Library services & resources for Paediatrics, Child Health and Neonatology

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 PRINT + ELECTRONIC BOOKS (SWIMS Catalogue)

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 email 


New ebook content added 21/12/2022
Applied Knowledge in Paediatrics: MRCPCH Mastercourse
Goldsmith’s Assisted Ventilation of the Neonate
Litman’s Basics of Pediatric Anesthesia 

Movement Disorders in Childhood
Nelson essentials of pediatrics
Nelson pediatric symptom-based diagnosis
Netter’s pediatrics
Smith’s anesthesia for infants and children
Zitelli and Davis’ atlas of pediatric physical diagnosis.
 you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)

New ebook content added 15/12/2022
Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Taylor and Hoyt’s Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
 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.

  • 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).

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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To access articles you will need a NHS Athens account.


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.


    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:
    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 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-  

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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 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 belowclick 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
Applied Knowledge in Paediatrics: MRCPCH Mastercourse2022Hewitt
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
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 otolaryngology2022 2ndLesperance
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
Goldsmith’s Assisted Ventilation of the Neonate20227thKeszler
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
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 Oncology20227thFish
Litman’s Basics of Pediatric Anesthesia 20223rdLitman
Manual of Neonatal Respiratory Care 20225thDonn
McDonald and Avery’s Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent 202211thDean
Movement Disorders in Childhood20223rdSinger
Nathan and Oski’s haematology and oncology of infancy and childhood.20158thOrkin
Nelson essentials of pediatrics20239thMarcdante
Nelson pediatric symptom-based diagnosis2023 2ndKliegman
Nelson textbook of pediatrics202021stKliegman
Neonatal, adult and paediatric safe transfer and retrieval: a practical approach to transfers2019 ALSG
Neonatal and infant dermatology20153rdEichenfield
Neonatal Simulation : A Practical Guide 2021Soghier
Neonatology at a Glance20204thLissauer
Nephrology and fluid/electrolyte physiology: neonatology questions and controversies20193rdOh
Netter’s pediatrics2022 2ndSoeiro
Neurology: neonatology questions and controversies20193rdPerlman
Neuromuscular Disorders of Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence : a clinician’s approach20152ndDarras
The newborn lung: neonatology questions and controversies20193rdBancalari
Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Long-Term Conditions 20212ndBrimble
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)
Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children20122ndGoldman
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 clinical skills20114thGoldbloom
Pediatric decision-making strategies20162ndPomeranz
Pediatric dermatology20225thCohen
Pediatric emergency medicine secrets20153rdSelbst
Pediatric hand therapy2020 Abzug
Pediatric Headache 2022Gladstein
Pediatric Imaging for the Emergency Provider 2022Vezzetti
Pediatric imaging : case review20112ndHuisman
Pediatric Liver Transplantation2021 Hadžić
Pediatric Secrets20217thPolin
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
Postnatal PTSD : A Guide for Health Professionals2022Thomas
Practical supervision for counsellors who work with young people.2017 Luxmoore
Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases20226thLong
Principles and practice of pediatric sleep medicine20142ndSheldon
Remington and Klein’s infectious diseases of the fetus and newborn infant20168thWilson
Respiratory Diseases of the Newborn Infant 2021Sinha
Safeguarding children across services : messages from research2012 Davies
Safeguarding Young People : Risk, Rights, Resilience and Relationships 2022Holmes
Skin Conditions in Young People : A Practical Guide on How to Be Comfortable in Your Skin2021McPherson
Smith’s anesthesia for infants and children202210thDavis
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 Strabismus20226thLyons
Textbook of Pediatric Rheumatology20218thPetty
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.20238thZitelli

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