SGUL staff and students - Access to SGUL e-resources offsite is no longer provided via Athens. When logging in offsite you must select the 'Institutional' or 'Shibboleth' login option. See this helpsheet for more details on how to access journals offsite.

N.B. NHS users continue to login via NHS Athens when offsite.

Please click on your specialty on the left-hand side to view databases relevant to your specialty.

Alternatively, you can browse an 'A-Z list of databases'. These lists are not exhaustive but do include the major databases.

Some provide free access; others require a username and password as follows:

  • University staff and students can use their SGUL username & password to access the electronic resources. 
  • NHS members must use their separate Athens username and password. You can Self Register for an NHS Athens account  (but you must use a computer on the NHS network).

If you need assistance please contact the Library Helpdesk  on 020 8725 5466 or email

See the How to...Guides page for help sheets on using the databases and short videos showing how to access off-site.