OpenAthens is your key to accessing a wide range of quality health and social care online information and resources including: databases, e-journals and e-books. OpenAthens accounts are freely available to NHS staff in England and you can use your account to access the resources from anywhere via the internet.
Barts Health NHS trust staff can self-register for an account at:
If you have any queries regarding OpenAthens please contact your local OpenAthens Administrator at email@example.com
The NHS Knowledge and Library Hub allows you to search across our library catalogue, journal subscriptions and other library resources. Use this search box to find books, e-books, articles and much more.
Members have access to a high quality collection of print and electronic books, that are constantly updated in line with user recommendations and the release of new editions. We aim to cover the requirements of all those employed in the trust and so while our collection is primarily clinically focused, we do also offer books on topics ranging from customer care to sociology. Our 'Reading Well' collection also offers books on healthy lifestyles, stress management and personal effectiveness.
To search for hard copy books please search our catalogue here https://barts.koha-ptfs.co.uk/
You must be a member of the library to borrow a book. You can check to see if we have the title you need on the library catalogue and whether it is available. Log in to reserve items currently on loan or to renew your books. Please contact the library team if you need any help with this. If a book is not available at your site, then we can post them across to any Barts Health site for you to collect (usually within 5 working days). All sites also have a book return box, so returning a book is easy.
Can't find what you are looking for? We can also borrow books from other NHS libraries on your behalf. If you can't find what you are looking for, please fill in the book request form. To recommend a book for the collection, email the team.
To search for ebooks please search our discovery platform here and logging in using your OpenAthens login details. Use the limiters on the left-hand side of the results page, under 'Source Type' to limit to 'eBooks'.
Some of our ebook collections can only be accessed via the publisher's webpages. These are:
For more information about our eBook collections please see our guide here.
You can find article records using the publisher's native search interfaces.
Some databases, such as Medline, are available via a number of native publisher interfaces. Native interfaces are useful to searchers carrying out more complex and detailed searches, either for the purposes of systematic reviews or guideline production.
Links to the native interfaces can be found on the A-Z Databases page under each database's entry.
If you have an article's DOI address or PubMed PMID then use LibKey.io below to find a full text pdf of the article using the search box below. LibKey.io takes you from the search box to the article PDF in one click eliminating all the confusion around navigating publisher websites searching for links to read the full text or PDF's.
The Knowledge and Library Services journal collection is focused on providing access to articles electronically. You can browse all our electronic titles using the BrowZine journals platform.
BrowZine is also available as a mobile app. Download from the app store, select 'Barts Health NHS Trust' as your library and then enter your OpenAthens credentials when asked. Create a BrowZine 'My Bookshelf' account to organise and track your favourite journals and seamlessly sync between the web and your mobile device.
Barts Health Knowledge and Library Services produce subject specific factsheets signposting to relevant resources. Please contact us if you have any ideas for new subjects.
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