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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.

BASE Library Survey 2019

BASE LogoThis survey was written by library staff in August 2019 and is aimed at all permanent and temporary NHS staff members, bank and agency workers, students, trainees and volunteers on placement at BASE library organisations. Your response will take 3 to 5 minutes to complete, is anonymous and will help us to develop the service. Results of the survey will be collated and published. Also available as paper version (download PDF) or at The survey opens on 1st October 2019 and closes on 20th December 2019. Please see contact details for your BASE library here or email: or tel. 0121 424 9824.

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