Library resources & services for Nephrology & Renal Services

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
Nephrology and Renal Services
staff & students on placement across the Plymouth health community.
Click here to visit main library website or here for list of other clinical specialty pages

If you have problems or comments/suggestions about resources please
phone 39111 or email library.mailbox@nhs.net marking FAO Laura.

 

NEW CONTENT

New ebook content added 16/08/18
Feehally, J. (2019) Comprehensive clinical nephrology, 6th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier.
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)

New ebook content added 10/07/18
Fogo, A.B. (2017) Diagnostic Atlas of Renal Pathology, 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier.
Nissenson, A.R. (2017) Handbook of Dialysis Therapy, 5th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier. 
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)

New print content added 09/07/2018 (click title to check availability)
Ashley, C. and Dunleavy, A. (2019) The renal drug handbook. 5th ed. London: Radcliffe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Databases  (handout)

Search the NHS healthcare databases:

AMED- topics for allied health professionals
British Nursing Index (BNI)- incl topics for nurses and care staff
CINAHL-
 
international nursing & allied health incl nurses and care 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 including Nephrology and Renal medicine
PsycINFO- 
useful for health psychology/recovery

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.
    • Elearning for Health (ELfH) -Health Education England’s suite of high quality content free of charge training (topics incl. Renal Medicine) in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies.
      Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here)
    • 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).

 

 

 

Journals

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.

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

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

Journal Coverage Notes
Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease 2007-
American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2007-
Annals of Transplantation 1996-
BMC Nephrology 2000-
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
Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2014-
Case Reports in Nephrology 2011-
Case Reports in Nephrology and Urology 2011-
Case Reports in Transplantation 2011-
Clinical Kidney Journal 2012-
Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension 1998-
Hemodialysis international 2000-
International Journal of Nephrology 2010-
International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease 2008-
Journal of Kidney Cancer and VHL 2014-
Journal of renal care 2006-
Journal of Renal Nutrition 2007-
Journal of Transplantation 2009-
Kidney and Blood Pressure Research 2010-
Kidney Research and Clinical Practice 2012-
Lancet 2007-
Nephrology 1997-
Nephrology Nursing Journal 1997-
Renal Society of Australasia Journal 2008-
Seminars in dialysis 1997-
Seminars in Nephrology 2007-
Therapeutic apheresis and dialysis 2003-
Transplantation 1996-
Transplantation Direct 2015-
Transplantation Proceedings 2007-
Transplantation Reviews 2007-

 

 

 

Books (handout)

Check our print and electronic book holdings at  http://www.swims.nhs.uk/
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.

Ebooks

Selected specialty content from 2010 onwards – click title & login with NHS Athens

Title Year Edition Author
Biomarkers in kidney disease 2017 2nd Edelstein
Brenner and Rector’s the kidney 2016 10th Skorecki
Chronic kidney disease, dialysis, and transplantation: companion to Brenner and Rector’s the kidney 2010 3rd Himmelfarb
Comprehensive clinical nephrology 2019 6th Feehally
Crash Course: renal and urinary systems 2012 4th Jones
Critical care nephrology 2019 3rd Ronco
Diagnostic Atlas of Renal Pathology 2017 3rd Fogo
Handbook of Dialysis Therapy 2017 5th Nissenson
Kidney transplantation: principles and practice 2013 7th Knechtle
National Kidney Foundation’s primer on kidney diseases 2018 7th Gilbert
Nephrology secrets. 2019 4th Lerma
Oxford Handbook of Dialysis
(Download for up to 3 months at a time)
2016 4th Levy
Pocket companion to Brenner and Rector’s the kidney 2010 8th Clarkson
Practical renal pathology: a diagnostic approach 2013 Lager
Regenerative nephrology 2011 Goligorsky
Renal physiology 2013 5th Koeppen
The renal system at a glance 2017 4th O’Callaghan
Seldin and Giebisch’s the kidney: physiology and pathophysiology 2013 5th Alpern
Textbook of Nephro-Endocrinology 2018 2nd Singh
Transplantation (Companion to specialist surgical practice) 2014 5th Forsythe

 

 

 

Apps