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PubMed links to NHS ejournals

PubMed now provides links to the  NHS national and regional  (London-wide) ejournal content, where available.

Search PubMed from this URL to link to NHS full-text content:

To access the ejournal content,  click on the link of an article and then on the London Health Libraries logo on the top right hand side.


January 26, 2010 at 10:14 am Leave a comment

The Transplant Library – new resource

The Department of Health is funding access for Medical Schools and Acute NHS Trusts in England to the Transplant Library for one year from April 2009. It is the bibliographic database of the Centre for Evidence in Transplantation (CET), the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS), and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

The Transplant Library contains evidence-based information on all aspects of solid organ transplantation. The CET uses a customised literature search in the Ovid-Medline and Cochrane Central bibliographic databases to retrieve relevant transplantation records. Additional information is manually added to each record, based on certain indexing criteria.

The database consists of over 6,000 references of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) published from 1970 to the present; Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are scheduled to be added in 2009. Quality rating of methodology is available for most trials published since 2004. The database also includes non-indexed literature, such as conference proceedings, and, where possible, records of unpublished trials. Many of the records in the database contain abstracts and/or links to full text.

How do I access it?
St. George’s Hospital staff can access the Transplant Library either:
– via Ovid Online
– via the Library website > Databases > Medicine & Dentistry

You will need log in using your NHS Athens username/password.

April 27, 2009 at 3:34 pm Leave a comment

NHS Search 2.0 update

Since its launch the National Library for Health’s Search 2.0 system for searching healthcare databases such as Medline, CINAHL and EMBASE has added a number of new features to make advanced searching easier.

For best results use the Healthcare Database Advanced Search where these new features, outlined below, are available. To access this page from, login with your NHS Athens password, then click Healthcare Databases Advanced Search below your login details on the left.

Saved searches and alerts

When saving searches and alerts it is now possible to select a limited number of rows of your search strategy to save, rather the previous default to save the entire search history. The option to select and save all in your search is also available.

De-duplication of results

You can now de-duplicate the results from different database searches. If, for example, you have run similiar searches in Medline and Embase, select the sets you wish to de-duplicate, and click on the ‘Remove Duplicates’ option below the Search History panel. A new set will be created and you’ll be able to view the unique results.

View abstracts on the results page

You can now select the ‘Show Abstracts’ tick box to view all the abstracts in your set of results.


You can now save search results from different searches to a temporary ‘clipboard’ before saving, printing or emailing them all at the end of  search session. The clipboard icon appears below the search history, on the search screen.

Further improvements to Search 2.0 are expected at the end of this month, so watch this space for details.

For help with using Search 2.0 why not download our 3-page 10-step guide   or try our full guide to searching Search 2.0

September 26, 2008 at 3:49 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

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