Library services & resources for Paediatrics, Child Health and Neonatology

Databases    Evidence-based Practice/CPD

Journals    Books    

This site is maintained and hosted by Discovery Library, Derriford Hospital
and gives details of selected content available in
Paediatrics, Child Health and Neonatology
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 Maternity, Gynaecology & Reproductive Health site.

If you have problems or comments/suggestions about resources please
phone 39111 or email marking FAO Laura.

NHS England COVID-19 Specialty guides
Children and Young People

NICE COVID-19 Rapid guidelines
Children and young people who are immunocompromised

Resuscitation Council UK
Statements on COVID-19, CPR and Resuscitation: Paediatrics

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
COVID-19 guidance

British Association of Perinatal Medicine
COVID-19 resources

British Association of Paediatric Surgeons
COVID-19 Information for Paediatric Surgeons

COVID-19 daily alert research bulletin
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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 ebook content added 09/12/2021
Building Communication and Independence for Children Across the Autism Spectrum
Challenging OCD in Young People with ASD : A CBT Manual for Therapists
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


Search the NHS healthcare databases:

AMED- topics for allied health professionals
British Nursing Index (BNI)- incl topics for nurses and care staff
international nursing & allied health incl nurses and care staff
EMBASE- European biomedicine- good for pharmacology & drug therapy
EMCARE international nursing & allied health
HMIC- health service management & organisation incl grey literature
MEDLINE- most medical/surgical topics incl paediatrics/neonatology
health psychology/child and adolescent psychiatry and counselling

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 our main 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 resources are available to help inform patient care 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 multimedia 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– ‘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 Paediatrics, Child Health and Neonatology journals below

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

Academic Pediatrics2009-  
Acta paediatrica1997-  
Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics2010-  
Advances in Pediatrics2007-  
Annals of Pediatric Cardiology2008-  
Archives of Disease in Childhood1926-  
Archives of Disease in Childhood Education and Practice see Education and Practice   
Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal and Neonatal see Fetal and Neonatal   
Archives of Pediatric Infectious Diseases2013-  
BMC Pediatrics2001-  
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
British Journal of Child Health2006-  
Case Reports in Pediatrics2011-  
Child Abuse and Neglect2007-  
Child abuse review1996-  
Child and adolescent mental health 2002-  
Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America 2007-  
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health2007-  
Child: care, health and development1997-  
Child development1997-  
Child development perspectives2007-  
Child Welfare1990-  
Clinical Medicine Insights: Pediatrics2009-  
Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine2007-  
Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology2004-  
Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology2013-  
Contemporary Pediatrics2001-  
Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care2007-  
Developmental medicine and child neurology1997-  
Early Human Development2007-  
(ADC) Education and Practice2004-  
European Journal of Paediatric Neurology2007-  
European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports2013-  
(ADC) Fetal and Neonatal1994-  
Infant and child development1999-  
Infectious Disease in Children2008-  
International Journal of Adolescence and Youth1989-  
International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health2011-  
International Journal of Child Health and Human Development2011-  
International Journal of Clinical Pediatrics2012-  
International Journal of Neonatal Screening2015-  
International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology2009-  
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology2007-  
International Journal of Pediatrics2009-  
Journal for specialists in pediatric nursing 1997-  
Journal of Adolescence2007-  
Journal of Adolescent Health2007-  
Journal of child psychology and psychiatry1997-  
Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics2007-  
Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology2008-  
Journal of Neonatal Surgery2012-  
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics2004-Institutional non-Athens username & Password required- contact or 01752 439111
Journal of paediatrics and child health1997-  
Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology2007-  
Journal of Pediatric Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine2014-  
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition1996- 
Journal of Pediatric Health Care2007-  
Journal of Pediatric Neurology2004-  
Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences2009-  
Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus1964-  
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics2012- 
Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics2003-  
Journal of Pediatric Research2014-  
Journal of Pediatrics2007-  
Journal of Pediatric Surgery2007-  
Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports2013-  
Journal of Pediatric Urology2007-  
Journal of research on adolescence2001-  
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry2007-  
Monographs of the society for research in child development 1997-  
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)1990- 
Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology1997-  
Paediatric Respiratory Reviews2007-  
Paediatrics and Child Health (ISSN: 1205-7088)1997-  
Paediatrics and Child Health (ISSN: 1751-7222)2007-  
Pediatric Annals1972-  
Pediatric Clinics of North America2007-  
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal1996- 
Pediatric Neurology2007-  
Pediatric Nursing1997-  
Pediatric Obesity2012-  
Pediatric Reports2009-  
Pediatric Rheumatology2009-  
Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal2007-  
Pediatrics international1999-  
Pediatrics & Neonatology2008-  
Pediatrics Week2008-  
Progress in Pediatric Cardiology2007-  
Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine2007-  
Seminars in Pediatric Neurology2007-  
Seminars in Pediatric Surgery2007-  

Books (guide)

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 specialty content from 2010 onwards – click title & login with NHS Athens

A clinician’s brief guide to children’s mental health law.2016 Huline-Dickens
Advanced paediatric life support : a practical approach to emergencies.20166thALSG
Arrhythmias in Children: A Case-Based Approach 2022Thomas
Atlas of Pediatric Echocardiography2021 Kucera
Atlas of Pediatric Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy 20222ndHolcomb
Atlas of pediatric surgical techniques2010 Chung
Assisted ventilation of the neonate20176thGoldsmith
Avery’s diseases of the newborn201810thGleason
Breastfeeding : a guide for the medical profession20229thLawrence
Brief Behavioural Activation for Adolescent Depression : A Clinician’s Manual and Session-By-Session Guide 2020Reynolds
Building Communication and Independence for Children Across the Autism Spectrum2020Field
Caffey’s pediatric diagnostic imaging201913thColey
Challenging OCD in Young People with ASD : A CBT Manual for Therapists2020Jassi
Child abuse and neglect : diagnosis, treatment and evidence2011 Jenny
Child protection in the early years: a practical guide2018 Lumsden
Child Sexual Exploitation After Rotherham2017 Heal
Children and young people’s nursing at a glance2015 Glasper
Children and young people’s nursing skills at a glance2018 Gormley-Fleming
Children’s Palliative Care: an International Case-Based Manual2020 Downing
The child’s world: the essential guide to assessing vulnerable children, young people and their families.20193rdHorwath
Clinical examination skills in paediatrics: for MRCPCH candidates and other practitioners2020 Dalzell
Cote and Lerman’s a practice of anesthesia for infants and children.20135thCote
Crash Course : Paediatrics20134thKapoor
Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Anxiety : Ideas and Activities for Working Therapeutically with Worried Children and Their Families 2020Zandt
Critical heart disease in infants and children20193rdUngerleider
Cummings pediatric otolaryngology2015 Lesperance
Curbside consultation in pediatric asthma : 49 clinical questions2012 Chidekel
Curbside consultation in pediatric dermatology : 49 clinical questions2013 Treat
Curbside consultation in pediatric infectious disease : 49 clinical questions.2012 Myers
Defining autism: a guide to brain, biology, and behavior.2019 Casanova
Emergencies in paediatrics and neonatology.20132ndCrisp
ERS Handbook of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine 20212ndEdber
Essential human development2018 Webster
Essential neonatal medicine20186thSinha
Examination of the newborn : an evidence-based guide.20152ndLomax
Fanaroff and Martin’s neonatal-perinatal medicine202011thMartin
Feigin and Cherry’s textbook of pediatric infectious diseases20198thCherry
Fenichel’s Clinical Pediatric Neurology20198thPina-Garza
Fetal and Neonatal Physiology20226thPolin
Fetal and neonatal secrets20143rdPolin
Fuhrman and Zimmerman’s Pediatric Critical Care 20226thZimmerman
Fundamentals of children’s applied pathophysiology: an essential guide for nursing and healthcare students2019 Gormley-Fleming
Fundamentals of Pediatric Imaging20172ndDonnelly
Gastroenterology and nutrition: neonatology questions and controversies20193rdNeu
The Great Ormond Street Hospital manual of children’s nursing practices.2012 Macqueen
Green’s skeletal trauma in children20206thMencio
A Guide to Supporting Breastfeeding for the Medical Profession.2019 Brown
Handbook of cystic fibrosis2016 Filbrun
The hands-on guide to practical paediatrics2014 Hewitson
Harriet Lane Handbook202122ndHughes
The Harriet Lane handbook of pediatric antimicrobial therapy.20142ndMacmillan
Hematology, immunology, and genetics: neonatology questions and controversies20193rdOhls
Hemodynamics and cardiology: neonatology questions and controversies.20193rdIstvan
Holcomb and Ashcraft’s pediatric surgery20207thHolcomb
Illustrated textbook of paediatrics20216thLissauer
Imaging in Pediatrics2018 Merrow
Improving the psychological wellbeing of children and young people: effective prevention and early intervention across health, education and social care2018 Faulconbridge
Infectious disease and pharmacology: neonatology questions and controversies2019 Benitz
An integrative approach to treating babies and children: a multidisciplinary guide2017 Wilks
Kendig and Chernick’s disorders of the respiratory tract in children2012 Wilmott
Klaus and Fanaroff’s care of the high-risk neonate20207thFanaroff
Lanzkowsky’s Manual of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology20166thLanzkowsky
Lecture Notes : Paediatrics20149thNewell
McDonald and Avery’s Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent 202211thDean
Movement Disorders in Childhood20162ndSinger
Nathan and Oski’s haematology and oncology of infancy and childhood.20158thOrkin
Nelson essentials of pediatrics20198thMarcdante
Nelson pediatric symptom-based diagnosis2018 Kliegman
Nelson textbook of pediatrics202021stKliegman
Neonatal, adult and paediatric safe transfer and retrieval: a practical approach to transfers2019 ALSG
Neonatal and infant dermatology20153rdEichenfield
Neonatology at a Glance20204thLissauer
Nephrology and fluid/electrolyte physiology: neonatology questions and controversies20193rdOh
Netter’s pediatrics2011 Florin
Neurology: neonatology questions and controversies20193rdPerlman
Neuromuscular Disorders of Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence : a clinician’s approach20152ndDarras
The newborn lung: neonatology questions and controversies20193rdBancalari
On Call Pediatrics20194thNocton
Oxford Handbook of Children’s & Young People’s Nursing20162ndGlasper
Oxford Handbook of Neonatology
(Download for up to 3 months at a time)
Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics 
(Download for up to 3 months at a time)
Paediatric cardiology20103rdAnderson
Paediatric orthopaedic trauma in clinical practice.2015 Aresti
Paediatric respiratory disease : airways and infection 2010 Bush
Paediatrics : a clinical handbook2019 Esland
Paediatrics at a glance20164thMiall
Paller and Mancini – Hurwitz Clinical Pediatric Dermatology 20226thPaller
Park’s Pediatric Cardiology for Practitioners20217thPark
Park’s The Pediatric Cardiology Handbook20226thPark
Pediatric Allergy: Principles and Practice20214thLeung
Pediatric bone : biology and diseases20122ndGlorieux
Pediatric clinical skills20114thGoldbloom
Pediatric decision-making strategies20162ndPomeranz
Pediatric dermatology20134thCohen
Pediatric emergency medicine secrets20153rdSelbst
Pediatric hand therapy2020 Abzug
Pediatric Imaging for the Emergency Provider 2022Vezzetti
Pediatric imaging : case review20112ndHuisman
Pediatric Liver Transplantation2021 Hadžić
Pediatric Secrets
Pediatric surgery20127thCoran
Pediatric urology20102ndGearhart
Physical examination of the newborn at a glance2018 Campbell
Pocket Tutor: Paediatric Clinical Examination 20192ndShiels
Postnatal and Neonatal Midwifery Skills : Survival Guide20202ndEdwards
Practical paediatrics20127thSouth
Practical supervision for counsellors who work with young people.2017 Luxmoore
Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases20185thLong
Principles and practice of pediatric sleep medicine20142ndSheldon
Remington and Klein’s infectious diseases of the fetus and newborn infant20168thWilson
Rennie and Roberton’s textbook of neonatology20125thRennie
Respiratory Diseases of the Newborn Infant 2021Sinha
Safeguarding children across services : messages from research2012 Davies
Smith’s anesthesia for infants and children20179thDavis
Smith’s recognizable patterns of human deformation20164thGraham
Smith’s recognizable patterns of human malformation20137thJones
Sperling Pediatric Endocrinology
20215th Sperling
Swaiman’s Pediatric Neurology: Principles and Practice20176thSwaiman
Supporting vulnerable children in the early years: practical guidance and strategies for working with children at risk2019 Beckley
Supporting Young Children Through Change and Everyday Transitions : Practical Strategies for Practitioners and Parents2020 Mainstone-Cotton
Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics20226thHerring
Tachdjian’s Procedures in Pediatric Orthopaedics2017 Herring
Taylor and Hoyt’s pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus20175thLambert
Textbook of Pediatric Rheumatology
Understanding OCD: a guide for parents and professionals2017 Lewin
Volpe’s neurology of the newborn20186thVolpe
Workbook in practical neonatology20206thPolin
Your Life, Your Way : Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills to Help Teens Manage Emotions and Build Resilience 2020Ciarrochi
Zitelli and Davis’ atlas of pediatric physical diagnosis.20187thZitelli