How can we support you?
Our team of librarians are uniquely placed to support you and your students. Our professional skills combined with our expert knowledge of the health and care landscape mean that we can provide tailored training and support on:
- identifying research, evidence and information for academic assignments and coursework – essential skills that will provide a strong foundation for your students to develop professional evidence-based practice
- evaluating and assessing research, evidence and information
- understanding the value of grey literature in research
- referencing and citation
We welcome referrals from tutors to our enquiry service for one-on-one support via email or using the online contact form below. Our study support sessions can be tailored for whole groups and centred around students' current assignments.
This is our online library catalogue and is freely available for use by anyone looking for information in the areas we cover (health and social care management and policy, systems, services and leadership; we do not not cover clinical issues and treatments). The database also includes abstracts from print and open access online journals which relate to these subjects too. Where items are freely available online, there will be a link included in the catalogue record.
The King’s Fund Digital Archive
The digital archive allows you to search and view the full text of a huge range of The King's Fund publications and documents from 1898 onwards.
Our free public enquiry service is open to all, so If you have a health or social care question, need to check a reference or a fact, or require help with searching our database you can get in touch with us via this method or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find out more information about this service using the link below.
We produce a range of reading lists which can be useful as a primer for specific topics and areas of interest.
Keeping up to date
If you’d like to keep up to date on the latest policy, research and guidance in health policy and management, we produce four bulletins, Health Management and Policy Alert, Health and Wellbeing Bulletin, Integrated Care Bulletin and Digital Health Digest. For your students, we’d recommend the Health and Care Explained Newsletter which is a quarterly newsletter that brings together all of our most accessible content.
The NHS Explained: online course
Our free four-week online course will help participants to understand the building blocks that make up the health care system in England through videos with experts from The King's Fund, articles and quizzes. It’s due to launch for enrolment soon and will open in April.
Bertie’s Book Group
Bertie’s Book Group is our monthly health-themed book group. Due to the coronavirus ourbreak we will be hosting the discussions online, so if you would like to continue participating and connecting with other attendees, you can do so on our Goodreads page or via our Twitter chats. If you're not already on the Bertie's Book Group monthly mailing list, please do subscribe for updates on these discussion.
Need help with searching?
These quick e-learning modules from E-Learning for Health (EfH will help you improve your literature searching skills. Suitable for beginners or those who need a refresher.
These modules are freely available but if you have an NHS Athens account you can log in to record your learning activity. If you need further help please contact us at email@example.com.