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Doctors in Training

Small icon of an opened purple book  Useful information for doctors in training

If you are new to the Trust, here are some useful links for making the best use of your Library and Knowledge Service.

  • Register with the Library to:
    • borrow books (up to 8 books for a 4 week loan);
    • order documents and interlibrary loans;
    • request evidence literature searches or book an assisted search;
    • receive the latest library news.
  • 24 hour access - use the library when it's convenient for you. Email us or call into the library to register.
  • Apply for an NHS OpenAthens account or transfer your existing account to St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust for free access to a wide range of online resources. If you're not sure how to transfer your account please see our NHS OpenAthens account helpsheet.
  • Sign up to the library's Knowledge Alert bulletin and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest guidance and developments in your area of interest.


  • Use the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub, a one stop gateway to find journals, full-text articles, e-books, clinical decision support tools, NICE Guidelines and more.
  • Access 7000 full-text electronic journals via Browzine.
  • Register for UpToDate Anywhere, download the App and access the latest evidence wherever and whenever you need it.  Click on the UpToDate link on your Trust desktop to register.
  • We have purchased the following Clinical Key collections which can be accessed using your NHS OpenAthens account:
    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Dermatology
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Orthopedics
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Pulmonary Disease
  • You also have access to 130 medical handbooks published by Oxford University Press using your NHS OpensAthens account.
  • We have a subscription to BMJ Case Reports. If you would like to submit a case report, please contact the library for the Fellowship number. Don't forget to let us know if you get an article published in here, or any journal, so that we can add you to our Staff Publications.
  • Our Librarians can provide training in person or virtually, please see our Information Skills page for further details.
  • We can save you time and Find the Evidence for you. If you need a literature search to support your clinical decision making then we can do this for you.

We are here to support you and give you the #GiftOfTime.  Please see our FAQs and if you still have questions please ask the library staff.