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BMJ Best Practice

Make the most of your unlimited access to BMJ Best Practice.

The way you access BMJ Best Practice via OpenAthens has changed.

1. Visit and click 'Log in'.

2. You will be presented with an ‘Access through your institution’ button.
3. When selected, you will be asked to search for your institution. Please type and select ‘NHS in England’, and then log in using your OpenAthens username and password.

4. Click 'continue' to link your OpenAthens account with your BMJ Best Practice personal account. You can use these personal account details to log in and access BMJ Best Practice anywhere.

Available to all NHS healthcare professionals in your institution courtesy of Health Education England.


This site provides

* a complement to the onsite TEWV's inTouch (intranet) pages  

* current journal ToCs (tables of contents) with full text 

* tools, apps - for staff & for patients

* learning - MOOCS & more, news feeds and e-resources..


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If an article fails to open, search for the journal title on TEWV EBSCO full text finder.


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Healthcare Databases - from NHS Evidence (NICE)

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Clinical evidence summaries & mentored literature searches

NHS EvidenceNICE, BNF App information

Booklists on selected topics available to TEWV staff - Staff Intranet


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Library closures re Covid-19

Due to the ongoing situation re Covid-19, Trust library sites are closed till further notice but books can still be borrowed by postal loans.  Trust staff can continue to view library holdings via the library online catalogue at: Search North East NHS Libraries ( Trust library staff are also contactable on

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I locate a specific journal article online?

Yes, you can via  This is a directory of journal titles and shows availability from different suppliers,including date ranges and embargos. You will need to log in to your NHS Athensaccount to view full text – look for the openathens user login link when you get to the supplier site.


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How do I access databases for literature searching?

At, choose the Health Databases Advanced Search and login with your OA account.  


Does the Library Service provide any training?

Yes, please contact to discuss options.

How do I find out whether you hold a particular book?

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What do I need to do to use trust library services?

You need to become a member. Fill in and sign a registration form and email it to  We will send you a membership card and an information pack.

Can I access the library resources and catalogue from home?

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How long can I have books out on loan?

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Apps and Social Media


NHS Smart Device Links inc BNF/c

Evaluating & Creating Apps

More Links to medical apps and mobile-compatible web sites

Mind mapping & Organising digital tools

Specialist Communities on Social Media

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Consumer health information


Healthcare resources for staff, service users and those providing them with information


Mental Health - Patient experience videos

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ARCH Recovery College

ARCH Recovery College in Durham is for any service user, carer or staff member living or working in Durham. They offer face to face, co-produced courses and workshops on a wide range of well-being topics as well as a walking group, running group, singing group and yoga. Recovery College Online is the Trust’s online recovery and well-being information and e-learning resource for anyone living in the North East and North Cumbria 

Open Access resources for non-NHS staff, patients and the public

§    NHS Choices  - includes health, well-being and social care information and local services and support

§ - includes a professional section for guidelines

  § Medline Plus the United States National Health website for patients and their familiesand friends 

      Medscape - the latest medical news, expert perspectives,clinical trial coverage, drug updates, journal articles and more


Databases and Journals for Health Research

 NHS Evidence - Searches NICE guidelines and many other quality-checked sources of healthcare information

 Access to Research - gives free, walk-in access to over 15 million academic articles in participating public libraries across the UK.  Students and independent researchers can now access many of the world’s best academic papers from leading publishers who have made their journal content available for free. Start by viewing which articles and journals are available from home, then find a participating library where you can view the full text.

§ Researchgateshared research articles

§ Pubmed - Pubmed Health provides information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions. PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine(NIH/NLM).There is also Europe PMC

§ Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) - DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access,peer-reviewed journals.

Other Sources

 Professional bodies’ own libraries – Eg:  - student or subscriber membership is usually available

  Public Libraries - Public libraries in general often hold books suitable for healthcare students and maybe able to request more specialist books and journal articles from other libraries.

Useful CHI Links

PPI Workstream for Knowledge for Healthcare -

and PPI resources  

Current_Awareness and Evidence


Current Awareness Bulletins

KnowledgeShare - Current awareness and Evidence Summaries and Training

Health Networks

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Health Databases


Formulating Search questions - templates etc

HDAS guides

Databases including Cochrane

Proquest - psychinfo and medline searching from NICE

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Health Databases

Healthcare databases advance Search (HDAS) 

Log in to your
OpenAthens account to access a single platform carrying the databases below or else register for an OpenAthens account .

Access Health databases advanced search (HDAS) .

Logging in gives you access to
AMED, British Nursing Index, CINAHL, Embase, Emcare, HMIC, Medline, and PsycINFO.

Please contact the Library Service for advice or training. 

Pubmed "PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites."

TRIP Database for evidence based medicine.  
How to use Trip - Youtube videos.

Lifelong Learning


NHS related online training

NHS e-learning platforms and programmes

TEWV_youtube training channel

CAMHS sites with learning modules

Life Skills & inspirational Ideas

MOOCs - Massive open online courses

Nursing - free courses

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Researching and Critical Appraisal



Listing of Table of Contents - ToCs - of journals & publisher sites

External Library Catalogues I

Grey Literature

TEWV staff publications on our Intranet

Research Social Networks & Dissertation Catalogue

Critical Appraisal templates

Systematic reviews

Reference Managers

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Clinical librarian evidence summaries

·       The Trust’s Library Service can help staff by undertaking evidence summaries on topics related to the care of individual patients, generic issues of concern to clinical services and to inform corporate/management workstreams.  To request an evidence summary, please contact

Evidence Based Psychiatry Links

Research Links

 CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials)
The CONSORT initiatives aim to alleviate the problems of inadequate reporting of RCTs
SHERPA is investigating issues in the future of scholarly communication. It is developing open-access institutional repositories in universities to enable the rapid and efficient global dissemination of research.
Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals.
The EQUATOR website is a resource centre for good practice in the reporting of health research studies.
Vitae: realising the potential of researchers
Health Ethics – Centre of Research Ethical Campaign

Grey Literature Index - Public Health England




"Grey literature stands for manifold document types produced on all levels of government, academics,business and industry in print and electronic formats that are protected by intellectual property rights, of sufficient quality to be collected and preserved by libraries and institutional repositories, but not controlled by commercial publishers; i.e. where publishing is not the primary activity of the producing body."

The Twelfth International Conference on Grey Literature: Prague 2010


This list has been compiled to help librarians and researchers, particularly in Public Health, to find resources that fall into this category and flag up alternative sources for queries not easily resolved by the clinical / medical database model.








(Bielefeld Academy Search Engine) Bielefeld University Library tool.100 million documents – open access repository.



British Library



Copyright Library. Main catalogue for millions of records for books, journals, newspapers, printed maps, scores, electronic resources, sound archive items etc. in the Library's collections.






CADTH is an independent, not-for-profit organization responsible for providing health care decision-makers with objective evidence to help make informed decisions about the optimal use of health technologies, including:

  • drugs
  • diagnostic tests
  • medical, dental, and surgical devices and procedures.

In addition to evidence, they also provide advice, recommendations, and tools.





Current Awareness Service for Health






Union catalogue of the major research libraries in the UK (including British Library and other copyright libraries.




Seamless access to millions of open access research papers






British Library - 400,000 doctoral theses.


King’s Fund



Independent views on health and social care. 

Reports, blogs and more






Mednar is a free, medically-focused deep web search engine that uses Explorit Everywhere, an advanced search technology by Deep Web Technologies. As an alternative to Google, Mednar accelerates your research with a search of authoritative public and deep web resources, returning the most relevant results to one easily navigable page





Theses and Dissertations

4,558,431 electronic theses and dissertations contained in the NDLTD archive.



Nuffield Trust



The Nuffield Trust is an independent health charity. Their aim is to improve the quality of health care in the UK by providing evidence-based research and policy analysis, and informing/generating debate.





OAIster is a union catalogue of millions of records that represent open access resources, built through harvesting from collections worldwide. Includes more than 50 million records that represent digital resources from more than 2,000 contributors.





Open Access Theses and Dissertations.

Advanced research and scholarship. Theses and dissertations, free to find, free to use.




OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories.





OpenGrey covers Science, Technology, Biomedical Science, Economics, Social Science and Humanities.


Open access to 700.000 bibliographical references of grey literature (paper) produced in Europe, with the facility to export records and locate the documents.

Examples of grey (gray) literature including technical or research reports, doctoral dissertations, some conference papers, some official publications, and other types of grey literature.

The site includes preprints from the GL conferences (GreyNet International) in full text.





Public Library of Science (PLOS)

A non-profit Open Access publisher, innovator and advocacy organization with a mission to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. 



SCIE Online


Social Care Institute for Excellence

A leading improvement support agency and independent charity working with adult, family and children's care and support services across the UK. We also work closely with related services such as health care and housing.





Trip is a clinical search engine, but as well as research evidence, it also provides a gateway to other content types, including images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses and news.

(It is thought that access to the Pro version is being investigated for national funding)






UK Health Forum - Prevention Information & Evidence eLibrary











Public Health England

Health and wellbeing resources / Health protection A to Z / PHE data and analysis tools /

Population screening programmes





The Office for National Statistics

The UK's largest independent producer of official statistics and statistical bulletins, and the recognised national statistical institute of the UK.




The University of Auckland Library

This is a great starting point for locating official statistical sources by country, region or subject. All of the content in the database is assessed by humans for quality and authority, and is freely available.



Health statistics

This includes both empirical data and estimates related to health, such as mortality, morbidity, risk factors, health service coverage, and health systems.




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Official archive and publisher for the UK government and guardians of over 1,000 years of iconic national documents. This is a non-ministerial government department which is a cultural, academic and heritage institution with expert advisers in information and records management.




The National Institute for Clinical Excellence

Pathways, guidance, standards and indicators, evidence and more.








Top Tip

Use the site: command to focus your search on particular types of site, for example include in your search for UK academic websites. Or use it to search inside large rambling sites with useless navigation, for example You can also use the –site: command to exclude individual sites or a type of site from your search. All of the major web search engines support the command.

This also works with filetype:pdf or xls or ppt etc. to pull up document type of choice.




Although more ‘shopping’ than research, Bing is developing and is reputedly better than Google for Maps* (ordnance survey section); corporate sites, for social science, sexual health, anthropology, psychology searches, and for going deeper into a site. The best way to test for your subject is to use BINGITON and compare results. Advanced search is the best option.


*For detailed directions try Open Street Map




The search engine that doesn't track you. Allegedly a superior search experience with smarter answers, less clutter and real privacy.




metasearch engine for information on the World Wide Web that fetches results from Google, Yahoo! and Yandex, and includes results from several other popular search engines, including those from audio and video content providers.




Recommended for its clustering of results and also the visualisations of terms and concepts via the circles and “foam tree”. The Web Search uses for the general searches and there is also a PubMed option. (Possibly a subscription service for the most benefit, though there is some open source access).





MillionShort enables you to remove the most popular web sites from results. The page that best answers your question might not be well optimised for search engines or might cover a topic that is so specialised that it never makes it into the top results in Google or Bing.

Originally, as its name suggests, it removed the top 1 million but you can change the number that you want omitted. There are filters to the left of the results enabling you to remove or restrict your results to ecommerce sites, sites with or without advertising, live chat sites and location. The sites that have been excluded are listed to the right of the results.



Wolfram Alpha


This is very different from the typical search engine in that it uses its own curated data. Whether or not you get an answer from it depends on the type of question and how you ask the question. The information is pulled from its own databases and for many results it is almost impossible to identify the original source, although it does provide a possible list of resources. If you want to see what WolframAlpha can do, try out the examples and categories that are listed on the home page.








Behind the Headlines NHS Choices  


Behind the headlines provides an unbiased and evidence-based analysis of health stories that make the news. It is a good source of information for confirming or debunking the health/medical claims made by general news reporting services, including the BBC. For each “headline” it summarises in plain English the story, where it came from and who did the research, what kind of research it was, results, researcher’s interpretation, conclusions and whether the headline’s claims are justified.




On LinkedIn SlideShare you can view and upload:

  • Presentations
  • Infographics
  • Documents
  • Videos



BBC Archive News

Information for external enquirers who want to use content in the BBC archives for research, educational or other commercial or non-commercial purposes.



Search is Back

Search within Face Book (people, groups etc.)




Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more (US)



Advanced Twitter Search  

The best way to search Twitter - use the Advanced Search or click “More Options” on the results page. There is a detailed description of the commands and how they can be used here



Online photo management and sharing application / creative commons images




Reverse image search. Allows you to search the web, using an image - find matches of that image elsewhere online and trace copyright owner. Also includes MulticolorEngine to extract colour palettes from an image or a set of images.



Allied Health Professionals


AHP Professional Associations


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Education and Training


Latest Results for Academic Psychiatry

NLN National Education Perspective Journal - Premier Publication for Nurse Educators

Academic Medicine - Current Issue

"International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship" on 2010-08-17 06:04 PM

BMC Medical Education - Latest Articles

"Journal of Social Work Education" on 2010-08-17 06:38 PM

Counselor Education and Supervision


Professional Qualifying Bodies

Education Training Links

Education and Training journals in full text via openAthens login


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Medical Students


Useful Links


Medical Educator links +

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The library is here to support you during your placement in TEWV.

We have dedicated this tab to medical students' resources.   If you know of a good resource that we have missed, please let us know at .

You are welcome to join our library and apply for a TEWV openathens account for the duration of your placement to support your coursework and background study.  
We look forward to hearing from you and to being of help!



News feed

Archives of Psychiatric Nursing

Journal of Forensic Nursing - Current Issue

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services

Journal of Nursing Education

Nurse Education Today

Evidence-Based Medicine recent issues

Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing

Mind - current issue

Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing


Nursing Links

Revalidation and guidance

Nursing journals in full text via openATHENS login

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Social Care



CareKnowledge Resource

Social work links

Social care journals in full text via openATHENS login

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Adult and General Psychiatry


Advances in Psychiatric Treatment current issue

Evidence-Based Mental Health current issue

American Psychiatric Publishing: American Journal of Psychiatry: Table of Contents

J Personality Disorders-1yr embargo

The British Journal of Psychiatry current issue

International Journal of Eating Disorders

Psychiatric Bulletin current issue

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry current issue

Medscape Psychiatry & Mental Health Headlines

Schizophrenia Bulletin - 1yr embargo

Annals of General Psychiatry - Latest Articles

JAMA Psychiatry (was Archives of Gen Psychiatry)

The Lancet

BMC Psychiatry - Latest Articles

Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice


Adult & General Psychaiatry journals in full text via openATHENS login


Self-help and other links

Neurology Links

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health


Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology - Table of Contents

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Most Recent Articles: Molecular Autism

Archives of Disease in Childhood current issue

Autism Research

Child & Family Social Work

Journal - Autism Insights - Libertas Academica | Libertas Academica

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology

Community Care


Child & Adolescent Mental Health journals in full text via openATHENS login

CAMHS links

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Personality and Mental Health

Latest Issue of Violence and Victims

Journal of Forensic Nursing - Current Issue

Guilford Press: Journal of Personality Disorders: Table of Contents


Forensic journals in full text via openATHENS login

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Health Management and Leadership


BMJ Quality & Safety current issue

Human Resources for Health - Latest Articles

BMC Health Services Research - Latest Comments

International Journal of Mental Health Systems - Latest Comments


Resources for Management & Leadership

Health Management and Leadership journals in full text via openAthens login

Service improvment

Logistics and external resources

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Learning Disabilities


BMC Medical Genetics - Latest Articles

Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology

Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

Molecular Autism - Latest Articles

Learning Disabilities Research & Practice

Autism Research

British Journal of Learning Disabilities

Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities


LD Links

Learning disabilities journals in full text via openATHENS login

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Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology - Table of Contents


Pharmacology resources, journals & books in full text via openATHENS login

Drug and therapeutic bulletin podcast

BAP Links


Pharmacology elearning modules on ELFH

Drug Calculations

Medicines Links

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tandf: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: Table of Contents

Guilford Press: Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology: Table of Contents

Psych Central News

Latest Issue of Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy

BPS Research Digest

Guilford Press: The Psychoanalytic Review: Table of Contents


Clinical Psychology Links

Professional bodies

Psychotherapy journals in full text via openATHENS login

Psychotherapy Links

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Older People


The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences Current Issue

Journal of Gerontological Nursing


MHSOP links

MHSOP links

Older people journals in full text via openATHENS login

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RECOVERY colleges - learning centres


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Substance Misuse


Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy - Latest Articles


Substance misuse journals in full text via openATHENS login

Substance Misuse Links

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Revalidation & CPD for doctors


Revision resources for Junior doctors


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