Library resources & services for Urology & Urological 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
Urology & Urological 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 09/02/21
Atlas of pelvic anatomy and gynecologic 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 nurses and care staff
international nursing & allied health incl nurses and care 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 including Urology and Urological Surgery
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:

    • 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.
    • 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 Urology and Urological Surgery journals below

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


Journal Coverage Notes
Advances in Urology 2008-
BJU international 1999-
BMC Urology 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
Canadian Urological Association Journal 2007-
Case Reports in Nephrology and Urology 2011-
Case Reports in Urology 2011-
Clinical Genitourinary Cancer 2007-
European Urology 2007-
European Urology Supplements  2007-
International journal of urological nursing 2007-
International journal of urology 1997-
Journal of Pediatric Urology 2007-
Journal of Urology 2014-
Lancet 2007-
LUTS 2009-
Neurourology and Urodynamics 1996-
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) 1990-
The prostate 1996-
Prostate Cancer 2011-
Prostate International 2013-
Research and Reports in Urology 2009-
Therapeutic Advances in Urology 2009-
Trends in urology and men’s health 2010-
Urological Science 2010-
Urologic Clinics of North America 2007-
Urologic Nursing 1998-
Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations 2007-
Urology 2007-
Urology Annals 2010-
Urology Case Reports 2013-
Urology Practice 2014-




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

Title Year Edition First Author
ABC of urology 2012 3rd Dawson
Atlas of laparoscopic and robotic urologic surgery 2017 3rd Bishoff
Atlas of pelvic anatomy and gynecologic surgery 2021 5th Baggish
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (Fast Facts) 2011 7th Kirby
Bladder disorders (Fast Facts) 2011 2nd Slack
Campbell-Walsh urology 2021 12th Partin
Complications of urologic surgery: prevention and management 2018 5th Taneja
Crash Course: renal and urinary systems 2012 4th Jones
Endoscopic diagnosis and treatment in prostate pathology: handbook of endourology 2016 Geavlete
Endoscopic Diagnosis and Treatment in Urethral Pathology 2016 Geavlete
Endoscopic Diagnosis and Treatment in Urinary Bladder Pathology 2016 Geavlete
Fast facts: Bladder cancer 2018 3rd Lerner
Fast facts: Prostate cancer 2017 9th Kirby
Genitourinary pathology 2015 2nd Zhou
Genitourinary radiology: the requisites. 2016 3rd Zagoria
Hinman’s atlas of urologic surgery 2017 4th Smith
Hinman’s atlas of urosurgical anatomy 2012 2nd MacLennan
Imaging in Urology 2018 Tublin
Lecture Notes: Urology 2016 7th Kaisary
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia 2018 Morgia
Netter’s correlative imaging: abdominal and pelvic anatomy 2013 Torigian
Oxford handbook of urology
(download for up to 3 months at a time)
2019 4th Reynard
Penn clinical manual of urology 2014 2nd Hanno
Percutaneous Surgery of the Upper Urinary Tract 2016 Geavlete
Posterior pelvic floor abnormalities (Female pelvic surgery video atlas series) 2011 Hull
Prostate cancer 2010 Su
Retrograde ureteroscopy: handbook of endourology 2016 Geavlete
Surgery for urinary incontinence
(Female pelvic surgery video atlas series)
2013 Dmochowski
Surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse 2013 Karram
Urinary system: volume 5 of the Netter collection of medical illustrations 2012 2nd Kelly
Urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery 2015 4th Walters
Urologic surgical pathology 2020 4th Cheng
Urology at a glance 2017 Hashim
Uropathology: high-yield pathology 2012 Zhou
Vaginal surgery for the urologist 2012 Nitti