Library resources & services for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

New search tools added 27/01/2022- library.mailbox@nhs.net if you need assistance.


How to literature search for ARTICLES ON A SUBJECT (Databases)

How to search for EVIDENCE and BEST PRACTICE on a topic (Evidence Summaries)

How to find FULLTEXT OF A SPECIFIC ARTICLE

How to find PRINT + ELECTRONIC BOOKS (SWIMS Catalogue)


This site is maintained and hosted by Discovery Library, Derriford Hospital
and gives details of selected content available in
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
for staff/students on placement
across the Plymouth, SWASFT & SCAS health community.

 You may also wish to visit Pathology, laboratory medicine & medical sciences page

If you have problems or comments/suggestions about resources
please email library.mailbox@nhs.net.


NEW CONTENT

New ebook content added 13/07/21
Henry’s Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


How to literature search for ARTICLES ON A SUBJECT (Databases)

If you need an search assistance or training on the use of resources please 
contact Discovery Library.


AMED (via Ovid)– allied and complementary medicine including palliative care
BNI (via Proquest)– nursing, midwifery and community healthcare
CINAHL (via Ebsco)– nursing and allied health
Embase (via Ovid) – biomedical and pharmaceutical literature
Emcare (via Ovid) – nursing and allied health
HMIC (via Ovid) – healthcare management
Medline (via Ovid or via EBSCO)- biomedical, life sciences, allied health and pre-clinical sciences literature
PsycINFO (via Proquest) – psychological, social, behavioral sciences.
Social Policy and Practice (via Ovid)- health and social care

To access the NHS subscribed databases you will need an NHS Athens account.


  • Search Cochrane Library
    Collection of databases incl:

    -Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    -Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL)

    Cochrane Clinical Answers

    that can be searched simultaneously and contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making


  • Search NHS Library and Knowledge Hub
    Whilst it is advisable to search the databases above for more detailed and systematic searches, the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub can be used for more simple searches to find a couple of papers on a simple topic.

    To access content on the Library and Knowledge Hub databases you will need an NHS Athens account.

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How to search for EVIDENCE and BEST PRACTICE on a topic

A range of evidence-based and other resources available to help inform patient care or support your study including:

BMJ Best Practice-
Evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion offering step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.

On 1st access you’ll be asked to create personal account to download free App**
***Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here).


ClinicalKey
Clinical insight search tool which also gives access to over 1100 electronic books and 500 journals and other fulltext resources
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here)


Clinical Knowledge Summaries (provided by NICE)-
Summaries of the current evidence base & practical guidance on best practice for >300 primary care presentations and regular updates to all topics


Trip database-
clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.


UpToDate
‘an 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 UHP Athens account (UHP staff/students register here). 
(purchased outside library funds and available to University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust only).

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How to find FULLTEXT OF A SPECIFIC ARTICLE

To access articles you will need a NHS Athens account.

TO SEARCH FOR AVAILABILITY OF ARTICLES USE THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:


  • The DIGITAL OBJECT IDENTIFIER (DOI) or PUBMED ID (PMID) via LibKey



  • BROWSER EXTENSION to check all scholarly pages for local access via Nomad


Enter Plymouth (includes UHP, Livewell and GP options), South Western Ambulance or South Central Ambulance as organisation when asked.

Please note: On University Hospitals Plymouth and Livewell SW networked machines IT have already made Nomad automatically available via Microsoft Edge.
You will need to manually download to any other browsers you use on NHS Personal Device

Selected Biochemistry and Molecular Biology journals below

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

JournalCoverageNotes
Algorithms for Molecular Biology2006- 
American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology 2005- 
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine1999- 
Biochemistry and Biophysics2015- 
Biochemistry and molecular biology education200- 
Biological Procedures Online2009- 
Biochemistry Research International2010- 
Biological Research2014- 
Biology of the cell1997- 
Biomaterials2007- 
Biotechnology and applied biochemistry1997- 
BMC Biochemistry2000- 
BMC Molecular Biology2000- 
BMC Structural Biology2001- 
BMC Systems Biology2007- 
BMJ1840- 
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
Cell biochemistry and function1996- 
Cell biology international1997- 
Clinics in Laboratory Medicine2007- 
Current Opinion in Cell Biology 2007-
Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine2000- 
Journal of Medical Biochemistry2007- 
Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education2000- 
Journal of Molecular Diagnostics2007- 
Journal of Molecular Signaling2006- 
Molecular Medicine1994- 
Molecular Metabolism2012- 
Molecular Systems Biology2005- 
Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine2007- 
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)1990- 
Reports of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology2012- 
Trends in Cell Biology2007- 
Trends in Molecular Medicine2007- 

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How to find PRINT + ELECTRONIC BOOKS

SWIMS Library Catalogue

This is a regional NHS catalogue, so in location select
‘Plymouth, Derriford Hospital, PLY’
to limit your search to print books held at Discovery Library, Derriford.
The shelfmark will correspond with shelf in library collection.

If you are unable to visit the library in person please email library.mailbox@nhs.net to request postal delivery of required book(s)

Ebooks select your location based on your organisation :

Plymouth, Derriford Hospital, PLY (for UHP, Livewell and GP staff)
-South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust SWASFT
South Central Ambulance Service SCAS
You will need an NHS Athens login to to access ebooks.

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 ebooks belowclick title & login with NHS Athens

TitleYearEditionAuthor
Clinical biochemistry: an illustrated colour text20196thMurphy
Clinical biochemistry and metabolic medicine.20138thCrook
Clinical Chemistry20219thMarshall
Ferri’s best test: a practical guide to clinical laboratory medicine and diagnostic imaging.20153rdFerri
Henry’s Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods 202224thMcPherson
Human biochemistry2018 Litwack
Laboratory diagnostic pathways: clinical manual of screening methods and stepwise diagnosis20162ndHofmann
Laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures20136thChernecky
Medical biochemistry20195thBaynes
Molecular and cell biology for dummies20202ndKratz
Molecular biology20193rdClark
Molecular medicine: genomics to personalized healthcare.20124thTrent
Principles of medical biochemistry20174thMeisenberg
Tietz textbook of clinical chemistry and molecular diagnostics20186thRifai

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