Ferriman Information and Library Service

The Ferriman Library offers a comprehensive and modern library service to all staff and medical students based at North Mid. We are here to support you in the work that you do, be that in your clinical practice or your professional development.

The library is located in the Learning Hub on Level –1 of the Tower Building. We have a small cluster of PCs, study carrels for private study and tables for small group work.

The library collection covers areas such as medicine, nursing and allied health. There are quiet study and reading spaces and a computer suite for all your eLearning requirements. We have an excellent book collection that we keep up to date and welcome recommendations for. However, the vast majority of resources are available online. 

Opening hours

We are open from 09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday. Closed at weekends and on Bank Holidays.

We may occasionally have to close due to examinations.

Become a member

Membership to the library is free and available to all permanent clinical and non-clinical staff working for North Middlesex Hospital.

To register as a library member Staff are required to complete the online form below and present their Trust ID badge.

Becoming a library member will allow you to borrow up to 6 books for up to 28 days.

Don’t forget to also register with OpenAthens to access over 1500 online journals, eBooks, healthcare databases and Point of Care tools

Register to be a member of our library

Doctors: Library membership form

Medical students: Library membership form

Trust staff: Library membership form

Sign up to NHS OpenAthens

What is NHS OpenAthens?

It allows your institution to provide a single username and password to allow you to access multiple online resources from any computer or mobile device with an internet connection. 

Register for an OpenAthens account

Once you have an account you can access all the resources North Mid provides on our online resources tab below. 

Change your details or transfer your NHS organisation

If you have any questions, please get in touch

More info

Request a literature search

Our librarians are happy to perform literature searches on your behalf. You can use this service to find answers to unusual or complex clinical and administrative questions, or establish an evidence base for a potential change in your practice. We cannot perform a literature search for you that will form part of assessed academic work, but we would be happy to offer advice and training.

Several databases will be searched to provide good quality evidence-based information to support research, guideline and care pathway development, audit or policy. The results of a search will be a list of bibliographic references that will be emailed to you. Please allow at least 5 working days for the return of your results.

Disclaimer

Whilst care has been taken in the selection of the materials included in this evidence search, the Library Service is not responsible for the content, accuracy or comprehensiveness of the enclosed research information. You must not use the results of this search for commercial purposes. Any usage or reproduction of the search output should acknowledge the Library Service that produced it.

 

Copyright declaration

Please supply me with a copy of the part of the published work, the particulars of which are given above, required by me for the purpose of research, work or professional development.

By making this request I agree to become a member The Ferriman Library.

  • (a) I have not previously been supplied with a copy of the same material by you or any other librarian;
  • (b) I will not use the copy except for research for a non-commercial purpose or private study and will not supply a copy of it to any other person; and
  • (c) If this item was delivered by an electronic method (which includes facsimile transmission), I will retain only a single paper copy and destroy any electronic copies after printing.
  • (d)To the best of my knowledge no other person with whom I work or study has made or intends to make, at or about the same time as this request, a request for substantially the same material for substantially the same purpose.

I understand that if the declaration is false in a material particular the copy supplied to me by you will be an infringing copy and that I shall be liable for infringement of copyright as if I had made the copy myself.

This request is made pursuant to my user agreement with the Ferriman Library. I confirm that I have checked that this item is not held in the Library and I understand that failure to do so may result in this service being withdrawn. If any of the details are incorrect then the request cannot be accepted. These records are checked and authenticated by the Ferriman Library before processing the form.

Request a book

If the book that you need is not available in our library, then we can try to get it from another library for you. This is a free and unlimited service to all Library members.

Please note that due to copyright restrictions we are unable to process more than two article requests from a single journal issue.

Library book request form

Note: Questions marked by * are mandatory




 

Copyright declaration

Please supply me with a copy of the part of the published work, the particulars of which are given above, required by me for the purpose of research, work or professional development.

By making this request I agree to become a member The Ferriman Library.

  • (a) I have not previously been supplied with a copy of the same material by you or any other librarian;
  • (b) I will not use the copy except for research for a non-commercial purpose or private study and will not supply a copy of it to any other person; and
  • (c) If this item was delivered by an electronic method (which includes facsimile transmission), I will retain only a single paper copy and destroy any electronic copies after printing.
  • (d)To the best of my knowledge no other person with whom I work or study has made or intends to make, at or about the same time as this request, a request for substantially the same material for substantially the same purpose.

I understand that if the declaration is false in a material particular the copy supplied to me by you will be an infringing copy and that I shall be liable for infringement of copyright as if I had made the copy myself.

This request is made pursuant to my user agreement with the Ferriman Library. I confirm that I have checked that this item is not held in the Library and I understand that failure to do so may result in this service being withdrawn. If any of the details are incorrect then the request cannot be accepted. These records are checked and authenticated by the Ferriman Library before processing the form.

Request an article

If the article that you need is not available in our library, then we can try to get it from another library for you. This is a free and unlimited service to all Library members.

Please note that due to copyright restrictions we are unable to process more than two article requests from a single journal issue.

Library article request form

Note: Questions marked by * are mandatory




 

Copyright declaration

Please supply me with a copy of the part of the published work, the particulars of which are given above, required by me for the purpose of research, work or professional development.

By making this request I agree to become a member The Ferriman Library.

  • (a) I have not previously been supplied with a copy of the same material by you or any other librarian;
  • (b) I will not use the copy except for research for a non-commercial purpose or private study and will not supply a copy of it to any other person; and
  • (c) If this item was delivered by an electronic method (which includes facsimile transmission), I will retain only a single paper copy and destroy any electronic copies after printing.
  • (d)To the best of my knowledge no other person with whom I work or study has made or intends to make, at or about the same time as this request, a request for substantially the same material for substantially the same purpose.

I understand that if the declaration is false in a material particular the copy supplied to me by you will be an infringing copy and that I shall be liable for infringement of copyright as if I had made the copy myself.

This request is made pursuant to my user agreement with the Ferriman Library. I confirm that I have checked that this item is not held in the Library and I understand that failure to do so may result in this service being withdrawn. If any of the details are incorrect then the request cannot be accepted. These records are checked and authenticated by the Ferriman Library before processing the form.

Online resources

Databases: Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS)

HEE and NICE provide access to NHS employees to a range of databases. These can all be accessed through HDAS.

The databases include:

  • AMED – Allied and Complementary Medicine
  • BNI – British Nursing Index
  • CINAHL – Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature
  • EMBASE – focusing on drugs and pharmacology
  • EMCARE – nursing and allied health professionals
  • HMIC – Health Management Information Consortium
  • Medline – a general medical database
  • PsycINFO – focusing on psychology and mental health
  • PubMed – freely accessible general medical database

Search the databases

Journals

View which journals are available to you through NHS OpenAthens, and access their full text. You will need to sign in with your NHS OpenAthens account.

Search the journals

Ebooks

There are two collections available through OpenAthens.

  • Kortext includes titles on a broad range of subjects including nursing, mental health and study skills.
  • Oxford Medicine features the ‘Oxford Handbooks’ and ‘Emergencies in’ series, as well as several Oxford medical textbooks.

 

 

Current awareness (KnowledgeShare)

KnowledgeShare is the Ferriman Library’s targeted current awareness service for NHS staff members. Tell us about your professional interests and we will set you up to receive a bulletin of the latest high-level evidence in your field by email every two weeks.

Download the North Mid KnowledgeShare form [docx] 34KB 

Please complete the form with as much detail as possible and email it to northmid.library@nhs.net.

Click here to self-register using your NHS OpenAthens username and password.

HDAS Alerts

If your area of interest is very specific KnowledgeShare might not be the best tool to use. In this case we can set up an HDAS Alert for you, drop us an email at northmid.library@nhs.net with your topic.