The NHS Knowledge Network

The NHS Knowledge Network is a major online electronic library with over 5000 online journals, over 80 major databases, more than 5000 electronic books and much more. It is available to all NHS staff in Scotland and to a range of NHS partners, including all undergraduate and postgraduate students who undergo placements or training with the NHS and social services, those providing education and training to NHS and social services staff, and students and researchers working in partnership with the NHS. Most Medical Library students are eligible for access!

It is a valuable resource for students as it provides access to many major journals which the University of Aberdeen does not subscribe to.  We receive many Inter-Library Loan requests for articles which are available through the NHS Knowledge Network. Some of their journals are freely available, but to get the full benefit of the service you will need to apply for an Athens username and password.

Register for access here:

If you already have an Academic/University/College Athens account you will still need to register separately for a Knowledge Network Athens account, as it provides access to a different collection of resources. Your application for a username and password may take 1-3 working days to process, as your application needs to be reviewed and approved.

Medical Library Team


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Medical Library, University of Aberdeen

The team in the Medical Library at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland

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