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NHS: Ebooks

A general guide to Library Services for NHS staff via King's College London

Getting started using ebooks

A growing range of ebooks are available for NHS staff.  

A key resource is the full collection of all health related ebooks from Oxford University Press - including all the handbooks and Oxford Textbooks of.  

Additional titles are gradually being added to eBook Central. OpenAthens login is required for this.  This system supports the "borrowing" of titles for use on tablets and devices.

The majority of ebooks listed on the Library Catalogue are not available without a King's College London username and password (k number). 

     

New ebook collections

Ebooks via Ebook Central

A small but growing collection of books has been added to the Ebook Central Platform (OpenAthens required).  This will be the main platform as we build our collections and allows you to read online, print, copy and download to devices.  The titles are a mixture of frequently borrowed items and assorted handy bits.  You can find the whole of Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, Brocklehurst's, texts on mentoring and Revalidation and the seminal How to read a paper. Do contact the library with suggestions for titles that would be particularly useful to have electronically.

Ebooks from Oxford

You can now access the full collection of Oxford University Press ebooks in health via Oxford Medicine Online.  So every Oxford HandbookOxford TextbookEmergencies inOxford 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.

Education ebooks

A pair of key texts in support of education are available electronically

Swanwick, T. Understanding Medical Education: evidence theory and practice. 2nd Ed. Wiley Blackwell: Chichester 2014. 

Wood, D. & Cantillon, P. ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine. 2nd Ed. Wiley Blackwell: Chichester 2010.

Your NHS OpenAthens username and password is required.