For Information: E-Resources
Accessing Electronic Resources
The Strategic Health Authority Library Leads have procured "Core Content" - a range of electronic books, databases and electronic journals for use by NHS and other eligible staff. These resources are made available via the NHS Evidence Health Information Resources site together with resources purchased by NHS Evidence.
Access is controlled by the Athens access management system. Athens accounts can be set up at https://register.athensams.net/nhs/
You can check who is eligible to access the resources at www.library.nhs.uk/forlibrarians/content/corecontent/athens/eligibility .
What Electronic Resources Are Available?
You can download a complete list of the current portfolio of nationally purchased databases and journals (version 4 updated November 2012) .
For help in accessing these resources contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
See also www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/forlibrarystaff/which provides a link to the NHS Evidence Service Update Page
Included here are e-book survey findings, options appraisal and platform options papers prepared by Ingrid Evans from NHS Evidence and a CCDG E-Books Task Group to inform CCDG decisions about e-book and e-book platform purchasing and policy.
Core Content Usage Statistics
Statistics for the Core Content resources from 2005-2007 can be viewed as a PowerPoint slide show.
Statistics for the Core Content resources for 2008 can be viewed as a PowerPoint.
Page Updated 19 November 2012