16 November 2016

Finding Electronic Journals

You can access a wide range of electronic journals using your NHS OpenAthens login. These may be accessed from work or from home.

This page assumes you already have a reference to an article and you need to find out if you can access it electronically.

First go the the NICE Evidence Search page at http://www.evidence.nhs.uk/

Then select the "Journals and Databases" link in the top right-hand corner of the screen:

On the next page click on the link "A-Z list of available journals". Note that if you want to see all of the journals you are entitled to access you need to login with your OpenAthens account. If you do not have an OpenAthens login you can click on the link "register for an OpenAthens account here".

On the next screen you can search for electronic journals using the Search option or the A-Z search.

In the Search option, select Exact title and type in the journal name in the search box. Then click on the Search button.

If the journal is available electronically you will see the results like this:

Note the further details which clarify the dates the electronic journal is available from. You will need to check that the particular article you are looking for is available from the dates listed. This tells us that Paediatric Nursing is available full-text from 1 February 2002 to 1 March 2011.

Then click on the full text link which will take you to the journal provider's website like this:

From the list of available years and volumes (listed to the right of the screen, as shown above) select the relevant year volume and issue. This will then display a list of articles from that issue:

Click on the article title or the full-text options to open the article. Articles can usually be opened either as HTML or PDF documents. If you open the HTML version you can use your web browser to print, save or email the article. If you have opened the PDF version, you can use the icons on the Adobe Reader to print, save or email the article.

If you require any further help or assistance with electronic journals, please contact the library on ext. 2223 or email northmid.library@nhs.net