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We offer access to a wide range of information resources to support your learning, teaching, research,  clinical  practice and organizational development needs.

You can find e-books, books, journals and more using Hunter. To find more material, we provide access to specialist healthcare databases and search engines.

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Finding material in the library

You can use Hunter to search our collection and find:

  • books and e-books
  • journals and articles
  • more information, such as DVDs and theses.

Read the Hunter FAQs for information on how to search and access material. University online journals on Hunter are not available offsite to our NHS users unless they have a joint contract with the University.

To see lists of specialist collections of books on a variety of topics such as EDI,  well-being, LGBTQ+ and more, visit our Hunter collections.

Reading lists

Check your Canvas module for a link to 'My Reading List', a reading list system at St George's which help you find books, chapters, journal articles and other resources recommended by your course teams to support your studies

At the time of writing, 'My Reading List' is being introduced in a phased approach across St George's modules so may not be available for all courses at this stage. In these cases, look out for a link to 'Module resources' or 'Resource Lists' on your Canvas modules and you can search for the items by author or title  Hunter.

Contact the library for more details.

Print books

To find a print book in the library, you will need to take note of the book’s call number, which will be listed in the item record in Hunter. This will be a series of letters and numbers which correspond with the location of the book on the shelves. The call number will be listed on the spine of the book.

Use the self-service machines in the library to borrow books.

Print journals

Most of our journals are available electronically. Some titles are available in print as well. You can browse the latest issues of our print collection in the quiet group study area located between the silent study areas towards the back of the library.

Back issues of our print collection are located in the silent study. These issues are reference only.

Older issues, pre-1975, may be stored in the archives. To request one of these items, speak to a member of library helpdesk staff. We collect items from the archive twice weekly on Tuesday and Friday. These items are reference only.


Some theses are available online by searching within ‘Books and more’ in Hunter.

To view a print thesis, please complete a Theses and Archive Materials Request Form. We aim to make theses available within five working days and you will be notified by email once it is ready for collection. Please note that theses are reference only and must be looked at in the Library. Please ensure that you have washed your hands before handling a thesis. 

Further help

More information on finding material in the library is available in our libguides, help pages or your subject guide.

For more focused support, contact the liaison team.

Finding more sources of information

You can search all of the journals we subscribe to using Hunter. For more in-depth literature searching, use our databases. In the A-Z databases listyou will find a range of specialist search platforms such as OvidSP and EBSCOhost, as well as evidence-based point of care tools and the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub for NHS staff.

You can search across other types of information such as images or multimedia or statistics using a range of tools.

Guidelines for the management of common medical emergencies and for the use of antimicrobial drugs or The Grey Book, was first published and edited by Professor Joe Collier in August 1979. It is probably the oldest established set of such guidelines in the UK.

Access the latest edition of The Grey Book (PDF) for St George's Trust guidelines.

Accessing material not in our collections

If you have checked Hunter and our A-Z journals list and haven’t been able to find the book or journal that you are looking for, you may be able to source the item yourself from another library.

You can also request the item from another library using our interlibrary loans service.

If you think it is a book or a journal that we should have in the library, you are welcome to suggest a book or suggest a journal or e-resource for us to purchase.


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