Search for a journal

We have a range of journal titles with an emphasis on orthopaedics and related disciplines, altogether comprising around 60 titles, either in print or electronic format.

On this page you can find information about the journals available to you and how to find them: 

Current E-journal subscriptions

Most of our journal subscriptions are electronic subscriptions, and should be accessed by searching for the title you wish to view on the NHS Evidence journals page using your RJAH ATHENS password. For help with this, see our step by step guide.

All RJAH staff and students on placement are entitled to an NHS Athens password to access the e-journals. For more information, see ATHENS.

Library  journal archive

All our print archive of journals are stored outside of the library.  We retain a substantial print archive of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic related journals. To find out what we have, see our latest full journal holdings list. 


NHS e-journals

As part of the nationally purchased NHS England Core Content collection, you have access to over 1000 electronic full-text journal titles. The collection covers both clinical and health management titles, and is accessed via the NICE Evidence journals page, where you can either browse journal titles by in alphabetic order or search for specific titles.

 To search for e-journals paid for by the Library from the NICE Evidence journals page, you will need to login via OpenAthens or register for an OpenAthens account. The link for these options are found in the top right-hand corner of the screen.


Links to University journals

The University journal links below are provided for students on placement and staff based at the Trust who are allied to these institutions.

Journal FAQs

  • What if I can’t find the journal I am looking for?
    If you are looking for a specific article or themed issue which we don’t have in print or electronically, you can place a journal article request.
  • How do you decide which journal titles the library subscribes to?
    We review our subscriptions every year and take into account a variety of factors including usage statistics. We welcome your feedback or suggestions for new journal title subscriptions. Make a suggestion via the online library catalogue (you will need to login with your library barcode and password).
  • I have a university ATHENS password. Is it worth me having an NHS ATHENS password as well?
    Yes. Most universities have ATHENS passwords which enable you to access the online resources they purchase. However in order to access the e-journals which the RJAH Library & Knowledge Service purchases, you will need an RJAH ATHENS password