Online resources are available to current fellows, members, affiliates and associates of the College or of The Faculty of Dental Surgery.
Please note that student affiliates have access to RCS England Publications and to Acland's Video Atlas Of Human Anatomy only.
Associates have access to ClinicalKey, the LWW Heath Libraries, and Ovid, ScienceDirect and Wiley journals, along with the Ovid databases (Embase, MEDLINE and HMIC), TripPro and OthoEvidence.
The Library provides online access to over 1200 e-journals, as well as over a thousand e-books, two anatomy sites and five databases, from many resource providers. Generally, we try to provide resources that complement those of the NHS, rather than duplicate them, in order to make the best use of our budget.
You can find out what we have on our online catalogue, Surgical Library. This includes full-text links to e-journals, articles and e-books.
If we do not have online access to a specific article, we may have it in print, or be able to get it from the British Library. If so, we can provide PDF versions of articles via our Document Delivery service.
Please contact us if you have any suggestions for additions to our collection.
Get access by logging in at the College website, which will automatically sign you into your College OpenAthens account. If you have not already done so, you can set a password at the College website. Find out more about the login and how to set it up.
You should sign in at the College website before accessing an online resource. Usually, the resource provider will need to be told you are logged-in, so you need to find the “OpenAthens” or “Institutional” login link for that provider. Every provider is different, so illustrated instructions are provided on every journal entry in Surgical Library: look for the green icon under the full text link. This is not available for individual articles, but you can find a link to these help pages in the main menu.
There are a number of possibilities as to why you cannot get access to a specific resource, even if you are successfully logged in at the College website:
Full Text @ RCS Englandbutton).
Sign Outlink at the top of the MyAthens page, and out of the College website. If you now log in again at the College site, this should fix this problem.
MyAthens(towards the bottom of the right menu)
Sign in with OpenAthens(towards the bottom of the page)
Sign Outlink at the top of the page, and out of the College website. If you now log in again at the College site, this should fix this problem. You may also find it necessary to clear the cookies on your browser.
If you're having problems, we are here to help. You can get assistance through any of the following means:
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.
General library enquiries, including research enquiries:
email@example.com 020 7869 6555
Online journal and resource enquiries:
firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7869 6556