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UHL Libraries – what can we do for you? Library resources at UHL

  • Ejournals

  • Ebooks

  • NHS Evidence

  • Latest evidence emails

  • Dynamed

  • RefWorks

Our Libraries 

New LRI library opened on 1st February 2012 primarily an e-library

LGH and GH libraries open 24/7, books, journals, staff, pcs and eresources

UHL Electronic Journals

Are available from the UHL Libraries website -

Click on Journals A-Z List for UHL staff


You can find them by searching the UHL libraries catalogue – it shows them as ebooks

  • Select catalogue link from homepage
  • Do advanced search and select electronic book as your media type
  • You will need to give your NHS Athens account details
  • Not registered? - you can register from UHL libraries homepage

How do I read an ebook

You can read it online, or save/print a chapter or 40 pages

You can download the whole book for 14 days but need to download free software for this – 

NHS Evidence

Safe way to find information, UK based, gold standard information with Literature search from Journals and database pages.

Databases of journal articles provided by the NHS Evidence

  • Medline for medical information
  • Embasefor particular drug therapies
  • CINAHL for Nursing 
  • BNI for UK Nursing
  • HMIC for management issues
  • Health Business Elite for management issues too!
  • PsycInfofor psychological issues
  • AMED for alternative therapies


Literature Searches

Sarah Sutton can do the search and give you list of articles from relevant websites or full text articles.  She can also help with getting any other articles you would like from the list

Sarah can also Train you to do your own.

Diabetes Latest Evidence Bulletin

Being produced in-house see


Contact the Clinical Librarian

Sarah Sutton 
Cancer and Haematology, Children's Services, Diabetes Care, Emergency Department, Renal Services and Urology, Women's, Perinatal and Sexual Health Services.

Clinical Education Centre
2nd FloorJarvis Building
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Infirmary Square
Leicester LE1 5WW

Tel: 0116 258 5558

Dynamed- What is it?


DynaMed, provides best current evidence summaries on over 3,200 clinical topics. Designe is updated daily, from reviews of the content of over 500 medical journals. Each newly-published article is evaluated for relevance and validity, and significant new evidence is integrated with existing topic coverage. The database has some features in common with UpToDate but Dynamedhas a faster updating cycle, a stronger UK focus, and useful dynamic links to NICE Guidelines and Patient Information.


•A study in the British Medical Journal, "Speed of updating online evidence based on point of care summaries: prospective cohort analysis," showed that DynaMedwas 78% faster at including evidence than EBM Guidelines, 86% faster than UpToDate, 95% faster than eMedicine, and 97% faster than Clinical Evidence. (BMJ 2011 15 October (7827).

How do I access Dynmed?

Login to Dynamed using NHS Athens or via the link

You can also set it up for your mobile phone/ipad– Contact Sarah Sutton who can help you with this I can send you easy instructions and a serial number.


RefWorks is an online research management, writing and collaboration tool, so can use from anywhere in the world– Allows you to gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies

Can store full text articles too see


 The Directorate of Clinical Education: supporting practitioners through training opportunities, using up to date, appropriate resources, techniques and expertise.



Top Ten Literature search tips

Information about how you can perform effective literature searches Download Document