This site is maintained and hosted by Discovery Library, Derriford Hospital
and gives details of selected content available to
Microbiology, Virology, Communicable/Infectious Diseases and Infection Control
staff & students on placement across the Plymouth health community.
Click here to visit our main library website.
If you have problems or comments/suggestions about resources please
phone 39111 or email email@example.com marking FAO Laura.
New print content added 22/05/2018 (click title to check availability)
Barer, M. (2019) Medical microbiology: a guide to microbial infections: pathogenesis, immunity, laboratory investigation and control. 19th ed. s.l.: Elsevier.
Goering, R. and Mims, C. (2019) Mims’ medical microbiology and immunology. 6th ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier.
New print content added 24/04/2018 (click title to check availability)
Crawford, D. (2018) Viruses: a very short introduction. 2nd. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Search the NHS healthcare databases:
AMED- topics for allied health professionals
British Nursing Index (BNI)- incl topics for IPC nurses and care staff
CINAHL- international nursing & allied health incl IPC nurses and care staff
EMBASE- European biomedicine- good for pharmacology & drug therapy
Health Business Elite- all aspects of health service management & organisation
HMIC- health service management & organisation incl grey literature
MEDLINE- most medical/surgical topics incl microbiology
PsycINFO- 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:
- TRIP Database– clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.
If we don’t hold your required article you can consider making an article request via the library.
Direct links to key speciality ejournals are also listed below.
You should always select to login with OpenAthens first
Check our print and electronic book holdings at http://www.swims.nhs.uk/
This is a regional NHS catalogue so select ‘just in these libraries’ or click here to limit your search to books held in Plymouth.
You can also renew your books here.
Selected specialty content from 2010 onwards – click title & login with NHS Athens