Online Library

Key General Resources. Register for an OpenAthens account to make the most of the healthcare resources.

Look under Evidence for research reviews, evidence-based guidelines, validated research articles and research-based clinical options including ClinicalSkills* and UpToDate* (*Not available to all organisations)

Search Literature resources for indexes of published information from journals, conference abstracts, reports and academic theses.  Critically appraise the results to exclude poorly conducted clinical trials, reports and articles and to locate relevant, valid information.

Evidence Resources

All require OpenAthens unless otherwise indicated

Anatomy TV: Interactive 3D resource bank of images, video clips and slides. Choose Clinical Specialties for Speech Language Pathology. This resource has limited access, please remember to log off when finished *

BMJ Case Reports: Collection of cases to locate information on common and rare conditions. Staff from SASH and Sussex Partnership Trust who are submitting a case report can contact the Library for details of the free fellowship code

ClinicalKey: Provides access to a large collection of reference material, books, journals, images and videos*

Clinical Knowledge Summaries: summaries  of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best evidence

ClinicalSkills: This resource lists more than 160 clinical skills procedures for adults and children, regularly updated and in a user-friendly illustrated format. Please click here to access Clinical Skills if using a computer within the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust*

Cochrane Library: Reliable evidence on the effectiveness of healthcare interventions and treatments

NICE Evidence: Free, open access to a range of selected and authoritative health and social care evidence-based information

NICE Pathways: Free interactive tool giving quick and easy access to NICE guidance

Royal Marsden Online: The 9th edition of the Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Procedures includes 350+ evidence-based clinical procedures related to every aspect of care. There is a short Online Help Tutorial and a comprehensive Help section.

Trip: A clinical search engine providing quick and easy access to high quality research evidence. Filter by evidence type, images, date

UpToDate: This resource includes updated reviews of clinical topics in 21 medical specialties. Please note: drug information in UpToDate is designed for use in the USA, so may differ from UK product licenses and accepted practice. Please click here to access UpToDate if using a computer within the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust* Staff using UpToDate within SASH can register for the App to have access on 2 items of mobile technology.

(* Not available to all organisations)

Literature Resources

  • HDAS Healthcare resources with links to journal citations, abstracts and some full-text articles.  These require OpenAthens
    • BNI: The British Nursing Index contains comprehensive coverage of all nursing and midwifery titles in the UK in addition to a number of International titles
    • CINAHL: Nursing and allied health care literature from Europe and North America
    • EMBASE: European database of biomedical and pharmacological literature
    • Health Business Elite: Healthcare administration and non-clinical aspects of health care institution management
    • HMIC: UK focused data and records from the Department of Health and the King’s Fund on health service policy, the quality of health services, management and administration
    • Medline: Clinical, medical and nursing literature
    • PsychINFO: Psychology, psychiatry and related disciplines
  • PubMed: Extensive index of medical, biomedical and nursing resources. Some full-text articles are free access

e-books

ClinicalKey: Provides access to more than 1000 books covering a wide range of specialties. Browse or search by specialty or title *
OVID: Contains a collection of books including the Made Incredibly Easy series and a number of the Oxford Handbooks
Royal Marsden Online: The 9th edition of the Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Procedures includes 350+ evidence-based clinical procedures related to every aspect of care. There is a short Online Help Tutorial and a comprehensive Help section. Please click here to access RMMO if using a computer within the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust *
(* Not available to all organisations)

Images

  • Anatomy TV: Interactive 3D resource bank of images, video clips and slides which can be used for education and training purposes in lectures and presentations. Choose Clinical Specialties for Speech Language Pathology. This resource has limited access, please remember to log off when finished* OpenAthens
  • ClinicalKey: Provides access to a large collection of reference material, books, journals, images and videos* OpenAthens
  • ClinicalSkills: This resource lists more than 160 clinical skills procedures for adults and children, regularly updated and in a user-friendly illustrated format Please click here to access Clinical Skills if using a computer within the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust* OpenAthens
  • Images in Clinical Medicine: Useful resource bank of freely available images, limit by specialty, media type and date
  • Trip: A clinical search engine providing quick and easy access to high quality research evidence. Filter by images or videos
  • UpToDate: This resource includes updated reviews and images of clinical topics in 21 medical specialties.  OpenAthens Please click here to access UpToDate if using a computer within the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust*
  • Wellcome Images: This open access resource provides a collection of biomedical images covering the history of medicine, and include  disease, surgery and general healthcare. Images are freely available to download for personal, academic teaching or study use

(* Not available to all organisations)

Revision Aids

  • onExamination: an online revision resource to assist doctors in preparation for membership exams. Questions and explanatory answers on current and typical themes. Modules include: DCH, DRCOG, First FRCR Physics, FRCA Primary, FRCS General Surgery, MRCS Part A papers 1 & 2, MRCGP, MRCOG Parts 1 & 2, MRCP Parts 1 & 2, MRPCH Foundation in Practice; Foundation in Practice, Theory, Science & Practice; Part 2; Theory, Science & Practice, Speciality Certificate Examination in Endocrinology & Diabetes, Speciality Examination in Gastroenterology for Anaesthesia, Child Health, General Medicine, GP, Obs & Gynae, Psychiatry and Surgery. Please contact the Library for access details

Useful Websites

  • Acronym Buster: Comprehensive list of more than 700 commonly used acronyms and abbreviations used in the NHS
  • Behind the HeadlinesFind the facts behind the newspaper headlines concerning health news
  • BestBets:  BETs were developed in the Emergency Department of Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK, to provide rapid evidence-based answers to real-life clinical questions, using a systematic approach to reviewing the literature. Although BETs initially had an emergency medicine focus, there are a significant number of BETs covering cardiothoracics, nursing, primary care and paediatrics.
  • BNF Publications: The new BNF APP is available to download
  • ERIC: Institute of Education Sciences
  • OpenGrey: Open access to 700,000 bibliographical references of European grey literature, includes research reports, doctoral dissertations, some conference papers and official publications. Some full-text

Need Some Help?

Please contact us if you would like to book a training session, request a literature search or have a query on using these resources.

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