Books & e-Books
Staff can 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 aren’t required by anyone else.
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.
If you would like to recommend a book for us to consider purchasing please use the Book Recommendation Request Form
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).
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 or region.
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, HDAS, 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 Open Athens gives you access to over a thousand different e-journals that have been purchased at national, regional or local level.
If full text of a journal is available, you’ll see 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.
Not sure what journals are available on a topic you’re interested in, such as cardiology, public health, or nursing? Browzine can help, as it has all of the available journals arranged into categories – see below.
Browse journals on your PC / Tablet / Phone
• Browse, read and monitor all journals available through NHS Athens in one place.
• Browse journals by topic, such as nursing, neurology, public health, emergency medicine.
• Direct links to full text of articles where available.
• Save articles to smartphone or tablet and read offline.
• Create a personal bookshelf of favourite journals and be notified when new issues are available.
• BrowZine can be used on your PC, and there’s a smartphone/tablet app – details here.
For more information about BrowZine – click here.
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 Anatomy TV, you’ll need to sign in to NHS Open Athens first – click the picture or this link. (No account? You can register in a couple of minutes on that page too).
In Athens, look for the ‘Resources’ link and pick Anatomy TV from the list.
For more information about Anatomy TV – click here.
Best Practice has been 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.
To open BMJ Best Practice, click the logo above, or this link.
Remember, you’ll need an NHS Athens account – Set one up here.
For more information about this resource click here.
The DynaMed Clinical Information tool gives you evidence based articles on hundreds of medical conditions – quickly look up information on diagnosis, differentials, treatment guidelines, prognosis, medicines and patient information.
To open DynaMed, click the logo or this link.
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.
We’ve created a Bite Sized guide to get you used to the features of this great resource – open it by clicking here.
Oxford University Press’ prestigious medical titles. Over 1,000 books available, many of which include exclusive digital tools such as videos to further enrich your learning and practice.
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 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
Ignaz handbook App
The Ignaz Handbook is a smartphone app developed for healthcare professionals. It allows NHS Trusts to populate the app with local information, making it easily accessible on the go.
Once downloaded, select 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 email@example.com at Bassetlaw or firstname.lastname@example.org 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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