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 Ophthalmology full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool
American Journal of Ophthalmology
Archives of Ophthalmology**
British Journal of Ophthalmology
Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology
Current Opinion in Ophthalmology**
European Journal of Ophthalmology
Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses
Seminars in Ophthalmology*
*Journals with embargoes
**Journals with closed runs
This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Ophthalmology professionals.
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
Clinical Key enables searching from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information, patient information and images. Access via Athens.
Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group
Produces systematic reviews of interventions to treat or prevent eye diseases or visual impairment.
Eye Resources on the Internet
A list of useful sites compiled by Association of Vision Science Librarians and maintained at University of Iowa.
A targeted “current awareness” service for high impact documents in your area.
MedlinePlus – eyes and vision
Features extensive information on drugs, illustrated medical encyclopaedia, patient information and latest health news.
A complete list of all NICE guidelines– published or in development– available here.
24/7 website for accessing recent guidelines, Cochrane Systematic Reviews and primary literature from healthcare databases.
Provides physicians with the latest medical news and information in Ophthalmology taken from current medical journals.
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Provides information about the college, exams, publications, events and departments.