There are lots of resources available for anaesthetics - as well as e-journals and e-books, there are RSS feeds from top journals to keep you up to date, useful links to external websites and more.

 We have tailored this page to help signpost you to the resources you need, all in one place. If there is anything you would like us to add, contact us and help us improve your page.

Online Resources: e-books and e-journals

Click on the tabs below to see a full list of e-books and e-journals available with your Athens login. Register for an Athens account if you don't already have one.

If  you can not find what you are looking for, try the online catalogue or contact library staff, who will be happy to try and source it for you.

Anesthesia: A Comprehensive Review

Anesthesia Equipment: Principles and Applications

Anesthesia Secrets

Anesthesia and Uncommon Diseases

Atlas of Common Pain Syndromes

Atlas of Intraoperative Transesophageal Echcardiography: Surgical and Radiologic Correlations

Atlas of Pain Injection Techniques

Atlas of Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Anatomy for Orthopaedic Anesthesia

Atlas of Regional Anesthesia

Atlas of Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia

Atlas of Uncommon Pain Syndromes

Basics of Anesthesia

Benumof and Hagberg’s Airway Management

Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice

Clinical Cases in Anesthesia

Complications in Anesthesia

Cottrell and Young's Neuroanesthesia

Crisis Management in Anesthesiology

Essence of Anesthesia Practice

Essentials of Anaesthetic Equipment

Essentials of Cardiac Anesthesia

Essentials of Neuroanesthesia and Neurointensive Care

Essentials of Pain Medicine

Evidence-Based Practice of Anesthesiology

Faust's Anesthesiology Review

Handbook for Stoelting's Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease

Imaging of Pain

Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia: The Echo Era

Manual of Pediatric Anesthesia

Meyler’s Side Effects of Drugs Used in Anesthesia

MGH Textbook of Anesthetic Equipment, The

Miller's Anesthesia

Non–Operating Room Anesthesia

Nunn's Applied Respiratory Physiology

Pain Management

Pain Review

Perioperative Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound

Perioperative Medicine

Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography

Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Peri-Operative Pain Relief

Pharmacology and Physiology for Anesthesia

Physical Diagnosis of Pain

Practical Management of Pain

Practical Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography

Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children, A

Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management: Anesthesia Pocket Consult

Smith and Aitkenhead's Textbook of Anaesthesia

Smith's Anesthesia for Infants and Children

Stoelting's Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease

TEE Pocket Manual

Wall & Melzack's Textbook of Pain

Ward's Anaesthetic Equipment

Other Online resources

See our resources page for a full list of online resources the library service provides, including BMJ Case Reports, UpToDate, DynaMed and Anatomy TV.

Evidence Based Clinical Summaries

UpToDate (Athens login required)

UpToDate is an evidence-based, peer-reviewed information resource providing topic reviews that include a synthesis of the literature, the lastest evidence and specific recommendations for patient care.

The Anaesthesiology specialty section, contains a wide range of Anaesthesiology topic reviews.

Current Awareness

We have collected the RSS feeds of some top Anaesthetics journals and news sites and put them all in one place for you to browse at your convenience. 

Hosted by Netvibes,  your Anaesthetics current awareness page means you only have to go to one place, rather than visiting each individual website that you are interested in.

If there is a feed that you want us to include, just let us know and we'll add it in.

 Table of Contents (TOC) Alerts 

Table of Contents alerts automatically notify you when a new issue of a journal is published.

If you want us to set up a TOC alert for you, just get in touch and we can set up the alert to come straight to your email inbox.

For more information TOC alerts and other ideas on how to keep up to date, see our Current Awareness page.

Useful Links



  • FRCA website for anaesthetists in training for postgraduate exams
  • Medical Careers: Anaesthesia - information on Anaesthesia as a specialty. Including data on what it is like to work in Anaesthesia, the types of patients, disease and conditions you are likely to encounter throughout your career, the training pathways you can follow and a whole host of statistics to help you understand what your future career prospects in the specialty could be.