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Please note:  the journal is best accessed via Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox browsers. Members have been experiencing problems accessing the resource using Internet Explorer which is best avoided.   Apologies for the inconvenience caused.  If you continue to experience problems, please contact us via if you would like access to HILJ content.

Health Information Libraries Journal (HILJ) is a European journal of international and interdisciplinary interest to practitioners, researchers, and students in the library and health sectors.  Published by the Health Libraries Group in conjunction with Wiley-Blackwell, HILJ aims to promote debate about new health information developments with an emphasis on communicating evidence-based information both in the management and support of healthcare services.

Online access HILJ is now free to HLG members - see  below.   You can also get a reduced rate for a print subscription to HILJ.

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Since March 2014 the Health Information and Libraries Journal has been made available free of charge to members.  In addition to full access to all future editions members can also read back copies.

The Health Information and Libraries Journal (HILJ) is published quarterly in partnership with Wiley, and is the leading peer reviewed journal for those working, or interested in health and social care library and information issues.

We hope this new benefit will support members in their continuing professional development and encourage more people to submit articles to the journal.

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Virtual HILJ



The 2020 virtual issue of the Health Information and Libraries Journal (HILJ) edited by Frances  Johnson is published to link to the CILIP Health Libraries Group (HLG) Conference which was to take place in Scotland 22nd - 25th July. Whilst the conference was postponed in light of the Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic, its themes of (i) Working in Partnership; (ii) Resilience and Well-being; (iii) Public and Patient involvement; (iv) Quality Impact and Metrics; and (v) Improvement and Innovation have nevertheless provided the basis on which to compile this virtual issue. Overarching these themes is a core value of the HIL profession, to provide relevant, timely and sustainable information services, and the articles selected from HILJ (2018 through to March 2020) contribute to the aim  of meeting and going beyond these goals under the conference banner of ‘not your average day in the office’. The virtual issue mirrors the format of a regular issue of HILJ, a review article, four original articles and three from our regular features: ‘Dissertations into Practice’, ‘International Perspectives and Initiatives’ and ‘Teaching and Learning in Action’. The authors come from Canada, China, Croatia, Sweden and the UK. All articles included in this issue are available online here:





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