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Databases & Specialist Resources

With our e-Resources you can access lots of useful, reliable information quickly and easily on your computer, laptop, tablet or phone. The library team can help you use and search the resources effectively and can provide support to small groups or 1 to 1.


Books & e-Books





The Library and Information Service subscribe to a number of e-Resources that you can access via your OpenAthens account. For more information about OpenAthens go to Our Services.

Knowledge and Library Hub connects NHS staff and learners to high quality knowledge and evidence resources, from journals, books and databases, policy and management information and research literature. It also has clinical decision support resources including NICE Guidelines and BMJ Best Practice.

Cochrane Database is recognised world-wide for its high-quality, independent evidence. You can access it without your NHS Athens log-in.

Trip Database is a clinical search engine which provides quick and and easy access to high-quality research evidence to support your practice or care.


Specialist Resources

UpToDate uses current peer-reviewed resources to provide evidence based synthesized information to answer clinical questions at the point of care. Please note: you can record your activity and collect CME points while accessing UpToDate. You must register and access it through OpenAthens to do so. Click on the Log In prompt at the top right hand corner and follow the instructions.

BMJ Best Practice - is a clinical decision-making tool, which uses the latest evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion, to offer step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.


BMJ Case Reports - BMJ Case Reports is an important educational resource offering a high volume of cases in all disciplines so that healthcare professionals, researchers and others can easily find clinically important information on common and rare conditions. Instructions For Authors includes a guide on how to prepare and submit cases. You will also need your Athens account for access. For fellowship code details, contact the library team: Our Libraries - Contact Details


123Doc Medical Exam is a source of high quality online practice questions and revision resources, tailored for junior doctors taking the MRCP, MRCPCH, MRCPsych, PLAB and FRCA examinations. Use your OpenAthens login to create an account.

The Royal Marsden - find evidence based clinical procedure guidelines and access them at work or at home.

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