Diabetes and Endocrinology

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: www.evidence.nhs.uk

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 Diabetes and Endocrinology full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool


  • Clinical Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Diabetes: American Diabetes Association
  • Diabetes-Metabolism Research and Reviews
  • Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
  • Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
  • Diabetes Care 
  • Diabetic Medicine
  • Journal of Diabetes Research
  • Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Nutrition & Diabetes


  • Bariatric Surgical Practice & Patient Care
  • Clinical Obesity
  • Endocrine Journal
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics
  • Indian Journal of Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Obesity
  • Obesity Surgery

Useful Websites

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

Clinical Key


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

Clinical Skills.net


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

Cochrane Clinical Answers

www.cochraneclinical answers.com/

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.



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



Browse latest Guidance, Clinical Pathways, Quality Standards in Diabetes and other endocrinal, nutritional  & metabolic conditions.

NHS Evidence


A portal which provides access to selected and authoritative evidence in health, social care and public health. Database access via Athens



An international database of prospectively   registered systematic reviews in health and social care.

RSM (The Royal Society of Medicine)


RSM Endocrinology & Diabetes section promotes the discussion and further interest of all aspects of endocrinology and diabetes.



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