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SWIMS – LIBRARY CATALOGUE. SWIMS stands for South West Information Management System It is a catalogue that lists books, journals and all other catalogued resources in our library and other NHS libraries in our region You can access this from anywhere where you have an internet connection

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swims library catalogue
SWIMS – LIBRARY CATALOGUE
  • SWIMS stands for South West Information Management System
  • It is a catalogue that lists books, journals and all other catalogued resources in our library and other NHS libraries in our region
  • You can access this from anywhere where you have an internet connection
  • This guide shows you how to use SWIMS
  • First of all, you need to go to http://www.swims.nhs.uk
search swims
SEARCH SWIMS
  • You can search using a number of options
  • In our example, we have chosen Title/Author search
enter the search details
ENTER THE SEARCH DETAILS

By entering a asterisk before the start of the title, will bring up all items with ethics in the title

By default it will search the books held by us but display items at all locations

When you have finished entering the details, click on search

  • Narrow the search down by…….
  • Year of publication
  • By the Library e.g. Reading/Prospect Park/PPH
  • By material e.g. a journal, DVD, CD-ROM
  • To chose more than one location, press Ctrl and click
search results
SEARCH RESULTS

Click on the item you wish to check

location of item
LOCATION OF ITEM

Further assistance can be found by clicking on help

From the results page, we can check to see if we have the item

We can also check it’s availability and loan period

You can also check what other items are available by the same author or in the same subject areas

This is where the item is shelved

If the item that you want is unavailable at PPH, then we may be able to obtain it for you from another library. Please do ask us

for further information contact us
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION…CONTACT US

If you would like help using SWIMS then please do contact the Healthcare Library

Healthcare Library

Prospect Park Hospital, Honey End Lane,

Reading RG30 4EJ

TEL: 0118 960 5012 ; FAX:0118 960 5014

EMAIL library.healthcare@berkshire.nhs.uk

Website: www.berkshire.nhs.uk/libraries