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

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Clinical guide for the management of patients requiring transfer for specialist rehabilitation

Association of British Neurologists
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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 09/09/21
Principles and Practice of Movement Disorders 
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)

New ebook content added 17/08/21
Botulinum Neurotoxin: A Guide to Motor Point Injections
The Neuromodulation Casebook 
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


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

BNF and BNF for Childrenshould work automatically on NHS networked machine, if outside NHS network login with NHS Athens account.
Click here to find out about the free BNF/BNFC 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)

Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS)– provided by NICE. Summaries of best practice for >300 primary care presentations, incl neurological specialty.

Cochrane Library collection of databases (details here) containing different types of high-quality, independent evidence such as Systematic Reviews, RCTs and Health Technology Assessments.

Elearning for Health (ELfH) -Health Education England’s suite of high quality content free of charge training (topics incl. COVID-19 programme Epilepsy, TIA) in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies.
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here)

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.

Acta neurologica scandinavica1997- 
Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring2015- 
Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association2007- 
Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions2015- 
Annals of neurology 
Applied cognitive psychology
Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical2007- 
BMC Neurology2001- 
BMC Neuroscience2000- 
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
Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging2016- 


1996- 1 year ago

Print @ shelves 127 & 128, Discovery Library, Derriford



Brain and Behavior2011- 
Brain and Development2008- 
Brain, Behavior and Immunity2007- 
Brain, Behavior and Immunity – Health2020- 
Brain Disorders2021-
Brain Research2007- 
Brain pathology1997- 
Brain Research Bulletin2007- 
Brain Sciences2011- 
Brain Stimulation2008- 
British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing2005- 
Case Reports in Neurology2009- 
Clinical and experimental neuroimmunology
Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery2007- 
Clinical Neurophysiology2007- 
CNS: neuroscience and therapeutics
Current Opinion in Neurobiology2007- 
Current Opinion in Neurology1998- 
Developmental medicine and child neurology
Diagnostics in Neuropsychiatry2015- 
Epilepsy and Behavior2007- 
Epilepsy Currents2001- 
Epilepsy Research2007- 
Epilepsy Research and Treatment2010- 
Epileptic disorders 
European journal of neurology
European journal of neuroscience
European Journal of Paediatric Neurology2007- 
European journal of pain
European Neuropsychopharmacology2007- 
Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology2007- 
Future Neurology2006-If asked for organisation select NHS England
Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery2014- 
Journal of Clinical Neuroscience2007- 
Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation1999- 
Journal of neurochemistry
Journal of neuroendocrinology
Journal of neuroimaging
Journal of Neuroimmunology2007- 
Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery2009- 
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry1920- 
Journal of Neurology Research2011- 
Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental NeurologyJun 1997-If asked for organisation select NHS England
Journal of neuropsychology2007- 
Journal of Neuroradiology2007- 
Journal of Neurosurgery1944- 
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics2004- 
Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine1999- 
Journal of pineal research
Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience2007- 
Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases2007- 
Journal of the Neurological Sciences2007- 
Journal of the peripheral nervous system
Lancet Neurology (1)2007- 
Lancet Neurology (2)2002-
60 days ago
Movement disorders
Multiple Sclerosis Journal1997- 
Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders2012- 
Muscle and nerve1996- 
Neurobiology of Aging2007- 
Neurobiology of Disease2007- 
Neurodegenerative Disease Management2011-If asked for organisation select NHS England
Neurodiagnostic Journal1998-If asked for organisation select NHS England
Neurogastroenterology and motility
Neuroimaging Clinics of North America2007- 
(English Edition)
Neurologic Clinics2007- 
Neurology (print)1980-2009Print @ shelves 195 & 196, Discovery Library, Derriford
Neurology Clinical Practice2011- 
Neurology Genetics2015- 
Neurology Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation2014- 
Neuromuscular Disorders2007- 
Neuropathology and applied neurobiology
Neurophysiologie Clinique2011- 
Neuroscience and Medicine2010- 
Neurosurgery Clinics of North America2007- 
Neurosurgical Focus1996- 
Neurotoxicology and Teratology2007- 
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)1990- 
Operative Neurosurgery2005- 
Pain practice
Parkinsonism & Related Disorders2007- 
Pediatric Neurology2007- 
Practical Neurology2001- 
Progress in neurology and psychiatry
Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences1997- 
Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy2007- 
Seminars in Pediatric Neurology2007- 
Seminars in Spine Surgery2007- 
Sleep Medicine2007- 
Sleep Medicine Clinics2007- 
Sleep Medicine Reviews2007- 
Spine Journal2007- 
Stroke Research and Treatment2010- 
Trends in Cognitive Sciences2007- 
Trends in Neurosciences2007- 
World Journal of Neuroscience2011- 
World Neurosurgery2010- 

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)

ABC of Stroke2011 Mant
Alzheimer’s disease2016 Borenstein
Aminoff’s Electrodiagnosis in Clinical Neurology20126thAminoff
Aminoff’s Neurology & General Medicine20216thAminoff
Atlas of Clinical Neurology20113rdPerkin
Atlas of uncommon pain syndromes20204thWaldman
Atlas of Peripheral Nerve Surgery20132ndKim
Atlas of Spinal Imaging2022Louie
Benzel’s Spine Surgery20174thSteinmetz
Best Evidence for Spine Surgery: 20 Cardinal Cases2012 Jandial
Botulinum Neurotoxin: A Guide to Motor Point Injections2022Kim
Bradley and Daroff’s Neurology in Clinical Practice 20228thJankovic
Brain Injury Medicine2021 Eapen
Brain Injury Medicine2021 Eapen
Brain Tumors: An Encyclopedic Approach20123rdKaye
Cellular physiology and neurophysiology20203rdBlaustein
Central nervous system cancer rehabilitation2019 Cristian
Challenging neuropathic pain syndromes2018 Freedman
Chordomas and chondrosarcomas of the skull base and spine20182ndHarsh
Complications in Neuroanesthesia2016 Prabhakar
Complications in Neurosurgery2019 Nanda
Concussion: assessment, management and rehabilitation2020 Eapen
Core techniques in operative neurosurgery. 20202ndJandial
Cottrell and Young’s Neuroanesthesia20176thCottrell
Crash Course: Nervous system 
(up to 3 simultaneous users)
20124thRoss, J.
Crash Course: Neurology  
(up to 3 simultaneous users)
20134thYogarajah, M.
Decision-Making in Adult Neurology
2021 Cucchiara
Defining autism: a guide to brain, biology, and behavior.2019 Casanova
Easy EMG20162ndWeiss
Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders20214thPreston
Endoscopic Surgery of the Orbit
2021 Sindwani
Epilepsy: an atlas of investigation and management2010 Nair
Epilepsy Syndromes2010 Werz
Essential Neuromodulation2011 Arle
Essentials of Delirium : Everything You Really Need to Know for Working in Delirium Care2020 Rahman
Essentials of Neuroanesthesia2017 Prabhakar
Fenichel’s Clinical Pediatric Neurology20198thPiña-Garza
Fitzgerald’s Clinical Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience
Fundamental Neuroscience20134thSquire
Fundamental Neuroscience for Basic and Clinical Applications20185thHaines
Glioblastoma2016 Brem
Human Brain in Photographs and Diagrams20134thNolte
Imaging in Neurology2018 Osborn
Imaging in Spine Surgery2018 Ross
Imaging of the Brain2013 Naidich
Kaufman’s Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists20178thKaufman
Liu, Volpe, and Galetta’s neuro-ophthalmology: diagnosis and management20193rdLiu
Lumbar interbody fusions2019 Manjila
Massachusetts General Hospital Psychopharmacology and Neurotherapeutics2016 Stern, TA et al.
Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia  20223rdBudson
Meningiomas2010 Pamir
The Mental Status Examination Handbook  2022Mendez
Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Spinal Techniques2011 Kim
Molecular and cellular therapies for motor neuron diseases.2017 Boulis
Monitoring in Neurocritical Care2013 Le Roux
Movement Disorders in Childhood20162ndSinger
Muscle Biopsy
Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Brain20132ndJones
Netter’s Atlas of Neuroscience20163rdFelten
Netter’s Correlative Imaging: Neuroanatomy2015 Lee
Netter’s neurology20203rdSrinivasan
Neuroanatomy: an illustrated colour text20206thCrossman
Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience at a Glance20175thCicchetti
Neuroblastoma: molecular mechanisms and therapeutic interventions2019 Ray
The neurodiverse workplace: an employer’s guide to managing and working with neurodivergent employees, clients and customers2020 Honeybourne
Neurologic and Neurodegenerative Diseases of the Larynx2020 Weissbrod
Neurology: Neonatology Questions and Controversies20122ndPerlman
Neurology Secrets20166thKass
Neuromodulation: comprehensive textbook of principles, technologies, and therapies20182ndKrames
The Neuromodulation Casebook2020Arle
Neuromonitoring techniques: quick guide for clinicians and residents.2018 Prabhakar
Neuromuscular Disorders of Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence20152ndDarras
Neuromuscular Disorders: Treatment and Management2011 Bertorini
Neuro-Oncology for the Clinical Neurologist2021 Strowd
The Neuro-Ophthalmology Survival Guide20182ndPane
Neuropathology2014 Yachnis
Neuropathology Simplified : A Guide for Clinicians and Neuroscientists2015 Hilton & Shivane (Local authors)
Neuroradiology: Key Differential Diagnoses and Clinical Questions2013 Small
Neuroradiology: spectrum and evolution of disease2019 Small
Neuroradiology: The Requisites20174thNadgir
Neurotrauma management for the severely injured polytrauma2017 Ecklund
Neurotrauma : managing patients with head injuries2013 Abelson-Mitchell
New therapeutics for traumatic brain injury: prevention of secondary brain damage and enhancement of repair and regeneration2017 Heidenreich
Nolte’s essentials of the human brain20192ndVanderah
Nolte’s The Human Brain: An introduction to its functional anatomy20218thVanderah
Nolte’s the human brain in photographs and diagrams.20205thVanderah
On Call Neurology20214thMayer
Operative Techniques: Spine Surgery20183rdBaron
Oxford Handbook of Neurology20142ndManji
Oxford Handbook of Neuroscience Nursing 20212ndWoodward
Oxford Textbook of Neuromuscular Disorders2014Hilton-Jones
Oxford Textbook of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease2014Norrving
Practical Approach to Electroencephalography2010 Libenson
A Practical Guide to Supporting People with Epilepsy2020 Case
Practical Surgical Neuropathology: A Diagnostic Approach2010 Perry
Primer on cerebrovascular diseases20172ndCaplan
Principles and Practice of Movement Disorders 20223rdJankovic
Principles of Neurological Surgery20184thEllenbogen
Problem Solving in Neuroradiology2011 Law
Quality and safety in neurosurgery2018 Guillaume
Quantitative MRI of the spinal cord2014 Cohen-Adad
Reframe your thinking around autism: how the polyvagal theory and brain plasticity help us make sense of autism2015 Bridges
Rowan’s Primer of EEG20162ndMarcuse
Schmidek and Sweet: Operative Neurosurgical Techniques 20227thQuiñones-Hinojosa
Skull base imaging2018 Chong
Sobotta atlas of human anatomy : head, neck and neuroanatomy201816thPaulsen
Spine Secrets20213rdDevlin
Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance and Management20123rdBenzel
Status Epilepticus : A Clinical Perspective20172ndDrislane
Stroke nursing20202ndWilliams
Stroke 20227thGrotta
Stroke (The Facts)20172ndLindley
Surgical Anatomy and Techniques to the Spine20132ndKim
Swaiman’s Pediatric Neurology: Principles and Practice20176thSwaiman
Teaching Files: Brain and Spine2012 Fatterpekar
Textbook of the Cervical Spine2015 Shen
Traumatic Brain Injury : A Multidisciplinary Approach20202ndWhitfield
(Local Editors)
Umphred’s neurological rehabilitation20207thLazaro
Video Atlas of Neurosurgery2017 Quinones-Hinojosa
Volpe’s neurology of the newborn20186thVolpe
Youmans and Winn Neurological Surgery20177thWinn