Library A-Z

AMED

Access to the AMED database (covering allied and Complementary Medicine) is available all NHS staff and students. Searching is via the Ovid interface and an NHS OpenAthens account is required.

Anatomy.TV

Staff and students with Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust have access to the Anatomy.TV 3D atlas of anatomy from Primal Pictures that provides 3D interactive anatomy models with an extensive collection of multimedia material, interactive animations and interactive dissection images. An NHS OpenAthens account is required.

Apps

We don't have a library app, but our website is responsively designed to work on all devices. However, some of our resources do have apps available, and you can find these on our Library Apps page.

Article requests

Need an article we don't have access to? You can order a copy and we'll obtain it for you. Staffordshire University students should order articles via the Staffordshire University Document Delivery service.

Binding

Both libraries offer a comb-binding service, with a 24 hour turnaround time. Cost is £2.50 for up to 70 pages, or £3.50 for over 70 pages. We can also sell you just the combs and covers if you prefer to do the binding yourself on our machine.

BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice is a database of evidence summaries, accessible to all NHS staff and students. It also includes clinical calculators, patient information leaflets, and procedural videos.

BMJ Case Reports

BMJ Case Reports is a searchable database of case reports, accessible to SaTH staff. SaTH staff can also submit their own case reports and our fellowship number is 915046 if you wish to do this.

BNF / BNF for Children

BNF (British National Formulary) and the BNF for Children are available to holders of NHS OpenAthens accounts. There is also access via the SaTH Intranet, with local prescribing information.

Apps for mobile devices are also available.

BNI (British Nursing Index)

Access to the BNI database (covering nursing and midwifery) is available all NHS staff and students. Searching is via the ProQuest interface and an NHS OpenAthens account is required.

Book requests

Need a book we don't have access to? You can order a copy and we'll obtain it for you.

Book reservations

If you need a book that is held in Shropshire Health Libraries, whether it is on loan, at another site, or you simply want it put to one side for collection, you can reserve it through the catalogue using your library barcode number.

Books on Prescription

We have many of the titles from the Books on Prescription scheme available in our Healthy Lives collections. This is part of our Well-Being @ Work initiative.

BrowZine

We have access to BrowZine, allowing you to browse our journal subscriptions by subject and view contents pages.

Catalogue

The Shropshire Health Libraries catalogue includes all the print books held in Shrewsbury and Telford, along with books held at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital Library. As well as searching for books, you can renew your loans and reserve books.

Colouring books

Stressed? We have a range of colouring books for adults and colouring pencils that you can use in the libraries as part of our Well-Being @ Work initiative.

CINAHL Plus with Full-Text

We offer access for all staff and students of SaTH and ShropComm to the CINAHL Plus with Full-Text database and journal collection covering nursing, midwifery and allied health topics. Searching is via the EBSCO interface.

It can also be searched as part of the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub.

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library includes several databases containing high-level evidence such as systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials. It can be searched without a password, and the Cochrane Systematic Reviews are available in full-text.

It can also be searched as part of the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub.

Computers

Both libraries have PCs available to use in the IT drop-in room, and at Shrewsbury there are additional PCs available throughout the Learning Centre.

Critical appraisal support

We can provide training in the basic of critical appraisal techniques to groups, and we also provide some online training resources.

Databases

We offer access to a wide range of databases for literature searching, and several of these, including CINAHL and Medline, can be searched via the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub. Details of others such as EMBASE, PsycINFO, HMIC and more can be found on the Searching for articles page.

Dementia 'Pictures to Share'

The 'Pictures to Share' series is a collection of picture books, with some accompanying text, for staff to use with people with dementia. Copies are available in both libraries, and some are also available as part of our Reminiscence Boxes.

E-books

We have over 11,000 e-book titles available through several providers, and they are available to eligible users with NHS OpenAthens accounts.

Educational board games

We stock a range of educational board games that can be borrowed for use with a team or individually. Library can help facilitate if required. Selected games are available in an online format, to play over a Teams meeting for example.

EMBASE

Access to the EMBASE database (covering drugs and pharmacology, and other aspects of human medicine) is available all NHS staff and students. Searching is via the Ovid interface and an NHS OpenAthens account is required.

EMCare

Access to the EMCare database (covering nursing, midwifery and allied health) is available all NHS staff and students. Searching is via the Ovid interface and an NHS OpenAthens account is required.

ERIC

ERIC covers education literature and resources and includes citations for journal articles, books, research papers, conference papers, technical reports, policy papers, dissertations, theses, and other materials in the field of education. No password is required.

Evidence searches

We can carry out searches on your behalf to identify journal articles, guidelines, systematic reviews and other material to help meet your requirements.

If your search is for coursework, we’ll ask  you to do the search yourself but we are happy to offer training on how to search.

Evidence Updates

Our KnowledgeShare Evidence Update service is a personalised current awareness service allowing you to receive new evidence on topics  tailored to your requirements. It covers policy documents and a range of summarised evidence, so you won’t be inundated with primary research articles, and emails are sent each fortnight.

Exam collections

Both libraries have separate collections of revision and exam preparation books for undergraduate medical students, and postgraduate medical courses (such as MRCP, MRCS, MRCPCH etc.).

Fines

You'll be happy to know we don't charge fines on overdue books, unless the book is requested by someone else. In this case, after a grace period, we will charge £1 per day.

Google Scholar full-text links

When searching Google Scholar, you can display links to the full-text of articles available via OpenAthens through the library. Go to Settings > Library Links and search for your organisation. If you're using a PC within Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, links should appear automatically.

Group study areas

We know that people need to work in groups sometime, so we have some areas set aside for group work and collaboration. In the IT drop-in room at Shrewsbury we have a collaboration table that groups can use to work on presentations together.

Health awareness event displays

At Shrewsbury we have regular displays to support national or local health awareness events. Let us know if your team would like to have a display in the library.

Healthy Lives Collections

Both libraries have Healthy Lives collections to support your own well-being and that of your family, including books on mindfulness, pregnancy, parenting, stress management, exercise and more. This is part of our Well-Being @ Work initiative.

HMIC

Access to the HMIC database (Health Management Information Consortium) is available all NHS staff and students. Searching is via the Ovid interface and an NHS OpenAthens account is required.

Hot drinks

We sell tea and coffee for £1 during staffed opening hours.

Instagram

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IT Training Rooms

Shrewsbury has two bookable IT Training Rooms available to book for £40 per day. An IT Training Room is also available in the Education Centre at Telford, and this can be booked through the IT department.

Jigsaws

We have ongoing jigsaw puzzles in both libraries to help you de-stress, so feel free to pop in and do a bit of jigsaw. This is part of our Well-Being @ Work initiative.

Joining the library

You can register online, or pop into either of our libraries to register with us (please bring some ID with you that shows who you work for or are studying with). There is more information about who can join on the registration page.

Journals

We have access to over 3,500 journal titles, though not all titles will have all issues available. To check whether the one you want is available, visit the 'Journal' tab on OmniSearch.

Shrewsbury also has a small range of nursing and midwifery journals in print.

KnowledgeShare

Our KnowledgeShare Evidence Update service is a personalised current awareness service allowing you to receive new evidence on topics  tailored to your requirements. It covers policy documents and a range of summarised evidence, so you won’t be inundated with primary research articles, and emails are sent each fortnight.

Laminator

At Shrewsbury we have a laminator, and sell laminating pouches for 20p each. You can either do it yourself, or we're happy to do the laminating for you.

Leadership Masterclass reading lists

We've put together a number of reading lists to support the SaTH Leadership Development team's programme of Leadership Masterclasses.

Leadership Zones

Both libraries have well-stocked collections of books to support leadership and management in designated Leadership Zones.

Leisure Collections

We have collections of leisure reading books in both of our libraries, that include a range of novels, biographies and non-fiction titles.

We accept donations of good quality books, so please feel free to pass on to us titles you've enjoyed and want to share with colleagues.

This is part of our Well-Being @ Work initiative.

LibKey Nomad

A browser extension available for Edge, Chrome and Firefox, LibKey Nomad indicates if an article is available in full-text through your library. Install the extension and select the organisation you work for. Works on many publisher websites, PubMed, and Wikipedia and adds links to access the full-text or PDF.

Literature searches

We can carry out searches on your behalf to identify journal articles, guidelines, systematic reviews and other material to help meet your requirements.

If your search is for coursework, we’ll ask  you to do the search yourself but we are happy to offer training on how to search.

Lockers

We have lockers at both sites, available for loan for 14 days at a time.

Medline

Access is available to Medline for all NHS staff and students, and can searched via the EBSCO, Ovid or ProQuest interfaces. SaTH staff also have access to Medline Complete which offers a large range of additional full-text journals.

It can also be searched as part of the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub.

Meetings

Would you like to invite a librarian to your team meeting? We're happy to come along and talk about or demonstrate some of the resources we offer.

Meeting Rooms

Within the Learning Centre at Shrewsbury are several bookable Seminar Rooms (LC1-4), managed by the Undergraduate Office.

Mood Boosting Books

We have a number of the Mood-Boosting Books selected by the Reading Agency as being uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and non-fiction. These are available as part of our Leisure Collections.

NHS Knowledge and Library Hub

The Knowledge and Library Hub is an easy way to search for journal articles, and makes accessing the full-text easy. It also provides links to many of our other resources. An NHS OpenAthens account is needed to access the Hub.

OmniSearch

OmniSearch is our one-stop search facility for a range of library resources, including books, e-books, articles, evidence resources and journals.

OpenAthens

OpenAthens is a password system for access to a range of information resources purchased nationally and locally. They are free of charge, and all NHS staff and students can have one.

Visit our OpenAthens page for details of how to get an account.

Out of Hours access

Access 24 hours a day, seven days a week is available to eligible users on application.

Patient information resources

Visit our 'Resources for patient and the public' page to search a range of resources for consumer and patient health information resources.

PEDro Physiotherapy Evidence Database

PEDro contains systematic reviews, critically-appraised randomised controlled trials and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. No password is needed.

Photocopying

Both libraries offer black and white, and colour photocopying. For photocopying charges please visit the IT, Printing and WiFi page.

Printing

For printing charges please visit the IT, Printing and WiFi page.

PsycINFO

Access to the PsycINFO database (covering psychology, mental health and allied fields) is available all NHS staff and students. Searching is via the ProQuest interface and an NHS OpenAthens account is required.

Read by QxMD

Use Read by QxMD to create a personalised alerting service for journal articles, and connect to full-text if your organisation subscribes to the journal. You can link to the journal collections of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust, Staffordshire University or Keele University. Free registration required, along with an NHS OpenAthens or university login to access full-text articles from your institution.

Remiscence boxes

We have reminiscence boxes available in both libraries to help support people with dementia. The boxes contain items to provoke memories and discussion, and have been developed in collaboration with the Dementia Lead Nurse. They can be borrowed by staff for use in wards and departments.

Renewing your books

We provide automatic renewals, up to 5 times on 28 day loans, and 10 times on 14 day loans.

If you've reached your maximum number of automatic renewals, you can renew your loans through the Shropshire Health Libraries catalogue - all you need to do this is your library barcode number. You can also renew your books by email or phone, on the self-service machines, or simply by visiting the library desk.

If someone else is waiting for the book, or if it has come from another library it may not be possible to renew it.

Returning your books

Books can be returned to whichever of our libraries is most convenient to you, or in the post. You can also return our books to the The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital Library.

Keele medical students based with us can return our books to the Keele Health Library, and can return Keele books at Shrewsbury.

If we're closed (and you don't have out of hours access) we have book return boxes outside the Learning Centre at Shrewsbury, and in the Nurses' Common Room in the Education Centre at Telford.

Room bookings

We have two  bookable IT Training Rooms in the Shrewsbury Health Library, and four bookable seminar rooms (booked via the Undergraduate Office).

Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

As well as print copies, we also have online access available to eligible members via NHS OpenAthens. Access is also available to SaTH staff via the SaTH Intranet.

Social Policy and Practice

Access to the Social Policy and Practice database is available all NHS staff and students. It brings together information from six of the UK’s leading collections of social policy and practice resources, covering over 600 journals along with reports and other documents. Searching is by the Ovid interface and an NHS OpenAthens account is required.

SPSS

All Staffordshire University PCs at the Shrewsbury Health Library have access to SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences)

Staff Publications Hub

The Staff Publications Hub has details of publications by SaTH staff, as well as resources to support research.

Systematic reviews or meta-analyses

There are a range of resources available to search for systematic reviews of evidence or meta-analyses, and more information on how to locate them can be found in our Knowledge Navigator tool.

Training and assistance

We're happy to provide training in information skills, and this can be at your workplace or in the libraries. We can also provide assistance over the phone or email if you are struggling to access information.

Trip Pro database

Trip is a great resource for locating secondary evidence such as systematic reviews, evidence-based synopses and guidelines, and some primary evidence such as randomised controlled trials and selected journal articles.

Twitter

Follow us on Twitter @sathlibraries. Need help setting up or using Twitter? We're happy to help with using Twitter too!

UpToDate

The UpToDate clinical decision support tool is available to SaTH staff and students, both on and off-site, and via mobile app.

Vocational Qualification books

We already stock a number of books to support vocational qualification, including the Diploma in Health and Social Care, but if we don't have what you need let us know and we'll obtain copies for you.

Volunteer access

Volunteers working with SaTH can register as library members, borrow books, and use the dedicated volunteer PCs.

Whiteboards

At Shrewsbury we have portable whiteboards you can use for revision or group work within the Learning Centre, along with some wall-mounted ones you are welcome to use.

WiFi

Both sites have access to free public WiFi (via 'NHS Wi-Fi'). In addition, both sites have access to NHS WiFi for SaTH devices (these devices should automatically connect to the network).

Shrewsbury Health Library also has:

  • Eduroam (for students with participating institutions)
  • AirNet-Student (for eligible library members)
Workplace delivery of books or articles

Need a book or article, but can't get to the library? We are happy to send books and articles to your workplace, just let us know when you request or reserve items.