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This guide aims to provide information about the resources and services we provide which are particularly relevant for Doctors in all specialties

Accessing HSE Library Electronic Resources

Register for 24/7 access to our electronic resourcesdatabases, point of care tools, ebooks, ejournals

Your HSE Library account allows you to borrow books and use the electronic resources (e-books, databases, e-journals, point of care tools..) both on and off the HSE network. A valid email address and your HSE employee number is required for registration.

You can access the electronic resources listed on the library homepage

View Accessing Library Resources Guide

View Calendar to register for a specific training session.

Library FAQs and Virtual Desk

Have a question about our Library services or resources?

Use our Help Desk to contact Library staff

Check out the list of Frequently Asked Questions

Resource Spotlight

ClinicalKey logoClinical Key ebooks 

The ClinicalKey ebooks package covers 40 specialities. Titles include:

To use the ebook collection in ClinicalKey you must have registered with HSE Library.

More information about the ClinicalKey ebook collection is available here.

Request an Evidence Search

HSE Library Evidence delivers literature searches and evidence summaries for employees and programmes throughout the HSE to enable evidence-informed decisions at the point of need. 

We accept questions relating to patient care, service design and quality improvement, policies, procedures, protocols or guidelines, continuing professional development, and formal health research projects such as clinical trials or systematic reviews.

We do not accept requests relating to personal academic study. 

Submit your request using this online form.

Please note that this service is not provided for academic course work, but Library staff provide training on literature searching and the use of Library resources.

National Centre for Clinical Audit (NOCA)

In April 2022 a National Centre for Clinical Audit (NOCA) was established. 

The NCCA was formed following on from the publication of the HSE National Review of Clinical Audit Report in 2019. It is responsible for implementing the report’s recommendations:

  • National Governance for Clinical Audit
  • Local Governance for Clinical Audit
  • Education and Training for Clinical Audit
  • Education and Training Resources for Clinical Audit
  • Legislative Changes affecting Clinical Audit

How to complete a clinical audit

See information here in HSE National Centre for Clinical Audit:  Clinical Audit a practical guide 2023.

A printed copy of the book is also available and can be borrowed. 

HSE Library, Health Service Executive. Dr. Steevens' Library, Dr. Steevens' Hospital, Dublin 8. D08 W2A8 Tel: 01-6352555/8. Email: