This section provides information on the databases and resources available to you and what they are useful for. Click on the tabs below or follow the links from the drop-down menu for more details about each resource.
To access any of the online resources, you will first need to register for an Athens username and password.
Do you already know the name of the journal you require? Then you just need to login to our database with your Athens username & password for access to over 150,000 full text resources. Our journal collection includes all BSMHFT subscriptions plus thousands of other online journals that are available to you from a variety of online sources and publishers.
BMJ Best Practice provides step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention and takes you quickly and accurately to the latest evidence-based information, whenever and wherever you need it.
There is a wide selection of e-books that have been purchased by the library which can either be viewed online or be downloaded onto a personal device, such as a Kobo, Nook or Sony e-reader, or a tablet like an iPad, Kindle Fire or Android device.
These titles range from key psychiatry textbooks such as Psychiatry at a Glance, Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry by Gunn and Taylor to Overcoming Anxiety and Microsoft Sharepoint for Dummies.
The library welcomes recommendations for new titles to purchase to help up build our e-book collection; this can be done within the e-book platform.
You can search authoritative databases such as CINAHL, Medline, Embase, British Nursing Index (BNI), PsycArticles, Psychology and Behavioural Sciences (PBS) and Health Research Premium Collection via NICE Evidence – you will need to login with your Athens username and password to access these resources.
The Cochrane Library is a leading resource of systematic reviews in healthcare. You can search across 7 databases to find different types of high quality, independent evidence to inform decision making. Free to access, no username or password required.
Stahl online, provided via Cambridge University Press, is a fully searchable platform of the books on neuropsychopharmacology, authored by Dr Stahl.
The resource provides access to prescribing information and patient guidance materials easily and instantly* (*Trust local procedures may apply, please check with Pharmacy)
You can search Pubmed without the need for a username and password but by following the link from this page, you will be able to see our full text journal collection too as part of your results.
NHS Evidence provides a wide range of high quality evidence and best practice specifically for UK staff. Search results are clearly grouped into categories of evidence (e.g. guidelines, commissioning info, primary reseaarch, systematic reviews etc) and is free to search although you can create a NICE account if you need to save your searches.
Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care. The Trip database has been online since 1997 and in that time has developed into a source of evidence-based content including other content types such as images, videos, information leaflets, educational courses and news.
There are a few mobile apps that can be downloaded onto your personal Android, iPhone, iPad or Palm to help support your daily work and evidence based practice. (NB: these apps do not work on a trust blackberry)
For evidence based practice
NICE also provide access to apps for smartphones and tablets – these include: NICE BNF, NICE BNF for Children and NICE Guidance. Further information and how to access these resources can be found via the NICE website. .
The BSMHFT Publications Databases contains links to over 1,300 abstracts of articles, books and conference papers published by trust staff.