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Phone: 020 8725 5466
For general Library related enquiries, help accessing the Library, or managing your Library account. 

Visit the Help pages on the Library website to locate a Library helpsheet, guide or video.

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Services Alerts: E-resources

Ovid AutoAlerts

We are aware that some users of the Ovid AutoAlerts function have not been receiving updates since late October, this issue is mainly effecting users who receive alerts through their SGUL email accounts. We are in touch with the supplier about this issue and they are currently working to fix this.

We apologise for any inconvenience and will update you as more information is available.

Added: 14th November 2018

BMJ Best Practice - problems with offsite access via Shibboleth

We're aware of ongoing problems logging in to BMJ Best Practice from offsite via Shibboleth. We are in contact with the publisher about this and hope it will be fully resolved soon.

Offsite access using a personal account seems to be unaffected and can be an alternative access route when Shibboleth access is not working. Instructions for setting up a personal account are here.

If you are having problems logging in with a personal account, or are unable to come into SGUL to set up an account, please contact us at

Updated: 19th November 2018, 10:03

OpenAthens self-registration and account renewal

There are currently intermittent issues with the OpenAthens self-registration and account renewal pages resulting in some users receiving a ‘Somethings gone wrong’ error message, NICE are aware of these issues and are currently working to fix them.

Users should contact the Athens Administrator, Stephen Reid with registration enquiries in the meantime.

We apologise for any inconvenience and will update you as more information is available.

Added: 18th October 2018

Changes to Advanced Search in Ovid

Library staff have recently made changes to the Advanced Search feature in Ovid, which will affect searches carried out in Ovid Medline, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Maternity & Infant Care and Global Health databases. The Advanced Search has been changed to search for keywords as a default - you can read more about the changes in our blog post.

Added 22nd October 2018

Changes to accessing DawsonEra e-books

There are changes to how you download e-books from DawsonEra, please read our blog post (Sept 2017).

Added: 4th October 2017

Having difficulties accessing an e-resource?  Try a different browser

If you've been having a problem accessing an e-resource (an e-book or database) it is worth trying to access it through an alternative browser (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari) to see if that resolves the issue. If you do come across a browser specific issue, please contact us to let us know, and we'll notify the service provider.

If you come across an issue with accessing our resources that is not listed here, please contact to let us know, or report it to a Library member of staff if you are in the Library.