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Books E-books Journals Databases
Evidence-based practice CPD Research Apps

Updated: 04/05/18

Download the latest Oncology resource list here (PDF):

To look for specific books, please search the Library Catalogue.

Here is a list of some of the newest additions to stock in this subject area:
(Click on the title to check availability on the Library Catalogue)

To browse a fuller list of books available on this topic on the catalogue, please click here: browse Oncology books.

All e-books are catalogued and accessible via the Library Catalogue.
An NHS OpenAthens login is required to access most e-books.

Here are some relevant titles which are available as an e-book (click title to access and log in with NHS OpenAthens login if prompted):

Title Year Author
Oxford handbook of oncology. 4th ed. 2015 Cassidy
Practical management of complex cancer pain (Oxford Specialist Handbook) 2014 Sharma
Surgical oncology 2009 Chaudry
Oxford handbook of cancer nursing 2007 Tadman


You can search our journal subscriptions on our A-Z Journals page.
An NHS OpenAthens login may be required to access some of the online journals.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, we can obtain articles from other libraries for you via our Document Supply Service.

Here is a selection of some of the journals available for this specialty:

Journal Coverage Access note
Annals of Surgical Oncology 1999- (1 year delay) NHS OpenAthens
BMC Cancer 2001- Freely available
British Journal of Cancer 1947- (1 year delay on some articles) Freely available
Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing 2000- (1 year delay) NHS OpenAthens
Current Treatment Options in Oncology 2000- (1 year delay) NHS OpenAthens
European Journal of Cancer Care 1998- NHS OpenAthens
International Journal of Clinical Oncology 1997- (1 year delay) NHS OpenAthens
Journal of Clinical Oncology 2004- NHS OpenAthens
Lancet Oncology 2000- (2 month delay) NHS OpenAthens
Nature Reviews: Cancer 2001- (1 year delay) NHS OpenAthens
Nature Reviews: Oncology 2004- (1 year delay) NHS OpenAthens
Oncology 1998-2015 NHS OpenAthens
Supportive Care in Cancer 1997- (1 year delay) NHS OpenAthens
Surgical Oncology 2003- (2 month delay) NHS OpenAthens

NHS Healthcare databases (HDAS) – (NHS OpenAthens login required)
Search across a set of databases including:
AMED – Allied & Complimentary Medicine – allied health professionals, complementary medicine
BNI – British Nursing Index –  nursing, midwifery and health visitors
CINAHL Plus with Full Text  – Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature –  nursing & allied health professionals
EMBASE – Drugs and pharmacology
Healthcare Business Elite – Healthcare administration, institutional management
HMIC – Healthcare Management Consortium
Medline – general medicine database
PsycINFO – Psychology & allied fields.
ProQuest Hospital Premium Collection – (NHS OpenAthens login required)
PubMed – (no login required)

Evidence-based practice
For more information on these resources, full visit our full Evidence-based practice page.

Clinical Knowledge Summaries – no login required
Cochrane Library – no login required
NICE Evidence search – no login required. See also NICE Guidance, NICE Pathways & Standards & Indicators.
TRiP database – no login required. TRiP PRO is available from NHS networked PCs.
UpToDate – access via Hub (Non-Clinical Systems) on RD&E site, or via NHS OpenAthens off site.

e-Learning for Healthcare – NHS OpenAthens login. Including access to Cancer in the Community.
Association of Cancer Physicians
Cancer Research
Macmillan Cancer Support


Here are some of the latest research publications written by RD&E authors in this specialty:
(added to the RD&E Research Repository):

If you’ve written an article, book or book chapter and you’d like the details added to the RD&E Research Repository, please contact us: rde-tr.ResearchRepository@nhs.net.

For more information on how the library can support your research, please visit the Research Hub.


NICE apps:

Click here for instructions and links to download the official NICE apps for:
BNF for Children
NICE Guidance

To use the NICE BNF and NICE BNFC apps for the first time and to activate any content updates, users will need to enter their NHS OpenAthens user name and password. For further advice, visit the NICE apps support page.



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