Knowledge Resources - online

We have a variety of e-resources available to all our library members. An NHS OpenAthens account is required to access most of the resources listed below.

Search tools

Summon – carry out a basic or advanced search across multiple library resources including full text and library books.

NICE Evidence Search – locate guidelines, reviews and other evidence-based resources.


Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS) – look for research articles by topic

  • Contains AMED, BNI, CINAHL, EMBASE, EMCARE, HMIC, Medline, PsycINFO and PubMed
  • See HDAS Training materials and help guides

Cochrane Databases – contains seven databases, including Cochrane Reviews

TRIP Pro – transforming research into practice database

Select HEE as your institution when creating an account

Proquest Premium Hospital Collection – search and access a selection of full text resources

Health Business Elite - covers health care management and other, non-clinical topics


Full text resources

A-Z Journals – view e-journal subscriptions as a single, merged list

Medicines Complete – for the BNF and the BNF for Children  

  • Select Login then Login via Shibboleth/Open Athens. Enter NHS in England as your organisation
  • The BNF and the BNF-C are also available as an app for smartphones

Kortext – national e-books collection

EBook Central – access to e-books (free 5 minute preview and chapter download) – request extended access on health and related titles

MAH Complete (Internurse, Health Professionals and Midwifery journals) – a collection of nursing journals (also available via the A-Z Journals list shown above).

eBook Nursing Collection - over 700 ebooks, covering a range of nursing topics

Indextra – provides access to key medical textbooks

Point of care tools  clinical decision support

BMJ Best Practice – covers symptom evaluation, differential diagnosis, tests and treatments

Alerting services / table of contents

KnowledgeShare – receive evidence updates in your areas of interest

Browzine – browse journal contents pages

Training and support tools t – contains illustrated guides, covering over 250 nursing procedures

Royal Marsden Manual – includes over 350 evidence-based clinical procedures

e-Learning for Healthcare (eLfH)   a national e-learning programme

Examination resources

Medical Masterclass – for MRCP Parts 1 and 2 - contact us for login details

BMJ OnExamination – for a range of exams - contact us for details

Publishing opportunities

BMJ Case Reports – to submit a case report contact us for Trust Fellowship Code

BMJ Open Quality – to submit an article contact us for Trust Membership Code

Subject guides

Resources for International Nurses

Information Resources on Coronavirus