eBooks

The key texts and collections below are freely available to Somerset NHS Foundation Trust staff and students with a local NHS OpenAthens Password.

If you do not have an OpenAthens Password you can register free on our OpenAthens page

Guidance

The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry

Collections

Oxford Handbooks 2020– Links to 57 handbooks available to access online

Pocket Reference Books – Links to 8 Hands-on books and 18 Pocket reference guides

Search eBook Catalogue

You can also search the ProQuest Ebook Central electronic book catalogue. You have access to the whole catalogue and will have free access to content for five minutes each day.

http://tstnhs.eblib.com/

You will be prompted for an OpenAthens password.

Subscribed titles

To view titles purchased or subscribed to by the library choose ‘advanced search’ on the home page and tick the ‘Owned and subscribed to by my library’ box.

Read online

Subscribed and non-subscribed titles may be read online for a limited period only. After the five minute grace period you will need to check out subscribed copies to continue reading or request a loan for non subscribed copies.

Download

Subscribed/loaned titles may also be downloaded to an ereader. After clicking ‘download’ you will be prompted to choose Laptop/Desktop PC, iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod), Android or Other. We suggest the following, all of which are available free of charge:

For laptop/desktop computers: Adobe Digital Editions. (IT services will need to do this for you if you are using a hospital computer).

For iOS devices: Bluefire Reader

For Android devices: AIReader

Loan or request an ebook

Loan or purchase of an ebook may be possible. If you would like to recommend a title for your team follow the ‘request access’ prompts in the catalogue and library staff will contact you to discuss acquisition.