Library resources & services for Nursing, Midwifery & Care Professionals

New search tools added 20/01/2022- 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 for 
Nursing, Midwifery and Care Professionals
across the Plymouth, SWASFT & SCAS health community.
Also see our specialty pages

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


NEW CONTENT

New ebook content added 02/09/21
Level 1 Introduction to Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Settings
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.

UNTIL MARCH 2022

You can still use the previous NHS HDAS search interface
Please see the HDAS closure information for details of the transition to new systems and how to export saved searches from HDAS.
You may also wish to see the following videos around moving HDAS alerts to Ovid and EBSCO and ProQuest interfaces (with thanks to Tom Roper).


  • 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

  • Nursing & Midwifery CPD Launchpad from publisher of British Journal of Nursing & British Journal of Midwifery- incl articles enhanced to provide reflection on practice, plus online portfolio to store revalidation requirements.
    Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here)

Selected Nursing journals below

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

JournalCoverageNotes
American Journal of Nursing (AJN)1996- If asked to ‘Find your institution’
enter NHS in England
BMC Nursing2002- 
British Journal of Cardiac Nursing2006- 
British Journal of Child Health2006- 
British Journal of Community Nursing1996- 
British Journal of Healthcare Assistants : for HCAs and Assistant Practitioners2007- 
British Journal of Mental Health Nursing2010- 
British Journal of Midwifery1996- 
British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing2005- 
British Journal of Nursing1992- 
Cancer Nursing : an International Journal for Cancer Care1996-If asked to ‘Find your institution’
enter NHS in England
Dental Nursing2006- 
European journal of cancer care1997- 
European Journal of Oncology Nursing2007- 
Evidence Based Midwifery2011- 
Evidence-Based Nursing2000- 
Gastrointestinal Nursing2006- 
Independent Nurse2005- 
International journal of mental health nursing2002- 
International Journal of Nursing Knowledge2012- 
International Journal of Nursing Practice1997- 
International Journal of Older People Nursing2006- 
International Journal of Palliative Nursing1998- 
International Journal of Urological Nursing2007- 
International Nursing Review1998- 
Journal for specialists in pediatric nursing1997- 
Journal of Advanced Nursing1997- 
Journal of Aesthetic Nursing2012- 
Journal of child and adolescent psychiatric nursing1997- 
Journal of Clinical Nursing1997- 
Journal of Community Nursing2004- 
Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing1970- 
Journal of Gerontological Nursing1975- 
Journal of Health Visiting2013- 
Journal of Kidney Care2009- 
Journal of midwifery and women’s health2000- 
Journal of Nursing Management1997- 
Journal of Nursing Scholarship2000- 
Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing1997- 
Journal of Renal Care2006- 
Journal of Wound Care1992- 
Medsurg Nursing1998- 
MIDIRS Midwifery Digest2006-  
Midwifery Today1987- 
Midwives2011- 
Nephrology Nursing Journal1997- 
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)1990- 
Nursing2002- 
Nursing and Health Sciences1999- 
Nursing and Residential Care1999- 
Nursing Forum1997- 
Nursing in Critical Care2003- 
Nursing Inquiry1997- 
Nursing Philosophy2000- 
Nursing Times2005- 
Pediatric Nursing1997- 
Practice Nursing1996- 
Public Health Nursing1997- 
Research in Nursing and Health1996- 
Urologic Nursing1998- 
Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing1999- 

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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).

**LIST OF AVAILABLE NURSING, MIDWIFERY & CARE ELECTRONIC BOOKS **

including Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures Online

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