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Guide that sets out all the libraries resources

Top Tip

Make sure you have an NHS OpenAthens Account to be able to access the items in the hub.

Register for an account here 

Forgot your password click here 

If you need assistance at any point please email 

The Library Can Help

If you can't access an article online, the chances are that the journal or the issue is not part of our subscriptions.  

However, please email us the details and we shall try and locate a pdf copy for you from another NHS Library or alternative source for free. 

Please email with the article details.

The majority of article requests are fulfilled within 24 hours.

Images displays front covers of some journals library is subscribed to

All NHS staff have free access to a core collection of online journals.

ESNEFT staff also have access to journal collections purchased by ESNEFT Libraries.

On this page you can:

Access lists of available journals, via Browzine or an A-Z listing

Search for journal articles via DOI search

Download LibKey Nomad - a free browser extension to get you quickly to full text articles when available - say goodbye to multiple clicking

Quickly access our journal collections


One-click access

Search e-journals

Lookup a journal article by DOI or PMID

What is a DOI?

DOI stands for Digital Object Identifier.  It is a unique string made up of numbers, letters and symbols and is used as a way to easily identify and quickly retrieve a journal article or document.

You might have seen them when searching for articles

Paste a DOI into the search box above and it will  search across our databases for access to the article. If it finds the article, you will be taken to the journal homepage so you can access it in full.  If we don’t have access it will take you the NHS Library Hub Request page, where you will need to click ‘Request a Copy' and complete the request form. We will then try to obtain a free pdf copy for you from one of our partner libraries.

What is a PMID?

A PMID is another number that uniquely identifies a journal article, BUT they are only given if the article is indexed in PubMed. 

They usually appear at the end of a PubMed citation such as: 

The PMID number can also be used in the search box above.

To make accessing full text easier you can install Libkey - a FREE browser extension for Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Brave and Vivaldi. It is also available on Apple Safari.

This will link you seamlessly to full text, or to a request page if full text is not available.

Once installed select “East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust” as your institution.

After that, it simply automatically scans for scholarly content wherever you may roam and an icon will appear taking you directly to the article, or a request page.

Journal Collections

The MAH Complete collection brings together all Mark Allen Healthcare journals in nursing, midwifery, and allied health.

These are practical and accessible peer-reviewed titles that support the education and professional development of students and practitioners alike, with access to over 65,000 articles across 31 titles.

MAH Complete includes full current issue and back file coverage of leading titles, such as British Journal of NursingJournal of Paramedic PracticeBritish Journal of Midwifery, British Journal of Healthcare Management and the British Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 

Access starts from 1992.

Use the link below to access and search the whole collection - or use the next tab for direct access to individual titles.

Over 600 journal titles are available from ClinicalKey, including The Lancet.

Most journal content starts from 2007.

Select "Log in via your Institution: OpenAthens Login"  

BMJ Case Reports is indexed in MEDLINE (PubMed) and is an award winning journal that holds the largest repository of case reports.

ESNEFT Libraries and Evidence Services have purchased an institutional subscription, allowing all ESNEFT staff to publish their case reports at no cost to themselves. You can submit an unlimited number of cases to be peer-reviewed and published.

Please read the instructions for authors carefully before writing and submitting your case report. 

When ready to submit email us for our institutional fellowship number.

Login to search BMJ Case Reports by clicking the link below.

Click the Log In button in the top right hand corner of the page and then click "Log in via OpenAthens". Enter your username and password. 

All ESNEFT staff have free access to the Health Service Journal online (HSJ). This is the best way to stay up to date with what’s happening across the NHS every day.

HSJ content can also be accessed via the HSJ APP, available to download for free from the Apple ‘App’ Store & Google Play.

To register for access, input your personal details and email address on the registration page: CLICK HERE  

You must use your @ESNEFT email address.

Alternatively, email to request access.  You will then receive a welcome email within 48 hours.

If you have a username already and need a new or reset password, use this link: PASSWORD LINK