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


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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 14/12/20
Dermatology secrets
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


New ebook content added 09/12/20
Dermatology: An Illustrated Colour Text
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.


Journal Coverage Notes
Australasian journal of dermatology 1997-
BMC Dermatology 2001-
BMJ 1840-
BMJ Case Reports 2008- 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 dermatology 1997-
Burns 2007-
Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine 2011-
Case Reports in Dermatology 2009-
Chronic Wound Care Management and Research 2014-
Clinical and experimental dermatology 1997-
Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology 2008-
Clinical Skin Cancer 2016-
Clinics in Dermatology 2007-
Contact Dermatitis 1997-
Dermatologic Clinics 2007-
Dermatologic therapy 2000-
Dermatology 2007-
ISSN: 1578-2190
Dermatology and Therapy 2011-
Dermatology Research and Practice 2009-
Dermatopathology 2014-
Experimental dermatology 1997-
International journal of dermatology 1997-
International wound journal 2004-
Journal of Burns and Wounds 2005-
Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology 2008-
Journal of cosmetic dermatology 2002-
Journal of cutaneous pathology 1997-
Journal of Dermatological Case Reports 2007-
Journal of Dermatological Science  2007-
The journal of dermatology 1997-
Journal of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery  2014-
Journal of Skin Cancer 2011-
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2007-
Journal of the european academy of dermatology & venereology 1997-
Journal of Wound Care 1992-
Lancet 2007-
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) 1990-
Pediatric dermatology 1997-
Photodermatology, photoimmunology and photomedicine 1998-
Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy 2007-
Pigment cell & melanoma research 2008-
Psoriasis: Targets and Therapy 2011-
Sarcoma 1997-
Skin research and technology 1997-
Wound Practice and Research 2008-
Wound repair and regeneration 1997-


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

Title Year Edition Author
ABC of dermatology 2019 7th Morris-Jones
Andrews’ Diseases of the Skin Clinical Atlas 2018 James
Andrews’ diseases of the skin: clinical dermatology 2020 13th James
Botulinum toxin: procedures in cosmetic dermatology 2018 4th Carruthers
Cancer of the skin. 2011 Rigel
Chemical peels: procedures in cosmetic dermatology. 2021 3rd Obagi
Comprehensive dermatologic drug therapy 2021 4th Wolverton
Cosmeceuticals: procedures in cosmetic dermatology 2016 3rd Draelos
Curbside consultation in pediatric dermatology : 49 clinical questions 2013 Treat
Dermatologic and cosmetic procedures in office practice 2012 Usatine
Dermatological signs of systemic disease 2017 5th Callen
Dermatology 2018 4th Bolognia
Dermatology: An Illustrated Colour Text 2021 7th Gawkrodger
Dermatology at a glance 2020 2nd Chowdhury
Dermatology essentials 2014 Bolognia
Dermatology secrets 2021 6th High
Dermatopathology 2016 2nd Busam
Dermatopathology 2019 3rd Elston
Dermatopathology : high-yield pathology 2011 Brinster
Dermoscopy : the essentials 2020 3rd Soyer
Diagnostic Atlas of Cutaneous Mesenchymal Neoplasia 2020 Calonje
Ferri’s fast facts in dermatology 2019 2nd Ferri
Flaps and Grafts in Dermatologic Surgery 2018 2nd Rohrer
Habif’s clinical dermatology : a color guide to diagnosis and therapy 2021 7th Dinulos
Handbook of dermatology: a practical manual 2020 2nd Mann
Hurwitz clinical pediatric dermatology : a textbook of skin disorders of childhood and adolescence. 2016 5th Paller
Integumentary system : volume 4 of the Netter collection of medical illustrations. 2012 2nd Anderson
Lasers and lights: procedures in cosmetic dermatology. 2018 4th Hruza
Lecture notes: Dermatology 2017 11th Graham-Brown
Lookingbill and Marks’ principles of dermatology. 2019 6th Marks
McKee’s pathology of the skin: with clinical correlations 2020 5th Calonje
Neonatal and infant dermatology 2015 3rd Eichenfield
Oxford handbook of medical dermatology 2016 2nd Burge
Pathology of melanocytic tumors. 2019 Busam
Pediatric dermatology 2013 4th Cohen
Practical dermatopathology 2012 2nd Rapini
Practical skin pathology : a diagnostic approach 2013 Patterson
Skin disease : diagnosis and treatment 2018 4th Habif
Soft tissue augmentation: procedures in cosmetic dermatology. 2013 3rd Carruthers
Surgery of the skin : procedural dermatology 2015 3rd Robinson
Therapy for Severe Psoriasis 2016 Wu
Total Burn Care 2018 5th Herndon
Treatment of skin disease : comprehensive therapeutic strategies 2018 5th Lebwohl
Tropical Dermatology 2017 2nd Tyring
Urgent Care Dermatology: Symptom-Based Diagnosis 2018 Fitzpatrick
Weedon’s skin pathology 2021 5th Patterson
Weedon’s skin pathology essentials 2017 Johnston
Wound care at a glance. 2020 2nd Peate