Library Services for ELFT staff

The Newcomb Library provides Library and Knowledge Services for all ELFT staff.

Please note that the forms on this webpage work best with the Chrome browser.  Alternatively, please email the Newcomb Library with your request.

NHS OpenAthens account

Your OpenAthens account unlocks a wealth of resources including e-journals, e-books, e-learning and more!  See our leaflet about resources available at the Homerton.

Register for NHS OpenAthens

Login into NHS OpenAthens 

or via NICE Journals and Databases 

Forgotten your  password?   Go to:

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Looking for a book?

Library catalogue

Search the Newcomb Library catalogue for books and ebooks

our Books of the Month

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This month we are celebrating our new trainees who have recently embarked on their medical careers

ABC of clinical resilience  

Anna Frain (ed), Sue Murphy (ed) and John Frain (ed)

Professional burnout remains a constant and increasing concern. With ABC of Clinical Resilience, you’ll learn how to connect with those impulses that motivated you to become a healthcare professional in the first place. You’ll rediscover that ‘joy of practice’ that nourishes and replenishes your energy even as you do the hard work of caring for your patients, and practice the self-care necessary to maintain a positive and consistently productive outlook.
ABC of Clinical Resilience delivers a concise and perceptive treatment of what it means to be a resilient healthcare professional. The book describes the concept of resilience and how organisations and healthcare teams can use intelligent kindness to help their team members maintain their efficacy and avoid burnout in the long term.
Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of:
* A thorough introduction to the concept of resilience and why it’s important at this moment in time in the healthcare profession
* An exploration of the emotional impact of working in healthcare
* Practical discussions of resilience and how it affects cognitive performance, as well as organisational kindness and the teaching of resilience and compassion
* Treatments of self-care, the physiology of resilience and well-being, and an examination of intelligent kindness in healthcare teams

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For our East London trainees, an ELFT book of the month!

The Maudsley prescribing guidelines in psychiatry 14th ed.

David M. Taylor, Thomas R. E. Barnes and Allan H. Young

The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry is the essential evidence-based handbook on the safe and effective prescribing of psychotropic agents. Covering both common and complex prescribing situations encountered in day-to-day clinical practice, this comprehensive resource provides expert guidance on drug choice, minimum and maximum doses, adverse effects, switching medications, prescribing for special patient groups, and more. Each clear and concise chapter includes an up-to-date reference list providing easy access to the evidence on which the guidance is based.
The fourteenth edition has been fully updated to incorporate the latest available research, the most recent psychotropic drug introductions, and all psychotropic drugs currently used in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. Several new sections cover topics such as deprescribing of major psychiatric drugs, prescribing psychotropics at the end of life, the treatment of agitated delirium, the genetics of clozapine prescribing, the use of weekly penfluridol, and the treatment of psychotropic withdrawal. 

New books

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Confused by ebooks?  Have a look at our guide

Quick guide to ebooks September20.pdf [pdf] 1MB

OUP collection - core textbooks and handbooks

NHS staff and students on placement now have online access to a national collection of over 130 medical titles from Oxford University Press including Handbooks,Textbooks and Emergencies In series. Funded by HEE the collection has access to Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry, New Oxford Textbook of Pyschiatry and Emergencies in Psychiatry.

Using your NHS OpenAthens username and password access to titles is available through

Newcomb Library catalogue 


OUP/HEE webpage

How to access to the OUP collection via Oxford Medicine Online

1) Go to Oxford Medicine Online

2) Select Sign in via your Institution

3) Choose "NHS in England" from the institution list

4) Enter your NHS OpenAthens username and password 

5) Click on "Browse all titles in your subscription"


Need to find a journal?

You can search for journals using Journals A-Z - remember to login to your OpenAthens account at the top right of the page.

Request an article

Before you request an article, please make sure you check that it is not already available with your NHS OpenAthens username and password.

To check, please go to Journals A-Z and search for the journal your article is in.  Remember to login to your OpenAthens account at the top right of the page.

Once you have checked, fill in this form to request an article:

Newcomb Library request an article form

Request a book

If you would like to request a inter-library loan for a book that is not available in the Newcomb Library catalogue, please complete the form below.  Please note that this service costs £2.00 per item.

Please make sure you have checked that your item is not in stock in the catalogue before submitting your request.

Newcomb Library request a book form




Request a literature search

If you are searching the literature for a work-related project, this can be both challenging and time-consuming. 

Let us do it for you!

Our Literature Search service uses the skills and expertise of qualified librarians who carry out searches on your behalf. This FREE service is available to any Homerton staff working on quality improvement and service development projects or to support patient care. 

Please use this form to request a search

Newcomb Library Literature Search Form

Learn to search the literature for yourself, by booking onto a course with us.

Alternatively, you can learn how to do a literature search online at:

How to join the library

Want to join the Library?

Please complete our membership form.  

Membership application form

Newcomb Library regulations

Newcomb Library Privacy Notice Sept 2018.docx [docx] 38KB


BMJ Best Practice App

Want to download the BMJ Best Practice App?                                                             

1. Go to the BMJ Best Practice website. Click on "Log-in",  Select 'Access through your institution' Type in search box 'NHS in England'.

2. Click "Create account" for a personal account or "Log in" if you already have an account.

3. Visit the Apple or Google Play store to search for and download the app.

4. Use your BMJ Best Practice "personal account" details to sign in and download the content.

Downloading the app at Homerton Hospital?  Connect to NHS wi-fi, download the BMJ Best Practice app and set up your personal acccount or log in through the app.

BMJ blogpost about BMJ Best Practice

Watch a quick video on how to download the BMJ Best Practice app via OpenAthens:

Learn more about BMJ Best Practice