Library resources & services for Haematology, Phlebotomy and Blood Transfusion

Databases    Evidence-based Practice/CPD

Journals    Books

This site is maintained and hosted by Discovery Library and gives details of selected content available in
Haematology, Phlebotomy & Blood Transfusion
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
Oncology and Allergy/Immunology library pages

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
Systemic anticancer
Managing COVID-19

Vaccine-induced immune thrombocytopenia and thrombosis

British Society of Haematology
COVID-19 updates

COVID-19 daily alert research bulletin
Public Health England Knowledge and Library Services produce a daily alert containing links to research and news on the latest coronavirus outbreak.
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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 01/07/2021
Transplantation and Cellular Therapy 2021-
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


Search the NHS healthcare databases:

AMED- covers topics for allied health professions
British Nursing Index (BNI)- primarily of use for nurses but also includes allied health, CINAHL- international nursing & allied health
EMBASE- European biomedicine– good for pharmacology & drug therapy
EMCARE-international nursing & allied health
HMIC- health service management & organisation incl grey literature
MEDLINE- most health topics including pre-hospital and emergency care
psychology & psychiatry including psychological aspects of trauma/injury

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 the 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 and other resources available to help inform patient care or support your study 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

BNF and BNF for Childrenshould work automatically on NHS networked machine, if outside NHS network login with NHS Athens account.
Click here to find out about the free BNF/BNFC App.

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 (CKS) provided by NICE. Summaries of the current evidence base & practical guidance on best practice for >300 primary care presentations, incl Haematology

Cochrane Library collection of databases (details here) containing different types of high-quality, independent evidence such as Systematic Reviews, RCTs and Health Technology Assessments.

Elearning for Health (ELfH) -Health Education England’s suite of high quality content free of charge training (topics  incl. COVID-19 programme, Pathology -Haematology module, Blood Transfusion, VTE) in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies.
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here)

NICE Evidence– access to authoritative clinical & non-clinical evidence and best practice through a web-based portal, provided by NICE, incl Blood & Immune System Conditions guidelines.

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 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 Haematology journals below

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

Advances in Hematology2009- 
American Journal of Blood Research2011- 
American journal of hematology1996- 
Best Practice and Research . Clinical Haematology2007- 
Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation2007- 
Blood Cancer Journal2011- 
Blood Research2013- 
Blood Reviews2007- 
Blood Transfusion2007- 
BMC Hematology2001- 
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
British journal of haematology1997- 
Clinical Advances in Hematology and Oncology2009- 
Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia2010- 
Clinical Medicine Insights: Blood Disorders  
Critical Reviews in Oncology and Hematology2007 – 
European journal of haematology1997- 
Experimental Hematology2007- 
Experimental Hematology & Oncology2012- 
Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy2013 – 
Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America2007 – 
Hematology Reports2009- 
International Journal of Clinical Transfusion Medicine2013- 
International journal of laboratory hematology2007- 
Journal of Blood Medicine2010- 
Journal of Blood Transfusion2011- 
Journal of clinical apheresis1996- 
Journal of Clinical Pathology1947- 
Journal of Hematology and Oncology2008- 
Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis2003- 
Lancet Haematology2014- 
Leukemia Research2007- 
Leukemia Research Reports2012- 
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)1990- 
Pediatric blood and cancer1996- 
Seminars in Hematology2007- 
Therapeutic Advances in Hematology2010- 
Therapeutic apheresis and dialysis2003- 
Thrombosis Journal2003- 
Thrombosis Research2007- 
Thrombosis Update2020-
Transfusion and Apheresis Science2007- 
Transfusion medicine1997- 
Transfusion Medicine Reviews2007- 
Transplantation and Cellular Therapy 2021- 
Vox sanguinis1997- 

Books (guide)

The majority of haematology print books held at Discovery Library will be found on shelf WH. There are guides on the ends of book shelving to help you identify sections.

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 haematology ebooks from 2010 onwards. Click title to login with Athens account. If asked you should always select to login with OpenAthens

ABC of Clinical Haematology20184thProvan
Atlas of Diagnostic Hematology2021 Salama
Atlas of diagnostic oncology20104thSkarin
Blood results in clinical practice: a practical guide to interpreting blood test results20192ndBasten
Chimeric antigen receptor t-cell therapies for cancer: a practical guide2020 Lee
Consultative hemostasis and thrombosis20194thKitchens
Crash course: haematology and immunology20124thGargani
Dacie and Lewis practical haematology201712th Bain
Haematology: an illustrated colour text20134thHoward
Haematology at a glance20144thMehta
Hematology: basic principles and practice20187thHoffman
Hematology: a pathophysiologic approach2012 Hudnall
Hematology, immunology and infectious disease: neonatology questions and controversies20122nd Ohls
Hematopathology: high yield pathology2013 Aster
Hematopathology: Foundations in diagnostic pathology.20183rdHsi
Hematopathology20172nd Jaffe
Hoffbrand’s essential haematology20208thHoffbrand
Lanzkowsky’s Manual of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology20166thLanzkowsky
Lecture notes: haematology201810thHatton
Myeloid malignancies: an atlas of investigation and management.2010  Bain
Nathan and Oski’s Haematology and Oncology of Infancy and childhood.20158thOrkin
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Haematology
(Download for up to 3 months at a time)
Oxford Textbook of Vasculitis20143rdBall
Principles and Practice of Lymphedema Surgery20222ndCheng
Problem solving in haematology2010 Smith
Routine blood results explained20133rdBlann
Transfusion medicine and hemostasis: clinical and laboratory aspects20193rdShaz
Venepuncture and cannulation2011 Phillips