For updates and more information about library services and support, please check the UCL Library Services website.
UCLH library services consists of a partnership of three medical and healthcare libraries supporting UCLH NHS Foundation Trust. One library is managed by the trust, and two libraries are part of UCL.
UCLH staff and students should initially register with their home library, which is either your nearest one, or the one covering your speciality. Joining instructions and further details can be found on the libraries’ websites. The libraries are:
Located at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
Focus: Complementary therapy and alternative medicine
- Queen Square Library (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology)
Located near the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Focus: Neurology, neurosurgery
- UCL Cruciform Hub
Located near University College Hospital
Focus: Clinical medicine, nursing, midwifery, allied health, dentistry, oral health, ENT
Joining one of the two UCL libraries above also provides access to all other UCL libraries.
The libraries provide a range of services to support UCLH staff, including:
- Multidisciplinary and specialist materials
- Study space
- IT facilities
- Book loans
- Enquiry services
- Information skills training
- Literature searching
- Current awareness: including KnowledgeShare tailored email alerts
- Document supply
Please ask library staff for help with accessing and using any of the services available to you.
A large number of online resources, including e-journals and databases, are available on-site and remotely via an NHS OpenAthens account. Any NHS staff member may register for an NHS OpenAthens account using the registration form available at https://openathens.nice.org.uk. The online resources are accessible through NICE Evidence Search www.evidence.nhs.uk.
UCLH staff and students also have on-site and remote access to the following online resources:
- UpToDate (access first from a UCLH computer to download the app)
- ClinicalKey (NHS OpenAthens account required)
- Royal Marsden Manual (NHS OpenAthens account required)
- Oxford Handbooks (mobile-friendly) (NHS OpenAthens account required)
- BMJ Case Reports (fellowship code available from the libraries)
- BMJ Best Practice (access first from a Trust computer to download the app)
Please see www.ucl.ac.uk/library/nhs/resources/#procured for details of further online resources made available through UCL Library Services.
The following additional online services are also available on-site and remotely:
- Open access repository UCL Discovery Plus
- Reference management software EndNote (registration instructions available from the library).
More resources are accessible to library members from dedicated computers located in the UCL libraries, including more than 40,000 full-text e-journals, UCL's e-books and a number of databases (over and above those available via NHS OpenAthens), such as Scopus and Web of Science. Please see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/nhs/resources/#in-library for full details.
Please ask library staff for help with accessing and using any of the resources available to you.