Important notice regarding access to SGUL MyAthens from 1st August

In order to streamline access to electronic resources, SGUL’s Athens access will be switched off after 31st July 2012.

From this date you will no longer have access to the MyAthens portal.

From 1 August 2012, all offsite access will go through the Institutional/ Shibboleth login option.  N.B. SGUL staff and students only. NHS Athens users are not affected.

For full details of SGUL’s e-holdings and resources (e-books, e-journals, databases etc) please visit the Library website:

Databases –

Journals –

E-books – search the Library Catalogue or

If you would like more information about how to access e-resources from offsite using the Institutional (Shibboleth) login, please see the ‘Accessing SGUL electronic resources off-site‘ helpsheet (PDF) which you can download from the How to… Guides pages of Library website.

Alternatively, please contact the Library:
Phone: 020 8725 5466

Disruption to off-site access to Library resources – Today 24th July

Off-site access to Library resources (such e-books, e-journals and databases) will be unavailable or intermittent while changes are made to our Shibboleth authentication system.

The majority of resources will still be accessible onsite, although services that require a login via institution, such as RefWorks, will be unavailable.

If you have questions or experiences problems with access after 24th July, please contact the Library Helpdesk on 0208 725 5466 or email

Pop Up Library – Wednesday 25th July

Where: Ingredients Restaurant, Lanesborough Wing

When:  25th July, 12 – 2pm

Come along and learn how the Library can help and support you with:

  •         Finding reliable information to answer clinical queries
  •         Choosing evidence to support patient care
  •         Locating case studies to aid service development
  •         Guidance on using resources to help you find the information you need
  •         Getting access to journals and books you need when you need them.
  •         Learn more about our CARES literature searching service and other Library services available to you.
  •         Register with the Library and/or NHS Athens.
  •         Sign up for one of our training sessions to improve your searching skills.
  •         Meet out friendly staff and chat to them about how the Library can help you in your work and research.


If you are attending this event why not let us and others know by visiting our event page on Facebook?

Faculty staff problems with access to Ebscohost

Faculty staff may find they are having problems accessing EbscoHost research databases (such as Cinahl and Amed) using their SGUL institutional logins.
The Library at St George’s are aware of this and are working with EbscoHost to resolve this problem as quickly as possible.
Access to other resources (for example Medline via Ovid) are unaffected.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Library Refurbishment

We are delighted to inform you that the Library Refurbishment works will start on Monday 16th July with a completion date in mid-October.

Whilst there will be some disruption, the Library will remain open. Only the silent study space at the rear of the Library will be inaccessible during this time.

We will be displaying boards in the Library foyer illustrating the appearance of the new space. We look forward to opening a bright, modern space in October which will provide 200 comfortable silent study seats.

Please ask at the Library Helpdesk if you wish to access any of the print journals.

If you have any questions please email Sue David:

The Bolingbroke Hospital: a view backwards – Exhibition at the Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery

In 2009, three artists – Julie Arkell, Penelope Batley and Shelly Goldsmith – were given a selection of objects that had been used in reminiscence work with elderly patients at the Bolingbroke Hospital, Wandsworth.

Simultaneously, photographic artist, Jason Oddy was commissioned to take photographs of the closed hospital. The Bolingbroke Hospital: a view backwards, showcases the new creative work by the artists, inspired by the reminiscence objects they received and presented in the context of Oddy’s evocative photographic imagery. This promises to be a fascinating and thought provoking exhibition. A fully illustrated catalogue is also available.

The exhibition is open until  21st July 2012.  Admission is free.

2 Percy Street
London W1T 1DD
Opening hours:
Monday – Saturday 10.00 – 6.00pm
Closed on Sundays
For more information please go to the CAA’s website.

In collaboration with

Arts St George’s is supported by St George’s Hospital Charity.

Schizophrenia – updated systematic review in Clinical Evidence

The Schizophrenia systematic review in Clinical Evidence has been updated, highlighting some of the major shortcomings of available trials in this field and an astonishing lack of supporting evidence for some treatment options. An essential read not just for practitioners of evidence-based mental health but also researchers and research funders in the field.

For onsite access click here

For offsite access click here – SGUL users login via Shibboleth, NHS users login via Athens.




BMJ Learning – free access to modules all next week

To celebrate the completion of two million learning modules BMJ Learning is throwing open their 1,000-strong collection of modules for free,  for everyone, for one week.

You can access hundreds of modules (not usually available)  free of charge any time during the week of July 2-9th.

All you have to do is register.
Go to: