What's New

Simple searching in one place

Published Date: 13th February 2023


Looking for a journal, e-book, a full-text article, or maybe the latest NICE Guidance? Then have a look at the Knowledge and Library Hub – a one-stop gateway that will help you find and access all these, and more.

Now, with a NEW and easy to remember URL you can find local resources and links to:

  • thousands of journals with one click to full text
  • books and e-publications including OUP handbooks
  • evidence searching tools like Medline, EMBASE and CINAHL
  • clinical decision support tools such as BMJ Best Practice and UpToDate
  • clinical guidelines and procedures


The shortcut URLs are different for each NHS organisation. Our Hub shortcut URLs are:

Primary care and ICB staff in Halton, Knowsley and St Helens - https://library.nhs.uk/hkshprimary

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - https://library.nhs.uk/sthk

Log in with your NHS OpenAthens account to search across many different resources at the same time. You can also limit your search to look for specific types of material or within a specific date range and you can create folders to save your results and share them with your colleagues. If you don't have an NHS OpenAthens account then you can register for one here https://openathens.nice.org.uk/

You can find out more about the Knowledge and Library Hub on the library website here: https://www.knowledge-nw.nhs.uk/knowledge-and-library-hub. Read our pdf guide to get you started or have a look at the more in depth video tutorials and guidance to find out about the more advanced functions that the hub has to help you find and use the evidence and information you need.


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