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Various publishers have been kind enough to give free access to their resources until 31 May 2020.
Oxford Medicine Online (over 1000 handbooks + textbooks),
To access, login with an NHS OpenAthens account, click Sign in via your institution – select NHS in England.
HSJ Covid-19 articles – https://hsj.co.uk
EBSCO ebooks – Nursing, Psychology and Clinical Medicine (Topic areas include Dermatology, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Internal Medicine, Medicine (General), Nursing, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Surgery).
All accessed via NHS OpenAthens – https://openathens.nice.org.uk
eBook Clinical Collection – https://tinyurl.com/EBSCO-clinical-ebooks
Please check our COVID-19 topic guide too for more updated resources – http://exeterhealth.libguides.com/COVID-19
While our print books are temporarily reference only, Exeter Health Library does have access to over 100+ e-books, which are available to you 24/7.
All you’ll need is an NHS OpenAthens username and password, which is quick and easy to register for. All our e-books are available to both Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, and Devon Partnership Trust staff.
Our e-books can either be read online, and have search and browse functionality, or some can be downloaded to your PC for a limited time period, for offline use. Full instructions on how to download ProQuest e-books to your own device can be found here. You don’t need a Kindle or e-reader, books can be downloaded to PCs, laptops, tablets and even phones!
There are a number of ways you can find out what e-books we have access to:
- Via the Library Catalogue
All of our e-books are catalogued on the Library Catalogue. If we have online access to a title, there will be a link on the page which says ‘Available online to NHS staff and eligible College of Medicine and Health users only’. Click on the link and log in with your NHS OpenAthens login when prompted.
Please note: we share a library system with the University of Exeter, but we do not have access to their e-book collections. Their links will ask for an Exeter IT login, which you won’t have.
- Via our Topic Guides
If you visit the Topic Guide for your clinical area/discipline, you will find links to relevant e-books in the ‘Books’ section of each guide – click on the E-books tab for a list of books, and then follow the links through to the e-book, logging in with NHS OpenAthens if prompted.
- Via our E-books page
Visit our E-Books page on the website, to browse a list of available titles by collection, which include the ‘Rapid’ and ‘Hands On’ series, the ‘Nursing made incredibly easy’ collection and a wide range of titles on a variety of subjects from our ProQuest EBL Library.
If you’d like access to a particular book, please complete our online Book/chapter request form. We’ll do our best to provide you with access to what you need, although our resources are limited.
If you have any questions, or problems accessing the e-books please email us:
With immediate effect, following advice from the hospital’s Infection, Prevention and Control team, we are no longer issuing print books from Exeter Health Library. The self-service machine will be switched off, and the library will be for reference use only.
If you are already have some library books out, please keep hold of them until further notice.
Now might be the perfect time to check out our e-book resources, we have many titles available online, and all you need is an NHS OpenAthens login to access them. Watch this space for more detailed information about our e-book collections, and how to access them…
We currently investigating how we can expand our e-book provision, but in the meantime, if there is a particular title you need, please email the library team firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll see what we can do.
Stay safe and well,
The Library team
We now have access to over 25 titles from Wiley’s popular ‘Rapid’ and ‘Hands On’ series online.
Click here to browse the list of titles available:
Log in with your NHS OpenAthens login when prompted.
We hope you enjoy accessing these books 24/7!
The Library Team
The Library has recently purchased 10 new e-books on a variety of topics.
E-books can either be read online, or downloaded to your desktop (for a maximum of 7 days).
To access our 10 new titles, click on the title from the list below, and log in with NHS OpenAthens if prompted.
- Acute & Critical Care Nursing at a glance
- Children & Young People’s Nursing Skills at a glance
- Clinical Investigations at a glance
- Midwifery Skills at a glance
- Minor Surgery at a glance
- MRI at a glance
- Nursing Older People at a glance
- Physical Examination of the Newborn at a glance
- Surgery at a glance
- Trauma & Orthopaedics at a glance.
For more information about e-books, please visit our E-Books page.
If you have any problems accessing and using the e-books, please contact us.
The Library Team