Library resources & services for Dermatology and Wound Care

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
Dermatology, Skin and Wound Care
for staff/students on placement
across the Plymouth, SWASFT & SCAS health community

+ Primary Care and ICB staff in Devon

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.


New ebook content added 17/05/23
Weedon’s Skin Pathology Essentials
Note you will need a local NHS OpenAthens 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.

You can also undertake How to Search the Literature Effectively elearning modules – you will need an NHS OpenAthens account to access.

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 OpenAthens 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 PubMed
    Free resource which contains more than 33 million citations and abstracts of biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

    To identify locally held content when searching use the following organisation specific links
  • University Hospitals Plymouth
  • Livewell SW and Plymouth General Practice staff
    (please note the logo currently only mentions Livewell and plymouth general practice but ALL Devon general practice and ICB staff can also use)
  • South Western Ambulance SWAST
  • South Central Ambulance

    These links include an local organisation logo on the right-hand side of each record. Clicking the logo will check article availability or offer a request form.
    To access the content linked you will need an NHS OpenAthens account.

  • 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 OpenAthens 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 OpenAthens 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 OpenAthens 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 local NHS OpenAthens account (register here)

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


‘an 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 UHP OpenAthens account (UHP staff/students register here). 
(available to University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust only).

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To access articles you will need a NHS OpenAthens 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

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 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- 
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- 
Wound Practice and Research2008- 
Wound repair and regeneration1997- 

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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 Devon GP and ICB staff)
-South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust SWASFT
South Central Ambulance Service SCAS
You will need an NHS OpenAthens 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

ABC of dermatology20197thMorris-Jones
ABC of Wound Healing20222ndPrice
Andrews’ Diseases of the Skin Clinical Atlas2022 2ndMicheletti
Andrews’ diseases of the skin: clinical dermatology202013thJames
Atopic Dermatitis: Inside Out or Outside In 2023Chan
Burns (Oxford Specialist Handbook)2019Whitaker
Cancer of the skin.2011 Rigel
Clinical Cases in Psoriasis20192ndWu
Comprehensive dermatologic drug therapy20214thWolverton
A Comprehensive Guide to Hidradenitis Suppurativa 2022Shi
Dermatological signs of systemic disease20175thCallen
Dermatology: An Illustrated Colour Text20217thGawkrodger
Dermatology at a glance20202ndChowdhury
Dermatology essentials2022 2ndBolognia
Dermatology for the Advanced Practice Nurse2015Lyons
  • Dermatology for the Primary Care Provider
  • 2022Waldman
    Dermatology Made Easy 20222ndOakley
    Dermatology secrets20216thHigh
    Dermoscopy : the essentials20203rdSoyer
    Diagnostic Atlas of Cutaneous Mesenchymal Neoplasia2020 Calonje
    Diagnostic Dermoscopy : The Illustrated Guide20222ndBowling
    Differential Diagnosis in Dermatology 20215thAshton
    Dressings for Advanced Wound Care2021Tang
    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
    Handbook of Skin Disease Management2023Jiyad
    Integumentary system : volume 4 of the Netter collection of medical illustrations.20122ndAnderson
    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 dermatology20225thCohen
    Practical Dermatopathology20213rdRapini
    Rook’s Dermatology Handbook 2022Griffiths
    Skin Conditions in Young People : A Practical Guide on How to Be Comfortable in Your Skin2021McPherson
    Skin disease : diagnosis and treatment20184thHabif
    Surgery of the skin : procedural dermatology20153rdRobinson
    Therapy for Severe Psoriasis2016 Wu
    Total Burn Care20185thHerndon
    Treatment of skin disease : comprehensive therapeutic strategies20226thLebwohl
    Tropical Dermatology20172ndTyring
    Urgent Care Dermatology: Symptom-Based Diagnosis2018 Fitzpatrick
    Weedon’s skin pathology20215thPatterson
    Weedon’s Skin Pathology Essentials2024 3rdJohnston
    Wound care at a glance.20202ndPeate
    Wound Care: nursing and health survival guide2014Kelly

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