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Colchester Healthcare Library Resources

Click on the category below to access resources available to CHUFT Staff.

ELMS Library Catalogue to check stock availability

Ebooks available to CHUFT staff with a valid NHS Athens password

Journals available to CHUFT staff. Print copies in the Library and ejournals available online with a valid NHS Athens password.

Athens: An NHS Open Athens account gives you access to bibliographic databases such as CINAHL, Embase, Medline, PsycINFO and many electronic journals.

Register for an athens password

Online Resources

Healthcare Databases

NHS Evidence

For other helpful resources such as current awareness websites, guidelines, Map of Medicine, Trip, The Cochrane Library, etc please click here.

Online Resources

Click here and select Search Engines & Gateways on helpful websites page to access clinical resources such Map of Medicine, Trip, etc.

Clinical Key

A dynamic and fully searchable healthcare resource designed to provide clinicians with fast, clinically-relevant answers from Elsevier’s enormous library of medical and surgical content including 600+ ejournals and 1000+ ebooks.


KnowledgeShare_logo is our targeted current awareness service. The alerts include resources like guidelines, systematic reviews and selected high-level journals - you will not be inundated with primary research articles. Please complete a registration form to set up current awareness service tailored to your professional interests. In order to access the KnowledgeShare system you need to log in using your OpenAthens ID.


UpToDate is a dynamic, comprehensive, up-to-date, peer-reviewed and fully cross-referenced on-line evidence-based Point of Care clinical resource.

You can access it from the Intranet while at work.

However, you can still access this resource from outside the Trust from a PC or device with an Internet connection as long as you have a valid Athens login. You can access this resource by selecting the above link. To access the full text, you will need to select Subscribers Log in here and then select Log in via OpenAthens. Enter your valid NHS Athens password.


BMJ Case reports

All CHUFT staff have access to HSJ when registering with a valid CHUFT email account.

HSJ is unique in covering all aspects of english healthcare.

HSJ local is an invaluable resource that allows you to keep up-to-date with your local NHS organisations, preparing you for any conversations that you may have.

You can access a user guide online to help you make the most of the service.

Be sure to download the HSJ App.


TRIP A search engine aimed at health professionals looking for clinical research literature to support patient care is now available to all of the NHS in England until the end of the year.

Visible Body

Visible Body includes over 4,000 3D models for each model (male and female), hundreds of animations, and a text library with thousands of medical definitions and animation scripts in multiple languages. Choose a Visible Body module from below options, click on the image, enter your OpenAthens login and launch the App.
Anatomy Function Muscle Premium Human Anatomy Atlas Skeleton Premium

Note: You will require Unity Web Player installed on your device to be able to play this software.

Click here for more information on how to access Visible Body and install Unity Web Player on your PC.