Speech and Language Therapy

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: 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

E-Books Collection

(Require Athens Registration)


Staff can access the following Speech and Language Therapy full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • American Annals of the Deaf

  • American Journal of S-L Pathology

  • Audiology Today

  • Cancers

  • Cerebrovascular Diseases

  • Clinical Otolaryngology

  • Dysphagia*

  • Hearing Loss

  • Journal of Communication Disorders

  • Journal of S, L and Hearing Research

  • Journal of Voice

  • Language and Speech

  • Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools

  • Patient Related Outcome Measures

  • Sign Language Studies

  • Stroke

    * 1 year full text embargo

Useful Websites

This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Speech and Language Therapy professionals.



UK charity, helping children and young people, their families and their health 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 –UHB Discovery Tool


This is a “Google” type tool enabling a “one search” for guidelines, eBooks, eJournals and full text articles. Access via Athens



Lively site with a postal library service for a range of books and audio-visual material.

Clinical Key


Clinical Key enables searching from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information, patient information and images. Access via Athens.

Clinical Skills.net


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

Cochrane Clinical Answers

www.cochraneclinical answers.com/

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.

London Speech Therapy


Support for speech and language therapists working in the community.

NHS Evidence


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



National guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health.

Therapies SharePoint


Trust Intranet SharePoint for relevant documents and information.



TRIP is a smart, fast tool for you to find high-quality clinical research evidence. Provided by Health Education England.