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Velindre Library & Knowledge Service provides access to specialist books and journals in both print and e format as well as some literature searching databases for all staff of Velindre University NHS Trust, Welsh Blood Service and other hosted organisations.

For information on the databases available for literature searching please see our "Finding the Literature" page.

In addition the NHS Wales e-Library provides access to a wide range of eJournals and other eResources for all NHS Wales staff.
All the eResources available to you can be found by searching the library catalogue, NHS Wales LibrarySearch.
An A-Z link of all the eJournals can be found at the top of the LibrarySearch home page.

Most resources are also accessible offsite. Offsite access will require an NHS Wales OpenAthens username and password.
Please see our OpenAthens Instructions for further details.

Links to key local and national eResources are listed below:


Velindre Subscribed eResources

These eResources are subscribed to by Velindre Library for use by all Velindre Trust staff.




Offsite access to UpToDate is via a feature called "UpToDate Anywhere"
Simply register for an UpToDate personal account while using an Velindre IP networked PC and then you will be able to log in from anywhere – including via an App on a mobile device (Internet access is still required).



In addition to the above eResources the library subscribes to some eJournal titles including JAMA Oncology, Practical Radiation Oncology, EJNMMI, Leukemia & Lymphoma plus many others. As stated above search LibrarySearch to see if we have access to a particular title.
The library also subscribes to a number of eBooks including a Leadership Collection of 52 titles and a Oncology collection from Oxford Medical online. All titles are listed on LibrarySearch but the Oxford Oncology Collection can also be accessed directly by following the link on the right.
To limit to the 57 subscribed titles select "browse all titles in your subscription" on the left hand menu. If you are not connected to the Velindre network you will need to log in via OpenAthens first by clicking the Institutional login option on the left hand menu and selecting NHS Wales from the list.

The collection includes titles from the Radiotherapy in Practice Series, External Beam Therapy, Physics for Clinical Oncology & Bracytherapy as well as the Oxford Handbooks for Cancer Nursing and Oncology.


NHS Wales Subscribed eResources

These eResources are subscribed to by the NHS Wales e-Library and are available for all NHS Wales Staff.



ClinicalKey gives current access to key Elsevier eJournals including Blood Reviews, Clinical Oncology, EJC, IJROBP, Lancet, Lancet Oncology, Radiotherapy & Oncology, and Transfusion & Apheresis Science plus many more.

The NHS Wales e-Library provides access to many other key journal titles including BMJ, NEJM, JAMA plus other Oncology and Blood related titles. Search LibrarySearch for all titles and access options.


Useful Apps

These Apps can be downloaded from Apple App store or Google Play App Store depending on the device.




If you experience any problems accessing any of the eResources then let us know!


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