Access to digital content

STH Staff

Some digital content is available through Nice via OpenAthens. If you have an OpenAthens account you can access available content via an HDAS search or from the list of available journals. If you come across an article that you would like to read for which there is no electronic access you can request a copy from the University of Sheffield Library by filling out this online form. Before filling out the form please check to see if the article is available in print using StarPlus.

Digital content purchased by the University of Sheffield is accessible to those STH staff with honorary University contracts (please see below).

Access to University digital content for clinicians with honorary status

Access to the University of Sheffield's full electronic library is available to all clinicians with honorary status at the University of Sheffield. This includes most of the consultants and many of the registrars working in STH, SCH and the associated teaching hospitals.

How to register

Step 1: Obtain a letter confirming your honorary status with the University of Sheffield.

Do this by emailing your CV to Lindsay Gilroy, Staffing Officer: .  Staff working in the Associate Teaching Hospitals will also need to send a supporting letter from their Associate Director of Teaching or Medical Director to confirm involvement in undergraduate teaching.

Step 2: Register with CiCS, the University’s IT Department.

Request an account for the University’s network, a MUSE account and an Associate uCard from CiCS. Register in person at the CiCS Computing Centre on Hounsfield Road. You must provide CiCS with one of the following;

  • Letter of appointment
  • Contract
  • Passport
  • Driver’s licence
  • Other photographic ID

It is advised that you telephone first to ensure that your details are present on the University’s HR database.

Alternatively you can scan a copy of your honorary contract letter and email it along with a photo to   Include a postal address for your UCard to be sent out to.

UCards and Registration, Computing Centre, University of Sheffield,
Hounsfield Road, Sheffield. S3 7RF
Tel: 0114 222 1111

Your card will be activated overnight.

The uCard will also act as a library card and you are welcome to use the print collections and all the facilities available at other University Libraries. More information is available from Library Sites.

Accessing the University Library’s online resources

  1. From any University webpage click Log in to MUSE - log in with your username and password provided by CiCS
  2. From My services select StarPlus - Library Catalogue

For help at any time contact your liaison team or use the Library HelpDesk; Tel: 0114 222-7200 (external) 27200 (internal)