E-Resources Page

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As a member of BEH-MHT Trust you have access to a range of electronic resources including e-books, e-journals and healthcare databases. These resources can be accessed from anywhere with internet access, so you can search for evidence-based information from work, from home or even from a mobile device. This page provides links to online resources available to you and information to help you access them. Some resources are freely accessible but for many you will need an OpenAthens account .

Click on the links below to jump to information you need. If you have any problems or queries regarding accessing these resources please
contact us.

OpenAthens Account registration Databases
Point of care tools Learning Resources 
E-books Mobile Resources
E-journals Keeping Up to Date


globe logo Registering for an OpenAthens account


All NHS staff are eligible for an OpenAthens account. It is easy to register. Click on the link below and complete the online form. Use your NHS email address to register so that OpenAthens can verify that you are eligible to access the resources.

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DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created for health care professionals providing access to information at the point-of-care. This next generation of DynaMed combines the highest quality evidence-based information with a user-friendly, personalized experience that delivers accurate answers fast. Click on the button to access. (You will need your OpenAthens details.) Dynamed is also available directly from the Library’s intranet pages when you are connected to the Trust network.(no password required). You can download the free Dynamed mobile app and sign in with your Personal Account details. Please read the Getting Started Kit with instructions on how to set up a Personal Account.


BMJ Best Practice

 Ranked as one of the best clinical decision support tools for health professionals worldwide, it provides step by step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention. BMJ Best Practice is available directly from the Library’s intranet pages when you are connected to the Trust network (no password required). From anywhere else, please go to BMJ Best Practice and click ‘Log In’ on the top right of the page.Select the ‘OpenAthens’ button and sign in with your OpenAthens credentials. Once you have logged in, you can create a free personal account enabling you to download the app. Please read the Getting started guide.

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Our e-books can be found via the Library catalogue . Search by title, author or keyword to see titles available. We have access to a number of collections which you may also want to access directly via the links below.

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123 Library.org

We have a small collection of books purchased from 123 Library including the Introduction to SPSS in Psychology (OpenAthens login required). 


The DSM Library (American Psychiatric Association )

Access the full
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Disorders (DSM 5) online. (OpenAthens account required.)

Also available:

DSM-5 handbook of differential diagnosis

DSM-5 clinical cases

ProQuest Ebook Central On-line access to the full text of over 400 eBooks purchased nationally for NHS staff.

You can then browse for e-books and/or search for them by book title, author, keywords or ISBN. Log in with your OpenAthens details for access.

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Search journals

All BEH staff have access to 1000s of journals online via their OpenAthens account. To check availability and/or to access a journal follow the steps below:

  • Go to My Journals page and log in with your OpenAthens credentials
  • Search for a journal by title e.g. “British Journal of Psychiatry”
  • If we have access to the fulltext you will now see a link through to the journal.

No link? Go to My Account on the top menu of this page and use the “request an item” option to request the article you need from the Library. Please note: you need to be registered with the library to use this service.

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Journal of Personality Disorders
If you are on a Trust networked computer you can access this journal without the need to log in, simply click on the link above.

MAH Complete journal bundle
A collection of over 33 journals covering the whole health care spectrum including nursing, midwifery, medicine, allied health professions and healthcare management. Available journals include British Journal of Mental Health Nursing, British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, British Journal of Nursing and Prescribing Practice. These are practical and accessible peer-reviewed publications that support the education and professional development of students and practitioners alike. (OpenAthens login required)

The Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology
You can access this journal via the Library's intranet page.

The Nursing Times
Access this journal by logging in with our institutional login. These details are only visible to registered members of the library.

London Health Libraries

Faculty Development Virtual Collection

The Virtual Faculty Collection is designed to support the work of all clinical trainers and supervisors in London, providing access to journals. Focusing on key faculty development issues including clinical supervision workplace learning, clinical teachers across the NHS can keep up to date with developments, debates and research in clinical education.

Accessing Print Journals
The vast majority of our journals are now available electronically however the Journal of Dementia Care is available in print only. If you would like to join a distribution list to receive table of contents for this title please contact the Library.

We also have an archive of older journal titles in print format. These can be browsed in the Library or we can provide copies of articles on request. These holdings are also displayed when you search the NICE MyJournals page by journal title.

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Databases allow you to search for information relating to a specific topic. Below are a selection of different databases available to you. If you are new to searching or would like a refresher please contact the library to arrange a training session. In addition the Library can do searches for you. Complete the form on our Ask the Librarian page to request a search.

The Cochrane Library

Database of high quality systematic reviews and clinical trials.
(Freely available)

Proquest Databases

Proquest databases enable you to search PsycINFO; BNI; PsycARTICLES and the ProQuest Hospital Collection Click on the link above to access with OpenAthens . Select NHS England as your institution when prompted.

Ebscohost databases

Ebscohost enables you to search CINAHL Index,
MEDLINE, PEP Archive and additionally to our point
of care tool Dynamed. Click on the link above to access with
OpenAthens or if you are connected to the Trust network visit the
Library intranet page to access without a password.


Proquest Hospital collection

ProQuest Hospital Collection contains thousands of full-text health sciences journals in biomedical, clinical, psychology, nursing and allied health, and behavioural sciences, published in over 30 countries. This database also offers an invaluable range of other health resources which complement journal articles. Click on the link above to access with OpenAthens. Select NHS England as your institution when prompted.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.
(Freely available).



PsycARTICLES is a database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber. For a full list click here. Please note that all journals are also discoverable when your search the MyJournals page.

NICE Evidence Search

A search engine providing easy access to evidence based resources.
With no password required it can be a very good place to start researching a topic.
(Freely available)

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

A comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. Offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals (OpenAthens details required).

NHS Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS)

HDAS enables you to search 8 healthcare databases using the same interface.
Includes full text links to available journal articles. Databases included are AMED,
BNI, CINAHL Index, Embase, Emcare, HMIC, Medline and Psychinfo.
athens details required. Quick Guide to using this resource


PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations include links to freely available full-text content where available (Freely available).


OTseeker is a database containing 4000+ abstracts of systematic reviews
and RCTs relevant occupational therapy. (Freely available)

Social Care Online

Social Care Online is produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and is the UK’s largest database of information on all aspects of social care and social work (Freely available). 

Ovid Databases

Search Amed, Embase and Medline databases via the Ovid SP interface.
(OpenAthens login required)


Speech pathology practice database for best interventions and treatment efficacy (Freely available).


PEDro is a Physiotherapy Evidence Database containing over 27,000
randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines.
(Freely available)

Trip Pro Database

TRIP(Turning Research into Practice) Pro is a freely available bibliographic database bringing together online 'evidence-based' healthcare resources (Freely available).

PEP Archive

Pep Archive offers the full text for 42 principal psychoanalytic journals and
over 58 classic psychoanalytic books dating as far back as 1871, and is
the most authoritative source of peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific
articles from the field of psychoanalysis.


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CPD Online  

CPD Online

CPD Online is an interactive and high-quality web-based learning experience that provides learning modules using a range of multimedia techniques. Relevant for fully qualified psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, it can be used for up to 25 hours of core learning towards your annual continuing professional development (CPD) requirements. Free modules are available after registration with the Royal College of Psychiatrists. To find out more please contact the Library at beh-tr.library@nhs.net

Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing    

The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical and Cancer Nursing Procedures

The manual provides essential nursing knowledge and up-to-date information on nursing skills and procedures includes over 350 evidence-based clinical procedures related to every aspect of care, from handwashing to cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This ninth edition focuses on procedures that are applicable in all areas of acute inpatient hospital care. Log in with your OpenAthens account at http://www.rmmonline.co.uk/ or for more information please email beh-tr.library@nhs.net



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Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine


NICE BNF/BNFc Mobile Apps

Download the BNF App to your mobile device to access the latest BNF/BNFc on the go.


EBSCO Host app

This app allows you to search and access published content provided by Ebsco publishers from your mobile. This includes journal titles from our Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, CINAHL Index and Medline databases. To access full content on your phone you need a key that syncs your phone to local content. Go to http://search.ebscohost.com/ and login with your OpenAthens details. Click on the iphone and Android mobile apps link right at the foot of the page. Open the email you receive in the device you want to use and follow instructions.

Ebsco Host mobile

Ebsco also have a mobile webpage whe re you can search published content provided by Ebsco publishersfrom your mobile. Go to http://search.ebscohost.mobi/ and log in with your OpenAthens details to access.

Pubmed mobile allows you to search the medline database from your mobile device.



NICE Evidence Search search for freely available reliable evidence on the web using the mobile version of this search engine.


NICE Guidance App If you use an Android or iPhone smartphone you can download the free app, which will give you offline access to all of NICE's guidance products, organised by clinical or public health topic.

SIGN Guidelines App
View latest guidelines from Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network.

NHS Apps Library
A growing collection of health related apps accredited by the NHS to ensure they are clinically safe. The Mental Health Apps page gives further information, links to resources and apps.

JAMA Network Listen
Stay current on key topics in clinical medicine – and earn CME on your time – with engaging podcasts based on peer-reviewed articles published in JAMA. For more information and instructions click here




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Ask the Librarian Alerting Service

The librarian can carry out a literature search on a specified topic and then set up an email alert for you to receive notification of any new evidence published. Choose from weekly, fortnightly or monthly emails to help keep you up to date with the very latest research. Please complete the form on our Ask the Librarian page.

Evidence Updates BMJ Learning Centre
Sign up for regular email updates in your specialty and receive notification of the latest evidence published. For further information on this and similar services contact the Library.

Health Education England - Library and Knowledge Services
A gateway to e-journals and databases and latest evidence available to you.

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