Archive for May, 2008

NHS electronic content via the NLH Search 2.0

You may have caught up with the news that the NHS Athens databases, such as Medline, Embase, Cinahl or PsycINFO, have been migrated to the National Library for Health

 Launched on the 1st April the NLH’s Search 2.0 service is the new way to access 8 healthcare databases, previously provided by Dialog, as well as e-books and e-journals.  All these resources provide you with assured and trusted information to underpin your practice, research and learning.

You can access these resources via a number of routes- the NLH, Athens, library pages- the choice is yours. But however you navigate to  these resources, you’ll need an NHS Athens password to login. (more…)


May 29, 2008 at 9:02 pm Leave a comment

Help for health managers

Traditionally healthcare library services may have a reputation as being all about the  clinical….

To dispel this myth the National Library for Health have procured nearly 500 electronic health management titles, available now with your NHS athens password through a collection called Health Business Elite from EbscoHost databases.


The NLH team have also recommissioned the King’s Fund  well respected ‘specialist library’ of online open access resources for the busy healthcare manager. (more…)

May 29, 2008 at 7:15 pm Leave a comment

Are you Athens authenticated?

Are you Athens authenticated?   If not you may be missing out… Athens passwords unlock the door to a huge number of NHS electronic resources that can help you in your work, studies or research.  The National Library for Health  offers access to over 1000 e-journals, e-books and 7 key databases. In addition London Health Libraries and St. George’s Library have “topped up” the  national resources to bring you even more resources. To use them you’ll need an NHS Athens Password to login from any computer with an internet connection. (more…)

May 24, 2008 at 5:15 pm 1 comment

Bringing you closer to the healthcare knowledge base

At St. George’s Library we offer

• friendly, experienced staff always willing to help with requests for information and assistance.

• access to electronic content to your desk-top, ranging from online databases and journals to digital books.

• help to keep you up-to-date with the latest evidence or research through our CARES search service

• training, support and guidance in information searching, retrieval and appraisal.

• remote PCT services for community staff who find it difficult to visit the library, supplying you with the information you need at your workplace.

• a range of IT facilities, including Internet access, printing and scanning.

• books, journals, and other kinds of information that you need to improve your patient care and  service delivery and underpin your research and lifelong learning

For more information visit our website: or contact: Karen John-Pierre, NHS Liaison Librarian 020 8725 5441
Milda Malakunas, PCT Librarian 020 8725 5433

May 24, 2008 at 2:11 pm

Contact Us

St. George's Library 1st Floor Hunter Wing St. George's, University of London Cranmer Terrace SW17 ORE Tel: 020 8725 5433 Email:

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