Library Resources & Services for Sexual Health & HIV Staff and Students

New search tools added 27/01/2022- library.mailbox@nhs.net if you need assistance.


How to literature search for ARTICLES ON A SUBJECT (Databases)

How to search for EVIDENCE and BEST PRACTICE on a topic (Evidence Summaries)

How to find FULLTEXT OF A SPECIFIC ARTICLE

How to find PRINT + ELECTRONIC BOOKS (SWIMS Catalogue)


This site is maintained and hosted by Discovery Library, Derriford Hospital
and gives details of selected content available in
Sexual Health & HIV medicine
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 email library.mailbox@nhs.net.


NEW CONTENT


How to literature search for ARTICLES ON A SUBJECT (Databases)

If you need an search assistance or training on the use of resources please 
contact Discovery Library.


AMED (via Ovid)– allied and complementary medicine including palliative care
BNI (via Proquest)– nursing, midwifery and community healthcare
CINAHL (via Ebsco)– nursing and allied health
Embase (via Ovid) – biomedical and pharmaceutical literature
Emcare (via Ovid) – nursing and allied health
HMIC (via Ovid) – healthcare management
Medline (via Ovid or via EBSCO)- biomedical, life sciences, allied health and pre-clinical sciences literature
PsycINFO (via Proquest) – psychological, social, behavioral sciences.
Social Policy and Practice (via Ovid)- health and social care

To access the NHS subscribed databases you will need an NHS Athens account.


  • Search Cochrane Library
    Collection of databases incl:

    -Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    -Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL)

    Cochrane Clinical Answers

    that can be searched simultaneously and contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making


  • Search NHS Library and Knowledge Hub (Guide)
    Whilst it is advisable to search the databases above for more detailed and systematic searches, the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub can be used for more simple searches to find a couple of papers on a simple topic.

    To access content on the Library and Knowledge Hub you will need an NHS Athens account.

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How to search for EVIDENCE and BEST PRACTICE on a topic

A range of evidence-based and other resources available to help inform patient care or support your study including:

BMJ Best Practice- (Help and training resources)

Evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion offering step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.

On 1st access you’ll be asked to create personal account to download free App**
***Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here).


ClinicalKey
Clinical insight search tool which also gives access to over 1100 electronic books and 500 journals and other fulltext resources
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here)


Clinical Knowledge Summaries (provided by NICE)-
Summaries of the current evidence base & practical guidance on best practice for >300 primary care presentations and regular updates to all topics


DynaMed (Help pages and tutorial)
clinical decision support tool with quality evidence-based information, expert guidance and a user-friendly, personalized experience to deliver accurate answers fast at the point of care. 

Note you will need a University Hospitals Plymouth or Plymouth Community Health Athens account (UHP, Livewell Plymouth GP staff/students register here). 
Available to University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, Plymouth Community Health (Livewell SW + Plymouth General Practice) only.


Trip Pro Database
clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.


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How to find FULLTEXT OF A SPECIFIC ARTICLE

To access articles you will need a NHS Athens account.

TO SEARCH FOR AVAILABILITY OF ARTICLES USE THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:

For each option you should either be able to

  • Access the fulltext of the article where we have a subscription to journal or
  • Complete a form to request a copy of an article not held
  • The ARTICLE TITLE via the Knowledge and Library Hub (Guide)

    If you have the article title please copy and paste into the main search box of the hub.
    If the title is a short title using common healthcare terms, then you might want to add the Author name and/or Journal title to the search to specify your chosen article.

  • The DIGITAL OBJECT IDENTIFIER (DOI) or PUBMED ID (PMID) via LibKey

    A Digital Object Identifier (DOI)  is a string of numbers, letters and symbols used to permanently identify an article or document and link to it on the web.
    It is usually in the format:
    https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-022-05043-y
    The bit in italics which starts all DOIs can be ignored- please copy and paste the rest of your specific into the search box.

    A PubMed identifier (PMID) is a unique value assigned to each PubMed record usually 8 digits long


The search only includes journals for which organisation has a subscription.
If a journal is embargoed the embargoed article will still be listed but when you click to access content you will receive a article request form rather than the fulltext.


  • BROWSER EXTENSION to check all scholarly pages for local access via Nomad


Enter Plymouth (includes UHP, Livewell and GP options), South Western Ambulance or South Central Ambulance as organisation when asked.

Please note: On University Hospitals Plymouth and Livewell SW networked machines IT have already made Nomad automatically available via Microsoft Edge.
You will need to manually download to any other browsers you use on NHS Personal Device

Selected Sexual Health and HIV medicine journals below

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

JournalCoverageNotes
AIDS – the Official Journal of the International AIDS Society1997- 
AIDS Education and Prevention2002- 
AIDS Research and Therapy2004- 
AIDS Research and Treatment2010 
BMC Infectious Diseases2001- 
BMJ1840- 
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
Contraception2007- 
Contraception and Reproductive Medicine2016- 
Emerging Infectious Diseases1995- 
HIV & AIDS Review2007- 
HIV medicine1999- 
HIV Nursing2009- 
Infection and Drug Resistance2008- 
Infection, Disease and Health2016- 
Infectious Disease Clinics of North America2007- 
Infectious Diseases in Children2008- 
Infectious Diseases: Research & Treatment2008- 
International Journal of Infectious Diseases2007- 
JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes1999- 
Journal of Infection and Public Health2008- 
Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases2013- 
Journal of the european academy of dermatology & venereology1997- 
Journal of The International AIDS Society2004- 
Lancet2007- 
Lancet HIV2007- 
Lancet Infectious Diseases, The  
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)1990- 
Perspectives on sexual and reproductive health2003- 
Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare2010- 
Sexual Health2014- 
Sexually Transmitted Diseases1996- 
Sexually Transmitted Infections1925- 

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How to find PRINT + ELECTRONIC BOOKS

SWIMS Library Catalogue

This is a regional NHS catalogue, so in location select
‘Plymouth, Derriford Hospital, PLY’
to limit your search to print books held at Discovery Library, Derriford.
The shelfmark will correspond with shelf in library collection.

If you are unable to visit the library in person please email library.mailbox@nhs.net to request postal delivery of required book(s)

Ebooks select your location based on your organisation :

Plymouth, Derriford Hospital, PLY (for UHP, Livewell and GP staff)
-South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust SWASFT
South Central Ambulance Service SCAS
You will need an NHS Athens login to to access ebooks.

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 ebooks belowclick title & login with NHS Athens

TitleYearEditionAuthor
ABC of Domestic and Sexual Violence2014 Bewley
ABC of Sexual Health20153rdWylie
Child Sexual Exploitation After Rotherham2017 Gladman
Contraception made easy20202ndPercy
Fast Facts: Contraception20093rdGebbie
Infection and Autoimmunity20152ndShoenfeld
Infectious Diseases20103rdCohen
Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s principles and practice of infectious diseases.20158th (updated)Bennett
Netter’s Infectious Diseases2012 Jong
Oxford handbook of genitourinary medicine, HIV, and sexual health.20193rdMitchell
Sande’s HIV/AIDS Medicine20122ndVolberding
Sexual and reproductive health at a glance.2015 Melville
Working with the trauma of rape and sexual violence: a guide for professionals.2017 Daniels

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