Journals and databases

To make access as easy as possible, the search boxes above gives you access to the vast majority of our eresources in one place.

Check out our guide to access!

For any articles you cannot access, email the library.

We use OpenAthens to authenticate access for members and you will need an RCPsych OpenAthens account to login and use any of the resources.

If you don’t have an account please email or call the Library and we can set one up for you straight away.

Online resources


We provide access to a variety of journals specially selected for our members, including the Journal of ECT, the Lancet and the Lancet Psychiatry.

Read the list of journals available (PDF).


The primary component of PubMed, Medline is produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and contains more than 24 million references to 5,200 journals articles with a focus on biomedicine.


An extensive abstracting and indexing database with more than 3 million records from nearly 2,500 journals covering the behavioural and social sciences.


EMBASE is biomedical and pharmacological database of published literature containing over 28 million records from over 8,400 journals.

Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines

Access Maudsley.

Please note that only a limited number of people can use this resource at a time. If you can't get access, let us know and we will buy more copies.

British National Formulary (BNF)

Search the BNF.

Can’t find what you need?

The Library regularly reviews its online subscriptions and is always looking for recommendations.

Please email us any feedback you have.

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