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QR codes

Do you have a smart phone? If your answer is YES then online access to journals is easy!

What is a QR Code?

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The QR code™ was developed in 1994, by a Japanese company called Denso. It was created so that any information held inside the code could be decoded really quickly without large amounts of processing power, hence the name “Quick Reference” code. Despite being originally developed to track vehicle parts in the manufacturing process, they are now used much more widely, especially in Japan, where they can be found in billboards or advertisements for customers to quickly scan and get more information.

QR codes are now being used more due to the development of the smart phone and the ability for the code to carry a lot of information.

The Library is now using QR codes, for quick access to Journals.

How to use QR codes?

In order to make use of the QR codes for accessing e-journals you will need a smartphone with a QR Code App installed. There is currently only access to QR codes via your private phone network but not the NHS trust network.

For users of Apple iPhones you can download a suitable App from the iTunes Store by searching for QR codes or Barcode Scanner. Users of other smartphones should consult their user manual for details of how to download Apps.

Open your QR Code App and use your smartphone's built in camera to scan the QR Code.  The internet connection should connect and take you straight to the journal you selected. You will need to enter your valid NHS Athens login to access full-text article.

Select the relevant link below which will direct you to the list of journals available to your Trust. You will be able to identify journals with a QR code as a link QR Version click to show will be displayed.

QR codes for BTUH Staff

QR codes for SEPT Staff

QR codes for Other Staff

Ask Library Staff for more details.

™ QR Code is the registered trademark of Denso Wave IincorporatedD.