PHE KLS strive to provide you with access to the evidence-base for public health and related disciplines. We subscribe to an extensive range of journal titles, altogether comprising around 5000 current subscriptions, mainly in electronic format to enable you to access them from any internet-connected computer at your point of need.

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2020 Journal Subscription Changes

On this page you can find information about the journals available to you and how to find them. The page is split into the following sections:


Access to journals

Access from the PHE network

If you are searching from a PHE laptop or other device on the PHE network, you will in most cases you will have fast and seamless access to view the full text using PHE’s Discovery Service.

To access it, click on the EBSCO Discovery Service icon. For help with this, see our step by step guide.

Looking for a specific journal article?

If you already know the details of a specific article you are looking for, this guidance will help you.

Please download / print any articles that are available to you electronically. In addition to the holdings mentioned on our Journals page, other sources of free full-text journals online to check are:

Access from outside the PHE network

Access to the full text of our e-journal subscriptions is available from any internet connected device using your PHE OpenAthens password.
You will be prompted to enter your OpenAthens username and password when you first reach the PHE Discovery Service page, and from that point forward will be able to access the full text of all e-journals seamlessly.

All PHE staff are entitled to a free OpenAthens password. To register for an OpenAthens account, visit
If you have forgotten your password, you can reset this yourself from the
 NICE forgotten password page.
For any queries about OpenAthens please view our OpenAthens page or contact


Local print journal subscriptions

Chilton site library has the following print journal subscriptions:

  • Air Quality Bulletin
  • British Journal of Radiology (also available online)
  • Brownfield Briefing (also available online)
  • ENDS Report (also available online)
  • Radiation Research (also available online)

Please note that journals are not available for loan and should not be removed from the library without prior consent of the library staff.

Colindale site library has the following print journal subscriptions:

  • Bio-science Law review (new subscription for 2020)
  • Community Dental Health (previously an electronic subscription)
  • Occupational Health at Work 

Harvard Business Review is no longer available in print at Colindale, but can be accessed online via the Health Business Elite platform Harvard Business Review using an OpenAthens account.
Please contact us for assistance by emailing

PHE KLS journal archive

We retain a substantial print archive of public health related journals across the three site libraries. We are currently working to catalogue this collection and will provide holdings information of these materials as soon as we are able.


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 these are available via the PHE Discovery Service or NICE Evidence journals page, where you can either browse journal titles by in alphabetic order or search for specific titles.


We have access to The Financial Times for a limited number of users.   Please contact libraries if you wish to have access or obtain a specific article.

PHE has free trial access to Newspaper Source Plus until 10 October.
Newspaper Source Plus is a newspaper database providing worldwide coverage.
The UK titles include the full text of The Times and Sunday Times for the past 20 years, and the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph since 2010. It also includes The Evening Standard and Independent on Sunday.
Further information and a full list of titles can be accessed here.



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 request it by contacting or phoning 020 368 20600.
  • 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. Please send your feedback to or phone 020 368 20600.


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