Library services & resources for SWASFT

New search tools added 12/01/2022- library.mailbox@nhs.net if you need assistance.

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)

How to GET ONLINE SEARCHING HELP OR LOCATE YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY


This site is maintained and hosted by the lead library for SWASFT- Discovery Library, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth.
To contact Discovery Library about this page click here but please remember that you can register with any library in the SWASFT area as detailed below.


NEW CONTENT

18/01/2022 New edition Issue 93 of the SWASFT version of the national Prehospital Emergency Services Current Awareness Update

17/01/2022 New ebook content added
Clinical ECGs in Paramedic Practice
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


08/12/2021 New ebook content added
A Complete Guide to the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
JRCALC clinical guidelines 2021 : Pocket book
Mechanical ventilation in emergency medicine

Pocket tutor: Surface anatomy
Roadcraft – The Police Driver’s Handbook

Trauma Care Manual
Note
 you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)

26/10/2021 New ebook content added
The minor illness manual
Note
 you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


How to literature search for ARTICLES ON A SUBJECT

If you need an search assistance or 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 (via Ebsco)– nursing and allied health~
Embase (via Ovid) – biomedical and pharmaceutical literature
Emcare (via Ovid) – nursing and allied health
HMIC (via Ovid) – healthcare management
Medline (via Ovid or 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.

UNTIL MARCH 2022

You can still use the previous NHS HDAS search interface
Please see the HDAS closure information for details of the transition to new systems and how to export saved searches from HDAS.
You may also wish to see the following videos around moving HDAS alerts to Ovid and EBSCO and ProQuest interfaces (with thanks to Tom Roper).


  • 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 via SWASFT link
    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
    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 databases 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-
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 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:


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


  • BROWSER EXTENSION to check all scholarly pages for SWASFT access via Nomad


Enter South Western Ambulance as organisation when asked.

You will need to manually download to any other browsers you use on personal device


Selected Prehospital and Emergency Medicine journals below

JournalCoverageNotes
Academic Emergency Medicine1997- 
Air Medical Journal2007- 
American Journal of Emergency Medicine 2007- 
Annals of Emergency Medicine 2007- 
BMJ1840- 
British Journal of Healthcare Assistants2018- 
Clinical Teacher2004- 
Disaster & Military Medicine2015- 
Emergency Medicine Australasia2005- 
Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America 2007- 
Emergency Medicine Journal (EMJ)1984- 
Health Services Research2002- 
Injury 2007- 
International Paramedic Practice2018- 
Journal of Emergency Medicine 2007- 
Journal of Paramedic Practice (online)2014- 
Journal of Paramedic Practice (print)2009-If you need a pre-2014 article from JPP please make an article request and we will scan and send copy (within Copyright limits).
Prehospital Emergency Care1997- 
Resuscitation 2007- 
Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine2015- 

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How to find PRINT + ELECTRONIC BOOKS

SWIMS Library Catalogue

This is a regional NHS catalogue, so you need to restrict search to location.

Ebooks restrict by location:
-South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust SWASFT
You will need an NHS Athens login to to access ebooks.

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

COVID-19 update – print book access
SWASFT staff and placement students are able to visit and join any NHS library in the SWASFT area to borrow print books held locally.
At present a number of libraries across the area have moved to remote-only services or reduced staffing so before visiting please contact your local library using the
Find your local health library’ map at the bottom of the SWIMS catalogue main page.
Email library.mailbox@nhs.net if you are having problems locating print content.

You can renew your books here (if you have not already made a pin number for your library account follow the instructions on screen).

If we don’t have the book you require you can consider making a book request
(Service for registered borrowers, undertaking NHS work. Registration forms are available 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.

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How to GET ONLINE SEARCHING HELP OR LOCATE YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY

Electronic resources are available to all SWASFT staff and students irrespective of location, and details of how to access are listed in the other sections on this page

See the SWASFT CPD site for details of online evidence search skills training.

COVID-19 update – library access
SWASFT staff are usually able to visit and join any NHS library in the SWASFT area to receive face-to-face training. At present a number of libraries across the area have moved to remote-only services or reduced staffing.
Should you require access to resource training during this challenging time please see our current online group training dates or email library.mailbox@nhs.net (please include contact phone number) and an individual online session can be arranged.

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