Library resources & services for Endocrinology & Diabetic and Metabolic Medicine

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
Endocrinology, Diabetic and Metabolic Medicine
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.

Society for Endocrinology
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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 endocrinology
health psychology/psychiatry/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 Endocrinology, Diabetic and Metabolic Medicine journals below

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

Annals of Endocrinology2007- 
Best Practice & Research: Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism2007- 
BMC Endocrine Disorders2001- 
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
Canadian Journal of Diabetes2007- 
Cardiovascular Diabetology2002- 
Case Reports in Endocrinology2012- 
Clinical Diabetes2001- 
Clinical endocrinology1997- 
Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology1992- 
Current Opinion in Lipidology1998- 
Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews2007- 
Diabetes and Metabolism2007- 
Diabetes and Metabolism Journal2011- 
Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome & Obesity: Targets & Therapy2008- 
Diabetes/metabolism: research and reviews1999- 
Diabetes obesity and metabolism1999- 
Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice2007- 
Diabetes Therapy2010- 
Diabetes Week2001- 
Diabetic Foot and Ankle2010- 
Diabetic medicine1997- 
Diabetology and Metabolic Syndrome2009- 
Endocrine Connections2012- 
Endocrine Journal1993- 
Endocrine Today2008- 
Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics 2007- 
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition2017- 
Frontiers in Endocrinology2010- 
Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology2007- 
General & Comparative Endocrinology2007- 
Growth Hormone and IGF Research2007- 
Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International2007- 
International Journal of Endocrinology2009- 
International Journal of Endocrinology & Metabolism2003- 
International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology2009- 
Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology2014- 
Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology: Case Reports2007- 
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism1996- 
Journal of diabetes2009- 
Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications2007- 
Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders2012- 
Journal of Diabetes Mellitus2011- 
Journal of Endocrinology & Metabolism2011- 
Journal of neuroendocrinology
Journal of Nutrition & Metabolism2010- 
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition1996- 
Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology2013- 
Molecular Metabolism2012- 
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)1990- 
Nutrition and Diabetes2011- 
Nutrition and Metabolic Insights2008- 
Nutrition and Metabolism2004- 
Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases2007- 
Obesity and Diabetes Week2003- 
Obesity Research and Clinical Practice2007- 
Pediatric diabetes2000- 
Practical diabetes2011- 
Primary Care Diabetes2007- 
Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids2007- 
Research & Reports in Endocrine Disorders2011- 
Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism2007- 
World Journal of Diabetes2010- 
World Journal of Endocrine Surgery2009- 

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

ABC of Diabetes20157thHolt
Care of people with diabetes: a manual for healthcare practice20205th Dunning
Clinical biochemistry and metabolic medicine20138th Crook
Clinical endocrinology and diabetes at a glance2017  Levy
Churchill’s pocketbook of diabetes20122ndGhosh
Crash Course: Endocrinology20124thO’Neill
Crash Course: Metabolism and Nutrition20134thAppleton
Curbside consultation of the pancreas : 49 clinical questions.2010 Tenner
Diabetes in cardiovascular disease : a companion to Braunwald’s heart disease. 2015  McGuire
Emery and Rimoin’s Principles and Practice of Medical Genetics and Genomics: Metabolic Disorders20217thPyeritz
Endocrine and reproductive physiology20195thWhite
Endocrine secrets.20207thMcDermott
Endocrine surgery: companion to specialist surgical practice20145th Lennard
Endocrinology : adult and pediatric20167thJameson/De Groot
Genetic diagnosis of endocrine disorders20162ndWeiss
  • Goodman’s Basic Medical Endocrinology
  • 20225thHolt
    Handbook of Diagnostic Endocrinology20213rdWinter
    How the endocrine system works20162ndNeal
    Meyler’s side effects of endocrine and metabolic drugs.2009 Aronson
    Oxford Handbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes20143rdWass
    Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes20112ndWass
    Pediatric endocrinology20144thSperling
    Physician’s guide to the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of inherited metabolic diseases2014 Blau
    The Pituitary20174thMelmed
    Sperling Pediatric Endocrinology
    20215th Sperling
    Textbook of Nephro-Endocrinology20182ndSingh
    Williams textbook of endocrinology202014thMelmed
    Yen and Jaffe’s reproductive endocrinology : physiology, pathophysiology and clinical management.20198thStrauss