Information resources available from the Education Centre Library.
ELMS library catalogue
The Education Centre Library holds over 6000 books. You can
search for books using the online ELMS library
The ELMS library catalogue is managed by a cooperative of health
libraries in the East of England region. As a registered library
member, you can use the ELMS catalogue to browse the entire
Library members: login to ELMS using your library card number
and PIN to renew your books or place a request.
The library holds a range of print journal titles, covering
various periods. Current issues are on display in the library,
whilst older journals are held in rolling stacks in the Quiet Study
In addition, many ejournal titles are available online using an
NHS Athens username and password.
Book and journal requests
Some books and journal articles may not be readily
available. In this case, library members can request them from the
library and we will endeavour to obtain them from other regional or
The following online resources are available to Southend
Hospital staff and students on placement using an NHS Athens
- BMJ Case Reports
Read and submit case reports online. Login in via NHS Athens
to read existing case reports. Ask the library about how to submit
a case report.
A point-of-care tool containing evidence-based topic reviews,
exportable graphics and more.
A clinical search engine that provides access to ebooks
and ejournals from Elsevier, exportable graphics and
- Oxford Medicine Online
A collection of sixty Oxford Medical and Nursing Handbooks in
a single cross-searchable resource.
- Medical Masterclass
Elearning to aid preparation for the MRCP (UK) exam and for CPD.
Please note that only a limited number of usernames are available
for this resource.
Illustrated clinical skills guidelines and procedures covering
adult, child, and moving and handling topics.
The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures
Searchable ebook and access to over 200 evidence-based skills
- Visible Body®
Interactive 3D anatomy and physiology educational tool.
Includes: Human Anatomy Atlas, Anatomy & Function, Muscle
Premium and Skeleton Premium.
A targeted current awareness service focusing on high-level
evidence. Register to specify your areas of interest and
receive regular email updates.