Looking for information?
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Contact the Knowledge, Information and Library Services team who will be able to assist – our details are at the bottom of the page.
- Article or book access
With the libraries currently being unstaffed, the team can help source any articles or books you may require via the *electronic collections.
If you know what article you require, you are still able to enter the details on BaseDoc and we will process the request for you: www.basedoc.co.uk. If you need help in creating an account, please contact us.
Barberry Library is still open for visitors and an honesty loan system is in place – you can search the library catalogue to see if a book that you require is available but, unfortunately, we aren’t able to satisfy any requests on holds for other libraries. The catalogue can be accessed here: www.base-library.nhs.uk
*Please note that not all material can be provided electronically but we will do our best in the current circumstances.
- Online support and help in accessing e-resources including e-books, e-journals and online databases
Either via telephone or via Microsoft teams, one of the library team will provide you with support in accessing the e-collections.
An OpenAthens username and password will be required but we can show you how to apply for this online too or apply here first, using a workplace email address if possible: https://openathens.nice.org.uk/
- Supported or Mediated literature searches
Supported literature search help – this is especially useful for quick enquiries and for supporting you with your coursework and CPD.
Mediated literature search – If you have a subject in mind, you can complete the online literature search form and a team member will undertake the literature search on your behalf or provide you with tailored assistance with it. This is most useful for detailed or in-depth searches such as policy or service changes – please be aware that patient care literature search requests will take priority. https://www.bsmhft.nhs.uk/about-us/library/forms/lit-search/
If you are looking for information outside of normal working hours, you can access our online help via this link: https://www.library.bsmhft.nhs.uk/how-do-i/
During this difficult time, several of our publishers and suppliers have made their online content available for free – no username or password is required. A full list of these can be found here – this page will be updated as content becomes available.
How to contact us:
By telephone: 0121 301 2059 – leave a voicemail and we will return your call sometime between 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Look for us individually on Microsoft Teams and call us or contact us via NHSnet email:
Martin Elcock – Library Services Manager (email@example.com)
Karen Wight – Deputy LSM/e-resources Librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mark Aynsley – Clinical Librarian (email@example.com)
Anita Phul – Training Librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Anna Cunningham – Library Assistant (email@example.com)