Welcome to the Libraries & Collections support pages for NHS staff.
Libraries & Collections can help you with:
If you need any help, feel free to contact us.
Changes to search options
The new Knowledge & Library Hub is the key place to start your searching. Login with OpenAthens to access all of your electronic journals and for handy links to search databases such as Medline, CINAHL and EMBASE. An FAQ is available on LibAnswers. This follows the decommissioning by NICE of Evidence Search, Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS) and the MyJournals on 31st March 2022.
ebook options via Kortext
We are growing our collection of ebooks available via Kortext. Our largest collection remains on Ebook Central Platform (OpenAthens required) and there are hundreds of key titles via Oxford University Press (OpenAthens or login free from GSTT PCs).
The latest additions cover sustainability. Check them out via https://read.kortext.com/ you will need your OpenAthens. Click the Collection tab to see the all the books. Titles range from the personal "50 Ways to Help the Planet" to the corporate "Toward sustainable transitions in healthcare systems". For a full list (with links see this page) Suggestions for new titles are welcome (email@example.com).
See more details of all the options on our ebook page.
Taking care of the King's community at your library
We continue to seek to reduce risks associated with Covid for all of those who study and work in the library. Following revised guidance please note that face coverings are recommended in library spaces.
Please respect the desires of those seeking to maintain social distance.
Some Group Study Rooms are open for booking but there may be different limits on capacity due to ventilation requirements. Staff are present at Meet and Greet points to help with immediate questions or to direct you to other avenues to answer your question.
We have made it easier than ever to join - complete the online form and we will be in touch.
Staff at King's College Hospital can register on KnowledgeShare (using OpenAthens) to request evidence updates or for us to carry out a search in support of patient care.
Healthcare evidence and knowledge now a simple search away
The new NHS Knowledge and Library Hub brings together a vast range of databases, journals, NICE guidance and other support tools in one place.
It is the easiest way to access thousands of ejournals, clinical decision support tools such as BMJ Best Practice, NICE pathways and guidelines and clinical and medical databases. Some ebooks are already available with more to be added (see the ebooks tab for the full selection)
You must login with NHS OpenAthens to get full access (including if you use the embedded search box on this page).
A small collection of uplifting reads chosen by NHS staff has been added to stock at the Weston Education Centre Library (but you can pick them up via your nearest library). There is a growing collection of uplifting resources being collected and you can see the selected titles on this webpage.
This key resource for mental health is now available on Wiley Online (NHS OpenAthens required).
Social Policy and Practice Databases now via Ovid
Social Policy and Practice brings together data from the following 5 leading collections of social policy and practice resources:
It is available to search via the Ovid interface (type your Trust name and login with OpenAthens).
You can access the full collection of Oxford University Press ebooks in health via Oxford Medicine Online. So every Oxford Handbook, Oxford Textbook, Emergencies in, Oxford Desk References whenever you need it. And online offers additional possibilities so the Oxford Textbook of Medicine was updated in February and includes extra chapters, videos and so on. You can download high quality images for your power point slides. Login free access is available via IP on GSTT and King's College London Library PCs, via the Kwiki ebooks page at KCH or via OpenAthens from anywhere.
To login via OpenAthens - go to OxfordMedicine.com select "Sign in" and then "Login with Athens/Access Management Federation". At this point you need to identify yourself as being part of "NHS England" by either typing into the list or selecting the option when offered if you have accessed the site before. You will then be prompted for your OpenAthens login.