Emergency Department

Welcome to the Knowledge & Library Service page for the Emergency Department helping to keep  you up to date with the latest news, information and resources in your specialty.

The page provides easy access to the most relevant books, e-books, journal articles, evidence databases and apps.


   We provide access to over a thousand e-journal titles that have been purchased at national, regional or local level.

You can browse for journal titles on BrowZine, you need your OpenAthens account details to access the full text or request the article from is.

Register for a personal account on BrowZine and you can create a personal bookshelf of favourite journals and be notified when new issues are available.

There is also a BrowZine app

Journals Specific to E.D.

Below are a selection of journals that cover ED topics. We can provide table of contents alerts for any of these journals and more.

Keeping up-to-date

What is it?

KnowledgeShare is an online system providing targeted updates on your professional interests. It searches for high impact articles and documents in your area, and sends them to you in a regular bulletin by email.

Why use it?

It gives 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 your interests to items related to gestational diabetes, or any of a whole range of other topics – as many or as few as you like.

How do I sign up?

To sign up for Knowledgeshare you can fill in this form and email it to us at dbth.dri.library@nhs.net,  or print off this form, fill it in and drop it in at DRI or Bassetlaw Hospital libraries.

The Big Four – This is a weekly bulletin containing the titles and abstracts of research papers from BMJ, Lancet, NEJM and JAMA.

Contact us to be added to the mailing list.

Books and e-Books

Library Catalogue
Using the online library catalogue you can:

  • 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 email details to 

New Book Alerts
We can email you details of new books added to stock in areas of interest to you.

NHS Athens also 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. NHS Athens account required – register in a couple of minutes here.

Clinical Decision Support Tools & Evidence Databases

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 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 or click here for more information.

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 Decision Support Tool for evidence based articles on hundreds of medical conditions.  Quickly look up information on diagnosis, differentials, treatment guidelines, prognosis, medicines and patient information.

More information about DynaMed  here. Remember, you’ll need an NHS Athens account – set up an account here.

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) has clinical guidelines available for professionals working in emergency medicine. This section includes guidance on the following: RCEM Guidance, Toolkits and Best Practice.

All NICE products on emergency care. Includes any guidance, advice, NICE Pathways and quality standards.

Revalidation Support

The Library can help Nurses with Revalidation.

All nurses and midwives in the UK now need to follow to maintain their registration with the NMC and 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.

General Library Services

Want to know when we’re open?  Request a book, article or evidence search?

For information on the services and resources we provide to all trust staff and students, please click the picture or this link


For further information or assistance on any of these services or resources, please contact one of our staff members below:

Sarah Gardner
Clinical Evidence Specialist
Tel: 01909 572950, or BAS. ext 572950
E-mail:  sarah.gardner11@nhs.net

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