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Library
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Service

Search DISCOVERY, using the search box below, and find books, e-books, full text journal articles and more, all in one place.

You can use the search freely but to access the fulltext of some resources you will need an NHS OpenAthens account. If you haven't already got one, please click here to register.

For a more in-depth search, please click here to use the Healthcare Databases.

Let the Library Team help you access resources, find evidence-based information and keep you up to date.

You can access all of our services and resources via:

  • The library at Nightingale House, Whiston Hospital
  • The outreach librarian visiting you at your place of work
  • This website
  • Our enquiry service

WHAT'S NEW

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We're Back!

19 April 2021

The physical library is once more open for business . We are working with reduced library staff, so please be patient with us.

LKS Outreach Newsletter - Issue 7

9 April 2021

Issue 7 of our newsletter for all our Community, CCG and General Practice staff is now available on our  Outreach page.

Launch of our new website

30 March 2021

Since our last Library Survey we’ve been working hard to bring you a new and improved website. You’ll see we’ve updated the overall look of the site and have a brand new logo, but our main aim has been to improve our current awareness service. You’ll be able to customise our new Knowledge Alerts so that you receive the information you want, when and where you want it. We also wanted to make it easier to access the resources that you use most frequently as well as improve how the site works and looks on your mobile devices.

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CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT TOOLS

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UpToDate is an evidence-based physician-authored clinical decision support resource which assists in making the right point-of-care decisions. NB: Only available to St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust employees.

BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision support tool, uniquely structured around the patient consultation, with advice on symptom evaluation, test to order and treatment approach. This resource is available to ALL NHS employees using their NHS OpenAthens login.

REQUEST AN ARTICLE OR BOOK

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Need a copy of journal article or want to borrow a book? Use the links below to send us your requests.

MY JOURNALS

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NHS staff and students can access over 5000 full-text electronic journals via My Journals.

Please remember to login with your NHS OpenAthens account.  If you haven't got one yet, please click here to register.