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Library

The Trust library provides a service to all staff of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and all other NHS staff in the Thames Valley, Wessex and South West areas.

 

 

Library reading

The main library is on the first floor of the Trust Education Centre at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

 

Try our new Discovery Search Service

Click on the image to search for books, e-journals and more

 

Library services

  • Enquiries
  • Information Skills Training 
  • Literature Search Service
  • Books and journals – The SWIMS Library Catalogue lists books and other resources available in the library, as well as items held by other NHS libraries across Thames Valley, Wessex and the South West of England - see the link on the right hand side of this page.
  • Document supply and Inter-library book requests.
  • Photocopying/printing/scanning.
  • Access to healthcare databases, e-journals, e-books and other online resources (NHS OpenAthens account required).
  • Study space and computers.

For more information see our Library and Knowledge Services Guide

Privacy Policy

If you would like to register to borrow books from the library please first read the library membership and KnowledgeShare  privacy policy notice available from the link on the right before completing and returning the SWIMS registration form. If you register with the Library you agree to your data being held in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (2018) for use in the library system shared by NHS libraries in the South West, Thames Valley and Wessex and within other library management systems as required to provide inter-library loans, literature searches and current awareness services requested by you.

Finding the Evidence workshops

These workshops are delivered by the Trust Librarians and are aimed at all RBFT staff with an interest in searching the journal literature to support them in their professional studies, CPD and evidence-based practice.

Attending the workshop will give you the tools to plan and execute an effective search strategy using the Healthcare Databases to identify journal articles and other types of information.

To book, please complete and return the FEW Booking Form. For more information please contact the library.

Online resources

E-journals

For easy access and to see which titles are available via the library go to http://journals.nice.org.uk/. For more information see our Guide to E-Journals

E-books

To find out what e-books are available to you - search the SWIMS catalogue at http://www.swims.nhs.uk 

Healthcare Databases

  • AMED - Allied Health & Complementary Medicine
  • British Nursing Index
  • Cinahl - Nursing
  • Embase - Medicine & Pharmacology
  • HMIC (Health Management Information Consortium -Kings Fund & Dept of Health)
  • Health Business Elite - Healthcare administration and institution management
  • Medline - General medlcine
  • PsycINFO - Psychology
  • Cochrane Library - high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making

Point of Care tools 

UpToDate
DynaMed Plus

NHS OpenAthens required outside the Trust.  (Use the links on the Applications menu on the Trust Intranet)

Mobile Apps

BNF & BNFc Apps
are available for mobile devices produced by NICE. Free to NHS staff throughout England - log in using NHS OpenAthens - can be downloaded from Apple iTunes or Google Android Marketplace. 

DynaMed Plus App - login with NHS OpenAthens at http://search.ebscohost.com/ - Under the Spotlight section on the DynaMed Plus homepage, click on "Get the DynaMed Plus Mobile App".

To access the e-resources you need to register for an NHS OpenAthens username and password – see the guide on the right hand side of this page.

The Library & Knowledge team are:

Alison Horner Le Riche: Library & Knowledge Services Manager
Lucy Gilham: e-Resources Librarian 
Beverley Hixon: Librarian 
Siobhan Johnson: Library Assistant

Useful Contacts

Trust Library
Trust Education Centre
Royal Berkshire 
NHS Foundation Trust
Craven Road
Reading
RG1 5AN

0118 322 7849

library@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

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