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NHS Knowledge and Library Hub

Your NHS Knowledge and Library Hub is here.

Use the Knowledge and Library Hub to find journal articles, e-books trusted decision making tools and more.  

(OUH Resource of the Month: August 2023)

What is the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub?

The NHS Knowledge and Library Hub connects NHS staff and learners to high quality knowledge and evidence resources in one place. Funded by Health Education England, it includes: 

  • journals, books and databases 
  • clinical decision support resources including NICE Guidelines and BMJ Best Practice 
  • policy and management information and research literature
  • resources purchased nationally and locally  
  • one-click links to full-text, request a copy or contact an NHS library

Full access is free to all NHS staff and learners using your NHS OpenAthens account

How Do I Access the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub?

  1. Sign up for your free OpenAthens account if you haven't already done so. 
  2. Go to the Knowledge and Library Hub
  3. Sign in with your NHS OpenAthens account by clicking on the yellow banner at the top of the page. This ensures that you have full access to resources purchased for NHS staff.  
  4. You can also use the quick search box below. 

Quick Search Box

Searching: Health and Care Evidence, from Health Education England


The results of the quick search box above will load in the Knowledge and Library Hub platform. If you notice a yellow 'Welcome, Guest' banner at the top of this new page, click on this banner and sign in with your OpenAthens account to ensure full access. 

Advanced Searching

The Knowledge and Library Hub has links to bibliographic databases for more advanced searching, including Ovid Medline, Ovid Embase and EBSCO CINAHL. Visit our NHS Databases Guide for more information.



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