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The Royal College of Surgeons of England


Searching in Ovid Databases

Getting to the databases

If you are not already logged into the RCS England website, please log in and then use one of the links below. This should log you into Ovid automatically, and you can find similar direct links on the Surgical Library website, and on the Databases section within the Library webpages. If you see the Ovid news page, click continue to begin searching.

If you arrive by another route, you may need to log in to Ovid. Please follow the instructions for logging into Ovid journals.

Getting help with online resources


If you're having problems, we are here to help. You can get assistance through any of the following means:

  • Email: - we will usually respond with one working day
  • Telephone: 020 7869 6556 - the line is open between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding UK public holidays and College closure days
  • In person: members are welcome to visit the Library in person for assistance, and appointments can be arranged for in-person enquiries - please see the Library pages on the College website for more information.

It does help us if you can provide your College membership number with your enquiry - this will be on your membership page in the College website and on any personal communications sent by the College.