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Electronic Resources

The NHS subscribes to key healthcare databases, full text journals, e-books and more for its staff. To access these you need to have an Athens username and password. You can obtain one by self-registering at:

An Athens Self-Registration leaflet is available from the Education Centre Libraries at Good Hope, Heartlands, Solihull and Queen Elizabeth hospital

E-Books Collection

(Require Athens Registration)


Staff can access the following Audiology full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • American Annals of the Deaf

  • American Journal of Audiology

  • American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology

  • Audiology Research

  • Audiology Today

  • BMC Ear, Nose, Throat Disorders

  • Ear, Nose and Throat Journal

  • Hearing Loss

  • Journal of Audiology & Otology

  • Journal of Speech, Language and  Hearing Research

  • The Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf  Education *

  • Trends in Hearing


    *Embargo 12 months

Useful Websites

This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Audiology professionals.

Audiology Online

Audiology online provides a news, information and professional education service.

Anatomy TV

Access to 3D models of human anatomy. The anatomical models can be rotated and layers of anatomical details stripped away and added as required. Access via Athens

ASK –Discovery Tool

This is a “Google” type tool enabling a “one search” for guidelines, eBooks, eJournals and full text articles. Access via Athens

British Academy of Audiology

The BAA is a professional association for hearing and balance.

British Society of Audiology

Its aim is to enhance audiological practice.

Clinical Key

Clinical Key enables searching from a single platform across eBooks and eJournals, as well as videos, drug information and images. Access via Athens.


More than 160 clinical skills procedures, all in a user-friendly illustrated format and  regularly   updated. Access via Athens.

Cochrane Clinical Answers


Practical evidence for healthcare decision making.

Cochrane Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Group

Produces systematic reviews of evidence for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of ENT disorders and head and neck cancers.

The Cochrane Library

Full-text access to high-quality evidence such as systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials (RCTs). to  inform healthcare decision making.

eLearning for Audiology 

An e-learning resource to support the  training of the audiology workforce.


A targeted “current awareness” service for high impact documents in your area.

MRC Institute of Hearing Research

The site highlights the research areas, publications, health status questionnaires and scales used with patients and latest news and events useful for Audiologists.

NHS Evidence

24/7 portal available to all NHS staff and students to access nationally procured  resources.


TRIP is a smart, fast tool for you to find high-quality clinical research evidence. Provided by Health Education England.