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Books and Journals

Looking for a book, ebook, journal, or article?

Find articles here:  Healthcare Databases Search

Find all of our books and ebooks on the Swims Catalogue or search for new books on the ebook platform

Journals: A searchable A-Z of all the Journals that you can access using your UH Bristol OpenAthens login details.


Open Athens

AthensTo access our electronic resources you will need an NHS Athens username/password. To register click on 'Register for Athens' on the right hand side of the page. 

You need to register using an NHS PC and an NHS email address.

I've Forgotten My Password: How Can I Reset It?

If you are on a computer linked to NHSnet, follow the link

I've Forgotten My Username & Password: What Do I Do?

Email: with your full name, full work address, work telephone number and the email address you used to register for the account. In the email subject line put 'Forgotten username and password'.


Other Electronic Resources

BMJ Best Practice - Ranked one of the best clinical decision support tools for health professionals worldwide.

DynamedGet fast, accurate and actionable answers to your clinical questions at the point of care with DynaMed.

ClinicalKey - Improve clinical practice through informed, confident decisions.

The Cochrane Library: A database of the Cochrane Library's thorough, authoritative, independent systematic reviews.

BNF & BNF for Children: A comprehensive compilation of authoritative, independent guidance and information about drugs.

Clinical Knowledge Summaries: Practical guidance on best practice for over 330 common and/or significant primary care presentations.

Useful Anatomy Resources:

We currently subscribe to a dedicated anatomy resource called Visible Body - Human Anatomy Atlas. You may trial the app by visiting, but access to the full version can be obtained by visiting the library or emailing us on

Other free anatomy resources (Please alert us by email should any of the following links appear broken) -