Library resources & services for Plastic Surgery

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
Plastic Surgery
for staff/students on placement
across the Plymouth, SWASFT & SCAS 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.



British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
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New ejournal content added 11/02/2021
Annals of Plastic Surgery 2001-
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)

New ebook content added 14/12/2020
Techniques in Ophthalmic Plastic 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 surgical nurses
international nursing & allied health incl surgical 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 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:

  • 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.
  • 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).





Full A-Z list of all journals– you will need an NHS Athens account- click here to register.

Selected Plastic Surgery journals below

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


Journal Coverage Notes
Annals of Plastic Surgery 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 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 Aesthetic Nursing 2012-
Journal of Hand Surgery (American) 2007-
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
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) 1990-
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1996-
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery- Global Open 2013-
Plastic Surgery International 2010-
Sarcoma 1997-




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 plastic surgery content from 2005 onwards- (click title & login with NHS Athens)

Title Year Edition Author
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 facial implants 2020 2nd Yaremchuk
Atlas of Head and Neck Surgery 2011 Cohen
Atlas of Peripheral Nerve Surgery 2013 Kim
Atlas of reconstructive breast surgery 2020 Pu
Body Contouring and Liposuction   2013 Rubin
Breast Surgery: A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice 2019 6th Dixon
Colour Atlas of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery 2018 4th Tyers
Core Procedures in Plastic Surgery 2020 2nd Neligan
Cosmetic Facial Surgery  2018 2nd Niamtu
Facial Trauma Surgery 2020 Dorafshar
Flaps and Grafts in Dermatologic Surgery 2018 2nd Rohrer
Flaps and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 2nd Wei
Global reconstructive surgery 2019 Chang
Green’s Operative Hand Surgery 2017 7th Wolfe
Hand & Upper Extremity Reconstruction 2009 Evans
Jatin Shah’s head and neck surgery and oncology 2020 5th Shah
Key notes on plastic surgery 2014 2nd Richards
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
Oncoplastic Surgery of the Breast 2020 2nd 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 2021 3rd Obagi
Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series: Cosmeceuticals 2016 3rd 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 Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
2021 2nd Nerad
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