Surgery

Key resources for Surgery. You may also find relevant information in 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 as well as journal clubs.

Evidence Resources

All require OpenAthens unless otherwise indicated

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

BMJ Case Reports : Peer-reviewed collection of cases to locate information on common and rare conditions

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

  • Townsend CM., Sabiston Textbook of Surgery 12th 2017
  • Wein AJ., Campbell-Walsh Urology 11th 2016
  • Azar FM., Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics 13th ed. 2017
  • Baggish MS., Atlas of Pelvic Anatomy and Gynecologic Surgery 4th 2016
  • Rasmussen TE., Rich’s Vascular Trauma 3rd 2016

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*

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

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

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.

Trip: A clinical search engine providing quick and easy access to high quality research evidence. Filter by evidence type, images, date

UpToDate: This resource includes updated reviews of clinical topics in 21 medical specialties including General Surgery. 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 Healthcare resources with links to journal citations, abstracts and some full-text articles.  These require OpenAthens

  • AMED: The Allied and Complementary Medicine database covers allied health professions and alternative medicine including acupuncture, herbalism, homeopathy and physiotherapy
  • 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
  • PsychINFO: Psychology, psychiatry and related disciplines

PubMed: 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

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

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* * OpenAthens

Images in Clinical Medicine: Useful resource bank of freely available images, limit by specialty, media type and date

Trip: A clinical search engine providing quick and easy access to high quality research evidence. Filter by images or video

UpToDate: This resource includes updated reviews and images of clinical topics in 21 medical specialties. OpenAthens Please click here to access UpToDate if using a computer within the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust*

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 access details

Useful Websites

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

BNF Publications: The BNF APP is available to download

Royal College of Surgeons

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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