Oncology

Key resources for all staff working in Oncology. You may also find relevant information in the Online Library and other Specialty pages. Please register for an OpenAthens account to make the most of the healthcare resources.

Look under Evidence for research reviews, evidence-based guidelines, validated research articles and research-based clinical options.

Search Literature resources for indexes of published information from journals, conference abstracts, reports and academic theses.  Critically appraise the results to exclude poorly conducted clinical trials, reports and articles and to locate relevant, valid information.

Your lead Librarian: Alison McLaren, Knowledge Skills & Systems Librarian.  You are welcome to contact me to discuss literature searches, e-resources, book stock, and critical appraisal. I also attend local faculty group meetings.

Evidence Resources

All require OpenAthens unless otherwise indicated

Anatomy TV: Interactive 3D resource bank of images, video clips and slides

BMJ Case Reports: Collection of cases to locate information on common and rare conditions

Clinical Key: Provides access to a large collection of  books, journals, images and videos including*

  • Abeloff’s Clinical Oncology 5th Niederhuber JE. 2014
  • Bone Cancer 2nd Heymann D. 2015
  • Clinical Radiation Oncology 4th Gunderson LL. 2016
  • Surgical Oncology

Clinical Knowledge Summaries: Summaries  of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best evidence

ClinicalSkills: This resource lists more than 160 clinical skills procedures for adults and children, regularly updated and in a user-friendly illustrated format. Please click here to access Clinical Skills if using a computer within the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust*

Cochrane Library: Reliable evidence on the effectiveness of healthcare interventions and treatments

NICE Evidence: Free, open access to a range of selected and authoritative health and social care evidence-based information. Login with OpenAthens to access the full range of online journals available

Royal Marsden Online: The 9th edition of the Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Procedures includes 350+ evidence-based clinical procedures related to every aspect of care. There is a short Online Help Tutorial and a comprehensive Help section.

UpToDate: This resource includes updated reviews of clinical topics and topic searches which can be limited to adults or children. Password free within the hospital but requires OpenAthens off site. There is also a comprehensive section on Oncology which is located in What’s New. Please note: drug information in UpToDate is designed for use in the USA, so may differ from UK product licenses and accepted practice. Please click here to access UpToDate if using a computer within the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust*

(*Not available to all organisations)

Literature Resources

HDAS health resources. These require OpenAthens

  • BNI: The British Nursing Index contains comprehensive coverage of all nursing and midwifery titles in the UK in addition to a number of International titles
  • CINAHL: Nursing and allied health care literature from Europe and North America
  • EMBASE: European database of biomedical and pharmacological literature
  • Medline: Clinical, medical and nursing literature

PubMed: Password Free.   Extensive index of medical, biomedical and nursing resources. Some full-text articles are free access

Images

Anatomy TV: Interactive 3D resource bank of images, video clips and slides which can be used for education and training purposes in lectures and presentations OpenAthens

BMJ Case Reports: Collection of free images and videos relating to common and rare conditions

ClinicalKey: Provides access to a large collection of reference material, books, journals, images and videos* OpenAthens

New England Journal of Medicine Images in Clinical Medicine offers a range of slides which are grouped by specialty

Trip Database: search a topic and there are options to limit to images or videos

UpToDate: This resource includes updated reviews of clinical topics in 21 medical specialties  and a comprehensive section on Oncology . There is an option to limit any search topic to Graphics to locate images. Please note: drug information in UpToDate is designed for use in the USA, so may differ from UK product licenses and accepted practice* OpenAthens

Wellcome Images: This open access resource provides a collection of biomedical images covering the history of medicine, and include disease, surgery and general healthcare. Images are freely available to download for personal, academic teaching or study use

(*Not available to all organisations)

Revision Aids

OnExamination: an online revision resource to assist doctors in preparation for membership exams. Questions and explanatory answers on current and typical themes.  Modules include: DCH, DRCOG, First FRCR Physics, FRCA Primary, FRCS General Surgery, GP ST Stage 2 Knowledge Test, MRCS Part A papers 1 & 2, MRCGP, MRCOG Parts 1 & 2, MRCP Parts 1 & 2, MRPCH Foundation in Practice; Foundation in Practice, Theory, Science & Practice; Part 2; Theory, Science & Practice, Speciality Certificate Examination in Endocrinology & Diabetes, Speciality Examination in Gastroenterology for Anaesthesia, Child Health, General Medicine, GP, Obs & Gynae, Psychiatry and Surgery. Please contact the Library for details.

Useful Websites

Behind the HeadlinesFind the facts behind the newspaper headlines concerning health news

BNF Publications: The BNF APP is available to download

NICE Evidence   Search engine for locating guidelines

Trip database: Clinical search engine  to find high-quality research evidence

Need Some Help?

Please contact us if you would like to book a training session, request a literature search or have a query on using these resources.

Contact Us

Crawley Hospital
Tel 01293 600368 Ext 3368

East Surrey Hospital
Tel 01737 768511 Ext 6056

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