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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 Dermatology full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • Annals of Dermatology

  • British Journal of Dermatology

  • Case Reports in Dermatology

  • Clinics in Dermatology

  • Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology

  • Dermatology Research and Practice

  • Indian Journal of Dermatology

  • JAMA Dermatology*

  • Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

  • Journal of Clinical & Aesthetic Dermatology

  • Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology

  • Journal of Skin Cancer

  • Skin Pharmacology and Physiology

   *Embargoed One month


Useful Websites

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

Anatomy TV

The 3D anatomy resource features anatomical pictures that can be rotated, and layers can be removed in order to expose underlying structures.

ASK –UHB Discovery Tool

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

BMJ Case Reports

Clinically important common or rare conditions. Browse recent cases by specialty, or locate videos and images. Access via Athens.

Clinical Key

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

Clinical Skills

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.

The Cochrane Library

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

Cochrane Skin Group

A network of people internationally committed to producing and updating reviews of trials relating to skin conditions.

Images Databases

Clinical Key: Access via Athens.

Image Atlas:

Dermatology Atlas:


Trip Pro:


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

Medscape Resource Centres

Highlights latest evidence with articles on a variety of  topics  Requires registration.

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.