Library resources for Neurology, Neurosurgery & Neurosciences

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
Neurology, Neurosurgery & Neurosciences
for staff/students on placement
across the Plymouth, SWASFT & SCAS health community.
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New ejournal content added 11/02/2021
Current Opinion in Neurology 1998-
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


New ejournal content added 09/02/2021
Brain, Behavior, & Immunity – Health
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


New ebook content added 18/01/2021
Oxford Handbook of Neuroscience Nursing 
you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


New ebook content added 15/12/2020
A Practical Guide to Supporting People with Epilepsy
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


New ebook content added 01/12/2020
Brain Injury Medicine
Decision-Making in Adult Neurology

Endoscopic Surgery of the Orbit
Fitzgerald’s Clinical Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience
Muscle Biopsy
Neuro-Oncology for the Clinical Neurologist
Spine Secrets
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Search the NHS healthcare databases:


AMED- topics for allied health including neurorehabiitation
British Nursing Index (BNI)- incl topics for neuro nurses,
international nursing & allied health incl neuro nursing & rehabilitation staff
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 neurology & neurosurgery
psychology & psychiatry incl psychological aspects of trauma/brain injury, neuropsychiatry & neuropsychology

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 other fulltext 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.
  • NICE Evidence– access to authoritative clinical & non-clinical evidence/best practice incl. Neurological topics through web-based portal- provided by NICE.
  • TRIP Database– clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.
  • UpToDate– ‘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 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 Neurology, Neurosurgery & Neurosciences journals below

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


Journal Coverage Notes
Acta neurologica scandinavica 1997-
Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring 2015-
Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association 2007-
Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions 2015-
Annals of neurology 
Applied cognitive psychology
Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical 2007-
BMC Neurology 2001-
BMC Neuroscience 2000-
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
Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging 2016-
Brain 1954-2013

1996- 1 year ago

Print @ shelves 127 & 128, Discovery Library, Derriford


Brain and Behavior 2011-
Brain and Development 2008-
Brain, Behavior and Immunity 2007-
Brain, Behavior and Immunity – Health
Brain Research 2007-
Brain pathology
Brain Research Bulletin 2007-
Brain Sciences 2011-
Brain Stimulation 2008-
British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 2005-
Case Reports in Neurology 2009-
Clinical and experimental neuroimmunology
Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 2007-
Clinical Neurophysiology 2007-
CNS: neuroscience and therapeutics
Current Opinion in Neurobiology 2007-
Current Opinion in Neurology 1998-
Developmental medicine and child neurology
Diagnostics in Neuropsychiatry 2015-
Epilepsy and Behavior 2007-
Epilepsy Currents 2001-
Epilepsy Research 2007-
Epilepsy Research and Treatment 2010-
Epileptic disorders 
European journal of neurology
European journal of neuroscience
European Journal of Paediatric Neurology 2007-
European journal of pain
European Neuropsychopharmacology 2007-
Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology 2007-
Future Neurology 2006- If asked for organisation select NHS England
Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery 2014-
Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 2007-
Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 1999-
Journal of neurochemistry
Journal of neuroendocrinology
Journal of neuroimaging
Journal of Neuroimmunology 2007-
Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery 2009-
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 1920-
Journal of Neurology Research 2011-
Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology Jun 1997- If asked for organisation select NHS England
Journal of neuropsychology 2007-
Journal of Neuroradiology 2007-
Journal of Neurosurgery 1944-
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics 2004-
Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine 1999-
Journal of pineal research
Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience 2007-
Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 2007-
Journal of the Neurological Sciences 2007-
Journal of the peripheral nervous system
Lancet 2007-
Lancet Neurology (1) 2007-
Lancet Neurology (2) 2002-
60 days ago
Movement disorders
Multiple Sclerosis Journal 1997-
Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders 2012-
Muscle and nerve 1996-
Neurobiology of Aging 2007-
Neurobiology of Disease 2007-
Neurochirurgie 2007-
Neurodegenerative Disease Management 2011- If asked for organisation select NHS England
Neurodiagnostic Journal 1998- If asked for organisation select NHS England
Neurogastroenterology and motility
Neuroimaging Clinics of North America 2007-
(English Edition)
Neurologic Clinics 2007-
Neurology 1995-
Neurology (print) 1980-2009 Print @ shelves 195 & 196, Discovery Library, Derriford
Neurology Clinical Practice 2011-
Neurology Genetics 2015-
Neurology Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation 2014-
Neuromuscular Disorders 2007-
Neuropathology and applied neurobiology
Neurophysiologie Clinique 2011-
Neuroscience 2007-
Neuroscience and Medicine 2010-
Neurosurgery Clinics of North America 2007-
Neurosurgery 1977-
Neurosurgical Focus 1996-
Neurotoxicology and Teratology 2007-
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) 1990-
Operative Neurosurgery 2005-
Pain practice
Parkinsonism & Related Disorders 2007-
Pediatric Neurology 2007-
Practical Neurology 2001-
Progress in neurology and psychiatry
Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences 1997-
Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy 2007-
Seminars in Pediatric Neurology 2007-
Seminars in Spine Surgery 2007-
Sleep Medicine 2007-
Sleep Medicine Clinics 2007-
Sleep Medicine Reviews 2007-
Spine 1996-
Spine Journal 2007-
Stroke 1970-
Stroke Research and Treatment 2010-
Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2007-
Trends in Neurosciences 2007-
World Journal of Neuroscience 2011-
World Neurosurgery 2010-





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 neurology, neurosurgery & neuroscience content from 2010 onwards- (click title & login with NHS Athens)

Title Year Edition Author
ABC of Stroke 2011 Mant
Alzheimer’s disease 2016 Borenstein
Aminoff’s Electrodiagnosis in Clinical Neurology 2012 6th Aminoff
Aminoff’s Neurology & General Medicine 2014 5th Aminoff
Atlas of Clinical Neurology 2011 3rd Perkin
Atlas of uncommon pain syndromes 2020 4th Waldman
Atlas of Peripheral Nerve Surgery 2013 2nd Kim
Benzel’s Spine Surgery 2017 4th Steinmetz
Best Evidence for Spine Surgery: 20 Cardinal Cases 2012 Jandial
Bradley’s Neurology in Clinical Practice. 2016 7th Daroff
Brain Injury Medicine 2021 Eapen
Brain Injury Medicine 2021 Eapen
Brain Tumors: An Encyclopedic Approach 2012 3rd Kaye
Cellular physiology and neurophysiology 2020 3rd Blaustein
Central nervous system cancer rehabilitation 2019 Cristian
Challenging neuropathic pain syndromes 2018 Freedman
Chordomas and chondrosarcomas of the skull base and spine 2018 2nd Harsh
Complications in Neuroanesthesia 2016 Prabhakar
Complications in Neurosurgery 2019 Nanda
Concussion: assessment, management and rehabilitation 2020 Eapen
Core techniques in operative neurosurgery. 2020 2nd Jandial
Cottrell and Young’s Neuroanesthesia 2017 6th Cottrell
Crash Course: Nervous system 
(up to 3 simultaneous users)
2012 4th Ross, J.
Crash Course: Neurology  
(up to 3 simultaneous users)
2013 4th Yogarajah, M.
Decision-Making in Adult Neurology
2021 Cucchiara
Defining autism: a guide to brain, biology, and behavior. 2019 Casanova
Easy EMG 2016 2nd Weiss
Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders 2021 4th Preston
Endoscopic Surgery of the Orbit
2021 Sindwani
Epilepsy: an atlas of investigation and management 2010 Nair
Epilepsy Syndromes 2010 Werz
Essential Neuromodulation 2011 Arle
Essentials of Delirium : Everything You Really Need to Know for Working in Delirium Care 2020 Rahman
Essentials of Neuroanesthesia 2017 Prabhakar
Fenichel’s Clinical Pediatric Neurology 2019 8th Piña-Garza
Fitzgerald’s Clinical Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience
2021 8th Mtui
Fundamental Neuroscience 2013 4th Squire
Fundamental Neuroscience for Basic and Clinical Applications 2018 5th Haines
Glioblastoma 2016 Brem
Gray’s Clinical Neuroanatomy: The Anatomic Basis for Clinical Neuroscience 2011 Mancall
Human Brain in Photographs and Diagrams 2013 4th Nolte
Imaging in Neurology 2018 Osborn
Imaging in Spine Surgery 2018 Ross
Imaging of the Brain 2013 Naidich
Kaufman’s Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists 2017 8th Kaufman
Liu, Volpe, and Galetta’s neuro-ophthalmology: diagnosis and management 2019 3rd Liu
Lumbar interbody fusions 2019 Manjila
Massachusetts General Hospital Psychopharmacology and Neurotherapeutics 2016 Stern, TA et al.
Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Dementia 2016 2nd Budson, A & Solomon, P
Meningiomas 2010 Pamir
Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Spinal Techniques 2011 Kim
Molecular and cellular therapies for motor neuron diseases. 2017 Boulis
Monitoring in Neurocritical Care 2013 Le Roux
Movement Disorders in Childhood 2016 2nd Singer
Muscle Biopsy
2021 5th Dubowitz
Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Brain 2013 2nd Jones
Netter’s Atlas of Neuroscience 2016 3rd Felten
Netter’s Correlative Imaging: Neuroanatomy 2015 Lee
Netter’s neurology 2020 3rd Srinivasan
Neuroanatomy: an illustrated colour text 2020 6th Crossman
Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience at a Glance 2017 5th Cicchetti
Neuroblastoma: molecular mechanisms and therapeutic interventions 2019 Ray
The neurodiverse workplace: an employer’s guide to managing and working with neurodivergent employees, clients and customers 2020 Honeybourne
Neurologic and Neurodegenerative Diseases of the Larynx 2020 Weissbrod
Neurology: Neonatology Questions and Controversies 2012 2nd Perlman
Neurology Secrets 2016 6th Kass
Neuromodulation: comprehensive textbook of principles, technologies, and therapies 2018 2nd Krames
Neuromonitoring techniques: quick guide for clinicians and residents. 2018 Prabhakar
Neuromuscular Disorders of Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence 2015 2nd Darras
Neuromuscular Disorders: Treatment and Management 2011 Bertorini
Neuromuscular Ultrasound 2011 Walker
Neuro-Oncology for the Clinical Neurologist 2021 Strowd
The Neuro-Ophthalmology Survival Guide 2018 2nd Pane
Neuropathology 2012 2nd Prayson
Neuropathology 2013 3rd Ellison
Neuropathology 2014 Yachnis
Neuropathology Simplified : A Guide for Clinicians and Neuroscientists 2015 Hilton & Shivane (Local authors)
Neuroradiology: Key Differential Diagnoses and Clinical Questions 2013 Small
Neuroradiology: spectrum and evolution of disease 2019 Small
Neuroradiology: The Requisites 2017 4th Nadgir
Neurostimulation for the Treatment of Chronic Pain 2012 Hayek
Neurotrauma management for the severely injured polytrauma 2017 Ecklund
Neurotrauma : managing patients with head injuries 2013 Abelson-Mitchell
New therapeutics for traumatic brain injury: prevention of secondary brain damage and enhancement of repair and regeneration 2017 Heidenreich
Nolte’s essentials of the human brain 2019 2nd Vanderah
Nolte’s The Human Brain: An introduction to its functional anatomy 2021 8th Vanderah
Nolte’s the human brain in photographs and diagrams. 2020 5th Vanderah
On Call Neurology 2021 4th Mayer
Operative Techniques: Spine Surgery 2018 3rd Baron
Oxford Handbook of Neuroscience Nursing 
2021 2nd Woodward
Practical Approach to Electroencephalography 2010 Libenson
A Practical Guide to Supporting People with Epilepsy
2020 Case
Practical Surgical Neuropathology: A Diagnostic Approach 2010 Perry
Primer on cerebrovascular diseases 2017 2nd Caplan
Principles and Practice of Movement Disorders 2011 2nd Fahn
Principles of Neurological Surgery 2018 4th Ellenbogen
Problem Solving in Neuroradiology 2011 Law
Quality and safety in neurosurgery 2018 Guillaume
Quantitative MRI of the spinal cord 2014 Cohen-Adad
Reframe your thinking around autism: how the polyvagal theory and brain plasticity help us make sense of autism 2015 Bridges
Rowan’s Primer of EEG 2016 2nd Marcuse
Schmidek and Sweet’s Operative Neurosurgical Techniques 2012 6th Quiñones-Hinojosa
Skull base imaging 2018 Chong
Sobotta atlas of human anatomy : head, neck and neuroanatomy 2018 16th Paulsen
Spine Secrets 2021 3rd Devlin
Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance and Management 2012 3rd Benzel
Status Epilepticus : A Clinical Perspective 2017 2nd Drislane
Stroke nursing 2020 2nd Williams
Stroke: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management 2016 6th Grotta
Stroke (The Facts) 2017 2nd Lindley
Surgical Anatomy and Techniques to the Spine 2013 2nd Kim
Swaiman’s Pediatric Neurology: Principles and Practice 2017 6th Swaiman
Teaching Files: Brain and Spine 2012 Fatterpekar
Textbook of the Cervical Spine 2015 Shen
Umphred’s neurological rehabilitation 2020 7th Lazaro
Video Atlas of Neurosurgery 2017 Quinones-Hinojosa
Volpe’s neurology of the newborn 2018 6th Volpe
Youmans and Winn Neurological Surgery 2017 7th Winn