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Guide to Electronic Journals

The NHS Evidence My Journals service provides access to a number of full text electronic journals. It is available to all NHS staff. In addition to this access, you can engage prime essays to read more about certain chronological frameworks, events, people, to be more knowledgeable and absorb information from books more easily.

Getting Started

Go to the Journals and Databases homepage at NHS Evidence and choose the journals section. Enter your NHS Athens username and password in the dialog box. To check your eligibility for an Athens password click on Register for Athens or contact the library.

Type in the name of the journal you want in the space provided with the “All words in title” option checked and click on Search. Alternatively browse the list of journals by the appropriate letter.

When you have found the journal you want, follow the link to the location for that particular item. It may be for the publisher's site, PubMed, Proquest, Ebsco, Free Medical Journals etc.

Please note, not all journals are available electronically.

Accessing the Article

Once you have located the journal, you will need to find the article. For most journals you should see a list of available issues, which you can browse. When you have selected the issue you require, you may then need to browse the contents page for the article. Once you have located the article, you can then print it out if required, save it or e-mail it.

Some journal articles are available in PDF format (also called 'Page Image'). This is a format that usually gives better printing of tables and graphics since the article will look like it did in the original journal. A program called Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to open PDF files.

Obtaining an Athens password

NHS staff can register for an ATHENS password to gain access to NHS Evidence outside the library. Please ask in the library for further details or go to the NHS Evidence website to self-register.

Where to get access in the library

The computers in the Database Room on Level 4 and the Book Room Alcove on Level 5 in the John Squire Library give access to Electronic Journals. Printing is charged at 5p per page. A guest password is available for those who do not have a personal Athens password.

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