There are lots of resources available for Surgery - 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, 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

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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.

Abernathy's Surgical Secrets

Anaesthesia and Intensive Care A-Z

Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Reconstruction and Basic Science, The

Arthritis and Arthroplasty: The Foot and Ankle

Arthritis and Arthroplasty: The Hand, Wrist and Elbow

Arthritis and Arthroplasty: The Hip

Arthritis and Arthroplasty: The Knee

Arthritis and Arthroplasty: The Shoulder

Arthritis and Arthroplasty: The Spine

Ashcraft's Pediatric Surgery

Atlas of Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Atlas of Advanced Operative Surgery

Atlas of Breast Surgical Techniques

Atlas of Cardiac Surgical Techniques

Atlas of Endocrine Surgical Techniques

Atlas of Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery

Atlas of Endovascular Venous Surgery

Atlas of General Surgical Techniques

Atlas of Head and Neck Surgery

Atlas of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Atlas of Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

Atlas of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery (VATS)

Atlas of Pediatric Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy

Atlas of Pediatric Surgical Techniques: A Volume in the Surgical Techniques Atlas Series

Atlas of Pelvic Anatomy and Gynecologic Surgery

Atlas of Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Atlas of Spine Trauma

Atlas of Surgical Techniques for Colon, Rectum and Anus

Atlas of Surgical Techniques for the Upper GI Tract and Small Bowel

Atlas of Thoracic Surgical Techniques

Atlas of Trauma/Emergency Surgical Techniques

Atlas of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy

Basic, advanced, and robotic laparoscopic surgery

Best Evidence for Spine Surgery: 20 Cardinal Cases

Blumgart's Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas

Breast: Comprehensive Management of Benign and Malignant Diseases, The

Breast Surgery

Buchwald's Atlas of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgical Techniques and Procedures

Campbell's Core Orthopaedic Procedures

Cardiac Surgery: Operative Technique

Carpentier's Reconstructive Valve Surgery: From Valve Analysis to Valve Reconstruction

Cartilage Surgery

Cerebral Revascularization

Clinical Review of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal Surgery: A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice

Complications in Head and Neck Surgery

Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine, The

Comprehensive Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Core Topics in General and Emergency Surgery

Cosmetic Facial Surgery

Cummings Otolaryngology

Current Surgical Therapy

Current Therapy in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Current Therapy in Trauma and Critical Care

Current Therapy in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Endocrine Surgery

Endovascular Surgery

Essentials of Breast Surgery: A Volume in the Surgical Foundations Series

Essential Surgery: Problems, Diagnosis and Management

Fractures and Injuries of the Distal Radius and Carpus

Green's Operative Hand Surgery

Hand And Upper Extremity Reconstruction

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

Hip Resurfacing

Hughes, Mansel & Webster's Benign Disorders and Diseases of the Breast

Insall & Scott Surgery of the Knee

Jatin Shah's Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology

Johns Hopkins Manual of Cardiac Surgical Care, The

Kidney Transplantation: Principles and Practice

Kirklin/Barratt-Boyes Cardiac Surgery

Kirk's General Surgical Operations

Local Flaps in Facial Reconstruction

Mann’s Surgery of the Foot and Ankle

Master Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation

Master Techniques in Rhinoplasty

Maxillofacial Trauma and Esthetic Facial Reconstruction

Medical Management of the Surgical Patient

Medical Management of the Thoracic Surgery Patient

Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Spinal Techniques

Mont Reid Surgical Handbook, The

Motion Preservation Surgery of the Spine Advanced Techniques and Controversies

Munro Kerr's Operative Obstetrics

Netter's Surgical Anatomy Review P.R.N.

Noyes' Knee Disorders: Surgery, Rehabilitation, Clinical Outcomes

Oesophagogastric Surgery

Operative Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Operative Techniques: Foot and Ankle Surgery

Operative Techniques: Hand and Wrist Surgery

Operative Techniques: Hip Arthritis Surgery

Operative Techniques: Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Operative Techniques: Spine Surgery

Ophthalmic Surgery: Principles and Practice

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma

Orthopaedic Surgical Approaches

Parkland Trauma Handbook, The

Partial Knee Arthroscopy

Pearson's Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery

Pediatric Surgery

Practical Guide to the Care of the Surgical Patient

Practical Management of Pediatric and Adult Brachial Plexus Palsies

Primer of Arthroscopy

Primer in Cartilage Repair and Joint Preservation of the Knee, A

Principles of Neurological Surgery

Principles and Practice of Surgery

Principles and Practice of Wrist Surgery

Rich’s Vascular Trauma

Rothman-Simeone The Spine

Rush University Medical Center Review of Surgery

Rutherford's Vascular Surgery

Sabiston and Spencer's Surgery of the Chest

Sabiston Textbook of Surgery

Shackelford's Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

Shoulder, The

Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder Instability: A Comprehensive Approach

Spine Secrets Plus

Spine Surgery

Surgery: A Competency-Based Companion

Surgery of the Anus, Rectum and Colon

Surgery of the Hip

Surgery of the skin

Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands

Surgical Anatomy and Techniques to the Spine

Surgical Management of Spinal Deformities

Surgical Techniques of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Knee in Sports Medicine

Techniques in Wrist and Hand Arthroscopy

Tendon Surgery of the Hand

Textbook of the Cervical Spine

Textbook of Critical Care

Thoracic Surgery Atlas

Total Burn Care


Transplantation of the Liver

Vaginal Surgery for the Urologist

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery: A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice

Video Atlas of Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery

Video Atlas: Liver, Biliary & Pancreatic Surgery

Wounds and Lacerations

Advances in Surgery 2007-current

American Journal of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery 2007-current

American Journal of Surgery, The 2007-current

Annals of Medicine and Surgery 2012-current

Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2007-current

Annals of Vascular Surgery 2007-current

AORN Journal 2007-current

Asian Journal of Surgery 2007-current

Atlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America 2007-current

British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2007-current

Canadian Journal of Surgery 2007-current

Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 2007-current

Current Problems in Surgery 2007-current

European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2007-current

European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery 2007-current

European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Extra 2007-current

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America 2007-current

International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 2007-current

International Journal of Spine Surgery (formerly SAS Journal) 2012-current

International Journal of Surgery 2007-current

International Journal of Surgery Case Reports 2007-current

Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2007-current

Journal of the Association for Vascular Access 2007-current

Journal of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery 2007-current

Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2007-current

Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, The 2007-current

Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2007-current

Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2007-current

Journal of Surgical Education 2007-current

Journal of Surgical Research 2007-current

Journal of Vascular Surgery 2007-current

Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders 2007-current

Journal of Visceral Surgery 2010-current

Neurochirurgie 2007-current

Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 2007-current

Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: A Comparative Atlas 2007-current

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics 2007-current

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology 2007-current

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology 2007-current

Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research 2009-current

Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, The 2007-current

Reviews in Vascular Medicine 2007-current

Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery 2007-current

Seminars in Pediatric Surgery 2007-current

Seminars in Vascular Surgery 2007-current

Spanish Otorhinolaryngology (Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española, English Edition) 2007-current

Spanish Surgery (Cirugía Española, English Edition) 2007-current

Surgeon, The 2007-current

Surgery 2007-current

Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 2007-current

Surgery: Official Journal of the Society of University Surgeons, Central Surgical Association, and the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons 2007-current

Surgical Clinics of North America, The 2007-current

Surgical Neurology 2007-current

Surgical Oncology 2007-current

Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America 2007-current

Surgical Pathology Clinics 2007-current

Thoracic Surgery Clinics 2007-current

Transplantation Proceedings 2007-current

Transplantation Reviews 2007-current

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery  2002-current (1yr embargo)

African Journal of Paediatric Surgery (AJPS) 2008-current

American Surgeon  1997-current

Annals of Surgery  1996-current

Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2007-current

Annals of Surgical Oncology 1999-current (1yr embargo)

BMC Surgery 2009-current

British Journal of Medical and Surgical Urology 2008-current

Digestive Surgery 1998-current (1yr embargo)

European Surgical Research 1998-current (1yr embargo)

Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006-current

Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1998-2010

Journal of Computational Surgery 2014-current

Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 1997-current (1yr embargo)

Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery 2009-current

Journal of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery 2013-current

Journal of Refractive Surgery 1985-current

Obesity Surgery including Laproscopy and Allied Care 1997-current (1yr embargo)

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina 1976-current

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1998-current (1yr embargo)

Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology 2012-current

Patient Safety in Surgery 2007-current

Pediatric Surgery International 1997-current (1yr embargo)

Spine Surgery Today 2014-current

Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy 1997-current

Surgical Endoscopy and other Interventional Techniques 2000-current (1yr embargo)

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 1998-2005

World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006-current

World Journal of Surgery  1997-current (1yr embargo)

World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2003-current

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.

Take a look at the General Surgery section for a range of  topic reviews.

DynaMed (Athens login required)

We now have access to DynaMed, the popular clinical information resource. 

Search clinically-organised summaries for more than 3,400 topics, designed for health care professionals for use at point-of-care. All evidence is clinically evaluated and integrated into DynaMed's existing content on a daily basis, so that a synthesis of the best evidence is always available. 

Click on Browse Categories, and take a look at the Surgery section for a range of topic summaries.

Clinical Knowledge Summaries

Clinical Knowledge Summaries provide a summary of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice in respect of over 330 common and/or significant primary care presentations.

Browse clinical knowledge summaries by topic or specialty.


Current Awareness

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

Hosted by Netvibes,  your Surgery 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


Specialty Associations:

  • Otolaryngology (ENT) - ENT-UK 


  • Careers in Surgery- PDF guide to careers in surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in England
  • Joint Committee on Surgical Training (JCST) - the JCST is an advisory body to the four surgical Royal Colleges of the UK and Ireland for all matters related to surgical training and works closely with the Surgical Specialty Associations in Great Britain and Ireland.
  • Medical Careers: Surgery - information on Surgery as a specialty. Including data on what it is like to work in Surgery, 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.
  • Patient Safety: Surgery - The National Reporting and Learning Service (NRLS) has produced a range of patient safety resources.

  • Surgical Careers - from the Royal College of Surgeons; advice and guidance to surgeons and aspiring surgeons at all stages of their career.