Infectious Diseases

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

Useful Websites

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

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

BMJ Case Reports

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

British Infection Association

Promotes the science and practice of medicine and to further research.

BMJ Best Practice

Point of care, clinical decision making tool. Access via Athens.

Clinical Key        

Provides access to a large collection of reference material, books, journals, images and videos. Access is via Athens.

Clinical Skills

Lists 275 clinical skills procedures, all in a user-friendly illustrated format and regularly updated. Access via Athens.

The Cochrane Library

Reliable evidence on the effectiveness of healthcare interventions and treatments.


Provides current, evidence-based information to support decision making at the point of care. Access via Athens.

ESCMID (European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases)

Promotes training and research in the laboratory.

HIS (The Hospital Infection Society)

Aimed at professionals working on prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections.


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

Medscape Infectious Diseases

Features medical journal articles, Medline and case reports.

NHS Evidence

Free, open access to a range of selected and authoritative health and social care evidence-based information

Public Health England

We protect and improve the nation's health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities.


A clinical search engine providing quick and easy access to high quality research evidence. Filter by evidence type, images, date. Provided by Health Education England.


Provides useful factsheets on infectious diseases, tropical and non-tropical, as well as updates on disease outbreaks, including Ebola.