Electronic books (e-books) are versions of our textbooks that can be viewed online by SGUL students and selective NHS staff. This can be done from either a mobile device or a PC. Not all textbooks are available as e-books, although the numbers are increasing. Some of our textbooks are available both as physical books on the Library shelves and as e-books. Our e-books are provided by several publishers, for example Oxford Medicine Online and Ebook Central. This guide provides information on how to access our e-book collection and how you can use e-books.
You can find the Library's e-books by searching Hunter, using the category 'Books and more' in the same way as you search for books on the Library shelves. See Find SGUL e-books for more information.
The different publishers supply their e-books in different ways. See below to get an idea of the look and feel of the various e-book platforms used at SGUL.
The NHS Kortext platform houses a growing collection of ebooks that have been bought collaboratively across a number of NHS libraries in England. Amongst general healthcare titles, the collection will also include items on inclusion and diversity.
Access the collection at http://read.kortext.com, log in with your NHS OpenAthens password (choose NHS England as your institution) and access the books when you click on Collection.