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Books E-books Journals Databases
Evidence-based practice CPD Research Apps

Updated: 26/4/17

To look for specific books, please search the Library Catalogue.

Here is a list of some of the newest additions to stock in this subject area:
(Click on the title to check availability on the Library Catalogue)

To browse a fuller list of books available on this topic on the catalogue, please click here: browse Cardiology books.

All e-books are catalogued and accessible via the Library Catalogue.
An NHS OpenAthens login is required to access most e-books.

Here are some relevant titles which are available as an e-book (click title to access and log in with NHS OpenAthens login if prompted):

Title Year Author
Oxford handbook of cardiac nursing. 2nd ed. 2014 Olsen
Cardiothoracic surgery. 2nd ed.
(Oxford Specialist Handbook)
2013 Chikwe
Oxford handbook of cardiology. 2nd ed. 2012 Ramrakha
Cardiovascular care made incredibly easy! 2010 Carline


You can search our journal subscriptions on our A-Z Journals page.
An NHS OpenAthens login may be required to access some of the online journals.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, we can obtain articles from other libraries for you via our Document Supply Service.

Here is a selection of some of the journals available for this specialty:

Journal Coverage Access note
American Heart Journal 1995- NHS OpenAthens
American Journal of Cardiology 2012- (2 month delay) NHS OpenAthens
Annals of Pediatric Cardiology 2008- Freely available
Basic Research in Cardiology 2002- (1 year delay) NHS OpenAthens
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2001- Freely available
British Heart Journal (continues as Heart) 1939- NHS OpenAthens
Cardiology 1998- (1 year delay) NHS OpenAthens
Case Reports in Cardiology 2012- Freely available
Clinical Research in Cardiology 1999- (1 year delay) Freely available
Current Opinion in Cardiology 2000-2016 NHS OpenAthens
European Heart Journal 1996- (1 year delay) Freely available
Future Cardiology 2005- (1 year delay) NHS OpenAthens
Interventional Cardiology 2009- NHS OpenAthens
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006- Freely available
Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2002- (2 month delay) NHS OpenAthens
Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine 2003- (2 month embargo) NHS OpenAthens

NHS Healthcare databases (HDAS) – (NHS OpenAthens login required)
Search across a set of databases including:
AMED – Allied & Complimentary Medicine – allied health professionals, complementary medicine
BNI – British Nursing Index –  nursing, midwifery and health visitors
CINAHL – Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature –  nursing & allied health professionals
EMBASE – Drugs and pharmacology
Healthcare Business Elite – Healthcare administration, institutional management
HMIC – Healthcare Management Consortium
Medline – general medicine database
PsycINFO – Psychology & allied fields.
ProQuest Hospital Premium Collection – (NHS OpenAthens login required)
PubMed – (no login required)

Evidence-based practice
For more information on these resources, full visit our full Evidence-based practice page.

BMJ Case Reports – NHS OpenAthens login required. Contact us for Fellowship Code to submit case reports.
Clinical Knowledge Summaries – no login required
Cochrane Library – no login required
NICE Evidence search – no login required. See also NICE Guidance, NICE Pathways & Standards & Indicators.
TRiP database – no login required. TRiP PRO is available from NHS networked PCs.
UpToDate – access via Hub (Non-Clinical Systems) on RD&E site, or via NHS OpenAthens off site.

BMJ Learning – NHS OpenAthens login & personal registration required
e-Learning for Healthcare – NHS OpenAthens login.
British Cardiovascular Society
British Society of Echocardiology (BSE)


Here are some of the latest research publications written by RD&E authors in this specialty:
(added to the RD&E Research Repository):

If you’ve written an article, book or book chapter and you’d like the details added to the RD&E Research Repository, please contact us: rde-tr.ResearchRepository@nhs.net.

For more information on how the library can support your research, please visit the Research Hub.


NICE apps:

Click here for instructions and links to download the official NICE apps for:
BNF for Children
NICE Guidance

To use the NICE BNF and NICE BNFC apps for the first time and to activate any content updates, users will need to enter their NHS OpenAthens user name and password. For further advice, visit the NICE apps support page.



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