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Library Discovery

Discovery Services are available for staff at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and Bedford Hospital. Public Health staff have access to a discovery service provided by PHE. Click here for more details

What is a ‘Discovery Service?’

A Discovery Service aims to combine all the library resources available to users, and presently 22 million papers are available as full text, and immediately downloadable. Over 53,000 books are available either locally or via Interlibrary Loan.

This is achieved by combining all the resources available through the NHS Core ContentMedline CompleteCINAHL Complete, and ELMS, the East of England Library Management System for paper books.

Electronic Books are available either via the Bedfordshire Core eBook Collection or other services and can be searched. In many cases, the system allows you to search through the full-text of the book.

Resources not available immediately in full-text can be ordered from the library team, through a ‘one click’ request system as an Interlibrary Loan.

Full-text downloads are via your Athens Account. If you would like to query your eligibility please email [email protected].

Advanced Features

You can search MEDLINE and CINAHL databases, along with others using the EBSCOhost Research Databases Search (Athens Login Required)

You can log in directly to the discovery service from any computer, tablet or mobile phone at (Athens Login Required)

A list of journals and eBooks available from the discovery service can be found in the Publication Finder