Library resources & services for Gastroenterology, Hepatology + Colorectal, OG + HPB Surgery

Databases    Evidence-based Practice

Journals    Books    

This site is maintained and hosted by Discovery Library, Derriford Hospital
and gives details of selected content available in
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Colorectal, Gastric & HPB Surgery
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.

NHS England COVID-19 Specialty guides
Clinical guide for the management of people with alcohol dependence
Clinical guide for triaging patients with lower gastrointestinal symptoms

NICE COVID-19 Rapid guidelines
Gastrointestinal and liver conditions treated with drugs affecting the immune response 

British Society of Gastroenterology
COVID-19 Guidance and Advice

COVID-19 daily alert research bulletin
Public Health England Knowledge and Library Services produce a daily alert containing links to research and news on the latest coronavirus outbreak.
If you would like to receive this email alert, which contains latest research articles and news from government departments, please contact

They also have created the Finding the evidence: Coronavirus page.

Elearning for Health (ELfH) COVID-19 programme 
part of Health Education England’s elearning suite in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies.


New ebook content added 19/08/21
Best of Five MCQS for the European Specialty Examination in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)

New ebook content added 14/07/21
Oxford Handbook of Gastrointestinal Nursing
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)

New ebook content added 05/07/21
Abdominal Imaging: The Core Requisites
Atlas of Pediatric Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy 
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)

New ejournal content added 01/07/2021
Human Nutrition & Metabolism 2020-
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


Search the NHS healthcare databases:

AMED- topics for allied health professionals incl. dieticians
British Nursing Index (BNI)- incl topics for nurses and care staff
international nursing & allied health incl nurses, care staff and dieticians
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 gastroenterology and hepatology
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

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 Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Colorectal, Gastric & HPB Surgery journals below

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

Alimentary pharmacology and therapeutics1997- 
American Journal of Gastroenterology 2015- 
Annals of Gastroenterology2000- 
Annals of Hepatology2002- 
Best Practice & Research: Clinical Gastroenterology2003-2014
BMC Gastroenterology2001- 
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
BMJ Open Gastroenterology2014- 
Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology2013- 
Case Reports in Gastroenterology2007- 
Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine2011- 
Case Reports in Hepatology2012- 
Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology2008- 
Clinical Colorectal Cancer2007- 
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology2007- 
Clinical Nutrition2007- 
Clinics and Research in Hepatology & Gastroenterology2007- 
Clinics in Liver Disease2007- 
Colorectal disease1999- 
Current Opinion in Lipidology1998- 
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy1995 
Digestive and Liver Disease2007- 
Digestive endoscopy1997- 
Diseases of the Colon & Rectum2004- 
Frontline Gastroenterology2010 
Gastroenterology Clinics of North America2007- 
Gastroenterology Report2013- 
Gastroenterology Research2008- 
Gastroenterology Research and Practice2008- 
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy2007- 
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America2007- 
Gastrointestinal Intervention2012- 
Gastrointestinal Nursing2006- 
Gut and Liver2007- 
Gut Pathogens2009- 
Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research2009- 
Hepatitis Monthly2010- 
Hepatitis Research and Treatment2010- 
Hepatitis Weekly1995- 
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International2011- 
Hepatology research2007- 
Human Nutrition & Metabolism2020- 
International Journal of Hepatology2011- 
Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology2011- 
Journal of digestive diseases2007- 
Journal of Gastric Cancer2010- 
Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology1997- 
Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research2012- 
Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology2010- 
Journal of hepato-biliary-pancreatic sciences2010- 
Journal of Hepatology2007-Print available from 2000- on shelf 169 Discovery Library
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition1996- 
Journal of The Pancreas2000- 
Journal of viral hepatitis1997- 
Liver international2003- 
Liver transplantation2000- 
Neurogastroenterology and motility
Nutrition Research2007- 
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)1990- 
Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery2007- 
Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy2007- 
Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology2008- 
United European Gastroenterology Journal2013- 
World Journal of Gastroenterology2005- 
World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy2009- 
World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology2009- 
World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology2010- 
World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology & Therapeutics2010- 
World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery2009- 
World Journal of Hepatology2009- 

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 Alcohol20155thMcCune
ABC of Colorectal Cancer20112ndYoung
Abdominal Imaging20172ndSahani
  • Abdominal Imaging: The Core Requisites
  • 2022Grajo
    Abdominal X-Rays for Medical Students2015 Clarke
    Atlas of Abdominal Wall Reconstruction2012 Rosen
    Atlas of Clinical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy20123rdWilcox
    Atlas of Endoscopy Imaging in Inflammatory Bowel Disease2020 Shen
    Atlas of Pediatric Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy  20222ndHolcomb
    Atlas of Surgical Techniques for the Colon, Rectum and Anus2013 Fleshman
    Barrett’s esophagus2016 Pleskow
    Best of Five MCQS for the European Specialty Examination in Gastroenterology and Hepatology 20212ndMarjot
    Blumgart’s surgery of the liver, biliary tract, and pancreas.20176thJarnagin
    Blumgart’s video atlas : liver, biliary & pancreatic surgery20212ndCorvera
    Clinical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy20193rdChandrasekhara
    Clinical guide to gastroenterology2020 Chen
    Colorectal Cancer (Fast Facts)20103rdTaylor
    Colorectal Surgery2013 Bailey
    Colorectal surgery: Companion to specialist surgical practice20196thClark
    Crash Course Gastrointestinal System20124thGriffiths
    Crash Course Metabolism and Nutrition20134thAppleton
    Curbside Consultation in GI Cancer for the Gastroenterologist2011 Adler
    Curbside Consultation in IBS2011  Lacy
    Curbside Consultation of the Pancreas2010 Tenner
    Curbside Consultation of the Pancreas20173rdFazio
    Fast facts: Pancreas and biliary tract diseases20172ndBhutani
    Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology20122ndIacobuzio-Donahue
    Gastrointestinal Imaging: The Requisites20144thBoland
    Gastrointestinal physiology20199thJohnson
    Gastrointestinal System at a Glance20132ndKeshav
    Gastroparesis 2021 McCallum
    GI/Liver Secrets Plus20155thMcNally
    Handbook of cystic fibrosis2016 Filbrun
    Handbook of Liver Disease20184thFriedman
    Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery: Companion to specialist surgical practice20196thParks
    Hepatology at a Glance2015 Joshi
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease : an Atlas of Investigation and Management2011 Orchard
    Imaging in Abdominal Surgery2018 Federle
    Imaging in Gastroenterology2018 Federle
    Interventional Inflammatory Bowel Diseases2018 Shen
    Lecture Notes : Gastroenterology and Hepatology.20162ndInns
    MacSween’s Pathology of the Liver20187thBurt
    Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Digestive System
    Part I – Upper Digestive Tract
    Part II – Lower Digestive Tract
    Part III – Liver, Biliary Tract & Pancreas 
    Netter’s Correlative Imaging : Abdominal and Pelvic Anatomy2013 Torigian
    Netter’s gastroenterology20203rdFloch
    Odze and Goldblum Surgical Pathology of the GI Tract, Liver, Biliary Tract, and Pancreas20153rd Odze
    Oesophagogastric surgery: Companion to specialist surgical practice 20196thGriffin
    Oxford Handbook of Gastrointestinal Nursing 20212ndBurch
    Physiology of the gastrointestinal tract20186thSaid
    Practical Hepatic Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach20172ndSaxena
    Scheuer’s Liver Biopsy Interpretation202110thLefkowitch
    Shackelford’s Surgery of the Alimentary Tract20198thYeo
    Sleisenger and Fordtran’s Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease202111thFeldman
    Textbook of Gastrointestinal Radiology20154thGore
    Transplantation of the Liver20153rdBusuttil
    Zakim & Boyer’s Hepatology: A Textbook of Liver Disease20187thSanyal