Resources for Surgery
On this page you will find details of selected content relevant to surgery staff and students.
If you have any questions or suggestions please contact: email@example.com or (01803) 656700.
Discovery search lets you easily find and access the library's resources (both books and articles are listed). It features a flexible search box which allows you to search for a specific title or perform a keyword topic search.
NOTE: To access the online resources you will need an NHS OpenAthens account. If you do not have an account please click here to register.
Full-text will not be available for all articles - if you wish to access an article where full text is not available please request a copy using our request form.
The NICE Healthcare Databases will enable you to complete detailed literature searches i.e. locate various articles on a topic. As an NHS employee/placement student you have access to 8 databases:
AMED - covers topics for allied health professions
BNI (British Nursing Index) - primarily of use for nurses but also includes allied health topics
CINAHL - international nursing and allied health
EMBASE - primarily European biomedicine - good for pharmacology and drug therapy
HBE- healthcare administration and other non-clinical aspects of healthcare institution management.
HMIC - health service management and organisation. Includes grey literature
MEDLINE - general medical database covering most health topics
PsycINFO - psychology and psychiatry
NOTE: To access the databases you will need an NHS OpenAthens account. If you do not have an account please click here to register.
Databases contain bibliographic records i.e references. Full-text will not be available for all articles - if you wish to access an article where full text is not available please request a copy using our request form.
Discovery Search is a searchable and browsable list of all the print and electronic journals available to you through the NHS. Use the search box to search for a specific title or keyword. If the journal/article you require is not available please request a copy using our request form.
NOTE: To access the My Journals/articles you will need an NHS OpenAthens account. If you do not have an account please click here to register.
Highlighted print journal:
|British Journal of Surgery||2011 - Jan 2017|
|Journal of Hand Surgery||2011 - Jan 2017|
Highlighted online journals:
Click on a title to access the Journal.
|American Journal of Surgery||2007 onwards|
|Canadian Journal of Surgery||2007 onwards|
|Current Problems in Surgery||2007 onwards|
|Journal of the American College of Surgeons||2007 onwards|
|Surgical Clinics of North America||2007 onwards|
|Advances in Surgery||2007 onwards|
|Annals of Vascular Surgery||2007 onwards|
|AORN Journal||2007 onwards|
|European Journal of Surgical Oncology||2007 onwards|
|European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery||2007 onwards|
|International Journal of Surgery||2007 onwards|
|International Journal of Surgery Case Reports||2010 onwards|
|Journal of Pediatric Surgery||2007 onwards|
|Journal of Surgical Education||2007 onwards|
|Journal of Surgical Research||2007 onwards|
|Journal of Vascular Surgery||2007 onwards|
|Journal of Visceral Surgery||2010 onwards|
|Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery||2007 onwards|
|Surgeon, The||2007 onwards|
|The Lancet||2007 onwards|
And more.........check Discovery Search to see the full range.
To search for books and ebooks please click here.
To renew your books online click here.
To access ebooks you will need an NHS OpenAthens account. If you do not have an account please click here to register.
Latest print books added to the Library:
|Acute and chronic wounds: current management concepts||2016||Bryant, Ruth A. et al.|
|Clinical cases and OSCEs in surgery: the definitive guide to passing examinations||2018||Ramachandran, Manoj et al.|
|Essentials of perioperative nursing||2017||Goodman, Terri et al.|
|General surgery: lecture notes||2016||Ellis, Harold et al.|
|Introduction to surgery for students||2017||Fisher, Rebecca A. et al.|
|Minor surgery at a glance||2017||Mohan, Helen et al.|
|Oxford handbook of operative surgery||2017||Agarwal, Anil et al.|
|Principles and practice of surgery||2018||Garden, O. James et al.|
|Rapid perioperative care||2017||Wicker, Paul et al.|
|Wound care essentials: practice principles||2016||Baranoski, Sharon et al.|
Click on a title to access the ebook.
The below resources are also available to South Devon NHS staff and placement students. In order to access some of these resources you will need an NHS OpenAthens username and password. If you do not have an NHS OpenAthens account please click here to register.
ClinicalKey - a clinical search engine providing access to over 500 journals, 1,000 ebooks and other full text resources. Also include images and video. NHS OpenAthens Account required.
Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) - provided by NICE. Contains summaries of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice in respect of 330+ primary care presentations.
Cochrane Library - consists of 6 databses which contain different types of high quality evidence e.g. systematic reviews, RCTs and Health Technology Assessments.
Medicines Complete - online access to the BNF and BNFc. NHS OpenAthens account required.
NICE Evidence - NICE search resource for freely available health information.Contains guidelines, other evidence-based resources, patient information and lots more.
Trip Database - clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.
UpToDate - evidence-based clinical reference tool for use at the point-of-care. NHS OpenAthens account required.
In order to access most of these apps you will need an NHS OpenAthens username and password. If you do not have an NHS OpenAthens account please click here to register.
All listed apps are available for Apple and Android devices.
UpToDate - handy, evidence-based, point-of care tool in app form.