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, go to Knowledge & Library Hub or use the search box below. Look for the yellow bar, sign in with your OpenAthens login to see the full range of resources available. For more information go to Knowledge & Library Hub
OpenAthens is a gateway to a huge array of digital resources provided nationally and locally. All NHS staff and learners. To set up a free, OpenAthens account go to openathens.nice.org.uk/
If you need a password reset go to openathens.nice.org.uk/ForgotPassword/Reset
Watch this video to find out how to register
Having problems? Please contact us.
Print & e-Books
The online library catalogue is available to:
Browse and search for books, eBooks and local journal holdings
Search the Trust Publications Register
Access and view your borrowing record, renew books online and request to reserve items.
More information on how to borrow, renew and reserve items
For information on Oxford Handbooks, Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines, Royal Marsden Manual and more please go to our eBooks page.
Free easy access to 1000s of full text journal articles.
If we haven’t got it you can request it.
Clinical Decision Support Tools
BMJ Best Practice takes you quickly and accurately to the latest evidence-based information on over 30 specialties, whenever and wherever you need it.
Find out more watch the video Introduction to BMJ Best Practice for junior doctor and healthcare professionals , take a look at the NHSE Postgraduate Doctor Toolkit 2023 or go to the BMJ Best Practice website for help logging in and downloading the app
DynaMed combines the highest quality evidence-based information, expert guidance and a user-friendly, personalized experience to deliver accurate answers fast at the point of care. You can quickly look up information on diagnosis, differentials, treatment guidelines, prognosis, medicines and patient information.
Using a trust computer? – In clinical systems – click on DynaMed Plus. It will take you straight in without the need to login.
BNF and BNF for Children are freely available for all NHS staff and learners. Hardcopies are available in the libraries.
The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making:
Cochrane Databases of Systematic Reviews
Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials
Bibliographic databases for advanced searching
If you need to complex, robust and reproduceable search for evidence advanced searches should be carried out in bibliographic databases such as CINAHL, Medline and Embase rather than using the NHS Knowledge & Library Hub.
There are 3 different interfaces or providers. The databases are grouped below by provider.
OVID provides access to the following databases:
More information and searching guides can be found on OVID – getting started page
Ebsco provides access to the following database:
More information and searching guide can be found on EBSCO – getting started page
Proquest provides access to the following databases:
More information and searching guide can be found on Proquest – getting started page.
If you access PubMed using this link it connects you to national and local full text holdings.
Helpful Tip: Tools like PICO (clinical questions), ECLIPS (service design) or SPICE (qualitative questions) can help you organise your search.
If you want to brush up on your knowledge of anatomy and physiology, Anatomy TV provides a huge amount of information, including an atlas of 3D images, functional anatomy videos, quizzes and detailed written information.
To open Anatomy TV, you’ll need to sign in to OpenAthens, then look for the ‘Resources’ link and pick Anatomy TV from the list.
For more information see the Anatomy TV – get started
Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.
Oxford Medicine Online provides access to the Oxford Handbooks, Oxford Specialist Handbooks, Oxford Textbooks and the Emergencies In series.
We’ve created a Bite Sized guide to help you use the features of this great resource. Hard copies of most of the books are available in the libraries.
Google Scholar can be used to search for scholarly information online, including articles, books, conference papers, theses, grey literature and official reports. You can DBTH Knowledge & Library service to Google Scholar to get access to any full text available to you.
Go to google scholar and sign in on the right hand side of the page. Then if you go to the Google Scholar settings & select ‘Doncaster & Bassetlaw NHS Foundation Trust’. This will give you direct access to our electronic resources.
Drs Toolbox – An app for all healthcare professionals
The Trust have an App called ‘Drs Toolbox’ which has been developed to aid all healthcare professionals, including trainees and students on placement.
You can download the mobile app from the Apple App Store and Google Play store. Please see the downloading and joining instructions
Alternatively you can access Drs Toolbox via the internet by following this link.
Do you need some help? Need a refresher?
1-2-1 or group training sessions are available on any of these resources and can be tailored to you. You may need just like a bit of help to get you going or an in-depth session the Knowledge & Library team are here to help.
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