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
eBook titles are listed on the library catalogue www.base-library.nhs.uk. New eBooks are constantly being added, simply log on with your Athens account.
Choose your own eBooks by simply logging on with your Athens account at www.ebookcentral.proquest.com/
(Require Athens Registration)
Staff can access the following Occupational Therapy full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool
American Journal of Occupational Therapy
Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Arthritis Research and Therapy
Canadian Occupational Therapy Journal
Disability and Health Journal
International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research
Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
NZ Journal of Occupational Therapy
This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Occupational Therapy professionals.
The 3D anatomy resource features anatomical pictures that can be rotated, and layers can be removed in order to expose underlying structures. Access via Athens.
Australian Association of OTs
Aims to support, promote and represent the profession as a key element of the AH sector.
British Association of & College of OTs
The British Association is the professional body representing the community staff across the UK
Clinical Key enables searching from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information, patient information and images. Access via Athens.
The Cochrane Library
Full-text access to high-quality evidence such as systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials (RCTs). to inform healthcare decision making.
Evidence-based Practice Research in OT
Research to critically review evidence regarding effectiveness of OT interventions.
Health Professionals Council
A register of health professionals who meet the standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health.
A targeted “current awareness” service for high impact documents in your area.
24/7 portal available to all NHS staff and students to access nationally procured resources. Access via Athens.
OT JISC Discussion List
Facilitates discussion and generates ideas and information about matters relating to OT.
A database of abstracts of SRs & RCTs relevant to OTs. Trials have been critically appraised.
A smart, fast tool for you to find high-quality clinical research evidence. Provided by HEE