Library Apps and Browser Extensions

Mobile apps for accessing library resources.


Android | iOS

UpToDate is an evidence-based knowledge system that helps clinicians make the right decisions at the point of care. It contains over 10,000 articles, providing evidence-graded treatment recommendations as well as diagnostic and other information for common as well as rare conditions. It also offers thousands of images, clinical calculators and a drug interactions checker.

The mobile app is available to SaTH staff and requires the use of a personal registration created whilst using UpToDate on-site.

BNF (British National Formulary) and BNF for Children

Android | iOS

The BNF/BNFC app is aimed at prescribers, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals who need sound, up-to-date information about the use of medicines. It combines the content from the BNF and BNFC, ensuring easy access to BNF information wherever you are.

No authentication required. Works offline.

BMJ Best Practice

Android | iOS

BMJ Best Practice provides access to the latest evidence-based information for healthcare professionals, structured around the patient consultation with advice on symptom evaluation, test ordering, treatment approach and follow up. It also offers clinical calculators, patient information leaflets and some procedural videos.

The mobile app is available to all NHS staff and authentication requires a personal account, which can be created whilst on-site on a SaTH PC, or whilst logged in with an NHS OpenAthens account. Works offline.

EBSCO Mobile

Android | iOS

The EBSCO Mobile app allows you to search for journal articles in a range of library databases, and access full-text where available. The databases include Medline, CINAHL, and the Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection.

Once you've downloaded the app, click 'Get Started', select your institution, and then login with your NHS OpenAthens account. You can also create a free personal account to save items and synchronise these with the EBSCOhost desktop version.

Adobe Digital Editions

Android | iOS

Adobe Digital Editions is required to download e-books on the ProQuest Ebook Central to your mobile device for offline reading. Free registration for an Adobe ID required, and an NHS OpenAthens account is required to access and download e-books to your device. Our guide to downloading ProQuest e-books gives more details.

Kortext e-books

Android | iOS

The Kortext app allows offline access to NHS e-books available via the Kortext platform. A personal account is required, and this can be created by logging into the Kortext website with an NHS OpenAthens account. For more details, visit our Kortext guide.

Read by QxMD

Android | iOS

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.

Browser Extensions

LibKey Nomad

Available for Edge, Chrome and Firefox

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.


Available for Chrome and Firefox

Indicates if an article is available via open access or legal free access. Works on most publisher websites, PubMed, The Cochrane Library and some other sites. A green unlocked padlock indicates a free version is available, and the padlock can be clicked to take you to the full-text. A grey padlock indicates no open access, and no padlock means you’re on a site or page that doesn't work with the Unpaywall extension. Locates open access articles available under gold, green or bronze open access arrangements.

Altmetric It!

Available for Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari

This bookmarklet allows you to get the Almetric scores for many articles, and view the online shares and mentions of an article with a single click. Works on many publisher websites, and in PubMed. Registration required.