Useful websites

Below are are number of useful websites and online resources, as well as a list of medical health resources that are accessible from ward PCs for staff. 

Medical health resources available via ward PCs

The following is a list of websites that can be accessed via the generic logins on all ward PCs. This is also available via the portal manager on all PC desktops to access educational resources. If there are other resources that you are having problems accessing please contact Marisa or Potenza in the library via hirsonlibrary@esth.nhs.uk. All links open in new windows. 

Resources indexed by Evidence Search

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Useful websites

Apps for smartphones

  • iMedical apps (opens in a new window) includes reviews of medical apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry grouped by app type and by medical specialties written by physicians and medical students

Evidence based research

  • The Trip database (opens in a new window) is a clinical search engine with a focus in evidenced medicine.  It  includes questions and answers, images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses and news.

Free exam resources for junior doctors

Free online courses

Free online journal articles

Free images

Free referencing software

Grey literature

  • Access to references of grey literature, include technical or research reports, doctoral dissertations, conference papers and others. OpenGrey (opens in a new window) covers science, technology, biomedical science, economics, social science and humanities.

Leadership and management resources

Medical careers

Medicines Learning Portal

  • The Medicines Learning Portal (opens in a new window) is designed for hospital pharmacists in their first 1000 days of practice.  Some of the content may also be of interest to community pharmacists and pharmacists returning to hospital practice after a career break. 

Nursing

NHS Portfolio

Open access resources

  • Access to Research (opens in a new window) has more than 10 million free of charge academic articles available. Access is available to a wide range of academic articles and research.
  • BASE (opens in a new window) provides access to more than 70 million documents from more than 3000 sources. This means you can access the full texts of about 70% of the indexed documents. 
  • CORE (opens in a new window) (COnnecting REpositories) collects all open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide. CORE facilitates free unrestricted access to research. 

Zika virus portals

  • The Zika Resource Portal (opens in a new window) is produced by Wolters Kluwer, this single point of access portal provides complimentary access to evidence-based point of care clinical, learning and research solutions about the Zika virus.  Updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) are available via this portal.
  • Zika Virus – a guide to free information sourcesCompiled by Matt Holland in the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust Library and Knowledge Service, this list provides a comprehensive list of free access resources covering the Zika virus.

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