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The NHS Knowledge and Library Hub can be used to search for books, journals, and other resources you might need.

Here is a user guide for the Hub.

Trying to bookmark the page normally will not work. If you would like to make a bookmark, please use these instructions.

Click here to access the Hub, or use the search box on the Library front page >

SWIMS catalogue

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)

SWIMS Catalogue Guide

Oxford Handbooks

Oxford Handbook User Guide


BMJ Best Practice

TRIP pro

Open Athens

You will need to sign in with OpenAthens to gain full access to our NHS Resources. Click here to register.  



OpenAthens eLeaflet by Oliveira Library

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