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Working in the community, and want access to journal articles books and training. You have access to a library service, either at Luton or Bedford Hospital. Contact whichever is nearest or open.

You can also visit a librarian for one-to-one assistance in Luton Library, a calendar of monthly visits can be found at the 'Ask Phil' Pages



A list of books available to you can be found at the East of England Library Management System. Smaller texts can be posted, however, there may be certain texts that will need to be collected from your local library service.

Any book can be requested as an Interlibrary Loan and you will need to be a member of the library service who provides your book.



You have access to the Bedfordshire eBook Collection, a selection of reference eBooks available 24/7.


Journals Search

The Journals List is a list of available journals and the years that they are in full-text. You can click on links to read the latest editions.  

Access is via an Athens account, you will have to apply for an Athens Password. These can take up to 48 hours to be authorised.

To search the journals we recommend the NICE Health Databases Advanced Search (for searching the AMED, BNI, CINAHL, EMBASE, HBE, HMIC, Medline and PsycINFO databases)

Regular training on HDAS is provided and you may book for free.

You may also wish to search through Proquest (for searching MEDLINE, PsycINFO, BNI and the Hospital Premium Collection)


Other Resources 

A list of further resources can be found on the Electronic Resources pages.


Fulltext Requests

You can request any journal article or book by requesting an Interlibrary Loan


Literature Searching

You can request a Literature Search from your library service



Regular Training is provided either at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital or Bedford, and you are encouraged to attend.