Key resources for staff working in Radiology. Find further information in the Online Library and other Specialty pages. Register for an OpenAthens account to make the most of the healthcare resources and access to the British Institute of Radiology – latest issues of BJR and archived collection

Look under Evidence for research reviews, evidence-based guidelines, validated research articles and research-based clinical options.

Literature contains indexes of published information from journals, conference abstracts, reports and academic theses. Critically appraise results to exclude poorly conducted clinical trials, reports and articles and locate relevant, valid information.

The ‘NHS Knowledge and Library Hub’ connects NHS staff and learners to high quality knowledge and evidence resources in one place.

Funded by Health Education England, it includes:

  • Journals, books and databases
  • Clinical decision support resources including NICE Guidelines and BMJ Best Practice
  • Resources purchased nationally and locally
  • One-click links to full-text, request a copy or contact an NHS library

Your lead Librarian: Susan Merner, Deputy Head of Library Services. Contact me to discuss evidence searches, e-resources, book stock, and critical appraisal. I attend local faculty group meetings and provide inductions to new staff/students.

Evidence Resources

Anatomy TV: Interactive 3D resource bank of images, video clips and slides

BMJ Best Practice: Clinical decision support tool, structured around patient consultation, advice on symptom evaluation, tests and treatment approach. Access thousands of clinical topics and 6000+ clinical guidelines. Create a personal account and download the app. Password free access onsite via the Trust intranet Applications page

ClinicalKey: Provides access to a large collection of reference material, books, journals, images and videos.* Use Browse option for books, journals, media and limit to specialty (Radiology). e-books available include:

  • Goodman L. Felson’s principles of chest roentgenology: a programmed text. 4th ed
  • Herring, H. Learning radiology: recognizing the basics. 3rd ed
  • Mellter F. Essentials of radiology. 3rd ed
  • Mirvis S. Problem solving in emergency radiology

Clinical Knowledge Summaries: summaries of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best evidence

Cochrane Library: Reliable evidence on the effectiveness of healthcare interventions and treatments

DynaMed: high quality evidence-based information, user-friendly, personalized experience to deliver accurate answers fast at the point of care

Trip: A clinical search engine providing quick and easy access to high quality research evidence. Filter by evidence type, images, date

(*Not available to all organisations)

Literature Resources

The ‘NHS Knowledge and Library Hub’ links to journal citations, abstracts and some full-text articles.

These require OpenAthens

  • AMED: The Allied and Complementary Medicine database covers allied health professions and alternative medicine including acupuncture, herbalism, homeopathy and physiotherapy
  • BNI: The British Nursing Index contains comprehensive coverage of all nursing and midwifery titles in the UK in addition to a number of International titles
  • CINAHL: Nursing and allied health care literature from Europe and North America
  • EMBASE: European database of biomedical and pharmacological literature
  • EMCARE: Nursing and allied health resources
  • HMIC: Health Management Information Consortium database produced by Department of Health and King’s Fund providing health management information.
  • Medline: Clinical, medical and nursing literature
  • PsychINFO: Psychology, psychiatry and related disciplines

PubMed: Extensive index of medical, biomedical and nursing resources. Some full-text articles are free access


Anatomy TV: Interactive 3D resource bank of images, video clips and slides which can be used for education and training purposes in lectures and presentations.  OpenAthens

ClinicalKey: Provides access to a large collection of reference material, books, journals, images and videos.* OpenAthens

Images in Clinical Medicine: Useful resource bank of freely available images, limit by specialty, media type and date

Trip: A clinical search engine providing quick and easy access to high quality research evidence. Filter by images or video

Wellcome Images: This open access resource provides a collection of biomedical images covering the history of medicine, and include disease, surgery and general healthcare. Images are freely available to download for personal, academic teaching or study use

(*Not available to all organisations)

Revision Aids

BMJ OnExamination: an online revision resource to assist doctors in preparation for membership exams. Questions and explanatory answers on current and typical themes. Modules include: DCH, DRCOG, First FRCR Physics, FRCA Primary, FRCS General Surgery, GP ST Stage 2 Knowledge Test, MRCS Part A papers 1 & 2, MRCGP, MRCOG Parts 1 & 2, MRCP Parts 1 & 2, MRPCH Foundation in Practice; Foundation in Practice, Theory, Science & Practice; Part 2; Theory, Science & Practice, Speciality Certificate Examination in Endocrinology & Diabetes, Speciality Examination in Gastroenterology for Anaesthesia, Child Health, General Medicine, GP, Obs & Gynae, Psychiatry and Surgery. Please contact the Library for access details

Useful Websites

Behind the Headlines – Find the facts behind the newspaper headlines concerning health news

BNF Publications. The BNF APP is available to download

Behind the Headlines

British Institute of Radiology Journals available include BJR, and the archived collection.

Clinical Governance Clinical Audit & Effectiveness (SaSH intranet only)

Royal College of Radiologists

Need Some Help?

Please contact us if you would like to book a training session, request an evidence search or have a query on using these resources.