Broomfield Healthcare Library is now open

Broomfield Healthcare Library logo

The building has now completely been refurbished and provides:

  • Extra seating
  • Extra power points
  • Well-being area
  • Group study area
  • Small kitchen area
  • New paintwork and new carpeting
  • All new furniture 
  • New books

We are very excited to offer MSE staff a bright new learning environment that meets your needs. We look forward to your visit.

Images of the refurbished Broomfield library

Broomfield Healthcare Library

We are a multidisciplinary library supporting all NHS staff and students on placement in Mid Essex Hospitals, located behind the Medical Academic Unit at Broomfield Hospital.

Please come and visit and see how we can help you with your information

T: 1245 514708 Ext: 4708
Tw: @Broomfield_Lib



SWAY - service update newsletter

We have created a service update newsletter which we is sent out to individual library members.

The newsletter has been created using SWAY, clicking the graphic below will take you to the newsletter.


Membership of the Broomfield Healthcare Library


Membership is free and open to all Mid and South Essex Trust staff and students on placement. 

Please visit the library to join. We are located in a small building behind the Medical Academic Unit. We will need to see your staff ID badge as proof of ID. Remember to keep us updated of any changes to your address, email or telephone number. All members receive a library card containing a username and PIN - this allows you to use our self-service machine and log into the members area of our catalogue to place holds and renew books.  

By joining the library you are agreeing to our Membership Conditions and our Privacy Policy (click the link below to download).

membership conditions and privacy notice Jan 2021[pdf] 613KB  

If you are responsible for new starters in your department please remember to organise a library induction as part of their introduction to the Trust. 

EPUT Staff

EPUT staff can also  access services and resources at all MSE Libraries.

Information for EPUT staff can be found here.

Books and the Library Catalogue (ELMS)

The Library Catalogue can be found here.

 You can search for items by words in the title, key words or by subject.

You can search the collections of every NHS library in the East of England region and place holds on books you would like sent to Broomfield for collection.

Most books may be borrowed for 4 weeks, and can be renewed, provided that they have not been requested by anyone else. 

Books can be renewed via the ELMS catalogue - you will need to log in with your ID and PIN. You can renew them yourself up to 4 times.

Books can be returned to the library or left in the secure red book deposit box outside the Medical Academic Unit. 
Books can be issued and returned using the self-service machine in the library - this is available 24/7.

The ELMS catalogue also includes all current Mid Essex Policies and Guidelines. Please login with your username and PIN for the "Search MEHT guidelines and policies" option or click here to access the Trust Documents Search & browse page.

Requesting Books or Journal Articles

If we don't have the book or article you need, we may be able to get it for you through our various library networks. 

Book Requests

To request a book, please first check the Library catalogue: ELMS

Log in to the ELMS catalogue with your user ID and PIN - please request this from the Library if you do not have one.

View the item details of the book you wish to reserve and click "Place a Hold" (located beneath the cover image).

You will be notified by email when it is available to collect. 

In some cases there will be a charge for book requests - you will be notified if this applies.

If you need a book which you can’t find in our catalogue or anywhere then please read Journal Requests below.


Journal Requests

If a journal article you need is not available online  you can request a copy via the catalogue ELMS.  You can also request books which you can’t find anywhere.

Log in with your ELMS user ID and PIN - please contact the Library if you do not have one. 

Select "Make a Request" and then "Request a Journal Article" or “Request a Book” 

Complete the form with as many details as you can, read the copyright statement, and click send.

Articles normally arrive within two days and will be sent to you as a PDF. 
You will be notified by email when a book is ready to collect.where possible your article will be sent via email.

Please complete a separate form for each request.

Most journal article requests are free, but in some cases there will be a charge - you will be notified if this applies.

Special Collection: Health and Wellbeing

The Library has a collection of self-help books on common conditions, such as anxiety, depression and chronic pain.

The titles have been selected in consultation with the Occupational Health team. 

Special Collection: Mood Boosting

To complement the Health and wellbeing collection, the library also has a collection of mood boosting fiction and poetry. 

Special Collection: Equality & Diversity

New Autumn 2020- We have a new collection of books related to all areas of equality and diversity.


We have a small fiction collection and welcome donations

NHS Athens and Electronic Resources

To access any of our electronic resources you will need an NHS Athens user name and password.

Step 1

  • Click here for the online registration form, Register for an OpenAthens account.
  • Tick the eligibility tick box, enter your work email address and select Continue. 
  • Registering with an NHS email will speed up the registration process. 
  • For organisation, select the organisation you are EMPLOYED by. 
  • Submit the form.

Step 2

  • You will receive an email from Eduserv Athens.
  • Click on the link within the email within 24hr to activate the account.
  • Make a note of your username and password, as you will need these each time you log on. You can also use your email address instead of your username if you find this easier to remember.

You can now access ALL the resources from ANY PC, anywhere, anytime. 

If you register using a non-NHS networked PC and a private email address, there may be a delay in granting you access to the online resources.

If you've forgotten your password and/or username, you can find instructions for resetting them here

Electronic Resources

BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice takes you quickly and accurately to the latest evidence-based
information, whenever and wherever you need it. It includes step by step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention and is updated daily using robust evidence based methodology and expert opinion. BMJ Best Practice
is available to all of the NHS in England who have a valid NHS OpenAthens login.

The app gives you access to clinical information wherever you are, even when you are offline.

Clinical Key

A dynamic and fully searchable healthcare resource designed to provide clinicians with fast, clinically-relevant answers from Elsevier’s enormous library of medical and surgical content including 600+ ejournals and 1000+ ebooks. 

A large collection of ejournals are available to you on Clinical Key. Click here to access the list and click on URL next to the journal you are interested in to access the content.

Clinical Skills

Nursing Procedure Guidelines available to all staff helping them to put best evidence into practice. login in here with your valid NHS OpenAthens password to access the 350+ procedures. 


All MSE staff have access to HSJ when registering with a valid MSE
email account. 

HSJ is unique in covering all aspects of english healthcare. 

HSJ local is an invaluable resource that allows you to keep up-to-date with your local NHS organisations, preparing you for any conversations that you may have. 

You can access a user guide online to help you make the most of the service. 

Be sure to download the HSJ App


is our targeted current awareness service. The alerts include resources like guidelines, systematic reviews and selected high-level journals - you will not be inundated with primary research articles. Please complete a registration
 to set up current awareness service tailored to your professional interests. In order to access the KnowledgeShare system you need to log in using your OpenAthens ID.

Oxford Handbook Ebooks

You have access to the Oxford Handbooks collection with a valid OpenAthens login, click here to access online.

Select Sign in via your institution - Enter - NHS in England - to log in with you NHS OpenAthens account. 

The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

RMMO provides evidence-based clinical skills and procedures related to essential aspects of a patient's care with a valid NHS OpenAthens password. 

Clinical nurse experts from one of the UK’s leading centres of expertise have brought together all the latest clinical evidence nurses need to meet confidently the requirements of their demanding profession. The Manual includes over
350 evidence-based clinical procedures related to every aspect of care, from handwashing to cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 


is a dynamic, comprehensive, up-to-date, peer-reviewed and fully cross-referenced on-line evidence-based Point of Care clinical resource.

You can access it from the intranet while at work and after registration, you will be able to access this resource without the need to log in and install the App on up to 2 mobile devices. Please find instructions here.
You can still access this resource from outside the Trust from a PC with an Internet connection as long as you have a valid OpenAthens login. To access the full text, you will need to select Subscribers Log in here and then select Log in
via OpenAthens. Enter your valid NHS Athens password. 

Videos below only viewable using Chrome.

A video is available on how to register.  

A tutorial is available on how to download the App


TRIP A search engine aimed at health professionals looking for clinical research literature to support patient care is available to all of the NHS in England.

The Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is considered the gold standard site for systematic reviews and evidence based medicine. It contains high-quality evidence to inform healthcare decision making, including reliable evidence such as systematic
reviews and randomised clinical trials (RCTs) as well as technology assessments and economic evaluations.

For training materials, please visit the new Cochrane Library Training Hub, which will include videos, webinar sessions, recorded webinars, and other resources. Simply complete the one-time sign up, and you will have access to this regularly updated Training Hub for free. Sign up to the latest training webinars for instant access to the new features and enhancements.

BMJ Case Reports

BMJ Case Reports

BMJ Case Reports is an award winning journal that delivers a focused, peer-reviewed, valuable collection of cases in all disciplines so that healthcare professionals, researchers and others can easily find clinically important information on common and rare conditions. This is the largest single collection of case reports online with more than 11,000 articles from over 70 countries. 

Find out here what cases you want to publish and how to prepare your submission. You can obtain your fellowship code from the Library.

"Instructions for Authors"-  this includes a user guide and help on how to submit cases:

Evidence Searches and Information Skills Training

Our Evidence search service is available to staff who need evidence-based information to support:

  • patient care queries 
  • service planning and development 
  • audits 
  • writing / updating guidelines 
  • writing / updating patient information 
  • writing/ publications
  • quality Improvement
  • research 
  • teaching 
  • presentations 

Searches are carried out by qualified librarians and results are emailed to you as abstracts and/or website links. 

Please email us or use the “Request a Literature Search” service via ELMS (Log in with the username and PIN on your library card).

Please give as much detail as possible about your search:

  • The topic to be searched 
  • Suggested keywords – including synonyms and American terminology and spellings 
  • The date range to be covered 
  • The patient group if relevant – e.g. adults, children, outpatients, critical care etc 
  • The reason for the search e.g for patient care, for research, writing a guideline etc 

We will contact you to discuss your search further if necessary.

We usually ask for 7 working days to complete a literature search, though often searches are completed quicker.

Please inform us if you have a particular deadline to meet.

This service is not available to undergraduate students, but we are happy to support you in undertaking your own search.

If you would like training on how to search healthcare databases (HDAS) yourself then please contact us.

Searching Databases E-Learning

NICE have produced a series of video tutorials to help you search healthcare databases (HDAS). Click on the link below to open a video.

These videos open in YouTube

Doing a basic search
How to lower the search panel
Accessing the thesaurus
Building thesaurus searches
Using fields
Applying Limits
Combining search rows
Rerunning a search
Copying rows
Editing search rows
Deleting search rows
Reordering search rows
Saving a search strategy
Results display options
Saving results
Deduplication (removing duplicate records)
Exporting results
Creating alerts
Editing and deleting alerts
Saved results
My search strategies
Deleting saved strategies
Cloning saved strategies

If you would like face to face training, or have a question after watching a video, please contact the library team on x4708 or

Information Skills Training

Broomfield Healthcare Library offers free training to help you access high quality information on the Internet, access full text electronic books and journals, search healthcare databases for journal articles and evidence based reviews, and critically appraise the research you find.

You can book on a course held in the Library or arrange your own 1 to 1 information consultation with a trained information professional to look at your specific search or information needs.

Any of the following courses can also be run for individuals or teams / departments.

Searching Healthcare Databases

How to plan an effective search and then find journal articles via databases such as Medline, Cinahl, PsycInfo, etc.

How to search using keywords and thesaurus subjects, access full text articles, and limit search results.
Dates to be announced. 

You will need basic computer skills and a current NHS Athens password to attend.
Contact the Library to arrange this course for yourself or your team / department.

Introduction to Critical Appraisal

Is the research you are reading valid and trustworthy? What do the statistics really mean? Learn how to critically appraise a Randomised Control Trial in this practical workshop.

Contact Basildon Healthcare Library for more details: 

01268 524900

Reflective Writing for Healthcare Professionals  

This workshop will help you get started, and introduce you to useful models, writing tips and templates.

Contact Basildon Healthcare Library for more details: 

01268 524900
All courses take place in the Library Training Room, top floor of the Library unless otherwise specified. All course attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. 

Virtual Training

We are beginning to offer training virtually as a response to the current Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing.

More information will be released soon. If you are interested in having a virtual 1 to 1 session, please contact the library.

Training can also run for groups or departments - please contact the Library to arrange this.



Ovid Ebooks - over 1000 E-books can be accessed online by logging on with you NHS OpenAthens account. These titles also appear in the Library Catalogue.

E-Book Library - a collection of titles that can either be viewed on screen or downloaded to your computer or mobile device and "borrowed" for up to 3 weeks. These titles also appear in the Library Catalogue. 

ClinicalKey - over 1000 E-books are available within ClinicalKey. Click "Books" and then filter by speciality on the left of the screen.

Create a personal account for access to special features: First time users: click on “activate personalisation” in the top right corner of your screen, and create your personal profile for additional functionality (book PDF, export images etc).

Oxford Medicine Online - You have access to 136 Handbooks, Textbooks and ‘Emergencies in’ e-books collection (HEE OUP collection April 2021 [xlsx] 26KB) with a valid OpenAthens login. All ebooks are available here to access online. Select Sign in via your institution - Enter - NHS in England - to log in with you NHS OpenAthens account.

Kortext - You have access to hundreds of e-books with a valid OpenAthens login. All ebooks available are listed below or can be viewed here (Kortext Collection [xlsx] 30KB). Alternatively, click here to access online.

Library Catalogue - search for books held in the Library. Use the quick links on the left hand side to access subject collections and new books. Please call or email if you would like to reserve a book.

Please click a title to access the E-book. An Athens username and password is required to access the books.

For most of the titles please click "Athens Login" located beneath the Ovid Login box and then enter your Athens username and password. 

For the titles marked * click the title and then enter your Athens details. These titles can either be viewed on screen as a PDF or downloaded to your computer or mobile device (e.g. tablet) and "borrowed". 

NEW! Access over 1000 titles in the Ovid E-Book Collection

More E-books are available by browsing our collections - please use the links at the bottom of this page.


Bonica's Management of Pain
Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia 


Handbook of Burns Volume 1: Acute Burn Care

Handbook of Burns Volume 2: Reconstruction and Rehabilitation

For more Burns resources please click here.

Cardiac Care

Rapid Cardiac Care

Clinical Skills

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis 

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills


Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Fast Facts: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 

Dementia Care

Dementia Care: A Practical Photographic Guide 

Dementia Metamorphosis in Care

Fast Facts: Dementia


The Hands-on Guide to Diabetes Care in Hospital 

Fast Facts: Diabetes Mellitus

Nursing Care of Older People with Diabetes

Oxford Handbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes 

Using Insulin Pumps in Diabetes: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Professional

Emergency Medicine

Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine 

Rapid Emergency and Unscheduled Care 


Oxford Handbook of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 

Oxford Handbook of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 

Fast Facts 

Fast Facts: Asthma 

Fast Facts: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia 

Fast Facts: Bipolar Disorder 

Fast Facts: Bladder Disorders 

Fast Facts: Brain Tumors 

Fast Facts: Cardiac Arrhythmias 

Fast Facts: Celiac Disease 

Fast Facts: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 

Fast Facts: Chronic and Cancer Pain 

Fast Facts: Colorectal Cancer 

Fast Facts: Contraception 

Fast Facts: Dementia 

Fast Facts: Depression 

Fast Facts: Diabetes Mellitus 

Fast Facts: Epilepsy 

Fast Facts: Glaucoma 

Fast Facts: Hyperlipidemia 

Fast Facts: Hypertension 

Fast Facts: Obesity 

Fast Facts: Osteoarthritis 

Fast Facts: Osteoporosis 

Fast Facts: Parkinson's Disease 

Fast Facts: Prostate Cancer 

Fast Facts: Rheumatoid Arthritis


Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine: A Practical Clinical Guide 

Medication Management in Care of Older People 

Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine 

Practical Guide to Heart Failure in Older People 


The Hands-on Guide for Junior Doctors 4e 

The Hands-on Guide to Clinical Reasoning in Medicine 


Haematology Nursing 

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Haematology 

Infectious Diseases

Rapid Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine 


Effective Healthcare Leadership 

Managers Pocket Guide to Leadership Skills 

Made Incredibly Easy series

Anatomy and Physiology Made Incredibly Easy 

Assessment Made Incredibly Easy UK Ed. 

Cardiovascular Care Made Incredibly Easy 

Children's and Young People's Nursing Made Incredibly Easy UK Ed. 

Clinical Skills Made Incredibly Easy UK Ed. 

Critical Care Nursing Made Incredibly Easy 

Clinical Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy 

Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy 

Diagnostic Tests Made Incredibly Easy 

ECG Interpretation Made Incredibly Easy 

Fundamentals of Nursing Made Incredibly Easy UK Ed. 

Maternal-Neonatal Care Made Incredibly Easy UK Ed. 

Pediatric Nursing Made Incredibly Easy 

Wound Care Made Incredibly Easy 


Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine 

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine 

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties 

Oxford Handbook of Key Clinical Evidence 

Rapid Medicine 2e 

Rapid Differential Diagnosis 

The Hands-on Guide to Clinical Reasoning in Medicine 


Enabling Learning in Nursing and Midwifery Practice: A Guide for Mentors 

Mentorship in Community Nursing: Challenges and Opportunities


Essential Midwifery Practice : Postnatal Care

Essential Midwifery Practice: Public Health 

Oxford Handbook of Midwifery 

Rapid Midwifery 

Supportive Care and Midwifery 

The Hands-on Guide to Midwifery Placements 


Rapid Neurology and Neurosurgery 


Advancing Nursing Practice in Pain Management

Appreciative Healthcare Practice: a guide to compassionate, person centred care

Chronic Cardiac Care: A Practical Guide to Specialist Nurse Management*

Coeliac Disease: Nursing Care and Management 

Communication Skills for Nurses 

CPD for Non-Medical Prescribers: A Practical Guide 

Dual Diagnosis Nursing 

Long-Term Conditions: Nursing Care and Management 

Narrative research in Nursing 

Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness

Professional Learning In Nursing 

Psychosexual Nursing 

Rapid Adult Nursing 

Rapid Infection Control Nursing 

Rapid Mental Health Nursing 

Rapid Research Methods for Nurses, Midwives and Health Professionals

Oxford Handbooks: 

Adult Nursing 

Cancer Nursing 

Cardiac Nursing 

Children and Young People's Nursing 

Critical Care Nursing 

Emergency Nursing 


Nursing Older People 

Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals 

Surgical Nursing

Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures Online - 9th Ed

This link will recognise you are MEHT staff and you should not need to login


Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Differential Diagnosis in Obstetrics and Gynaecology: An A-Z

Oxford Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 

Oxford Handbook of Neonatology 

Rapid Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2nd Edition 

Occupational Therapy

Clinical Reasoning in Occupational Therapy: Controversies in Practice 

Interprofessional Rehabilitation: A Person-Centred Approach 

Occupational Therapy and Older People

Using Occupational Therapy Theory in Practice 


Cancer Care for Adolescents and Young Adults

Fast Facts: Brain Tumors 

Fast Facts: Chronic and Cancer Pain 

Fast Facts: Colorectal Cancer 

Fast Facts: Prostate Cancer 

Oncology and Basic Science 

Oxford Handbook of Oncology 


Oxford Handbook of Ophthalmology 

Rapid Ophthalmology 


Basic Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Mechano-Biology 

Crucial Principles in Care of the Knee, The 

Differential Diagnosis in Orthopaedic Oncology 

Fundamentals of Pediatric Orthopedics 

Handbook of Fractures 

Human Walking 

Manual of Musculoskeletal Medicine 

Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: Fractures 

Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: Knee Arthroplasty 

Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: Reconstructive Knee Surgery 

Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: The Wrist 

Nonfusion Technologies in Spine Surgery 

Oxford Handbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma 

Practical Orthopaedic Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy 

Rang's Children's Fractures 

Rehabilitation of the Spine: A Practitioner's Manual 

Rockwood And Green's Fractures In Adults 

Rockwood and Wilkins Fractures in Children 

Spinal Trauma: Imaging, Diagnosis, and Management 

Spondylolysis, Spondylolisthesis, and Degenerative Spondylolisthesis 

Surgical Exposures in Orthopaedics: The Anatomic Approach 

Tyldesley & Grieve's Muscles, Nerves and Movement in Human Occupation 

Vertebral Tumors 

Washington Manual of Surgery, The 

Oxford Medicine Online

Oxford Medicine Online - over 60 Oxford handbooks now available, login with
your Athens username and password, then select "browse all the titles in your collection" 


ABC of the First Year

Communicating with Vulnerable Children : A Guide for Practitioners

Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics 

The Hands-on Guide to Practical Paediatrics 

Pediatric Nursing Made Incredibly Easy 

Paediatric Handbook 

Managing Pain in Children : A Clinical Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals*

Rapid Paediatrics and Child Health, 2nd Edition 

Pain Management

Oxford Handbook of Pain Management 

Palliative Care

Case Studies in Palliative and End-of-Life Care 

Community Palliative Care : The Role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist*

Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care 


The Hands-on Guide to Clinical Pharmacology 3e 

Rapid Clinical Pharmacology - A Student Formulary 


Bobath Concept: Theory and Clinical Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation 

Interprofessional Rehabilitation: A Person-Centred Approach 

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Rehabilitation 

Plastic Surgery

Operative Procedures in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery


Rapid Psychiatry, 2nd Edition 


Imaging of Orthopedic Fixation Devices and Prostheses 

Imaging of Soft Tissue Tumors 

Musculoskeletal Imaging Companion 


The Hands-on Guide to Data Interpretation 

Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Healthcare Research 

Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics 

Rapid Research Methods for Nurses, Midwives and Health Professionals


Fast Facts: Osteoarthritis 

Fast Facts: Rheumatoid Arthritis 

Oxford Handbook of Rheumatology 

Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Medical/Surgical Management 


The Hands-on Guide to Surgical Training 

OSH Hand Surgery 

Oxford Handbook of Surgical Consent 

Rapid Perioperative Care 

Rapid Surgery 2e 


Oxford Hanbook of Urology 



All journals available to you can be found on NICE Journals page on the NICE website. To access the ejournals, you will need a valid NHS OpenAthens password

When you select a journal, always look for OpenAthens login even though you may already be logged onto Athens, you still need to select Athens login in order to access full-text.


If there is an article you wish to read which is not available full text, you will have to log onto the library catalogue: ELMS to request material online. Please contact the Library if you do not already have a PIN for access.

Leadership Resources

To support MSE Leadership programmes resources are available across our libraries

Leadership Resources 

Compassionate Leadership


We have a range of Leadership books available to borrow. 
There are resources across MId, Basildon and Southend Libraries to support the MSE Leadership programmes:


Compassionate Leadership   

If you are taking part in Human Factors training take a look at the resources available to support you across the MSE Libraries, If you would like to borrow a book from another site please let us know. 

You can also search for titles in the Library Catalogue

King's Fund Reading Lists 

The King's Fund produces a range of reading lists on healthcare management topics. Many of the resources are freely available, but please contact us if you require a document that you cannot easily access.


To access E-books, please click the title and and then click Athens login before entering your Athens username and password: 

Effective Healthcare Leadership 

Managers Pocket Guide to Leadership Skills 


NHS Leadership Academy 

The Kings Fund

Plastics and Burns Resources

Burns and Plastics Recently published research 05.03.2021[pdf] 860KB  - current awareness bulletin 


For books on Plastics available to borrow from the Library please click here

You can also search for specific titles or see books held in other libraries across the region in the ELMS Catalogue

Electronic Journals 

To access the full range of electronic journals please click here or use the links below to access specific titles.

An Athens password is required to access journals. To self-register for a password please click here or contact the Library.

If you require an article from a journal we do not have access to please make a request via the ELMS Catalogue.

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 
available online from 1997 - 2017 (41(2))

Annals of Plastic Surgery 
available online from 2001

Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery (continued as JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery from 2013) available online 2008-2012 

British Journal of Plastic Surgery (continued as JPRAS from 2006)
available online 2003-2005

avaiable online from 2007 - current year (via ClinicalKey) 
Click here for 2003 - 2015

Clinics in Plastic Surgery 
available from 2007 - current year (via ClinicalKey)
Click here for 2003-2015 

Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation (continued as Journal of Burn Care and Research from 2006) 
available online from 1980-2005 

Journal of Burn Care and Research 
available online from 2006 

Journal of Hand Surgery (American) 
available from 2007 - current year (via ClinicalKey)
Click here for 2003 - 2015  

Journal of Hand Surgery European Volume 
available online from 1999 
Click link to a PDF and then sign in via OpenAthens 

JPRAS: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery 
Available from 2007 - current year (via ClinicalKey)
Click here for 2006 - 2015 

Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery 
available online from 2009 - 2016 
Click "Sign in" at top of screen, and then "sign in via OpenAthens"

Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery 
available online from October 2011 - September 2016

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 
available online from 1962
Click here for 1946 - 1957 
Click Athens Login

Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery (continued in 2010 as Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery) 

Electronic Books 

An Athens password is required to access electronic books.

Oxford Specialist Handbooks: 

OSH Hand Surgery 

OSH Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 

Books from ClinicalKey: 

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Video Atlas 

Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast 

Atlas of Abdominoplasty 

Atlas of Aesthetic Breast Surgery 

Augmentation Mammaplasty 

Body Contouring and Liposuction 

Core Procedures in Plastic Surgery 

Cosmetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery 

Flaps and Reconstructive Surgery 2nd ed.

Green's Operative Hand Surgery 7th ed 

Hand and Upper Extremity Reconstruction 

Head and Neck Reconstruction 

Nasal Reconstruction: Art and Practice 

Oncoplastic Surgery of the Breast 

Plastic Surgery (Neligan, P) 

Plastic Surgery: Indications and Practice 

Plastic Surgery Secrets Plus 

Principles and Practice of Lymphedema Surgery 


Risk, Liability and Practice. What Every Plastic Surgeon Needs to Know 

Techniques in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Series: Aesthetic Breast Surgery 

Techniques in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Series: Facial Rejuvenation with Filler 

Techniques in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Series: Lasers and Non-Surgical Rejuvenation 

Techniques in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Series: Midface Surgery 

Techniques in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: Minimally-invasive Facial Rejuvenation 

Total Burn Care 

Other E-Books:

Handbook of Burns Volume 1: Acute Burn Care

Handbook of Burns Volume 2: Reconstruction and Rehabilitation 

Operative Procedures in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery 

Please also see our E-Books page

The Library Training Room (formerly CAL Suite)

To view the Room Events & Training Diary, click here.

Booking Information:

The Training Room is part of the library and is mainly available for staff and students to study and read. We are making it our policy that it is only available for Training events.

The room is not suitable for confidential meetings as speech may be overhead by those using the other end of the suite. 

The room is not appropriate for interviews or exams and bookings for these purposes will be rejected.
The room is also not suitable as temporary office space and bookings for these purposes will be rejected.

To book the Training Room, please check availability using the link below and send a booking request via the system.

Please read the Library Training Room Booking and Use Policy.doc [doc] 41KB before making a booking.

To view availability and make a booking click here.

All bookings are subject to the agreement of library managers.