Knowledge Services is a national resource for anyone with a professional interest in improving population health and reducing health inequalities in Scotland.
Here you can find information on the services available as well as how to sign up to receive free monthly alerts on new evidence and research.
Books, online journals and DVDs
Books, online journals and DVDs are available, free of charge, to anyone who lives or works in Scotland. You don’t need to be an NHSScotland employee.
Search for books, online journals and DVDs
You can browse our collection using the Knowledge Network library search.
To view our Public Health topic-specific reading lists, visit the key resources page of the Public Health Community of Practice (external site).
Receiving books and DVDs
We will post books and DVDs to you free of charge.
Returning books and DVDs
You can return books and DVDs to our freepost address
NHS Health Scotland
5 Cadogan street
Literature searches and evidence summaries
Literature searches and evidence summaries are available to NHS Health Scotland employees and those working in partnership with us.
To request a literature search, you can contact Knowledge Services.
To contact local NHS Boards’ Knowledge Services teams follow the links available in the Ask a Librarian (external site) section of the Knowledge Network.
Register or sign in
You can browse our sites without an account. However, to benefit from our electronic and print resources available through the Library Search, and to access Communities or People Connect, you will need to have an NHSScotland OpenAthens username and password.
Regular topic-specific alerts are available on health
You can access these on the Knowledge Network site or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for them to be sent by email.