A few things you need to understand about Athens before you start…
- Athens, Open Athens, MyAthens? Different organisations use different terminology to describe the same thing.
- Athens isn’t a database; it’s an authentication method – a single sign-on providing access to a range of resources (from a host of different suppliers).
- Lots of organizations use Athens authentication. You can have several different Athens passwords, each of which will provide access to a different collection of material.
- You don’t need an Athens account to access University of Salford resources – just your standard username and password.
And ten things you should know about NHS Athens…
- The NHS Athens scheme provides access to online material purchased by the NHS. It is available to all NHS members of staff and any students on NHS-commissioned programmes.
- Eligible University of Salford students are sent their NHS Athens details by email at the start of their course. (If you haven’t received an email, please contact your Subject Librarian.)
- The NHS Athens account supplied by the University provides access to the NHS Core Content Collection.
- Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS) enables you to search the Core Content Collection’s eight databases – AMED, BNI, Cinahl, EMBASE, Health Business Elite, HMIC, Medline and PsycInfo – either individually or as a combined search.
- You may apply for further NHS Athens accounts while on clinical placement. These are temporary accounts, but offer access to additional material bought by the NHS Trust.
- Using NHS Athens is a great way to familiarise yourself with NHS platforms and information source prior to starting in professional practice.
- It increases the availability of resources, including several titles which the University does not subscribe to, such as EMBASE and British National Formulary.
- Remember, the resources provided by NHS Athens are in addition to those purchased for you by the University. The Library should be your first port of call when researching for your assignments – its resources have been chosen by your tutors to support your studies.
- The easiest way to see what is on offer is to sign into your NHS Athens account via My Athens.
- If you have lost or forgotten your NHS Athens username and password, then click here.