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All journals available to you can be found on NICE Journals page on the NICE website. The journals are either in print and/or electronic format. To access, you will need a valid NHS OpenAthens password.

When you select a journal, always look for OpenAthens login even though you may already be logged onto Athens, you still need to select Athens login in order to access full-text.

Please check the Copyright restrictions on the number of articles you can copy on our Copyright page for more details.


If there is an article you wish to read which is not available full text, you will have to log onto the library catalogue: ELMS to request material online. Please contact Basildon Healthcare Library or Harlow Healthcare Library if you do not already have a PIN for access.

NICE Journals

nhs evidence

A collection of over 2000 full text journals purchased nationally. The collection covers all aspects of healthcare. It gives access to full text electronic journals available to NHS staff and provides details of print and electronic journals purchased by your local health library.

You can search in various ways:

Search the alphabetical journal list

Click NICE Journals, and sign in with your valid NHS OpenAthens login.

You can search for a particular title by  typing in the full title or words in the title or by using the alphabet links. Click on the blue publisher/provider link to access the full text.

Search for a specific article in the Healthcare Databases

Click Healthcare Databases Advanced Search Page and enter your valid NHS OpenAthens login details.

Select the required database. In the search box type in the title of the article, ie “nursing employment continues to grow” (including quotation marks).


Referencing your work correctly is essential. If you acknowledge the work of others you are taking steps to prevent plagiarising someone else's work.

Download our short guide to referencing.

What if you do not hold the journal I want?

If we do not hold the journal you require, we can try to order any articles for you from another library. You will have to log onto ELMS to request material online. Please contact the Library if you do not already have a PIN for access.

Publishing & Research

The Library has a subscription to BMJ Case Reports for you to publish your case report to. Please contact the Library to obtain the necessary code to do so. Please find a Guide to choose trusted journals for your research.