Library resources for Neurology, Neurosurgery & Neurosciences

How to literature search for ARTICLES ON A SUBJECT (Databases)

How to search for EVIDENCE and BEST PRACTICE on a topic (Evidence Summaries)


How to find PRINT + ELECTRONIC BOOKS (SWIMS Catalogue)

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

+ Primary Care and ICB staff in Devon
Click here to visit our main library website.

If you have problems or comments/suggestions about resources
please email


New ebook content added 17/05/23
Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea
Fetal, Neonatal and Pediatric Neuroradiology
Neuromodulation Techniques for the Spine
Note you will need a local NHS OpenAthens account to access (register here)

New ebook content added 02/05/23
Neurosurgical Consult Book
Note you will need a local NHS OpenAthens account to access (register here)

How to literature search for ARTICLES ON A SUBJECT (Databases)

If you need an search assistance or training on the use of resources please 
contact Discovery Library.

You can also undertake How to Search the Literature Effectively elearning modules – you will need an NHS OpenAthens account to access.

AMED (via Ovid)– allied and complementary medicine including palliative care
BNI (via Proquest)– nursing, midwifery and community healthcare
CINAHL (via Ebsco)– nursing and allied health
Embase (via Ovid) – biomedical and pharmaceutical literature
Emcare (via Ovid) – nursing and allied health
HMIC (via Ovid) – healthcare management
Medline (via Ovid or via EBSCO)- biomedical, life sciences, allied health and pre-clinical sciences literature
PsycINFO (via Proquest) – psychological, social, behavioral sciences.
Social Policy and Practice (via Ovid)- health and social care

To access the NHS subscribed databases you will need an NHS OpenAthens account.

  • Search Cochrane Library
    Collection of databases incl:

    -Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    -Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL)

    Cochrane Clinical Answers

    that can be searched simultaneously and contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making

  • Search PubMed
    Free resource which contains more than 33 million citations and abstracts of biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

    To identify locally held content when searching use the following organisation specific links
  • University Hospitals Plymouth
  • Livewell SW and Plymouth General Practice staff
    (please note the logo currently only mentions Livewell and plymouth general practice but ALL Devon general practice and ICB staff can also use)
  • South Western Ambulance SWAST
  • South Central Ambulance

    These links include an local organisation logo on the right-hand side of each record. Clicking the logo will check article availability or offer a request form.
    To access the content linked you will need an NHS OpenAthens account.

  • Search NHS Library and Knowledge Hub (Guide)
    Whilst it is advisable to search the databases above for more detailed and systematic searches, the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub can be used for more simple searches to find a couple of papers on a simple topic.

    To access content on the Library and Knowledge Hub you will need an
    NHS OpenAthens account.

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How to search for EVIDENCE and BEST PRACTICE on a topic

A range of evidence-based and other resources available to help inform patient care or support your study including:

BMJ Best Practice- (Help and training resources)

Evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion offering step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.

On 1st access you’ll be asked to create personal account to download free App**
***Note you will need a local NHS OpenAthens account (register here).

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 OpenAthens account (register here)

Clinical Knowledge Summaries (provided by NICE)-
Summaries of the current evidence base & practical guidance on best practice for >300 primary care presentations and regular updates to all topics

DynaMed (Help pages and tutorial)
clinical decision support tool with quality evidence-based information, expert guidance and a user-friendly, personalized experience to deliver accurate answers fast at the point of care. 

Note you will need a local NHS OpenAthens account (register here)

Trip Pro Database
clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.


‘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 UHP OpenAthens account (UHP staff/students register here). 
(available to University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust only).

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To access articles you will need a NHS OpenAthens account.


For each option you should either be able to

  • Access the fulltext of the article where we have a subscription to journal or
  • Complete a form to request a copy of an article not held
  • The ARTICLE TITLE via the Knowledge and Library Hub (Guide)

    If you have the article title please copy and paste into the main search box of the hub.
    If the title is a short title using common healthcare terms, then you might want to add the Author name and/or Journal title to the search to specify your chosen article.


    A Digital Object Identifier (DOI)  is a string of numbers, letters and symbols used to permanently identify an article or document and link to it on the web.
    It is usually in the format:
    The bit in italics which starts all DOIs can be ignored- please copy and paste the rest of your specific into the search box.

    A PubMed identifier (PMID) is a unique value assigned to each PubMed record usually 8 digits long

The search only includes journals for which organisation has a subscription.
If a journal is embargoed the embargoed article will still be listed but when you click to access content you will receive a article request form rather than the fulltext.

  • BROWSER EXTENSION to check all scholarly pages for local access via Nomad

Please note: On University Hospitals Plymouth and Livewell SW networked machines IT have already made Nomad automatically available via Microsoft Edge.
You will need to manually download to any other browsers you use on NHS Personal Device

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 pain1997- 
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 neurochemistry1997- 
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 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- 

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SWIMS Library Catalogue

This is a regional NHS catalogue, so in location select
‘Plymouth, Derriford Hospital, PLY’
to limit your search to print books held at Discovery Library, Derriford.
The shelfmark will correspond with shelf in library collection.

If you are unable to visit the library in person please email to request postal delivery of required book(s)

Ebooks select your location based on your organisation :

Plymouth, Derriford Hospital, PLY (for UHP, Livewell and Devon GP and ICB staff)
-South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust SWASFT
South Central Ambulance Service SCAS
You will need an NHS OpenAthens login to to access ebooks.

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 ebooks below click title & login with NHS Athens

ABC of Stroke2011 Mant
Alzheimer’s disease2016 Borenstein
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 Surgery20225thSteinmetz
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
Cellular physiology and neurophysiology20203rdBlaustein
Central nervous system cancer rehabilitation2019 Cristian
Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea2024Sindwani
Challenging neuropathic pain syndromes2018 Freedman
Chordomas and chondrosarcomas of the skull base and spine20182ndHarsh
Communication Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome: Do We Speak the Same Language? 2022Bogdashina
Comparative Management of Spine Pathology 2023Chaichana
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 Neurology2021 Cucchiara
Defining autism: a guide to brain, biology, and behavior.2019 Casanova
Drugs in Neurology2016Nageshwaran
Easy EMG20223rdWeiss
Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders20214thPreston
Endoscopic Craniosynostosis Surgery 2023Jimenez
Endoscopic Surgery of the Orbit2021 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
Fast facts: diagnosing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 2020Turner
Fast facts: glioblastoma2020McNamara
Fast facts: multiple sclerosis 20215thHughes
Fast facts: parkinson’s disease 20164thChaudhuri
Fenichel’s Clinical Pediatric Neurology20198thPiña-Garza
Fetal, Neonatal and Pediatric Neuroradiology2024Kralik
Fitzgerald’s Clinical Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience20218thMtui
Fundamental Neuroscience20134thSquire
Fundamental Neuroscience for Basic and Clinical Applications20185thHaines
Glioblastoma2016 Brem
Human Brain in Photographs and Diagrams20134thNolte
Huntington’s disease (The facts series)20203rdQuarrell
Imaging in Neurology2018 Osborn
Imaging in Spine Surgery2018 Ross
Kaufman’s Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists20239thKaufman
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
Mind, Mood, and Memory : The Neurobehavioral Consequences of Multiple Sclerosis 2022Feinstein
Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Spinal Techniques2011 Kim
Molecular and cellular therapies for motor neuron diseases.2017 Boulis
Movement Disorders in Childhood20223rdSinger
Muscle Biopsy20215thDubowitz
Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Brain20132ndJones
Netter’s Atlas of Neuroscience20224thFelten
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
Neurological Care and the COVID-19 Pandemic 2021Ramadan
Neurologic and Neurodegenerative Diseases of the Larynx2020 Weissbrod
Neurology : A Clinical Handbook 2022Clarke
Neurology: Neonatology Questions and Controversies20122ndPerlman
Neurology Secrets20166thKass
Neuromodulation: comprehensive textbook of principles, technologies, and therapies20182ndKrames
The Neuromodulation Casebook2020Arle
Neuromodulation Techniques for the Spine2024Abd-Elsayed
Neuromonitoring techniques: quick guide for clinicians and residents.2018 Prabhakar
Neuromuscular Disorders of Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence20152ndDarras
Neuromuscular Disorders: Treatment and Management 2022 2ndBertorini
Neuro-Oncology for the Clinical Neurologist2021 Strowd
The Neuro-Ophthalmology Survival Guide20182ndPane
Neuropathology : High-Yield Pathology2014 Yachnis
Neuropathology Simplified : A Guide for Clinicians and Neuroscientists2021 2ndHilton & Shivane (Local authors)
Neuroradiology: Key Differential Diagnoses and Clinical Questions2013 Small
Neuroradiology: spectrum and evolution of disease2019 Small
Neuroradiology: The Requisites20174thNadgir
Neurosurgical Consult Book2023Xu
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
Pediatric Headache 2022Gladstein
Practical Approach to Electroencephalography2010 Libenson
A Practical Guide to Supporting People with Epilepsy2020 Case
Practical Management of Pain 20236thBenzon
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
Procedures and protocols in the neurocritical care unit 2022Arora
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
Spinal Fusion Techniques2024Abd-Elsayed
Spine Secrets20213rdDevlin
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
Textbook of the Cervical Spine2015 Shen
Traumatic Brain Injury : A Multidisciplinary Approach20202ndWhitfield
(Local Editors)
Traumatic Brain Injury : Science, Practice, Evidence and Ethics 2021Honeybul
Umphred’s neurological rehabilitation20207thLazaro
Understanding and Treating Anxiety in Autism : A Multi-Disciplinary Approach2020Edelson
Video Atlas of Neurosurgery2017 Quinones-Hinojosa
Volpe’s neurology of the newborn20186thVolpe
Youmans and Winn Neurological Surgery20228thWinn

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