Library resources & services for Plastic Surgery across Plymouth NHS health community

Databases    Evidence-based Practice/CPD

Journals    Books      Apps

This site is maintained and hosted by Discovery Library, Derriford Hospital
and gives details of selected content available to
Plastic Surgery
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 marking FAO Laura.



New print content added 27/11/2018 (click title to check availability)
Chiu, T. W. (2019) Stone’s plastic surgery facts : a revision guide. 4th ed. Boca Raton, FL; London : CRC Press.

New print content added 22/10/2018 (click title to check availability)
Warwick, D. and Dunn, R. (2018) Hand surgery. 2nd ed. Oxford : Oxford University Press.

New ebook content added 16/01/18
Tyers, A. and Collins, J. (2018) Colour atlas of ophthalmic plastic surgery. 4th ed. Elsevier. 
Niamtu, J. (2017) Cosmetic facial surgery. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier.
Azizzadeh, B. (2018) Master techniques in facial rejuvenation. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier.
Hruza, G., Tanzi, E., Dover, J. and Alam, M. (2018) Procedures in cosmetic dermatology: Lasers and lights. 4th ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier.
Herndon, D. (2018) Total Burn Care, 5th ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier.
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)





Databases (handout)

Search the NHS healthcare databases:

AMED- topics for allied health professionals
British Nursing Index (BNI)- incl topics for surgical nurses
international nursing & allied health incl surgical nursing & rehabilitation 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 plastic surgery
health psychology/psychiatry/counselling incl trauma, disfigurement/scarring

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:

  • 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.
  • NICE Evidence– access to authoritative clinical & non-clinical evidence/best practice 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– ‘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).


To see the full range of journals that you have access to online & in print at the library click here – you will need an NHS Athens account- click here to register.

Direct links to key plastic surgery ejournals are also listed below.
You should always select to login with OpenAthens first.

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

Journal Coverage Notes
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 2007-
Burns 2007-
Clinics in Plastic Surgery 2007-
ePlasty: Open Access Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2004-
Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America 2007-
Hand Clinics 2007-
International Journal of Head and Neck Surgery 2013-
ISRN Plastic Surgery 2013-
Journal of Hand Surgery (American) 2007-
Journal of Hand Surgery (European) 2012- Institutional non-Athens username & Password required- contact or 01752439111
Journal of Hand Therapy 2007- 

2001-Mar 14

Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery 2007-


JPRAS Open 2014-
Lancet 2007-

1992- 2 months ago

Microsurgery 1998-2013 Institutional non-Athens username & Password required- contact or 01752439111
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1996-
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery- Global Open 2013-
Plastic Surgery International 2010-
Sarcoma 1997-


Books (handout)

Check our print and electronic book holdings at
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 plastic surgery content from 2005 onwards- (click title & login with NHS Athens)

Title Year Edition Author
Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast 2010 Hall-Findlay
Aesthetic Oculofacial Rejuvenation    2010 Cantisano-Zilkha
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2009 Aston
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Video Atlas 2012 Guyuron
Atlas of Abdominal Wall Reconstruction 2017 2nd Rosen
Atlas of Abdominoplasty 2009 Hunstad
Atlas of Breast Surgical Techniques  2010 Townsend
Atlas of Head and Neck Surgery 2011 Cohen
Atlas of Peripheral Nerve Surgery 2013 Kim
Body Contouring and Liposuction   2013 Rubin
Breast Surgery: A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice 2019 6th Dixon
Color Atlas of Cosmetic Oculofacial Surgery  2010 2nd Chen
Colour Atlas of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery 2018 4th Tyers
Core Procedures in Plastic Surgery 2014 Neligan
Cosmetic Facial Surgery  2018 2nd Niamtu
Flaps and Grafts in Dermatologic Surgery 2018 2nd Rohrer
Flaps and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 2nd Wei
Green’s Operative Hand Surgery 2017 7th Wolfe
Hand & Upper Extremity Reconstruction 2009 Evans
Jatin Shah’s Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology  2012 4th Shah
Last’s Anatomy 2011 12th Sinnatamby
Local Flaps in Facial Reconstruction 2014 3rd Baker
Master Techniques in Rhinoplasty 2011 Azizzadeh
Master Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation 2018 2nd Azizzadeh
Maxillofacial Trauma and Esthetic Facial Reconstruction 2012 2nd Ward Booth
McMinn and Abrahams’ Clinical Atlas of Human Anatomy 2013 7th Abrahams
McMinn’s Color Atlas of Foot and Ankle Anatomy 2012 4th Logan
McMinn’s Color Atlas of Head and Neck Anatomy 2010 4th Logan
Oncoplastic Surgery of the Breast 2009 Nahabedian
Operative Techniques: Hand and Wrist Surgery 2012 2nd Chung
Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma 2013 4th Fonseca
Plastic Surgery (6 volume edition)

1: Principles
2: Aesthetic Surgery
3: Craniofacial, Head & Neck Surgery & Pediatric Plastic Surgery
4: Lower Extremity, Trunk, & Burns
5: Breast
6: Hand & Upper Extremity

2018 4th Neligan
Plastic Surgery Secrets Plus 2010 2nd Weinzweig
Principles of hand surgery and therapy 2017 3rd Trumble
Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series: Botulinum Toxin 2013 3rd Carruthers
Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series: Chemical Peels 2011 2nd Tung
Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series: Cosmeceuticals 2009 2nd Draelos
Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series: Lasers and Lights 2018 4th Hruza
Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series: Liposuction 2005 Dover
Rhinoplasty 2012 Guyuron
Techniques in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Series: Aesthetic Breast Surgery 2009 Bucky
Techniques in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Series: Facial Rejuvenation with Filler 2009 Cohen
Techniques in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Series: Lasers and Non-Surgical Rejuvenation 2009 DiBernardo
Techniques in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Series: Midface Surgery 2009  de Castro
Techniques in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Series: Minimally-Invasive Facial Rejuvenation 2009 Nahai
Textbook of plastic and reconstructive surgery. 2016 Kalaskar
Total Burn Care  2018 5th Herndon
Video Atlas of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2016 2nd Korn