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Books & Journals

All our Journals are electronic, and include the NHS Core collection from HEE, as well as some local subscriptions.  We can also request copies of individual journal articles from other libraries in our network for our users.  (Access with OpenAthens)

Our eJournals can be accessed in a number of ways: 

*** Select Oliveira / Isle of Wight / i01 to limit to our collection ***

Accessing the full text of journal articles can sometimes be complicated and frustrating - Library staff can save you time - for help finding references and sourcing journal articles please email

>> Click here to go to Journal requests <<

Multi-professional Collection: 

Covering a wide range of subjects in Medicine, Clinical Practice, Management, Research, Academic Study, and other textbooks, there are about 4000 titles in this collection. 

The SWIMS catalogue can be searched for material held in the Oliveira Library, as well as in other healthcare libraries in the south and west. (Select location i01 to filter for just our local holdings)

Search, reserve and renew our books in the Library Catalogue or on the NHS Knowledge & Library Hub or request by email

For assistance see the user guides: SWIMS Catalogue User Guide or Knowledge Hub user guide.


We have a growing collection of e-books available. (Use the Advanced Search option to filter for Material Type: Electronic books + Location: Isle of Wight)

The following publications within our holdings can also be accessed via the provider platforms:

  • Royal Marsden Manual: 10th edition now available for Isle of Wight staff.  Also available on Web-Based Systems (Staff intranet) *** Please ensure you are logged in with OpenAthens to view full content ***
  • Oxford Handbooks: Courtesy of Health Education England, NHS staff and students on placement in England have access to over 130 Oxford University Press medical and healthcare books online.  For more information, please see the user guide
  • The Maudsley® Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry: 14th Edition. The essential evidence-based handbook on the safe and effective prescribing of psychotropic agents. 
  • Kortext eBooks - a variety of medical and general reading eBooks.

*** If you experience any problems with accessing resources, please contact the library. ***

Special Collections, Library Displays and Events

*** Please contact the library to request these items ***

Book Reviews and Suggestions:

We always like to hear about books you have enjoyed reading or found useful. If you would like to write a review of a book please let us know.

To suggest a book or resource you would like the library to purchase please email us on 


Page updated: Feb 2023

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