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


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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 09/03/21
Atlas of Endoscopy Imaging in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


New ejournal content added 15/02/2021
American Journal of Gastroenterology 2015-
Current Opinion in Lipidology 1998-
Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 2004-
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition 1996-
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


New ebook content added 09/02/21
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.


Journal Coverage Notes
Alimentary pharmacology and therapeutics 1997-
American Journal of Gastroenterology 2015-
Annals of Gastroenterology 2000-
Annals of Hepatology 2002-
Best Practice & Research: Clinical Gastroenterology 2003-2014
BMC Gastroenterology 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
BMJ Open Gastroenterology 2014-
Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology 2013-
Case Reports in Gastroenterology 2007-
Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine 2011-
Case Reports in Hepatology 2012-
Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology 2008-
Clinical Colorectal Cancer 2007-
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2007-
Clinical Nutrition 2007-
Clinics and Research in Hepatology & Gastroenterology 2007-
Clinics in Liver Disease 2007-
Colorectal disease 1999-
Current Opinion in Lipidology 1998-
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy 1995
Digestive and Liver Disease 2007-
Digestive endoscopy 1997-
Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 2004-
Frontline Gastroenterology 2010
Gastroenterology 2007-
Gastroenterology Clinics of North America 2007-
Gastroenterology Report 2013-
Gastroenterology Research 2008-
Gastroenterology Research and Practice 2008-
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2007-
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America 2007-
Gastrointestinal Intervention 2012-
Gastrointestinal Nursing 2006-
Gut 1960-
Gut and Liver 2007-
Gut Pathogens 2009-
Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research 2009-
Hepatitis Monthly 2010-
Hepatitis Research and Treatment 2010-
Hepatitis Weekly 1995-
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International 2011-
Hepatology 1996-
Hepatology research 2007-
HPB 2011-
International Journal of Hepatology 2011-
Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology 2011-
Journal of digestive diseases 2007-
Journal of Gastric Cancer 2010-
Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology 1997-
Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research 2012-
Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology 2010-
Journal of hepato-biliary-pancreatic sciences 2010-
Journal of Hepatology 2007- Print available from 2000- on shelf 169 Discovery Library
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition 1996-
Journal of The Pancreas 2000-
Journal of viral hepatitis 1997-
Lancet 2007-
Liver international 2003-
Liver transplantation 2000-
Neurogastroenterology and motility
Nutrition 2007-
Nutrition Research 2007-
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) 1990-
Pancreatology 2007-
Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery 2007-
Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2007-
Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology 2008-
United European Gastroenterology Journal 2013-
World Journal of Gastroenterology 2005-
World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2009-
World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology 2009-
World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology 2010-
World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology & Therapeutics 2010-
World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2009-
World Journal of Hepatology 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 Alcohol 2015 5th McCune
ABC of Colorectal Cancer 2011 2nd Young
Abdominal Imaging 2017 2nd Sahani
Abdominal X-Rays for Medical Students 2015 Clarke
Atlas of Abdominal Wall Reconstruction 2012 Rosen
Atlas of Clinical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2012 3rd Wilcox
Atlas of Endoscopy Imaging in Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2020 Shen
Atlas of Surgical Techniques for the Colon, Rectum and Anus 2013 Fleshman
Barrett’s esophagus 2016 Pleskow
Blumgart’s surgery of the liver, biliary tract, and pancreas. 2017 6th Jarnagin
Blumgart’s video atlas : liver, biliary & pancreatic surgery 2021 2nd Corvera
Clinical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2019 3rd Chandrasekhara
Clinical guide to gastroenterology 2020 Chen
Colorectal Cancer (Fast Facts) 2010 3rd Taylor
Colorectal Surgery 2013 Bailey
Colorectal surgery: Companion to specialist surgical practice 2019 6th Clark
Crash Course Gastrointestinal System 2012 4th Griffiths
Crash Course Metabolism and Nutrition 2013 4th Appleton
Curbside Consultation in GI Cancer for the Gastroenterologist 2011 Adler
Curbside Consultation in IBS 2011  Lacy
Curbside Consultation of the Pancreas 2010 Tenner
Curbside Consultation of the Pancreas 2017 3rd Fazio
Endosonography 2019 4th Hawes
ERCP 2019 3rd Baron
Fast facts: Pancreas and biliary tract diseases 2017 2nd Bhutani
Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology 2012 2nd Iacobuzio-Donahue
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in Practice 2011 Canard
Gastrointestinal Imaging: The Requisites 2014 4th Boland
Gastrointestinal physiology 2019 9th Johnson
Gastrointestinal System at a Glance 2013 2nd Keshav
Gastroparesis 2021 McCallum
GI/Liver Secrets Plus 2015 5th McNally
Handbook of cystic fibrosis 2016 Filbrun
Handbook of Liver Disease 2018 4th Friedman
Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery: Companion to specialist surgical practice 2019 6th Parks
Hepatology at a Glance 2015 Joshi
Inflammatory Bowel Disease : an Atlas of Investigation and Management 2011 Orchard
Imaging in Abdominal Surgery 2018 Federle
Imaging in Gastroenterology 2018 Federle
Interventional Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 2018 Shen
Lecture Notes : Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2016 2nd Inns
MacSween’s Pathology of the Liver 2018 7th Burt
Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Digestive System
Part I – Upper Digestive Tract
Part II – Lower Digestive Tract
Part III – Liver, Biliary Tract & Pancreas 
2017 2nd Reynolds
Netter’s Correlative Imaging : Abdominal and Pelvic Anatomy 2013 Torigian
Netter’s gastroenterology 2020 3rd Floch
Odze and Goldblum Surgical Pathology of the GI Tract, Liver, Biliary Tract, and Pancreas 2015 3rd  Odze
Oesophagogastric surgery: Companion to specialist surgical practice  2019 6th Griffin
Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease 2016 5th Wyllie
Physiology of the gastrointestinal tract 2018 6th Said
Practical Hepatic Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach 2017 2nd Saxena
Scheuer’s Liver Biopsy Interpretation 2021 10th Lefkowitch
Shackelford’s Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 2019 8th Yeo
Sleisenger and Fordtran’s Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease 2021 11th Feldman
Textbook of Gastrointestinal Radiology 2015 4th Gore
Transplantation of the Liver 2015 3rd Busuttil
Zakim & Boyer’s Hepatology: A Textbook of Liver Disease 2018 7th Sanyal