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For Information: E-Resources

The LKS Library Leads have procured "National Core Content" - a range of electronic databases, electronic journals, and point of care tools for use by NHS and other eligible staff. These resources are made available at NICE Evidence Services.
The selection criteria outlined in HEE’s Digital Content Procurement Strategy guided decisions about the resources to purchase.

What e-resources are available  |  Accessing e-resources | Native interfaces


What e-resources are available?

See the list National Core Content Collections 2019-2022.

Please also see the comparison spreadsheet for the main e-journal collections, which has been produced to aid decision making.

For help in accessing these resources see NICE's community for LKS staff or contact


Accessing e-resources

Access is controlled by the OpenAthens access management system. OpenAthens accounts can be set up at

You can also check who is eligible to access the resources.

The Link Resolver provides full text links to freely available and NHS purchased content within the NICE Evidence Services interface. The Link Resolver is provided by Wolters Kluwer's Ovid Discovery Service Link Resolver.

You can access a dedicated support site at

See also the Guide to Usage Statistics for Discovery Services, Databases and eJournals and eBooks.


Native Interfaces

To access the native interfaces to these databases, log into NICE My Resources or the resources list in MyAthens, and select the supplier from the list available.  Then select the required database.


 Training and Support for Native Interfaces

·         EBSCO Interface: Basic searchingAdvanced searching

·         Ovid Interface: Basic Search on Ovid  |  Ovid Advanced Search  |  Searching help

·         ProQuest Interface: ProQuest NHS support page  Basic search  |  Advanced search tips  |  Searching help


Page Update 12 April 2019