Library resources & services for Cellular & Anatomical Pathology incl Histopathology and Cytopathology

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
Cellular & Anatomical Pathology incl Histopathology and Cytopathology
for staff/students on placement
across the Plymouth, SWASFT & SCAS health community.

See also our Pathology, laboratory medicine & medical sciences page
Please note that resources on pathology of specific systems/disorders can be found on the relevant specialty page found at: https://discoverylibrary.org/subjects
e.g. visit Neurology page for Neuropathology

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



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 (Guide)
    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 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- (Help and training resources)

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


DynaMed (Help pages and tutorial)
clinical decision support tool with quality evidence-based information, expert guidance and a user-friendly, personalized experience to deliver accurate answers fast at the point of care. 

Note you will need a University Hospitals Plymouth or Plymouth Community Health Athens account (UHP, Livewell Plymouth GP staff/students register here). 
Available to University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, Plymouth Community Health (Livewell SW + Plymouth General Practice) only.


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


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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:

For each option you should either be able to

  • Access the fulltext of the article where we have a subscription to journal or
  • Complete a form to request a copy of an article not held
  • The ARTICLE TITLE via the Knowledge and Library Hub (Guide)

    If you have the article title please copy and paste into the main search box of the hub.
    If the title is a short title using common healthcare terms, then you might want to add the Author name and/or Journal title to the search to specify your chosen article.

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

    A Digital Object Identifier (DOI)  is a string of numbers, letters and symbols used to permanently identify an article or document and link to it on the web.
    It is usually in the format:
    https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-022-05043-y
    The bit in italics which starts all DOIs can be ignored- please copy and paste the rest of your specific into the search box.

    A PubMed identifier (PMID) is a unique value assigned to each PubMed record usually 8 digits long


The search only includes journals for which organisation has a subscription.
If a journal is embargoed the embargoed article will still be listed but when you click to access content you will receive a article request form rather than the fulltext.


  • 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 Cellular & Anatomical Pathology  journals below

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

JournalCoverageNotes
Analytical Cellular Pathology1994- 
Anatomy and Cell Biology2010- 
BMC Cell Biology2000- 
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 and Bioscience2011- 
Cell Calcium2007- 
Cell Communication and Signaling2003- 
Cell Death and Disease2010- 
Cell Discovery2015- 
Cell Medicine2010- 
Cell Reports2012- 
Current Opinion in Cell Biology 2007-
Cytopathology1997- 
Cytotherapy2007- 
Diagnostic cytopathology1996- 
Diagnostic Histopathology2008- 
Histopathology1997- 
International Journal of Cell Biology2009- 
International Journal of Molecular and Cellular Medicine2012- 
Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling2007- 
Journal of Cell Science1853- 
Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine2000- 
Journal of Cytology2009- 
Journal of Histology and Histopathology2014- 
Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology2007- 
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)1990- 
Tissue and Cell2007- 
Trends in Cell Biology2007- 

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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 below click title & login with NHS Athens

TitleYearEditionAuthor
Bancroft’s theory and practice of histological techniques.20198th Suvarna
Cell biology20173rdPollard
Cellular physiology and neurophysiology20203rdBlaustein
Comprehensive cytopathology20154thBibbo
Concise histology2011 Gartner
Cytology : diagnostic principles and clinical correlates20215thCibas
Diagnostic cytopathology essentials2013 Kocjan
Diagnostic histopathology of tumors20215thFletcher
Ferri’s best test: a practical guide to clinical laboratory medicine and diagnostic imaging.20153rdFerri
Henry’s Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods202224th McPherson
Histology and cell biology: an introduction to pathology20164thKierszenbaum
Intercellular Signaling in Development and Disease2011 Dennis
Laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures20136thChernecky
Molecular and cell biology for dummies20202ndKratz
Netter’s Essential Histology20213rdOvalle
Orell and Sterrett’s fine needle aspiration cytology20125thOrell
Practical cytopathology: a diagnostic approach to fine needle aspiration biopsy2017 Field
Robbins and Cotran Atlas of Pathology20214thKlatt
Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease202110thKumar
Robbins basic pathology201810thKumar
Rosai and Ackerman’s surgical pathology201811thGoldblum
Signal transduction20163rdKramer
Stevens & Lowe’s human histology20144thLowe
Textbook of histology20215thGartner
Transduction mechanisms in cellular signaling2011 Dennis
Underwood’s pathology: a clinical approach20197thCross
Wheater’s pathology: a text, atlas and review of histopathology20206thO’Dowd
Wheater’s functional histology: a text and colour atlas20136th Young

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