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.




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New ejournal content added 15/02/2021
Current Opinion in Lipidology 1998-
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition 1996-
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


New ebook content added 09/02/2021
Handbook of Diagnostic Endocrinology
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


New ebook content added 09/12/2020
Emery and Rimoin’s Principles and Practice of Medical Genetics and Genomics: Metabolic Disorders
Sperling Pediatric Endocrinology
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 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.


Journal Coverage Notes
Annals of Endocrinology 2007-
Best Practice & Research: Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 2007-
BMC Endocrine Disorders 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
Canadian Journal of Diabetes 2007-
Cardiovascular Diabetology 2002-
Case Reports in Endocrinology 2012-
Clinical Diabetes 2001-
Clinical endocrinology 1997-
Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology 1992-
Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Obesity 2007-
Current Opinion in Lipidology 1998-
Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews 2007-
Diabetes and Metabolism 2007-
Diabetes and Metabolism Journal 2011-
Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome & Obesity: Targets & Therapy 2008-
Diabetes/metabolism: research and reviews 1999-
Diabetes obesity and metabolism 1999-
Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 2007-
Diabetes Therapy 2010-
Diabetes Week 2001-
Diabetic Foot and Ankle 2010-
Diabetic medicine 1997-
Diabetology and Metabolic Syndrome 2009-
Endocrine Connections 2012-
Endocrine Journal 1993-
Endocrine Today 2008-
Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics  2007-
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition 2017-
Frontiers in Endocrinology 2010-
Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology 2007-
General & Comparative Endocrinology 2007-
Growth Hormone and IGF Research 2007-
Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International 2007-
International Journal of Endocrinology 2009-
International Journal of Endocrinology & Metabolism 2003-
International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology 2009-
Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology 2014-
Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology: Case Reports 2007-
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 1996-
Journal of diabetes 2009-
Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications 2007-
Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders 2012-
Journal of Diabetes Mellitus 2011-
Journal of Endocrinology & Metabolism 2011-
Journal of neuroendocrinology
Journal of Nutrition & Metabolism 2010-
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition 1996-
Lancet 2007-
Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology 2013-
Metabolism 2007-
Molecular Metabolism 2012-
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) 1990-
Nutrition and Diabetes 2011-
Nutrition and Metabolic Insights 2008-
Nutrition and Metabolism 2004-
Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases 2007-
Obesity and Diabetes Week 2003-
Obesity Research and Clinical Practice 2007-
Pancreatology 2007-
Pediatric diabetes 2000-
Practical diabetes 2011-
Primary Care Diabetes 2007-
Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids 2007-
Psychoneuroendocrinology 2007-
Research & Reports in Endocrine Disorders 2011-
Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism 2007-
World Journal of Diabetes 2010-
World Journal of Endocrine Surgery 2009-




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

Title Year Edition Author
ABC of Diabetes 2015 7th Holt
Care of people with diabetes: a manual for healthcare practice 2020 5th  Dunning
Clinical biochemistry and metabolic medicine 2013 8th  Crook
Clinical endocrinology and diabetes at a glance 2017  Levy
Churchill’s pocketbook of diabetes 2012 2nd Ghosh
Crash Course: Endocrinology 2012 4th O’Neill
Crash Course: Metabolism and Nutrition 2013 4th Appleton
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 Disorders 2021 7th Pyeritz
Endocrine and reproductive physiology 2019 5th White
Endocrine secrets. 2020 7th McDermott
Endocrine surgery: companion to specialist surgical practice 2014 5th  Lennard
Endocrinology : adult and pediatric 2016 7th Jameson/De Groot
ERCP 2013 2nd Baron
Genetic diagnosis of endocrine disorders 2016 2nd Weiss
Handbook of Diagnostic Endocrinology 2021 3rd Winter
How the endocrine system works 2016 2nd Neal
Meyler’s side effects of endocrine and metabolic drugs. 2009 Aronson
Pediatric endocrinology 2014 4th Sperling
Physician’s guide to the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of inherited metabolic diseases 2014 Blau
The Pituitary 2017 4th Melmed
Sperling Pediatric Endocrinology
2021 5th  Sperling
Textbook of Nephro-Endocrinology 2018 2nd Singh
Williams textbook of endocrinology 2020 14th Melmed
Yen and Jaffe’s reproductive endocrinology : physiology, pathophysiology and clinical management. 2019 8th Strauss