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The Library and Knowledge Service has a number of ways to keep busy health care staff up to date with the steady flow of evidence. Below is a selected list of resources and services available for your use. For all resources see the Library and Knowledge Service website.

To access most of the online resources listed you will need an OpenAthens* account. Register for your account at OpenAthens

*Note: access may be limited to specific organisations; contact us for advice.


  • Rudolf M et al. Essential paediatrics and child health. Wiley-Blackwell, 2021. Available in print.
  • Tasker R et al. Oxford handbook of paediatrics. OUP, 2021. Available online.
  • Butler G et al. Oxford specialist handbooks in paediatrics: paediatric endocrinology and diabetes. OUP, 202o. Available in print.
  • Engorn B et al. The Harriet Lane handbook. Saunders, 2021. Available online.

See the full collection of books at the library’s catalogue.

Clinical Images

  •  Anatomy and physiology online, including interactive 3D models and narrated animations.

Evidence-Based Clinical Summaries

  • BMJ Best Practice  This combines the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion. Regularly updated, it draws on the latest evidence based research to offer step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention. Link to the app.
  • UpToDate Anywhere  An evidence-based clinical decision support resource to support decisions at the point of care. Register for a personal account via BSUH Intranet. Link to the app.

Exam Preparation and Clinical Skills

We provide access to various online exam resources, including BMJ OnExamination and PassMedicine.
Full details are on our website at Study for Exams.

You can also access evidence-based nursing procedures at or The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures.

Evidence Searching

We provide evidence to answer questions about patient care, service improvement, research and clinical teaching. Recent searches for Paediatrics include:

  • Acute abdominal pain in children
  • Pneumothorax in children
  • The use of statin therapy in children and young people with type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • Management of torticollis in children

To request a search, please fill in the request an evidence search form.

Information Skills Teaching

We offer a wide range of skills sessions to support evidence-based healthcare. For more information, see the teaching section on our website or email us.


Save yourself time and ensure you are up-to-date on the latest developments with KnowledgeShare, our award-winning current awareness service. It also links you with colleagues in other trusts to enable sharing of research and best practice in Paediatrics. You can log into KnowledgeShare with your NHS OpenAthens account or email us for more information.

See information on all our resources via the Library and Knowledge Service website.

Published August 2021

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