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 19/08/21
Abrams’ Urodynamics
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.

Advances in Urology2008- 
BJU international1999- 
BMC Urology2001- 
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
Canadian Urological Association Journal2007- 
Case Reports in Nephrology and Urology2011- 
Case Reports in Urology2011- 
Clinical Genitourinary Cancer2007- 
European Urology2007- 
European Urology Supplements 2007- 
International journal of urological nursing2007- 
International journal of urology1997- 
Journal of Pediatric Urology2007- 
Journal of Urology2014- 
Neurourology and Urodynamics1996- 
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)1990- 
The prostate1996- 
Prostate Cancer2011- 
Prostate International2013- 
Research and Reports in Urology2009- 
Therapeutic Advances in Urology2009- 
Trends in urology and men’s health2010- 
Urological Science2010- 
Urologic Clinics of North America2007- 
Urologic Nursing1998- 
Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations2007- 
Urology Annals2010- 
Urology Case Reports2013- 
Urology Practice2014- 

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

TitleYearEditionFirst Author
ABC of urology20123rdDawson
Abrams’ Urodynamics 20214thDrake
Atlas of laparoscopic and robotic urologic surgery20173rdBishoff
Atlas of pelvic anatomy and gynecologic surgery20215thBaggish
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (Fast Facts)20117thKirby
Bladder disorders (Fast Facts)20112ndSlack
Campbell-Walsh urology202112thPartin
Complications of urologic surgery: prevention and management20185thTaneja
Crash Course: renal and urinary systems20124thJones
Endoscopic diagnosis and treatment in prostate pathology: handbook of endourology2016 Geavlete
Endoscopic Diagnosis and Treatment in Urethral Pathology2016 Geavlete
Endoscopic Diagnosis and Treatment in Urinary Bladder Pathology2016 Geavlete
Fast facts: Bladder cancer20183rdLerner
Fast facts: Prostate cancer20179thKirby
Genitourinary pathology20152ndZhou
Genitourinary radiology: the requisites.20163rdZagoria
Hinman’s atlas of urologic surgery20174thSmith
Hinman’s atlas of urosurgical anatomy20122ndMacLennan
Imaging in Urology2018 Tublin
Lecture Notes: Urology20167thKaisary
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia2018 Morgia
Netter’s correlative imaging: abdominal and pelvic anatomy2013 Torigian
Oxford handbook of urology
(download for up to 3 months at a time)
Penn clinical manual of urology20142ndHanno
Percutaneous Surgery of the Upper Urinary Tract2016 Geavlete
Prostate cancer2010 Su
Retrograde ureteroscopy: handbook of endourology2016 Geavlete
Surgery for urinary incontinence
(Female pelvic surgery video atlas series)
2013 Dmochowski
Surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse2013 Karram
Urinary system: volume 5 of the Netter collection of medical illustrations20122ndKelly
Urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery20154thWalters
Urologic surgical pathology20204thCheng
Urology at a glance2017 Hashim
Uropathology: high-yield pathology2012 Zhou
Vaginal surgery for the urologist2012 Nitti