Library services & resources for SCAS

How to literature search for ARTICLES ON A SUBJECT (Databases)

How to search for EVIDENCE and BEST PRACTICE on a topic (Evidence Summaries)

How to find FULLTEXT OF A SPECIFIC ARTICLE

How to find PRINT + ELECTRONIC BOOKS (SWIMS Catalogue)

How to KEEP UP-TO-DATE WITH NEW CONTENT (CURRENT AWARENESS)


This site is maintained and hosted by the lead library for SCAS Discovery Library, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. Contact here


NEW CONTENT

29/11/2022 New ebook content added
Gray’s Basic Anatomy
Note
 you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


17/11/2022 New ebook content added
Hagberg and Benumof’s airway management
JRCALC clinical guidelines 2022 
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)

08/11/2022 New edition Issue 97 of the SCAS version of the national Prehospital Emergency Services Current Awareness Update

06/10/2022 New ebook content added
ABC of Wound Healing

Strategic Debriefing for Advanced Simulation
Note
 you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)

27/09/2022 New ebook content added
ABC of Major Trauma
Major Incident Medical Management and Support : The Practical Approach at the Scene
Note
 you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


How to literature search for ARTICLES ON A SUBJECT

You can request literature searching and general subject enquiry services via the national service.
If you need an training on the use of resources please contact Discovery Library.


AMED (via Ovid)– allied and complementary medicine including palliative care
BNI (via Proquest)– nursing, midwifery and community healthcare
CINAHL Complete (via Ebsco)– nursing and allied health~
Embase (via Ovid) – biomedical and pharmaceutical literature
Emcare (via Ovid) – nursing and allied health
Health Business Elite (via Ebsco) – healthcare administration and management
HMIC (via Ovid) – healthcare management
Medline (via Ovid) -biomedical, life sciences, allied health and pre-clinical sciences literature
Medline Complete (Via Ebsco) -biomedical, life sciences, allied health and pre-clinical sciences literature
PsycINFO (via Proquest) – psychological, social, behavioral sciences.
Social Policy and Practice (via Ovid)- health and social care

To access the NHS subscribed databases you will need an NHS Athens account.


  • Search Cochrane Library
    Collection of databases incl:

    -Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    -Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL)

    Cochrane Clinical Answers

    that can be searched simultaneously and contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making

  • Search PubMed link for SCAS
    Free resource which contains more than 33 million citations and abstracts of biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

    The above link includes a local organisation logo on the right-hand side of each record. Clicking the logo will check article availability or offer a request form.
    To access the content linked you will need an NHS Athens account.


  • Search NHS Library and Knowledge Hub (Guide)
    Whilst it is advisable to search the databases above for more detailed and systematic searches, the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub can be used for more simple searches to find a couple of papers on a simple topic.

    To access content on the Library and Knowledge Hub you will need an NHS Athens account.

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How to search for EVIDENCE and BEST PRACTICE on a topic

A range of evidence-based and other resources available to help inform patient care or support your study including:


BMJ Best Practice- (Help and training resources)

Evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion offering step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.

On 1st access you’ll be asked to create personal account to download free App**
***Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here).


ClinicalKey
Clinical insight search tool which also gives access to over 1100 electronic books and 500 journals and other fulltext resources
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here)


Clinical Knowledge Summaries (provided by NICE)-
Summaries of the current evidence base & practical guidance on best practice for >300 primary care presentations and regular updates to all topics


Trip Pro Database
clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.

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How to find FULLTEXT OF A SPECIFIC ARTICLE

To access articles you will need a NHS Athens account.

TO SEARCH FOR AVAILABILITY OF ARTICLES USE THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:

If you have the article title please copy and paste into the main search box of the hub.
If the title is a short title using common healthcare terms, then you might want to add the Author name and/or Journal title to the search to specify your chosen article.


  • The DIGITAL OBJECT IDENTIFIER (DOI) or PUBMED ID (PMID) via LibKey

A Digital Object Identifier (DOI)  is a string of numbers, letters and symbols used to permanently identify an article or document and link to it on the web.
It is usually in the format:
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-022-05043-y
The bit in italics which starts all DOIs can be ignored- please copy and paste the rest of your specific into the search box.

A PubMed identifier (PMID) is a unique value assigned to each PubMed record usually 8 digits long


The search only includes journals for which organisation has a subscription.
If a journal is embargoed the embargoed article will still be listed but when you click to access content you will receive a article request form rather than the fulltext.


  • BROWSER EXTENSION to check all scholarly pages for SCAS access via LibkeyNomad

You will need to download the browser extension to browsers utilised on all devices you wish to use it on
Enter South Central Ambulance as organisation when asked.


Selected Prehospital and Emergency Medicine journals below

If we don’t hold your required article you may make an article request via the national library service

JournalCoverageNotes
Academic Emergency Medicine1997- 
Air Medical Journal2007- 
American Journal of Emergency Medicine2007- 
Annals of Emergency Medicine2007- 
BMJ1840- 
British Journal of Healthcare Assistants2018- 
British Paramedic Journal2016- 
Clinical Teacher2004- 
Disaster & Military Medicine2015- 
Emergency Medicine Australasia2005- 
Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America2007- 
Emergency Medicine Journal (EMJ)1984- 
Health Services Research2002- 
Injury2007- 
International Paramedic Practice2018- 
Journal of Emergency Medicine2007- 
Journal of Paramedic Practice2008- 
Prehospital Emergency Care1997- 
Resuscitation2007- 
Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine2015- 

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How to find ELECTRONIC BOOKS

**List of Prehospital practice, research & education ebooks available to SCAS**

Access to Ross and Wilson anatomy and physiology in health and illness

Access to Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets

All ebooks require NHS Athens account (register here).

Additional ebooks available via:

This is a regional NHS catalogue, so you need to restrict search to location:
-South Central Ambulance Service SCAS
You will need an NHS Athens login to to access ebooks.

All ebooks require NHS Athens account (register here).

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How to KEEP UP-TO-DATE WITH NEW CONTENT (CURRENT AWARENESS)

You may find the following useful for keeping up-to-date.

  • KnowledgeShare – sign up for targeted current awareness service that uses information about your professional interests to generate personalised current awareness bulletins straight to your email.

If you have problems accessing any of the content listed on this page please contact library.mailbox@nhs.net 

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