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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

eBook titles are listed on the library catalogue
New eBooks are constantly being added, simply log on with your Athens account.

(Require Athens Registration)


Staff can access the following SGU Medicine full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • AIDS
  • AIDS and Behaviour
  • AIDS Education and Prevention
  • AIDS Research and Therapy
  • Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
  • Genitourinary Medicine
  • HIV and AIDS Review
  • International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive
  • Health
  • JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
  • Journal of International AIDS Society
  • Journal Watch. HIV/AIDS Clinical Care
  • Sexual Development
  • Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections

Useful Websites

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

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AHRQ, U.S. This site highlights the latest research on healthcare areas such as: quality improvement and patient safety, outcomes, effectiveness of care and clinical practice.

Clinical Audit Tools
Provides healthcare staff and clinical audit professionals with a set of resources to assist with clinical audit.

Centre for Evidence-based Medicine
Major resource for tools, aids and documentation for evidence-based practice.

Clinical Key
Search from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information and images.

More than 160 clinical skills procedures, all in a user-friendly illustrated format and regularly updated. Access via Athens.

Cochrane Review Group on HIV/AIDS
The group assist in making evidence-baseddecisions about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.

Health Protection Agency
The regional epidemiology unit monitors infections across the West Midlands.

Map of Medicine
MoM is a visual representation of evidencebased, practice-informed pathways. Pathways related to HIV Testing, HIV in Pregnancy and others are available. Access to the Map is via Athens.

The charity NAM produces a large range of HIV information resources for people living with HIV as well as for professionals working to support them.

NHS Evidence
24/7 portal available to all NHS staff and students to access nationally procured resources. Requires HEFT Athens

Produces national guidance in three areas: public health, health technologies (medicines, treatment and procedures), and clinical practice.

Sexual Health Birmingham and Solihull
HEFT Sexual Health Services providing help to the public 24/7 either online or by hotline.

TRIP Database
The TRIP Database is a clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice