NHS Open Athens – click here.

For more information about Anatomy TV – click here

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 on 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 above to open BMJ Best Practice

For more information about this resource click here .

NHS Athens – You may find that you need to log into NHS Athens to get access – register for an account in about a minute here.

Try out the DynaMed Clinical Information database for evidence based articles about hundreds of medical conditions – quickly look up information on diagnosis, differentials, treatment guidelines, prognosis, medicines and patient information.

To open Dynamed, click the picture

For more information about this resource, click here.

Remember, you’ll need an NHS Athens account – Set one up here.

Using a trust computer? – You can just click the icon on your desktop that looks like the image below:

Includes over 350 evidence-based clinical procedures related to every aspect of care, from handwashing to cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Access is via NHS Open Athens – click the picture or this link to open.  And if you need to set up an NHS Athens account – set up an account here.

We’ve created a Bite Sized guide to get you used to the features of this great resource – open it by clicking here.

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 Anatomy TV, BMJ Best Practice, DynaMed Plus, Medline, CINAHL and Royal Marsden Online – just click here.

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

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.

Register for an NHS Athens account in a couple of minutes 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.

Healthcare Databases – HDAS

NHS Athens gives you access to the Healthcare Databases Advanced Search interface (HDAS). This allows you to search millions of articles held on any/all of these health databases at once:

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

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.

Ignaz handbook App

The Ignaz Handbook is a smartphone app which was developed by doctors for healthcare professionals. It allows local NHS Trusts to populate information with local procedures, making them easily accessible on the go.

Once downloaded and you have selected Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as your home site, navigate to the Knowledge and Library Services pages by using the ‘Education’ link on the home page.

For more information, click here

Want some help? Need a refresher?

If you’d like to arrange a training session on any of these resources please contact at Bassetlaw or at DRI (although we can both travel to other sites as needed)

For further assistance, library staff will also be happy to assist. Please direct your enquiry to staff as follows:

Tel: 01909 572917 or internal ext. 572917

Tel: 01302 642894 or internal ext. 642894

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