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Journals, Print and Electronic

We have comprehensive access to both print and electronic journals, which will keep you informed of current developments in your speciality. Our own collection includes a wealth of print and electronic journals covering the specialties within medicine and health.

Find electronic journals subscribed to by the NHS Wales e-Library  on LibrarySearch. 

NHS Wales e-Library 

The NHS Wales e-Journals Collection provides full text access to over 2,300 subscriptions purchased by the Welsh Government, and 2,200 open access health & medicine titles.  Find electronic journals available on the NHS Wales e-Library  on LibrarySearch. In order to access these journals from outside the NHS Wales network you will need your library card number & password and will be prompted to sign-in. You will be presented with two sign-in options :

NHS Wales Email Address (Single Sign On):  Choose this option if you have an NHS email address and network (NADEX) password.

OpenAthens:  If you do not have an NHS Wales email address, you can self register for an OpenAthens account


Journals Available in Clinical Key

More than 1000 full text journal titles are included in Clinical Key. These can be browsed by title or by clinical speciality. To access the journals you will be prompted to sign in with NHS Wales Email Address and NADEX password (Single Sign On) or your Open Athens account. 



Do you find it difficult to keep up to date with all the latest evidence, research and developments in your area of speciality? BCUHB Libraries, alongside over 40 Library Services across the UK, provide access to KnowledgeShare Evidence Updates, which offers the latest in high-level evidence personalised to your interests. The resources that KnowledgeShare uses include a wide variety of evidence-based sources such as the Cochrane Library and NICE, as well as updates from the Welsh Government. 

To sign up for this current awareness service please visit or contact your local BCUHB Library to get a registration form.


Free Medical Journals

Are you looking for access to free full text medical journals online? Try Free Medical Journals, a website which promotes access to titles which publishers provide free of charge. There is also access to free medical books.

Open Access (OA) publishing/journals allow online access to peer reviewed scholarly research free of charge to everyone. Contact us to find out more about Open Access.