UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Library Services for GOSH staff

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Access the electronic resources 

Knowledge and Library hub for GOSH 

How to find full text articles for NHS staff


All GOSH staff can  join the the Library

Membership registration is online. Please see the University College London Library Services webpages for information on NHS membership.

Apply for Library membership now

Honorary Contracts

GOSH staff with a UCL Honorary Contract are eligible to access the full range of University College London’s electronic library resources, including electronic journals, both on and off-site. Information about how to obtain an Honorary Contract is available on the SLMS website (under the heading ‘Honorary Appointments’).

Correspondence relating to Honorary Contracts should be addressed to Human Resources (GOS ICH): ich.hr@ucl.ac.uk

Physical Library Services and Library Space 

The Library is open Monday to Friday 9:00am-6:00pm. 

We provide 7 GOSH networked computers in the library, giving access to the GOSH  staff terminal. There are five computers which GOSH members of the library can use to access the ejournals and databases which UCL subscribes to. There is also a bookable training room with 8 computers  with audio-visual facilities which can be booked in advance for private study or meetings.  The library assists those with their own laptop or other portable electronic device and require help with connecting to the GOSH staff terminal

Free UCL Wi-Fi access is given to all GOSH staff.

As well as using the UCL  GOS ICH  library, GOSH staff can access all 18 UCL libraries, 8 of which are specialist biomedical libraries.

Electronic resources 

GOSH staff can have an NHS OpenAthens password, which the Library administers. The NHS password provides access to all the NHS resources ( e-journals and databases, ebooks) from anywhere with an Internet connection.

A significant number of resources are licensed through UCL Library Services that are accessible, using a personal NHS Athens account, directly from a workplace or home computer.  

These currently include resources such as BMJ Case Reports, Clinical Evidence, Best Health, Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin and many others. 

The library has expanded its collection of electronic books specifically for GOSH staff, 4,000 new e-books have recently been purchased giving GOSH staff remote online access to a wide range of downloadable books via EBSCO host through their NHS Athens account.   

Register for an NHS OpenAthens account


Requests from UCL’s e-journals and e-books

NHS library members  can request an electronic copy of journal articles and book chapters.

If GOSH staff are not  library members please contact Membership Services to register for our document supply services.

Go to the UCL resources request form

Interlibrary loans service

For resources unavailable via the above routes, you may wish to take advantage of our interlibrary loans service: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/interlending-document-supply/interlending-document-supply

Endnote License 

The Library pays for the EndNote license to be available to all GOSH staff. EndNote is a commercial reference management software package, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing articles, essays, systematic reviews and so on. Upon request library staff provide a code to GOSH staff so that the latest version of EndNote software can be downloaded to their home PC, or work computer. 

Ask for Endnote on your home computer

Training avaible for GOSH staff 

For training available for GOSH staff please see our training webpage. GOSH staff can sign up to any of the training listed on the page. 

Sessions for GOSH staff 

We have also a number of training sessions open to GOSH staff only. They cover:  introduction to the library, Literature searching and Endnote. 

Book a training session

New -Libby app. 

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more well-being, EDI and leadership books from your UCL GOS ICH ibrary for free! 

Online tutorials 

For all online tutorials avaible to GOSH staff please see our online tutorials   webpage.

Guides and Leaflets 

For guides on databases and Endnote and other resources please see our guides and leaflets page.