Library resources & services for Endocrinology & Diabetic and Metabolic Medicine

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
Endocrinology, Diabetic and Metabolic Medicine
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 email


New ebook content added 22/02/23
Physician’s guide to the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of inherited metabolic diseases
Note you will need a local NHS OpenAthens account to access (register here)

New ebook content added 20/12/22
Diabetes Management
Practical Diabetes Care for Healthcare Professionals
Note you will need a local NHS OpenAthens account to access (register here)

New ebook content added 15/12/22
Adrenal Disorders
Diabetes Secrets
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 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 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- 

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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 belowclick title & login with NHS Athens

ABC of Diabetes20157thHolt
Adrenal Disorders2023Young
Best of Five MCQs for the Endocrinology and Diabetes SCE 20222ndKalhan
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
Crash Course: Endocrinology20124thO’Neill
Crash Course: Metabolism and Nutrition20134thAppleton
Curbside consultation of the pancreas : 49 clinical questions.2010 Tenner
Diabetes Drug Notes2022Fisher
Diabetes in cardiovascular disease : a companion to Braunwald’s heart disease. 2015  McGuire
Diabetes Management2020Titchener
Diabetes: nursing & health survival guide2014Whettem
Diabetes Secrets 2022McDermott
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
Fast facts: hyperlipidemia 20216thSniderman
Fast facts: long-chain fatty acid oxidation disorders2021Burton
Fast facts: type 2 diabetes 2021Brown
Fast facts: type 1 diabetes in adults 2021Zaidi
Fast facts for patients: long-chain fatty acid oxidation disorders2021Burton
Genetic diagnosis of endocrine disorders20162ndWeiss
  • Goodman’s Basic Medical Endocrinology
  • 20225thHolt
    Handbook of Diagnostic Endocrinology20213rdWinter
    How the endocrine system works20162ndNeal
    Individualised Diabetes Management: a guide for primary care2016Barnett
    Meyler’s side effects of endocrine and metabolic drugs.2009 Aronson
    Oxford Handbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes20214thOwen
    Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes20223rdWass
    Pediatric endocrinology20144thSperling
    Physician’s guide to the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of inherited metabolic diseases2022 2ndBlau
    The Pituitary20174thMelmed
    Practical Diabetes Care for Healthcare Professionals20212ndLudwig
    Sperling Pediatric Endocrinology20215th Sperling
    Textbook of Nephro-Endocrinology20182ndSingh
    Williams textbook of endocrinology202014thMelmed
    Yen and Jaffe’s reproductive endocrinology : physiology, pathophysiology and clinical management.20198thStrauss

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