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 Respiratory Medicine full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Clinics in Chest Medicine
Heart, Lung and Circulation
International Journal of COPD
Journal of Cystic Fibrosis
Clinical Lung Cancer
Lancet Respiratory Medicine
Lung Cancer International
Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology
Sleep Medicine Clinics of North America
Sleep Medicine Reviews
This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Respiratory Medicine professionals.
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 –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
Access full text and submit your own case report. Access via Athens
British Thoracic Society
Advancing knowledge about the causes, treatment and promoting the prevention of respiratory disorders.
CEBM (Centre for Evidence-based Medicine)
identifies evidence-based practice through primary research and systematic reviews and promotes and disseminates the information.
Clinical Key enables searching from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information, patient information and images. Access via Athens
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
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.
24/7 portal available to all NHS staff and students to access nationally procured resources.
OASYS and Occupational Asthma
An independent group of clinicians and researchers who run a clinical service for workers with occupational lung disease.
Respiratory and Sleep Investigation (GHH)
Access via HEFT Intranet A-Z only.
TRIP is a smart, fast tool for you to find high-quality clinical research evidence. Provided by Health Education England.