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Biomedicine & Health - NHS Electronic Resources

NHS ATHENS registration for NHS Staff

Who can register?

Any member of staff working within the NHS may register for a personal NHS Athens account online using the registration form available at: https://register.athensams.net/nhs/nhseng/

Alternatively, NHS staff may refer to the NHS Athens administrator at their local library for further information.

NHS Athens passwords can be reset if you have forgotten your password; follow the links at the website above.

NHS ATHENS registration for medical students and their teachers

Additionally, UCL is participating in an England-wide service that aims to provide access to resources accessible with a personal NHS Athens account early in the curriculum and for the duration of their programme for undergraduate medical students as well as their teachers. Information abou the service is provided to students as part of the MBBS inforamtion skills training programme. Eligible students and teaching staff may additionally refer to the local NHS Athens administrators at the Royal Free Medical Library, the Cruciform Library or the Whittington Health Library for further information.

Students on placement or attachment with an NHS organisation in England may also register for a personal NHS Athens account whilst on placement.

What services can I access?

Electronic resources available from NICE Evidence Search

A range of electronic resources are accessible with a personal NHS Athens account from Evidence Search at http://www.evidence.nhs.uk

Evidence Search provides access to several collections of guidelines and evidence based reviews, as well as medical images and medicines resources, including the apps for the British National Formulary and the British National Formulary for Children.

Evidence Search also provides access to the following databases: AMED, British Nursing Index, CINAHL, Embase, HMIC, Medline, and PsycINFO. Full text electronic journal collections include Health Business Elite. Additionally available is a healthcare ebook collection.

UCL-procured electronic resources supporting education, research and clinical practice in the NHS

A significant number of resources are licensed through UCL Library Services that are accessible using a personal NHS Athens account, directly from the desktop at the workplace or at home. These currently include:

BMJ Case Reports, Clinical Evidence, Best Health and the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin from the BMJ Publishing Group

• BMJ Case Reports: http://casereports.bmj.com
• Clinical Evidence: http://clinicalevidence.bmj.com
• Best Health: http://besthealth.bmj.com
• Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin: http://dtb.bmj.com

EBSCOhost EJS: http://ejournals.ebsco.com
Access to around 50 additional journal titles as a result of consortial purchasing undertaken by UCL Library Services on behalf of two Trusts: the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and University College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

YourJournals@Ovid: http://ovidsp.ovid.com/athens

• Lippincott journals. Around 250 titles are available though this route. All are current subscriptions, with no embargo.
• PsycARTICLES. Over 70 journal titles from the American Psychological Association. All are current subscriptions, with no embargo.

Books@Ovid: http://ovidsp.ovid.com/athens
Nearly 90 ebooks are accessible through Books@Ovid, including titles such as: 5-minute Infectious Diseases Consult, 5-minute Pediatric Consult, Acid Related Diseases, Bonica’s Management of Pain, Essentials of Otolaryngology, Managing Allergy, Otitis Media in Infants and Children, Rang’s Children’s Fractures.

Oxford Medicine Online ebook collection: http://oxfordmedicine.com/
Over 250 Oxford Handbooks and Textbooks, as well as additional ebook titles, including the Oxford Handbook for the Foundation Programme, the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, the Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry and the Oxford Textbook of Public Health.

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost): http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=athens&profile=ehost&defaultdb=nlebk
120+ ebook titles, including Cardiology Core Curriculum, Clinical Risk Management, Clinical Trials, Dewhurst's Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for Postgraduates, How to Read a Paper, Lecture Notes on Psychiatry, Medical Statistics at a Glance, Principles and Practice of Clinical Virology, Systematic Reviews in Health Care.

Expert Reviews: http://www.expert-reviews.com/
Access for NHS staff has additionally been made available through UCL subscriptions to the ca. 20 Future Science “Expert Reviews” journals, which include the following titles: Anticancer Therapy, Anti-infective Therapy, Cardiovascular Therapy, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Pharmacology, Dermatology, Endocrinology & Metabolism, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Hematology, Medical Devices, Molecular Diagnostics, Neurotherapeutics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research, Proteomics, Respiratory Medicine, Vaccines.

HaPI (Health & Psychosocial Instruments): http://ovidsp.ovid.com/athens

IOS Press journals: http://www.iospress.nl/catalogue/journals/
Access for NHS staff has been made available as a licence extension to existing UCL subscriptions to a collection of 105 IOS Press journals, approximately 50% of which are biomedical. These include titles as diverse as: Advances in Neuroimmune Biology; Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation; Human Antibodies; The International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine; Journal of Parkinson's Disease; Pharmaceuticals Policy and Law; Physiotherapy Practice and Research.

JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments): http://www.jove.com
Currently only for Trusts that can provide IP access: Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospitals NHS Trust, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Karger: http://content.karger.com/
Over 100 journals including ahead of print issues, with titles including American Journal of Nephrology, Audiology and Neurotology, Cardiorenal Medicine, Cerebrovascular Diseases, International Archives of Allergy and Immunology, Neuroepidemiology, Obesity Facts, Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy, Vox Sanguinis etc.

Mary Ann Liebert: http://www.liebertpub.com/
Around 75 journals, including titles as diverse as Advances in Wound Care, BioResearch Open Access, High Altitude Medicine & Biology, MOOCs Forum, Rejuvenation Research etc. To access these, click on Sign in to personalize your visit. You will be presented with the My Liebert Sign In / Register screen. The username and password can be provided by your local librarian, for the following Trusts:
Great Ormond Street, Moorfields Eye Hospital, Royal Free, RNOH, UCLH.

Neuro-disability & Psychotherapy: http://www.metapress.com/journals
Search for “neuro-disability” in the Search Within search box; select the first result from those displayed.

Oxford University Press: journals collection: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/
Around 80 titles from OUP. All are current subscriptions, with no embargo.

In-library access to UCL’s electronic resources*

Access the full range of licensed UCL Library Services electronic journals from dedicated computers (Explore Access Points) located within most UCL libraries. Over 50,000 full-text electronic journal titles are available, see http://sfx.ucl.ac.uk/sfx_local/az/walkin for details of the titles.

UCL's electronic books may also be accessed through the Explore Access Points; to see which ones are available: search Explore, limit the search to Library catalogue and follow the SFX@UCL links.

A number of databases and full-text e-resources are also available for searching from the Explore Access Points, including Best Practice, Biosis, Maternity and Infant Care Database, Scopus, Social Policy and Practice, Web of Science. See the full list of resources and databases at http://metalib.ucl.ac.uk/V?func=find-db-1-locate&mode=locate&F-WRD=walk-in

*Note: Users may save copies of documents to their own unencrypted USB storage device (devices containing encrypted software cannot be used on the Explore Access Points). Printing is not currently possible from the Explore Access Points, although users may find that printing is provided from other computers at their local library.



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