Library services and resources for Allergy and Immunology

Databases    Evidence-based Practice/CPD

Journals    Books    

This site is maintained and hosted by Discovery Library, Derriford Hospital
and gives details of selected content available in
Allergy and Immunology
for staff/students on placement
across the Plymouth, SWASFT & SCAS health community.
Click here to visit our main library website.

You may also wish to visit our Haematology library page

If you have problems or comments/suggestions about resources please
phone 39111 or email marking FAO Laura.

NICE COVID-19 Rapid guidelines
Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation
Rheumatological autoimmune, inflammatory and metabolic bone disorders
Dermatological conditions treated with drugs affecting the immune response
Children and young people who are immunocompromised

British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology

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Elearning for Health (ELfH) COVID-19 programme 
part of Health Education England’s elearning suite in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies.


New ebook content added 19/08/2021
Immunology : An Illustrated Outline
 you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)

New ebook content added 06/07/2021
Cellular and Molecular Immunology
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


Search the NHS healthcare databases:

AMED- topics for allied health professionals
British Nursing Index (BNI)- incl topics for nurses and care staff
international nursing & allied health incl nurses and care staff
EMBASE- European biomedicine- good for pharmacology & drug therapy
EMCARE international nursing & allied health
HMIC- health service management & organisation incl grey literature
MEDLINE- most medical/surgical topics incl clinical immunology
health psychology/psychiatry/counselling

Note- you will need an NHS Athens login.

Databases contain bibliographic records i.e. references. Whilst you won’t have fulltext access to all the articles, for some journals there will be a link to online access or details of library print holding. If we don’t hold your required article you can consider making an article request via the library.

See our main library website for details of our information skills training programme and literature searching support services.

Evidence Based Practice and CPD

A range of evidence-based resources are available to help inform patient care including:

  • BMJ Best Practice (don’t use Internet Explorer, choose alternative browser)
    Evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion offering step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.
    Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here).
    When prompted, set up a personal account to download free App
  • ClinicalKey  – clinical insight search tool which also gives access to over 1100 electronic books and 500 journals and multimedia resources
    Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here)
  • Cochrane Library collection of databases (details here) containing different types of high-quality, independent evidence such as Systematic Reviews, RCTs and Health Technology Assessments.
  • TRIP Database clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.
  • UpToDate– ‘evidence-based clinical decision support resource authored by physicians to help healthcare practitioners make the best decisions at the point of care’. Note you will need a University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust Athens account (register here).


Full A-Z list of all journals– you will need an NHS Athens account- click here to register.

Selected Allergy and Immunology journals below

If we don’t hold your required article you can consider making an article request via the library.

AIDS Vaccine Week2003-  
Allergology and Immunopathology 2008-  
Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology2005-  
Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Research2009-  
American Journal of Immunology 2005-  
American journal of reproductive immunology1997-  
Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology2007-  
APMIS: journal of pathology, microbiology and immunology1997- 
Autoimmunity Reviews2007-  
BMC Immunology2004-  
BMJ Case Reports2008-You can also submit cases for consideration for publication in BMJ Case Reports, without having to individually pay the fellowship fee (Please email to obtain our fellowship number)
Please see the guidelines for writing & publishing an interesting case report , instructions for authors and instructions as to how to submit a BMJ Case Report
Brain Behavior, and Immunity2007-  
Brain, Behavior and Immunity – Health
Cancer Vaccine Week2003-  
Case Reports in Immunology2011-  
Central European Journal of Immunology2002-  
Clinical & experimental allergy1997-  
Clinical & experimental immunology1997-  
Clinical and experimental neuroimmunology
Clinical and Experimental Vaccine Research2012-  
Clinical and Molecular Allergy : CMA2003-  
Clinical and Translational Allergy2011-  
Clinical and Vaccine Immunology2006-Previously entitled Clinical and Diagnostic laboratory Immunology 
Clinical Immunology2007-  
Current Opinion in Immunology 2007-
Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 2007-  
Frontiers in Immunology2010-  
Human Immunology2007-  
HIV and AIDS Review2007-  
Journal of the International AIDS Society2004 –  
Immune Network2009-  
(2 month embargo)
Immunity and Ageing2004-  
Immunological reviews1997-  
Immunology 1996-  
Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America2007-  
Immunology and cell biology1997-  
Immunology Letters2007-  
International forum of allergy & rhinology2011-  
International journal of immunogenetics2005-  
Journal of Allergy2009-  
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology2007-  
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology : In Practice2013-  
Journal of Asthma and Allergy2008-  
Journal of Autoimmunity2007-  
Journal of Clinical Pathology1947- 
Journal of Immunology Research2014-Previously entitled Clinical and Developmental Immunology 
Journal of Immunotherapy2000-  
Journal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology2004-  
Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection2010-  
Journal of Neuroimmunology2007-  
Journal of Reproductive Immunology   
Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation2014-  
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)1990- 
Parasite immunology1997-  
Pediatric allergy and immunology1997-  
Photodermatology, photoimmunology and photomedicine1998- 
Scandinavian journal of immunology1997-  
Seminars in Immunology2007-  
Transplant Immunology2007-  
Trends in Immunology2007-  
Vaccine Weekly1995-  
World Allergy Organization Journal2013-  

Books (guide)

Search our print and electronic book holdings.

Note- you will need an NHS Athens login to to access ebooks.

This is a regional NHS catalogue, so in location select ‘Plymouth, Derriford Hospital, PLY’ to limit your search to books held here.

You can also log in and renew your books here (if you have not already made a pin number for your library account follow the instructions on screen).

If we don’t have the book you require you can consider making a book request. (Service for registered borrowers, undertaking NHS work. Registration forms are available here).


Selected specialty content from 2007 onwards – click title & login with NHS Athens

Allergy and Asthma Made Easy 
2020 Sami
The Autoimmune Diseases20145thRose
Basic immunology : functions and disorders of the immune system20206thAbbas
Cellular and Molecular Immunology 202210thAbbas
Chimeric antigen receptor t-cell therapies for cancer: a practical guide2020 Lee
Clinical immunology : principles and practice20195thRich
Crash Course : Haematology and immunology2012 4thGargani
Curbside consultation in pediatric asthma : 49 clinical questions.2012 Chidekel
Fast facts: Immuno-oncology2017 Clarke
Fast Facts: Rhinitis20122ndActor
Food allergy2012 James
Genomic and Precision Medicine: Infectious and Inflammatory Disease20193rdGinsburg
Hematology, immunology and infectious disease : neonatology questions and controversies20122ndOhls
How the immune system works20196thSompayrac
Immunology : An Illustrated Outline 20216thMale
Immunology for medical students.20173rdHelbert
Immunotherapies for allergic disease2020 Cox
Infection and Autoimmunity20152ndShoenfeld
Lecture notes: Immunology20157thTodd
Medical microbiology : a guide to microbial infections: pathogenesis, immunity, laboratory diagnosis and control201218th edGreenwood
Medical sciences at a glance2014 Randall
Meyler’s side effects of drugs used in cancer and immunology2010 Aronson
Middleton’s allergy essentials2017 O’Hehir
Middleton’s allergy: principles and practice20209thBurks
Mims’ Medical Microbiology and Immunology20196thGoering
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Immunology and Allergy
(Download for up to 3 months at a time)
Oxford Textbook of Vasculitis20143rdBall
Pediatric Allergy: Principles and Practice20214thLeung
Primer to the immune response20142ndMak