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E-Journals Guide

Accessing E-journals can be a bit of a minefield! We try to make it as easy as possible for you, but every journal publisher and provider has a different method for accessing their journals.

To try and help we have updated our E-Journals guide. This has been put together by EEHIST – a group of library trainers based in the East of England NHS. Please click here to download a copy.

Remember, to check which E-journals you can access go to EEL and click “Find a Journal”. Login with your NHS Athens username and password.

And if you need help, please contact the Warner Library.

EJournals Guide

E-Journals – How to access ScienceDirect titles

December 4, 2012 1 comment

The login procedure for ScienceDirect e-journals has changed.

This effects about 30 titles including The Lancet, Burns, JPRAS, & Clinics in Plastic Surgery

If you are searching the A-Z list of e-journals  and find a link that reads “Available in full text from Elsevier in Elsevier Science Direct”  like this:Lancet SD link

Here is what to do next:

1.  Click the link to go to the ScienceDirect home page. At the top right of the page, click Login and then click “Go to Athens / Other Institution  login“.

SD Login

2. At the next screen,  Select “OpenAthens Federation (EduServ)” from the drop down menu and click Go. Then scroll down the screen and select “NHS England” from the list of Institutions.

SD Login select groupSD NHS England

3. If this is your first time accessing ScienceDirect you have an extra step to complete! At the top right of the page it now says “Activate Personalisation”. Click this and complete the form – you must do this before you can access journals.

You may find next time you try to login to a ScienceDirect title the system remembers you and you will automatically be logged in. However, you may also find  an extra link has appeared in the green panel that says “NHS England login” like this:

Science Direct Login

In this case, you can just use this link to login – this will bypass step 2.

If you have any questions or problems logging in please contact the Warner Library team, or your local NHS Library service if you are outside the Mid Essex area.

E Journal Problems

October 22, 2012 1 comment

We have noticed some inaccuracies with date coverage of e-journals on  My Journals (the A-Z list of e-journals). This appears to be mainly effecting the titles provided by Ovid and Elsevier. Hopefully, this will be sorted soon, but in the meantime please contact the Warner Library if you cannot access a journal issue you need via My Journals.

E-Journals – accessing SpringerLink titles

We have discovered a problem with access to 3 of our E-journals via the “Find a Journal” link on EEL.  The link given (to  “Springer Link Archive”) does not work, and at the moment cannot be changed.

Therefore, it is best to access the journals directly from the Springer Link website, and then login via  NHS Athens. Here’s how:

The 3 Journals are (click on a title to access):

Each link takes you to the journal homepage. Notice you have guest access (top right) because you are not yet logged in. To log in with your Athens,  click on Login (top right) and then click on “Login via Shibboleth or Athens”.

Click Login

At the next screen you need to select United Kingdom from the country list, and then Broomfield Hospital from the Institution list. If this doesn’t work first time, try it again!

Select United Kingdom and then Broomfield Hospital

You will then need to login with your NHS Athens username and password.

Please note, if you find references to articles from these 3 journals as part of a Medline (or other database) search,  the full text links work fine!

Please get in touch with the Warner Library if you have any queries.

How to access the Lancet

NICE has agreed to fund  access to the full text of the Lancet for all NHS staff for the next 3 years. You can read the press release from NICE here. Access is via your NHS Athens username and password.

This doesn’t make much difference to East of England NHS staff, as it was already part of our E-journals collection, however  actually accessing the full text of the Lancet is not straightforward, especially if you have not tried before, so here is a guide on how to do it.

First, a reminder of how to access / search for e-journals for NHS staff in the East of England.

The best place to start is EEL

Click "Find a Journal" or "East of England Journals"

You can search the E-journals available to you by using the link “Find a journal” (located in the top left “Athens & E-Resources” box) and then logging in with your NHS Athens.   Search for the Lancet and then click the link that says “Available from Elsevier in Elsevier ScienceDirect”.

However, if you want to go straight to the Lancet (or another title within the East of England e-journals) click on “East of England Journals” (located in the bottom left “Your Local Library” box) and then click on Lancet from the list.

Elsevier provide online access to the Lancet via their ScienceDirect website.  On the Lancet homepage you will probably see “Purchase” next to each article. This is because you initially only have guest access – even if you  have already logged in with your Athens password! Don’t be put off – you can access the full text without paying – you just need to click on Login at the very top right of the screen and then click on “Go to Athens login”

Notice Guest Login at the top right

If you have not yet logged in, then a login screen will appear where you enter your NHS Athens username and password.

If you logged in earlier (because you used the “Find a journal” link on EEL, then the Lancet home page will reload and you will see “purchase” has disappeared.

If this is your very first time accessing the Lancet, you will need to activate your account by completing the form that will appear. This is a one-off procedure but does have to be done before you can access full text.

Fade Library at Liverpool PCT has produced this very useful video showing you the whole process (requires Flash to view):

If you have any questions about accessing the Lancet, or any other E-journals then please get in touch. There is also a handy guide to download here.

My Journals

November 10, 2011 Leave a comment

There is currently a problem with My Journals (Find a Journal link on EEL). You can log in, but once you try and search you will get an error message.

NHS Evidence are aware of the problem and are trying to fix it, so hopefully it won’t last too long.

I will post an update when it is working again.

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