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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 Neurology 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 Neurology 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

Association of British Neurologists

Their aim is to advance the knowledge and practice of neurology in the British Isles.

BMJ Best Practice

Point of care, clinical decision making tool. 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 e-Books, e-Journals,  procedural videos, drug information and images. Access is 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

Contains high-quality evidence to inform healthcare decision making.


Provides current, evidence-based information to support decision making


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

Medscape Neurology

A US site aiming to promote multidisciplinary treatment worldwide, featuring a number of neurological resource centres.


Produces national guidance in three areas: public health, health technologies - Medicines, procedures and clinical practice.

PubMed Clinical Queries

EBM search feature from PubMed.

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.