Library resources

Use the links below to access the major electronic resources available to NHS England and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust. In the event of any difficulty please contact the library staff on ext. 2363 (01271 322363), or email us at

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Find individual journal articles and book titles available to you through the library resources.

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The NHS England OpenAthens account gives you secure easy access at work and at home, to electronic resources, giving you links to those resources without having to keep logging in to different systems.


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BMJ Best Practice rethinks decision-support information with a step-by-step approach that is structured around the patient consultation, covering diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.

BMJ Best Practice OpenAthens access steps

  1. Visit and click 'Log in'.
  2. You will be presented with an ‘Access through your institution’ button.
  3. When selected, you will be asked to search for your institution. Please type and select ‘NHS in England’, and then log in using your OpenAthens username and password.
  4. Click 'continue' to link your OpenAthens account with your BMJ Best Practice personal account. You can use these personal account details to log in and access BMJ Best Practice anywhere.

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BMJ Journals includes a variety of key titles, across a range of specialities, including clinical, evidence-based and public health journals.

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Accessed through Medicines Complete BNF Publications bring authoritative,

independent guidance on best practice together with clinically validated drug information.

The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of
high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is the leading resource for systematic reviews in health care and reports of randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials.

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Clinical Key provided by Elsevier, supports healthcare professionals and students with the latest evidence across specialties in a variety of formats.

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DynaMed is a clinician-focused tool designed to facilitate efficient and evidence-based patient care. Rigorous and daily review of medical literature by our physician and specialist staff ensures that timely and objective analysis, synthesis and guidance are at our users' fingertips.

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DynaMed App - Go to the Google Play store or Apple’s App store on your device.

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The latest NHS news and jobs for healthcare leaders.

To request assess to the HSJ portal made available to you by the library on Level 1 of North Devon District Hospital please contact HSJ by email at

To choose or change your preferences, log into, click on ‘My Account’ on the right-hand side and then on ‘Newsletters’. Tick or un-tick where appropriate and click ‘SUBMIT’ underneath.

HSJ App - Go to the Google Play store or Apple’s App store on your device.

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MAH Complete is the premium health journal collection from the Mark Allen Group. MAH Complete covers the whole health care spectrum including nursing, midwifery, medicine, allied health professions and health economics.

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HDAS and A-Z Journals give you quick access to a range of journals, and other evidence-based resources for health and social care staff in England.

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ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts is an indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Updated monthly, ASSIA provides a comprehensive source of social science and health information for the practical and academic professional.

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The SWIMS catalogue lists books, e-books and journals for the library at North Devon District Hospital (NDH) as well as items held by other NHS libraries in the South and West of England region.

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Clinical nurse experts from one of the UK’s leading centres of expertise have brought together all the latest clinical evidence nurses need to meet confidently the requirements of their demanding profession.

Wiley Medicine and Nursing Journal Collection

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Access to over 400 peer reviewed journals.


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  2. Click institutional login
  3. Click OpenAthens
  4. Login with your personal NHS OpenAthens ID

Last updated: May 21, 2020