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.


British Society of Haematology
COVID-19 updates


NHS England COVID-19 Specialty guides
Management of patients requiring immunoglobulin treatment during the coronavirus pandemic and management of supply

Clinical guide for the management of cancer patients
Clinical guide for the management of haemoglobinopathy patients (sickle cell disease and thalassaemia) during the coronavirus pandemic
Clinical guide for the management of anticoagulant services


NICE COVID-19 Rapid guidelines
Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation
Systemic anticancer


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.
If you would like to receive this email alert, which contains latest research articles and news from government departments, please contact

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 ebook content added 02/04/2020
Lee, D. and Shah, N. (2020) Chimeric antigen receptor t-cell therapies for cancer: a practical guide. Amsterdam; Oxford: Elsevier.
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
  • 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)
  • 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– ‘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.



Journal Coverage Notes
Advances in Hematology 2009-
American Journal of Blood Research 2011-
American journal of hematology 1996-
Best Practice and Research . Clinical Haematology 2007-
Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation 2007-
Blood Cancer Journal 2011-
Blood Research 2013-
Blood Reviews 2007-
Blood Transfusion 2007-
BMC Hematology 2001-
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
British journal of haematology 1997-
Clinical Advances in Hematology and Oncology 2009-
Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia 2010-
Clinical Medicine Insights: Blood Disorders
Critical Reviews in Oncology and Hematology 2007 –
European journal of haematology 1997-
Experimental Hematology 2007-
Experimental Hematology & Oncology 2012-
Haemophilia 1997-
Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy 2013 –
Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America 2007 –
Hematology Reports 2009-
International Journal of Clinical Transfusion Medicine 2013-
International journal of laboratory hematology 2007-
Journal of Blood Medicine 2010-
Journal of Blood Transfusion 2011-
Journal of clinical apheresis 1996-
Journal of Hematology and Oncology 2008-
Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis 2003-
Lancet 2007-
Lancet Haematology 2014-
Leukemia Research 2007-
Leukemia Research Reports 2012-
Pediatric blood and cancer 1996-
Seminars in Hematology 2007-
Therapeutic Advances in Hematology 2010-
Therapeutic apheresis and dialysis 2003-
Thrombosis Journal 2003-
Thrombosis Research 2007-
Transfusion 1997-
Transfusion and Apheresis Science 2007-
Transfusion medicine 1997-
Transfusion Medicine Reviews 2007-
Vox sanguinis 1997-

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

Title Year Edition Author
ABC of Clinical Haematology 2018 4th Provan
Atlas of diagnostic oncology 2010 4th Skarin
Blood and bone marrow pathology 2011 2nd Porwit
Blood results in clinical practice: a practical guide to interpreting blood test results 2019 2nd Basten
Chimeric antigen receptor t-cell therapies for cancer: a practical guide 2020 Lee
Consultative hemostasis and thrombosis 2019 4th Kitchens
Crash course: haematology and immunology 2012 4th Gargani
Dacie and Lewis practical haematology 2017 12th  Bain
Extranodal lymphomas 2011 Ferry
Haematology: an illustrated colour text 2013 4th Howard
Haematology at a glance 2014 4th Mehta
Hematology: basic principles and practice 2018 7th Hoffman
Hematology: a pathophysiologic approach 2012 Hudnall
Hematology, immunology and infectious disease: neonatology questions and controversies 2012 2nd  Ohls
Hematopathology: high yield pathology 2013 Aster
Hematopathology: Foundations in diagnostic pathology. 2018 3rd Hsi
Hematopathology 2017 2nd  Jaffe
Hoffbrand’s essential haematology 2020 8th Hoffbrand
Lanzkowsky’s Manual of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 2016 6th Lanzkowsky
Lecture notes: haematology 2018 10th Hatton
Myeloid malignancies: an atlas of investigation and management. 2010  Bain
Nathan and Oski’s Haematology and Oncology of Infancy and childhood. 2015 8th Orkin
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Haematology
(Download for up to 3 months at a time)
2015 4th Provan
Principles and practice of lymphedema surgery 2016 Cheng
Problem solving in haematology 2010 Smith
Routine blood results explained 2013 3rd Blann
Transfusion medicine and hemostasis: clinical and laboratory aspects 2019 3rd Shaz
Venepuncture and cannulation 2011 Phillips