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UHBW Library and Information Services: Books, Articles and Evidence

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How to access electronic resources

To access our electronic resources you will need an OpenAthens login                          .

Click here to register. You will need to use an NHS email address. 
Click here to reset password. Email with your name and email address if you have forgotten your username.

Click on the links to access the Native Interfaces :

How to Find Evidence

How can I log in to my library account, and is this different to Open Athens?

Your library account is separate to your Open Athens account. Your library account allows you to update your details, check what you currently have on-loan and renew checked out items. You can access it by going to SWIMS (see below) and logging in at the top left of the page. You can also reset your library password from here.

How can I access the library catalogue?

You can access our library catalogue through the search bar at the top of the page. If you prefer, you can also browse the library catalogue via SWIMS: the catalogue for health libraries in the South and West of England. You can access SWIMS here.

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How do I request books and resources not in the library catalogue?

You can request items directly from the Knowledge and Library hub search. Search for what you would like, then select "request this item".

I need help for something that isn't covered here

Please use the "ask a librarian" chat feature on the homepage of the library site for assistance, or email us at

Hub Tutorial

Point of Care support

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BMJ Best Practice
This is a point of care tool that combines the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion. Find out more here.

Curated Reading Lists

Disability History Month 2023:

Disability, Children and Youth

Black History Month October 2023: 

Saluting our Sisters: #WeMatter

Celebrating Disability History Month 2022

'Disability, Health and Well Being' Available from UHBW Library in collaboration with the Able+ staff network.

Black History Month October 2022: 

Time for Change: Action not words

Browse our Journal Collection

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Browse our current journal collection through your web browser with Browzine. Click here to access. 

Browse our Databases

We provide direct access to a variety of medical databases though our three core native interfaces:

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature), Medline and Psychology full text and eBook

OVID Technologies
AMED (Allied and Complimentary Medicine), Embase, Ovid Emcare, HMIC (Health Management Information Consortium) and Ovid Medline

APA PsycArticles, APA PsycInfo, British Nursing Index‎, Ebook central, Health Research Premium Collection, Medline and PTSDpubs

If you require training on how to search using databases, please contact the library at

Other Resources

LibKey Suite
LibKey is a suite of products, including LibKey Discovery, LibKey Link, LibKey Nomad and that can help you to find and access research articles more efficiently. For more information, check our our helpguide here.

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NICE Guidance

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) independent guidance, pathways, standards and support. Access NICE here.

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Trip Medical Database

A smart, fast tool to find high quality clinical research evidence and clinical guidelines.

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The Cochrane Library
A database of the Cochrane Library's thorough, authoritative, independent systematic reviews. Find more information here.


Royal Marsden Manual (

The Manual includes over 350 evidence-based clinical procedures related to every aspect of care, from handwashing to cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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Clinical Knowledge Summaries
Practical guidance on best practice for over 330 common and/or significant primary care presentations. Find more information here.

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British National Formulary (BNF) & BNF for Children
A comprehensive compilation of authoritative, independent guidance and information about drugs. Find more information here.

Oxford Handbooks
Oxford Handbooks offer authoritative and up-to-date  original research in particular subject areas. UHBW staff and students have access to over 130 Oxford University Press medical and healthcare books online. Find more information here.


eBooks on equality and diversity, 
funded by Health Education England and selected in consultation with library staff across the country. Find more information here.
(Note, in some browsers you may need to select "keep file" after downloading the list of books available through Kortext.)

UHBW Library members can now access the professional statistical analysis program, SPSS, from a dedicated computer terminal at the Bristol library site. Please contact us to book this PC for use at
For help getting started with SPSS, please click here.


Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry
The Maudsley Guidelines is a world-renowned reference on the safe use of medications for patients presenting with mental health problems.