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UHBW Library and Information Services: Books, Articles and Evidence

Library website for UHBW

Books, articles, evidence

Accessing our online resources

´╗┐To access our subscribed databases and electronic resources you will need an OpenAthens login. To register, please click here. You need to register using an NHS email address. 

I've Forgotten My Athens Password: How Can I Reset It?  
Follow this link to reset your password. Click 'Forgot Password?' and follow the instructions. 

I've Forgotten My Athens Username & Password: What Do I Do? 
Email with your full name, full work address, work telephone number and the email address you used to register for the account.

Library catalogue (SWIMS)

Search for books using SWIMS


Search NHS Libraries across the South West. Don't worry about location, we can get books sent to us. Want to request a book? Send us an email or complete this form and we'll be happy to assist. You can find out more about how to use the catalogue here, or simply ask us if you need any assistance.


Electronic Books

UHBW has access to a large catalogue of ebooks: all that's required is an OpenAthens account. 

Please visit the ProQuest Ebook Central website here. When you find a book you like, hit the purple 'Request' button.  Our library staff will then assess whether our budget will allow for your request to be added to our collection.

Ebooks can be also accessed by visiting the SWIMS catalogue, and refining your search to look for only electronic books.

Kortext e-books on equality and diversity, funded by Health Education England, can be found here. There are 24 titles which have been selected in consultation with library staff across the country.


Clinical Key gives full access to 600 of Elsevier's journals, 1,000 books, 9,000 medical and procedural videos, disease summaries, drug monographs, clinical guidelines, images, and patient information.  Find out more here.



Dynamed Plus is a user-friendly clinical decision support tool using expert clinical evidence, and an ideal quick tool at the point of care. It also has a useful mobile phone app. Find out more here.

Access Oxford Handbooks for Free!

To find out more how to access, click the image or click here.

BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice Guide

Other online resources

undefinedThe Cochrane Library: A database of the Cochrane Library's thorough, authoritative, independent systematic reviews.


BNF & BNF for Children: A comprehensive compilation of authoritative, independent guidance and information about drugs.


undefinedClinical Knowledge Summaries: Practical guidance on best practice for over 330 common and/or significant primary care presentations.


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