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 Knowledge and Library Hub Search

Search a range of high quality knowledge and evidence resources in one place, including journals, databases and ebooks.

Please login into the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub for East London here, using your NHS OpenAthens username and password. 

NHS Knowledge and Library Hub user guide

Knowledge-Hub-basic-user-guide-for-Homerton.pdf [pdf] 337KB

Watch a short user video tutorial

https://youtu.be/NnehP_FsiFc

 

How to access bibliographic databases

Searching bibliographic databases

If you would like to quickly find journal literature and other evidence, please use the new NHS Knowledge and Library Hub 

The following bibliographic databases are available:

AMED – allied and complementary medicine including palliative care

BNI – nursing, midwifery and community healthcare

CINAHL – nursing and allied health

Embase – biomedical and pharmaceutical literature

Emcare – nursing and allied health

HMIC – healthcare management

Medline – biomedical, life sciences, allied health and pre-clinical sciences literature

PsycInfo – psychology, behavioural sciences and related disciplines

Social Policy and Practice – health and social care

These databases can be found on the native interfaces as below

EBSCO  CINAHL and Medline

ProQuest  BNI, Medline and PsychInfo

Wolters Kluwer (Ovid) AMED, Embase, Emcare, HMIC, Medline and Social Policy and Practice

If you would like to search the healthcare databases systematically, please contact Newcomb Library and librarians can perform a search on your behalf or train you in how to find the evidence you need using the native interfaces.

You will need an NHS OpenAthens account to access the search interfaces.

Please also use these guides about each of the database search interfaces:

ProQuest Guide February 2022.pdf [pdf] 2MB

EBSCO Guide February 2022.pdf [pdf] 2MB

Ovid Guide February 2022.pdf [pdf] 1MB

or try the e-learning programme, How to Search the Literature Effectively

Healthcare Database Advanced Search (HDAS) and NICE Evidence Search

NICE closed their database-searching interface at the end of March. Find out more here

NICE Evidence Search has also closed,  If you are looking for an alternative, please try the Trip Database whch is a freely accessible portal

Need to find a journal? Want to read an article?

Need to find an article? Need to browse and read journals quickly and easily? 

Try BrowZine - a tool which enables you to browse, read and monitor current journal content on your mobile device, laptop or desktop PC.  View tables of contents, read articles as new issues are published, or read previous issues.

BrowZine logo
Search ejournals
Quick tip: Login to your OpenAthens account first when using BrowZine

Download the BrowZine app for mobile access.

You can find an article by DOI or by PMID here

You can also search for journals using EBSCO's publication finder Journals A-Z

Need to critically appraise an article?

Check out our overview  Critical Appraisal Toolkit.pdf [pdf] 575KB

Watch a series of training vidoes on Critical Appraisal of an RCT using CASP checklist on YouTube from Barts Health Knowledge and Library Services

NHS OpenAthens account

Your NHS OpenAthens account unlocks a wealth of resources including ejournals, ebooks, point of care tools, elearning and more!  

Register for NHS OpenAthens

Login into NHS OpenAthens

Forgotten your password?   Go to:  https://openathens.nice.org.uk/ForgotPassword/Reset

More about NHS OpenAthens

Anything else contact us at huh-tr.newcomblibrary@nhs.net

 

Looking for a book?

Library catalogue

Search the Newcomb Library catalogue for books and ebooks

September book and ebook of the month 

Book cover

The Cure for Good Intentions: A Doctor's Story

by Sophie Harrison

The Cure for Good Intentions is about a life-changing decision. Sophie gave up her job as an editor at a prestigious literary magazine and put herself through medical school and hospital training before eventually becoming a GP. From peaceful office days spent writing tactful comments on manuscripts she entered a world that spoke an entirely different language. She was now inside scenes familiar from television and books - long corridors, busy wards, stern consultants, anxious patients - but what was her part in it all? Back in the community as a brand-new GP, the same question grew ever more pressing.

This is a book about how a doctor is made: it asks what a doctor does, and what a doctor is. What signifies a doctor: a caring-yet-brisk bedside manner? A mode of dress? A stethoscope? A firm way with a prescription pad? What is empathy, and what does it achieve? How do we deal with pain, our own and other people's? The Cure is an outsider's look at the inside of a profession that has never been so scrutinised, or so misunderstood.

 

Book cover

Stories of Resilience in Nursing: Tales from the Frontline of Nursing

by Michael Traynor

Ideas about resilience and identity continue to be promoted, discussed and debated in nursing. This book uses narratives to explore these complex and important concepts, unsettling our certainties and opening up new perspectives on what they might mean and involve.

This engaging book recounts direct and vivid stories told by or about nurses. These vignettes discuss nursing’s ideals without idealising them and show nursing work and the lives of nurses in all their complexity. They include contributions from mental health nurses, a former nurse, student nurses, a migrant nurse and a whistle-blowing nurse, among others. The book ends with chapter-by-chapter contextual material to promote reflection, discussion and further reading.

Written with nursing students preparing to transition to the workplace and professional status in mind, this thought-provoking book is also suitable for nurses and nurse academics interested in resilience and issues around professional identity.

Access ebook  here

New books

Check out our new books

If you’d like to recommend a book, contact us at

huh-tr.NewcombLibrary@nhs.net

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 

and 

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 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.

Find an article by DOI by PMID   

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

Newcomb Library request an article form

Bespoke training offered by Newcomb Library

Contact huh-tr.NewcombLibrary@nhs.net about any training needs you may have. Or use the online booking form below. 

We can show you how to find relevant research from healthcare databases and other sources, especially if you have a topic in mind, either individually or in groups via MS Teams or in person.

User guides and resources

You Tube video - Navigating the new NHS Knowledge and Library Services Hub

New to literature searches? Try the How to search the literature effectively elearning programme.

Training request

Note: Questions marked by * are mandatory


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

 

 

 

Literature Searches for East London staff

If you are searching the literature for a work-related project, this can be both challenging and time-consuming. Our Literature Search service uses the skills and expertise of qualified librarians who carry out searches on your behalf. 

To request a literature search, complete the form

Newcomb Library Literature Search Form

 

You can learn how to do a literature search online at:

https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/literature-searching/

 

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 

https://bestpractice.bmj.com/info/clinical-decision-support-for-better-quality-care/

Watch a quick video on how to download the BMJ Best Practice app via OpenAthens: https://bcove.video/2JzSASm

Learn more about BMJ Best Practice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyorTazib1A&feature=youtu.be