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Over 2000 full text journals are available to you online via MyJournals.

One searchable database brings together journals available across the NHS in England, journals purchased locally, and those freely available to everyone (an OpenAthens account is usually required).

To access MyJournals go to and choose ‘Journals and Databases’, then ‘Journals’ or click here.

Log in to MyJournals using your Athens username and password (register for OpenAthens here).

Browse the A-Z list or search directly for journals by title using one of the options provided.

Click on the publisher link to take to you to the full text. You may be asked to supply your login details when accessing an online journal. Simply click the ‘OpenAthens log-in’ link to continue.

The MyJournals database also covers printed journals held within BASE libraries.

For a summary on copyright in the NHS please see this post on Copyright, or see the Copyright page in the Resources heading on the top menu.

Changes to the BASE Library Service

As a response to Covid-19, some BASE libraries have now closed their counter services (all library closures will be posted on the Locations page). All library teams are still providing an enquiry service and can be contacted by email and phone if their counter is not open. Reservations are not available, however you may browse the catalogue and access e-resources. Items on loan have been automatically renewed and will not incur a fine. Most libraries are not providing new member registrations. More information on current service can be found here.