The Library is now open and all services are available with the following safety measures in place:
If you use our space please observe social distancing rules and wear a mask.
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The main library is on the first floor of the Trust Education Centre at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
For more information see our Library and Knowledge Services Guide
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.
To search all our electronic books, journals and more use our Discovery Service
To find out what e-books are available to you - search the SWIMS catalogue at https://swims.inforlib.uk/iguana/www.main.cls?surl=HEE
Point of Care tools
NHS OpenAthens required outside the Trust. (Use the links on the Applications menu on the Trust Intranet)
BMJ Best Practice is available as an app. You need to create a personal account then download the app from your Apple or Google Play store.
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.
UpToDate is available as an app. You need to create a personal account then download the app from your Apple or Google Play store.
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
Beverley Hixon: Library and Knowledge Specialist
Katie Wise: Library Assistant
Victoria Harrison: Library and Knowledge Specialist
Trust Education Centre
NHS Foundation Trust
Reading RG1 5AN
0118 322 7849
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