Online resources

NHS OpenAthens

Eligible users can access a wide range of online resources through NICE Evidence To access most databases, e-books and e-journals, you will need an NHS OpenAthens account. See here to check your eligibility and click here to apply for an account.

Healthcare research databases

Through NICE Evidence, you can use healthcare databases to search for evidence to support clinical care, healthcare management, research and professional development.  Click here to access AMED, BNI, CINAHL, EMBASE, EMCARE, HMIC, Medline, PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO.  You can also search The Cochrane Library and TRIP database.

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Social Policy & Practice database

Social Policy and Practice is a comprehensive UK social issues and social policy database of great relevance to mental health care. Abstracts summarise working papers; charity sector, local and national government reports; and peer-reviewed articles.


Over 1500 e-journals are available to you through NICE Evidence.  Click here to browse by journal title.  Alternatively, use the click-throughs from your database search to go straight to any available full text material.


Over 200 e-books are available giving you 24/7 access to core healthcare texts.  You can browse these on the library catalogue here or search for a specific title.

E-books include:

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British National Formulary

BNF for Children


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Reay House Library subscribes to BMJ Open Quality on behalf of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

BMJ Open Quality is a peer-reviewed open access journal with a fast route to publication for quality improvement work. The SLAM institutional subscription covers the publication fees. Contact the library for an access code.



BMJ Best Practice is an online point of care tool that gives healthcare professionals fast and easy access to the latest information when making diagnosis and treatment decisions.

Updated daily, it draws on the latest evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion to offer step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.

Register on the BMJBP site for the  for the app.


For help to get the most out of these resources, see our training pages.


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