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Our SABRE resource allows our staff and students to search the University of Brighton, University of Sussex and University Hospitals Sussex catalogues from a single search interface. Search for books on SABRE via the link below.  

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ClinicalKey >

Provides access to Elsevier's medical and surgical content in one online resource, which includes over 900 key books (many of which are on reading lists). NHS OpenAthens password required.

Ovid >

NHS OpenAthens password required. (To access using OpenAthens, click on the 'Athens login' link at the top right-hand side of the screen).

Oxford Medicine Online >

150+ books from Oxford University Press, including Oxford handbooks and textbooks. NHS OpenAthens password required.

Kortext >

NHS OpenAthens password required. Login using 'Sign in to browse your institution library', and choose 'University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (east)'. When the page opens, click on 'Collections' to see the available titles.

Dictionaries, thesauruses and encyclopaedias

Oxford Reference Online >

Brings together over 100 reference works, covering all subjects to form one cross-searchable resource.

Oxford English Dictionary >

The accepted authority on the English language, with over 600,000 words from the English-speaking world.

Historical collections

The Sakula Collection

In 2007, we were gifted a collection of history of medicine books from the family of Dr Alex Sakula MD FRCP DHMSA (1917–2003). Dr Sakula was a chest physician, medical historian, and founding member of the editorial board of Journal of Medical Biography. The collection includes books on pioneers of medicine such as Sir William Harvey and Sir William Osler, also covering subject areas such as tuberculosis.

The collection is located in the Audrey Emerton Building, Royal Sussex County Hospital, and available on a reference-only basis. For access, contact the BSUH library on 01273 523300 or

Special Collections at the University of Sussex >

The University of Sussex holds a number of internationally acclaimed archival, manuscript and rare book collections, mostly relating to twentieth-century literary, political and social history. The Special Collections include the papers of Rudyard Kipling, the New Statesman Archive, a series of collections relating to the Bloomsbury Group (including the Monks House Papers) and over 60 other manuscript collections. The Mass-Observation Archive contains the papers of the social research organisation of the 1930s and 1940s and continues to collect new material in the present day. We also hold the university’s own archival and administrative records.

The Special Collections, including the Mass-Observation Archive, are now housed at The Keep, a short walk away from the University of Sussex campus.

Renewals, reservations, requests and suggestions


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Request a book

If you cannot find the book you are looking for in the libraries, you can place a request.

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Request a book via the University of Brighton >

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Suggest a book

IIf you would like to suggest a book for purchase to add to the library collections, email