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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They also have created the Finding the evidence: Coronavirus page.


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



New ejournal content added 17/02/2021
Journal of Immunotherapy 2000-
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


New ebook content added 09/02/21
Pediatric Allergy: Principles and Practice
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


New ejournal content added 09/02/2021
Brain, Behavior, & Immunity – Health
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


New ebook content added 18/01/2021
Allergy and Asthma Made Easy 
 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.


Journal Coverage Notes
AIDS Vaccine Week 2003-    
Allergology and Immunopathology 2008-
Allergy 1997-
Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2005-
Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Research 2009-
American Journal of Immunology  2005-
American journal of reproductive immunology 1997-
Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2007-
APMIS: journal of pathology, microbiology and immunology 1997-
Autoimmunity Reviews 2007-  
BMC Immunology 2004-
BMJ 1840-
BMJ Case Reports 2008- 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 Immunity 2007-
Brain, Behavior and Immunity – Health
Cancer Vaccine Week 2003-
Case Reports in Immunology 2011-
Central European Journal of Immunology 2002-  
Clinical & experimental allergy 1997-
Clinical & experimental immunology 1997-
Clinical and experimental neuroimmunology
Clinical and Experimental Vaccine Research 2012-
Clinical and Molecular Allergy : CMA 2003-  
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2011-
Clinical and Vaccine Immunology 2006- Previously entitled Clinical and Diagnostic laboratory Immunology
Clinical Immunology 2007-
Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases  2007-
Current Opinion in Immunology 2007-
Frontiers in Immunology 2010-
HLA 2016-
Human Immunology 2007-
HIV and AIDS Review 2007-
Journal of the International AIDS Society 2004 –
Immune Network 2009-
Immunity 2002-
(2 month embargo)
Immunity and Ageing 2004-
Immunobiology 2007-
Immunological reviews 1997-
Immunology  1996-
Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America 2007-
Immunology and cell biology 1997-
Immunology Letters 2007-
International forum of allergy & rhinology 2011-
International journal of immunogenetics 2005-
Journal of Allergy 2009-
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2007-
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology : In Practice 2013-
Journal of Asthma and Allergy 2008-
Journal of Autoimmunity 2007-
Journal of Immunology Research 2014- Previously entitled Clinical and Developmental Immunology
Journal of Immunotherapy 2000-
Journal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology 2004-
Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection 2010-
Journal of Neuroimmunology 2007-
Journal of Reproductive Immunology
Lancet 2007-
Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation 2014-
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) 1990-
Parasite immunology 1997-
Pediatric allergy and immunology 1997-
Photodermatology, photoimmunology and photomedicine 1998-
Scandinavian journal of immunology 1997-
Seminars in Immunology 2007-
Transplant Immunology 2007-
Trends in Immunology 2007-
Vaccine 2007-
Vaccine Weekly 1995-
World Allergy Organization Journal 2013-



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


Title Year Edition Author
Allergy 2012 4th Holgate
Allergy and Asthma Made Easy 
2020 Sami
Autoantibodies 2014 3rd Shoenfeld
The Autoimmune Diseases 2014 5th Rose
Basic immunology : functions and disorders of the immune system 2020 6th Abbas
Cellular and molecular immunology 2018 9th Abbas
Chimeric antigen receptor t-cell therapies for cancer: a practical guide 2020 Lee
Clinical immunology : principles and practice 2019 5th Rich
Crash Course : Haematology and immunology 2012  4th Gargani
Curbside consultation in pediatric asthma : 49 clinical questions. 2012 Chidekel
Fast facts: Immuno-oncology 2017 Clarke
Fast Facts: Rhinitis 2012 2nd Actor
Food allergy 2012 James
Genomic and Precision Medicine: Infectious and Inflammatory Disease 2019 3rd Ginsburg
Hematology, immunology and infectious disease : neonatology questions and controversies 2012 2nd Ohls
How the immune system works 2019 6th Sompayrac
Immunology 2021 9th Male
Immunology for medical students. 2017 3rd Helbert
Immunotherapies for allergic disease 2020 Cox
Infection and Autoimmunity 2015 2nd Shoenfeld
Lecture notes: Immunology 2015 7th Todd
Medical microbiology : a guide to microbial infections: pathogenesis, immunity, laboratory diagnosis and control 2012 18th ed Greenwood
Medical sciences at a glance 2014   Randall
Meyler’s side effects of drugs used in cancer and immunology 2010 Aronson
Middleton’s allergy essentials 2017 O’Hehir
Middleton’s allergy: principles and practice 2020 9th Burks
Mims’ Medical Microbiology and Immunology 2019 6th Goering
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Immunology and Allergy
(Download for up to 3 months at a time)
2020 4th Spickett
Pediatric Allergy: Principles and Practice 2021 4th Leung
Primer to the immune response 2014 2nd Mak
Vaccines 2013 6th Plotkin