Library resources & services for Dermatology and Wound Care

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
Dermatology, Skin and Wound Care
for staff/students on placement
across the Plymouth, SWASFT & SCAS health community.
Click here to visit our main library website.

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

NICE COVID-19 Rapid guidelines
Dermatological conditions treated with drugs affecting the immune response

British Association of Dermatologists
Advice for Dermatology HCPs during Covid-19 pandemic

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 19/08/21
Dermatology for the Primary Care Provider
Differential Diagnosis in Dermatology
 you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)

New ebook content added 05/07/20
Paller and Mancini – Hurwitz Clinical Pediatric Dermatology
Practical Dermatopathology 
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 including Dermatology
useful for health psychology/recovery

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.
  • NICE Evidence access to authoritative clinical & non-clinical evidence/best practice and guidelines incl. NICE Skin conditions guidelines.
  • 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 Dermatology journals below

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

Australasian journal of dermatology1997- 
BMC Dermatology2001- 
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 dermatology1997- 
Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine2011- 
Case Reports in Dermatology2009- 
Chronic Wound Care Management and Research2014- 
Clinical and experimental dermatology1997- 
Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology2008- 
Clinical Skin Cancer2016- 
Clinics in Dermatology2007- 
Contact Dermatitis1997- 
Dermatologic Clinics2007- 
Dermatologic therapy2000- 
ISSN: 1578-2190
Dermatology and Therapy2011- 
Dermatology Research and Practice2009- 
Experimental dermatology1997- 
International journal of dermatology1997- 
International wound journal2004- 
Journal of Burns and Wounds2005- 
Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology2008- 
Journal of cosmetic dermatology2002- 
Journal of cutaneous pathology1997- 
Journal of Dermatological Case Reports2007- 
Journal of Dermatological Science 2007- 
The journal of dermatology1997- 
Journal of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery 2014- 
Journal of Skin Cancer2011- 
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology2007- 
Journal of the european academy of dermatology & venereology1997- 
Journal of Wound Care1992- 
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)1990- 
Pediatric dermatology1997- 
Photodermatology, photoimmunology and photomedicine1998- 
Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy2007- 
Pigment cell & melanoma research2008- 
Psoriasis: Targets and Therapy2011- 
Skin research and technology1997- 
Wound Practice and Research2008- 
Wound repair and regeneration1997- 

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 2011 onwards – click title & login with NHS Athens

ABC of dermatology20197thMorris-Jones
Andrews’ Diseases of the Skin Clinical Atlas2018 James
Andrews’ diseases of the skin: clinical dermatology202013thJames
Botulinum toxin: procedures in cosmetic dermatology20184thCarruthers
Cancer of the skin.2011 Rigel
Chemical peels: procedures in cosmetic dermatology.20213rdObagi
Comprehensive dermatologic drug therapy20214thWolverton
Cosmeceuticals: procedures in cosmetic dermatology20163rdDraelos
Curbside consultation in pediatric dermatology : 49 clinical questions2013 Treat
Dermatologic and cosmetic procedures in office practice2012 Usatine
Dermatological signs of systemic disease20175thCallen
Dermatology: An Illustrated Colour Text20217thGawkrodger
Dermatology at a glance20202ndChowdhury
Dermatology essentials2014 Bolognia
  • Dermatology for the Primary Care Provider
  • 2022Waldman
    Dermatology secrets20216thHigh
    Dermatopathology : high-yield pathology2011 Brinster
    Dermoscopy : the essentials20203rdSoyer
    Diagnostic Atlas of Cutaneous Mesenchymal Neoplasia2020 Calonje
    Differential Diagnosis in Dermatology 20215thAshton
    Ferri’s fast facts in dermatology20192ndFerri
    Flaps and Grafts in Dermatologic Surgery20182ndRohrer
    Habif’s clinical dermatology : a color guide to diagnosis and therapy20217thDinulos
    Handbook of dermatology: a practical manual20202ndMann
    Integumentary system : volume 4 of the Netter collection of medical illustrations.20122ndAnderson
    Lasers and lights: procedures in cosmetic dermatology.20184thHruza
    Lecture notes: Dermatology201711thGraham-Brown
    Lookingbill and Marks’ principles of dermatology.20196thMarks
    McKee’s pathology of the skin: with clinical correlations20205thCalonje
    Neonatal and infant dermatology20153rdEichenfield
    Oxford handbook of medical dermatology20162ndBurge
    Paller and Mancini – Hurwitz Clinical Pediatric Dermatology20226thPaller
    Pathology of melanocytic tumors.2019 Busam
    Pediatric dermatology20134thCohen
    Practical Dermatopathology20213rdRapini
    Practical skin pathology : a diagnostic approach2013 Patterson
    Skin disease : diagnosis and treatment20184thHabif
    Soft tissue augmentation: procedures in cosmetic dermatology.20133rdCarruthers
    Surgery of the skin : procedural dermatology20153rdRobinson
    Therapy for Severe Psoriasis2016 Wu
    Total Burn Care20185thHerndon
    Treatment of skin disease : comprehensive therapeutic strategies20185thLebwohl
    Tropical Dermatology20172ndTyring
    Urgent Care Dermatology: Symptom-Based Diagnosis2018 Fitzpatrick
    Weedon’s skin pathology20215thPatterson
    Weedon’s skin pathology essentials2017 Johnston
    Wound care at a glance.20202ndPeate