The Knowledge & Library Hub

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

How do you get in?
1. Click (or if you work for RDASH

2. Look for the yellow bar and click it to login in with OpenAthens to see locally funded content as well as national resources. Your free NHS OpenAthens account is your key to unlocking digital knowledge resources. If you need help to register or renew your account watch this short video.

3. Watch this short guide on using the Knowledge & Library Hub

Useful hints:

  • Use quotes “” around words to search for a specific phrase, eg “Heart disease”
  • Too many results? Try adding in more words, eg “heart disease” treatment adults. Remember – The Hub will sort results in order of what it thinks are the most relevant so don’t be too put off by the high numbers of hits
  • Too many old articles? Use the Limits on the left to reduce results to things published in the last 5 or 10 years
  • Want to see the full text of an article? Look for the options to “Get PDF”, “Access Online”, or if it’s not available – “Request this item” to follow the prompts to send a request to the library
  • Want more control over your search? Try the PICO search or Advanced Search options
  • Want to see what journals are available on different topics? Click on Browse Journals at the top of the screen
  • Want more evidence and information?  Use the links on the right to open up resources like Anatomy TV, DynaMed, BMJ Best Practice, Royal Marsden Manual, Oxford Medicine Online, the Kortext & ProQuest Ebook libraries & TRiPdatabase
  • Want to do a ‘proper’ search using databases like Medline, CINAHL, or Cochrane. Use the links on the right to open these databases (If you’re not sure what to do next, we can help with some personalised training)
  • Want to save some results for later?  Click on the blue folder icon next to the article title (find saved articles by clicking the yellow folder at the top of the page)

There is a short user guide or watch this short video  In depth guide to searching the Hub for evidence here

Still struggling?

Need more help to get to grips with the Hub? the Knowledge & Library team can help click on “Ask a Librarian” to send a message or contact us

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