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Guide to Library Services at Naas General Hospital: Journals

This is a short guide on how to make the most of accessing both print and electronic services from the Naas General Hospital Library

How to access Journal Articles

To find out if the library has access to the journal article you need, please follow these steps:

Go to the Naas Library page.

Click on the Journal Search link (OpenAthens sign in required). 

From the next page, type in the name or part of the name of the journal that you want. e.g. if you need an article with "physiotherapy" in the title, enter that term and you will get a list of journals we subscibe to with that term in the title

Make a note of the coverage of the journal that we hold (e.g. 2007-present) and then click on the link to access it.

If we don't have access, try the following steps to see if a legal, free text version is available of the article you need.

N.B. If you can't find a full text of the article you need, please email the librarian and he will attempt to procure it for you.


Suitable for: Doctors

N.B. Links given below to these ebooks are for HSE colleagues nationwide.

ClinicalKey is a medical search engine and database tool owned by the scientific publishing company Elsevier.

The ClinicalKey ebooks package is directed mainly at doctors. It features 1000+ acclaimed textbooks covering 40 medical specialties, including Gray’s Anatomy for StudentsPrinciples and Practice of Surgery and Medical Physiology (for these links to work, you must have logged in via OpenAthens if outside the HSE network).

To access ebooks from ClinicalKey, first go to the Clinical Key website. If accessing this tool from home, you will need to log in using your OpenAthens credentials. Look for the following part of the page and log in using the OpenAthens link:

OpenAthens log in

You can register for an OpenAthens account here.

When logged in, click on the "Books" link.

From this page you have the option of typing in the book that you need in the "Filter List by Title" or else browsing by your specialty.

In the following screenshot, we have narrowed the ebooks available to just those concerned with surgery: 


To open up an ebook, simply click on its title. 

Certain books allow PDF downloads of chapters. You may need to register an account with ClinicalKey to unlock this feature.

N.B. If accessing this tool from home, log in with your OpenAthens credentials. You can register for an OpenAthens account here

ClinicalKey is also available as an app. First of all, you need to register to set up your personal account. Go to and register on the top right hand side. You will be sent a confirmation email with an activation link to click on. Now, simply download the app from your mobile app store and log in with your username and password to access all of its content.

All of the 2019 ebooks from the ClinicalKey collection can be found here.

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