New Year Resolutions – One: Register with OpenAthens

This week at DCH Library we have some suggestions for you for new year resolutions, we’re focusing on getting up to date with the latest evidence. So, if you haven’t already done so, today’s new year resolution is to register with OpenAthens


OpenAthens gives you access to thousands of e-journals and e-books.

Registration is free and easy to join—go to, fill in your details and you’ll be sent an email with your username and instruction on how to authenticate your account. Once set up you can access the electronic resources which the NHS has made available to its staff.

OpenAthens also gives you access to the resources the library has purchased, like ClinicalKey and e-journals. The Healthcare Database Advanced Search (HDAS) can also be used with an OpenAthens username and password.

If you would like more information or training on how you can use your OpenAthens account please contact the library on 01305 255248 or email: