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.

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New ebook content added 13/07/2021
Local Flaps in Facial Reconstruction

  • Plastic Surgery: Principles and Practice

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

    Databases (GUIDES AND VIDEOS)

    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.

    Annals of Plastic Surgery2001- 
    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
    The Breast2007- 
    Clinics in Plastic Surgery2007- 
    ePlasty: Open Access Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery2004- 
    Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America2007- 
    Hand Clinics2007- 
    International Journal of Head and Neck Surgery2013- 
    ISRN Plastic Surgery2013- 
    Journal of Aesthetic Nursing2012- 
    Journal of Hand Surgery (American)2007- 
    Journal of Hand Therapy 2007- 


    2001-Mar 14

    Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery 2007-



    JPRAS Open2014- 
    Lancet 2007-


    1992- 2 months ago

    Microsurgery1998-2013Institutional non-Athens username & Password required- contact or 01752439111
    New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)1990- 
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery1996- 
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery- Global Open2013- 
    Plastic Surgery International2010- 

    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)

    Aesthetic Plastic Surgery2009 Aston
    Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Video Atlas2012 Guyuron
    Atlas of Abdominal Wall Reconstruction20172ndRosen
    Atlas of Abdominoplasty2009 Hunstad
    Atlas of facial implants20202ndYaremchuk
    Atlas of Peripheral Nerve Surgery2013 Kim
    Atlas of reconstructive breast surgery2020 Pu
    Body Contouring and Liposuction  2013 Rubin
    Breast Surgery: A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice 20196thDixon
    Colour Atlas of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery20184thTyers
    Core Procedures in Plastic Surgery20202ndNeligan
    Cosmetic Facial Surgery 20182ndNiamtu
    Facial Trauma Surgery2020 Dorafshar
    Flaps and Grafts in Dermatologic Surgery20182ndRohrer
    Flaps and Reconstructive Surgery20172ndWei
    Global reconstructive surgery2019 Chang
    Green’s Operative Hand Surgery20177thWolfe
    Hand & Upper Extremity Reconstruction2009 Evans
    Jatin Shah’s head and neck surgery and oncology20205thShah
    Key notes on plastic surgery20142ndRichards
    Last’s Anatomy201112thSinnatamby
  • Local Flaps in Facial Reconstruction
  • 20224thBaker
    Master Techniques in Rhinoplasty2011 Azizzadeh
    Master Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation20182ndAzizzadeh
    Maxillofacial Trauma and Esthetic Facial Reconstruction20122ndWard Booth
    Oncoplastic Surgery of the Breast20202ndNahabedian
    Operative Techniques: Hand and Wrist Surgery20122ndChung
    Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma20134thFonseca
    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

    Plastic Surgery: Principles and Practice2022Farhadieh
    Plastic Surgery Secrets Plus20102ndWeinzweig
    Principles of hand surgery and therapy20173rdTrumble
    Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series: Botulinum Toxin20133rdCarruthers
    Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series: Chemical Peels20213rdObagi
    Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series: Cosmeceuticals20163rdDraelos
    Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series: Lasers and Lights20184thHruza
    Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series: Liposuction2005 Dover
    Rhinoplasty2012 Guyuron
    Techniques in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
    Textbook of plastic and reconstructive surgery.2016 Kalaskar
    Total Burn Care 20185thHerndon
    Trends and Techniques in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2022Triana
    Video Atlas of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery20162ndKorn