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Library Knowledge Services (North)


Northern Open Athens Help Desk - If you need to contact the Northern Open Athens help desk then please email

Northern Link Resolver Help Desk - If you are a Link Resolver administrator for your library and need to contact the Northern Link Resolver help desk then please email link.resolver@lthtr.nhs

Literature Searching Modules - These e-learning modules aim to provide librarians with the knowledge, skills and examples to provide an effective literature search service.

New Starters -  Information for staff new to NHS Libraries

Staff Library - The staff library is a collection of books, reports and journals that are of interest or relevance to LKS staff. These resources are available to all members of the Northern networks

Search Strategies - This section has been created to share search strategies. Search strategies posted here are not perfect. They are posted in the hope that others will benefit from the work already put into their creation and/or will offer suggestions for improvements.

Union List of Journals - Across the North health library and knowledge services (LKS) operate a document supply service in accordance with the Interlending and Document Supply Protocol. The Union List of Journals provides access to a searchable list of the journal titles taken by all the participating libraries. It has an in-built facility to send an e-mail to a library holding the journal title and request a copy of a specific article.

Horizon Scanning - The Horizon Scanning Bulletins support the commissioning process and service redesign, bringing together new and emerging information on:

  • best practice
  • innovation
  • future risk factors