Library resources & services for Otolaryngology, ENT Surgery, Head & Neck and Audiology services

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
Otolaryngology, ENT Surgery, Head & Neck and Audiology services
for staff/students on placement
across the Plymouth, SWASFT & SCAS health community.
Click here to visit our main library website.

You may also wish to visit our
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dentistry and Orthodontics
Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neurosciences
and Plastic Surgery

If you have problems or comments/suggestions about resources please
phone 39111 or email marking FAO Laura. 

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New ebook content added 13/07/2021

  • Local Flaps in Facial Reconstruction

  • Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)

    Databases (GUIDES AND VIDEOS)

    Search the NHS healthcare databases:

    AMED- topics for allied health professionals incl. audiologists
    British Nursing Index (BNI)- incl topics for nurses and care staff
    international nursing & allied health incl nurses, care staff and audiologists
    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. Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery
    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.
    • 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 Otolaryngology, ENT Surgery, Head & Neck and Audiology journals below

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

    American Annals of the Deaf1996- 
    American Journal of Audiology2000- 
    American Journal of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery2007- 
    Audiology Research2011- 
    Auris Nasus Larynx2008- 
    BMC Ear, Nose, and Throat 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
    Cancers of the Head and Neck2016- 
    Case Reports in Otolaryngology2011- 
    Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology2008- 
    Clinical otolaryngology2005- 
    Ear and Hearing1980- 
    Ear, Nose and Throat Journal1998- 
    European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases2010- 
    Head and Face Medicine2005- 
    Head and neck: journal for the sciences & specialties of the head and neck1996- 
    Head and Neck Pathology2007- 
    International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology2012- 
    International forum of allergy & rhinology2011-  
    International Journal of Otolaryngology2009- 
    International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology2007- 
    JARO: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology2000- 
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology1887- 
    Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research2011- 
    Journal of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery2013- 
    Journal of Otology2006- 
    Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research1997- 
    Journal of Voice2007- 
    The Laryngoscope1997- 
    Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology2016- 
    New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)1990- 
    Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery2007- 
    Oral Oncology2007- 
    Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America2007- 
    Patient Management Perspectives in Otolaryngology2011- 
    Trends in Hearing1996- 

    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 2009 onwards – click title & login with NHS Athens

    Airway management2014 Khan
    Atlas of endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery20192ndChiu
    Atlas of head and neck pathology20163rdWenig
    Benumof and Hagberg’s airway management20133rdHagberg
    Bronchoscopy and central airway disorders: a patient-centered approach2012 Colt
    Chordomas and chondrosarcomas of the skull base and spine20182ndHarsh
    Craniofacial, head and neck surgery, pediatric plastic surgery : volume 3 of Plastic surgery20133rdNeligan
    Cummings Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery20217thFlint
    Cummings pediatric otolaryngology2015 Lesperance
    The difficult airway: a practical guide2013 Hagberg
    Dizziness and vertigo across the lifespan2018 Gleason
    Ear, nose and throat and head and neck surgery: an illustrated colour text.20134thDhillon
    Ear, nose and throat at a glance2013 Munir
    Endoscopic Surgery of the Orbit
    2021 Sindwani
    ENT secrets20164thScholes
    Facial Trauma Surgery2020 Dorafshar
    Gnepp’s Diagnostic Surgical Pathology of the Head and Neck20213rdGnepp
    Head and neck imaging2011  
    Head and neck imaging: case review20154thYousem
    Head and neck pathology20193rdThompson
    Hearing Loss2017 Eggermont
    Imaging in Otolaryngology 2018 Gurgel
    Jatin Shah’s head and neck surgery and oncology20205thShah
    Lecture Notes: diseases of the ear, nose and throat201411thClarke
    Local Flaps in Facial Reconstruction20224thBaker
    Master techniques in rhinoplasty2011 Azizzadeh
    McMinn’s color atlas of head and neck anatomy20175thLogan
    Neurologic and Neurodegenerative Diseases of the Larynx2020 Weissbrod
    Operative Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery20183rdMyers
    Otologic surgery20164thBrackmann
    Oxford Handbook of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
    (Download for up to 3 months at a time)
    Plastic Surgery:


    Volume 3: Craniofacial, Head and Neck Surgery and Pediatric Plastic Surgery

    2018 4thNeligan
    Rhinoplasty2012 Guyuron
    Robotics and Digital Guidance in ENT–H&N Surgery2017 Lombard
    Skull base imaging2018 Chong
    Sobotta atlas of human anatomy : head, neck and neuroanatomy201816thPaulsen
    Surgery of the salivary glands2021 Witt
    Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands20203rdRandolph