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.
Forgotten your password? Go to: https://openathens.nice.org.uk/ForgotPassword/Reset
Anything else contact us at email@example.com
Looking for a book?
Search the Newcomb Library catalogue for books and ebooks
Check out our Oxford Medical Handbook Collection - alot of titles available electronically using an NHS OpenAthens username and password
Books of the Month
In Shock: How Nearly Dying Made Me a Better Intensive Care Doctor
Dr Rana Awdish
At seven months pregnant, intensive care doctor Rana Awdish suffered a catastrophic medical event, haemorrhaging nearly all of her blood volume and losing her unborn first child. She spent months fighting for her life in her own hospital, enduring a series of organ failures and multiple major surgeries.
Oxford Textbook of Medicine
Edited by John Firth, Christopher Conlon, and Timothy Cox
The Oxford Textbook of Medicine is published online and has been regularly updated for many years, but the production of a new and very substantially updated edition provides a moment when it is natural and proper to reflect on what has changed in Medicine—and what has not—in recent years. The sixth edition of the textbook considers exactly what modern medicine has to offer patients and their doctors. Advances in biomedical sciences, the broader context of health and disease, patients and their expectations, and access to medical knowledge are some of the key areas examined in detail among the 30 sections of the book.
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Confused by ebooks? Have a look at our guide
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.
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 searchNewcomb 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: 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
BMJ Best Practice App
Want to download the ?
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: https://bcove.video/2JzSASm
Learn more about BMJ Best Practice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyorTazib1A&feature=youtu.be