Library services & resources for Maternity, Gynaecology & Reproductive Health

Databases    Evidence-based Practice/CPD

Journals    Books    

Information resources in
Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Maternity, Midwifery & Reproductive Health services
for staff/students on placement
across the Plymouth, SWASFT & SCAS health community.
You may also wish to visit our Child Health and Neonatology site.

If you have access problems phone 39111 or email


NHS England COVID-19 Specialty guides
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Framework to assist NHS trusts to reintroduce access for partners, visitors and other supporters of pregnant women in English maternity services


Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
COVID-19 infection and pregnancy


Royal College of Midwives
COVID-19 information


British Association of Perinatal Medicine
COVID-19 resources


COVID-19 daily alert research bulletin
Public Health England Knowledge and Library Services produce a daily alert containing links to research and news on the latest coronavirus outbreak.
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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 09/03/2021
Larsen’s Human Embryology
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


New ejournal content added 17/02/21
Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey 1995-
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


New ebook content added 09/02/21
Atlas of pelvic anatomy and gynecologic surgery
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)






Search the NHS healthcare databases:

AMED- topics for allied health professionals
British Nursing Index (BNI)- incl topics for midwives, nurses and care staff
international nursing & allied health incl midwives, nurses and care 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 obstetrics and gynaecology
mental health & psychiatry incl. health psychology, maternal and family mental health and 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:

    • 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 Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Maternity, Midwifery & Reproductive Health journals below

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


Journal Coverage Notes
Acta obstetricia et gynecologica scandinavica 1997-
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2007-
American journal of reproductive immunology 1997-
Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal and Neonatal see Fetal and Neonatal
Australian and new zealand journal of obstetrics and gynaecology 1997-
Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology 2007-
Birth  1997-
BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology 1997-
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2001-
BMC Women’s Health 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
The breast journal  1997-
British Journal of Midwifery 1996-
Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2011-
Clinics in Perinatology 2007-
Contraception 2007-
Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology 1998-
European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 2007-
Evidence Based Midwifery 2011-
Fetal and Maternal Medicine Review 2001-
(ADC) Fetal and Neonatal 1994-
Fertility and Sterility 2007-
Fertility Research and Practice 2015-
Gynecologic Oncology 2007-
Gynecologic Oncology Reports 2014-
Gynecology and Minimally Invasive Therapy 2012-
Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology 1993-
International Journal of Childbirth 2011-
International Journal of Childbirth Education 1990-
International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 2007-
International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia 2007-
International Journal of Women’s Health 2009-
International journal of gynecology and obstetrics 1997-
Journal of midwifery and women’s health 2000-
Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 2007-
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2016- Print on shelf 173 Discovery Library
Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research 1997-
Journal of Ovarian Research 2008-
Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology 2007-
Journal of Perinatal Education 1992-
Journal of Pregnancy 2010-
Journal of Reproductive Immunology 2007-
Lancet 2007-
Maternal and child nutrition 2005-
Maturitas 2007-
MIDIRS Midwifery Digest 2006-
Midwifery Today 1987-
Midwives 2011-
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) 1990-
Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey 1995-
The obstetrician and gynaecologist 1999-
Obstetrics & Gynecology 1995-
Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics 2007-
Obstetrics and Gynecology International 2009-
Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine 2007-
Perspectives on sexual and reproductive health 2003-
Placenta 2007-
Pregnancy Hypertension: an International Journal of Women’s Cardiovascular Health 2010-
Prenatal diagnosis 1996-
Reproductive Biology 2008-
Reproductive BioMedicine Online 2007-
Reproductive Health Matters 2007-
Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine 2007-
Seminars in Perinatology 2007-
Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare 2010-
Ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology 1996-
Women’s Health Issues 2007-







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
Antenatal Midwifery Skills : Survival Guide 2020 2nd Edwards
Atlas of Gynecologic Surgical Pathology 2020 4th Clement
Atlas of pelvic anatomy and gynecologic surgery 2021 5th Baggish
Avery’s diseases of the newborn 2018 10th Gleason
Before we are born : essentials of embryology and birth defects 2020 10th Moore
Breastfeeding : a guide for the medical profession 2016 8th Lawrence
Callen’s ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2017 6th Norton
Chesley’s hypertensive disorders in pregnancy 2014 4th Taylor
Chestnut’s Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice 2020 6th Chestnut
Childbirth trauma 2017 Doumouchtsis
Clinical Gynecologic Oncology 2018 9th DiSaia
Clinical obstetrics and gynaecology 2019 4th Magowan
Clinical pharmacology during pregnancy. 2013 Mattison
Comprehensive gynecology 2017 7th Lobo
Contraception made easy 2020 2nd Percy
Crash Course: Obstetrics and gynaecology 2014 3rd Onwere
Creasy and Resnik’s maternal-fetal medicine: principles and practice 2019 8th Resnik
Diagnostic gynecologic and obstetric pathology 2018 3rd Crum
Drugs during pregnancy and lactation : treatment options and risk assessment. 2015 3rd Schaefer
Drugs for pregnant and lactating women. 2019 3rd Weiner
Emergency birth in the community. 2018 Mansfield
Endocrine and reproductive physiology. 2013 4th White
Essential human development 2018 Webster
Essential obstetrics and gynaecology 2020 6th Symonds
Essential reproduction 2018 8th Johnson
Fanaroff and Martin’s neonatal-perinatal medicine 2020 11th Martin
Fast facts: Ovarian cancer 2017 Fotopoulou
Fetal and neonatal physiology 2017 5th Polin
Fetal and neonatal secrets 2014 3rd Polin
Fetal cardiovascular imaging : a disease based approach 2012 Rychik
Fetal Medicine: Basic Science and Clinical Practice 2020 3rd Pandya
Fundamentals of midwifery : a textbook for students. 2015 Lewis
Gabbe’s obstetrics : normal and problem pregnancies 2021 8th Landon
Get through MRCOG part 2: SBAs 2018 Wuntakal
A Guide to Supporting Breastfeeding for the Medical Profession. 2019 Brown
Gynaecology 2011 4th Shaw
Gynecologic and obstetric pathology 2016 Crum
Gynecologic imaging. (Expert radiology series). 2011 Fielding
Gynecologic pathology : foundations in diagnostic pathology 2021 2nd Nucci
Gynecologic ultrasound : a problem-based approach. 2014 Benacerraf
Hacker and Moore’s essentials of obstetrics and gynecology 2016 6th Hacker
The hands-on guide to midwifery placements 2016 Cescutti-Butler
Labour Midwifery Skills : Survival Guide 2020 2nd Edwards
Larsen’s Human Embryology 2021 6th Schoenwolf
Management of acute obstetric emergencies. 2011 Sibai
Midwifery at a glance 2019 Forrest
Midwifery emergencies at a glance 2018 Campbell
Midwifery skills at a glance 2018 Lindsay
Munro Kerr’s operative obstetrics 2020 13th Arulkumaran
Netter’s obstetrics and gynecology 2018 3rd Smith
Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT): applied genomics in prenatal screening and diagnosis 2018 Page-Christiaens
Nursing management of women’s health: a guide for nurse specialists and practitioners 2019 Holloway
Ob/Gyn secrets. 2017 4th Mularz
Obstetric imaging: Fetal Diagnosis and Care 2018 2nd Copel
Obstetrics and gynaecology 2017 5th Impey
Obstetrics and gynecology at a glance 2013 4th Norwitz
Oxford Handbook of Midwifery 2017 3rd Medforth
Oxford Handbook of Neonatology
(Download for up to 3 months at a time)
2017 2nd Fox
Part 2 MRCOG : single best answer questions 2016 Sizer
Pathology of the female reproductive tract. 2014 3rd Mutter
Perinatal genetics 2019 Norton
Physical examination of the newborn at a glance 2018 Campbell
Posterior pelvic floor abnormalities 2011 Hill
Postnatal and Neonatal Midwifery Skills : Survival Guide 2020 2nd Edwards
Pre-obstetric emergency training: a practical approach 2019 2nd Advanced Life Support Group
Principles of gynecologic oncology surgery 2019 Ramirez
Rapid midwifery 2016 Snow
Remington and Klein’s infectious diseases of the fetus and newborn infant 2016 8th Wilson
The reproductive system at a glance 2014 4th Heffner
SBAs and EMQs for MRCOG II : addressing the new exam format. 2016 Ratha
Sexual and reproductive health at a glance. 2015 Melville
Subfertility 2021 Rehman
Surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse 2013 Karram
Twining’s textbook of fetal abnormalities. 2015 3rd Coady
Understanding anxiety, worry and fear in childbearing : a resource for midwives and clinicians 2020 Gutteridge
Urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery 2015 4th Walters
Vaginal surgery for the urologist. 2012 Nitti
Yen and Jaffe’s reproductive endocrinology :physiology, pathophysiology and clinical management 2019 8th Strauss