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These are a selection of the resources which are available to you.
If you would like to suggest any additional resources or improvements, please contact us.

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

Many of these resources are available from DPT Library.
Please see the DPT Library page for information on opening hours etc.

Updated: 25/04/17

To look for specific books, please search the Library Catalogue.
Psychiatry books may be available from both Exeter Health Library and DPT Library.

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 Psychiatry books.

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

A core e-book for Psychiatry is:

The Maudsley prescribing guidelines in psychiatry. (2018) 13th ed.

(NHS OpenAthens login login required)

Here are some other titles which are available as e-books (log in with NHS OpenAthens login if prompted):

Title Year Author
ABC of Dementia 2014 Coope
Dementia: from advanced disease to bereavement 2011 Pace
Dementia care at a glance 2016 Jenkins
Health care professionalism at a glance 2016 Thistlethwaite
Learning disability nursing at a glance 2015 Gates
Mental health nursing at a glance 2015 Smith
Mental health nursing made incredibly easy! 2009 Evans
Old age psychiatry 2009 Sheehan
Oxford handbook of learning & intellectual disability nursing 2009 Gates
Oxford handbook of mental health nursing. 2nd ed. 2015 Callaghan
Oxford handbook of psychiatry. 3rd ed. 2013 Semple


DPT Library subscribes to a small collection of print and online journals:

DPT also have access to 500+ full-text journals via the Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Collection (NHS OpenAthens login required).

Here is a list of the core DPT Library online journal subscriptions (log in with NHS OpenAthens if prompted):

Title Years full-text articles available
Advances in Eating Disorders 2013-present
Advances in Psychiatric Treatment (now BJPsych Advances) 2000-2014
BJPsych Advances (formerly Advances in Psychiatric Treatment) 2000-present
BJPsych Bulletin (formerly The Psychiatric Bulletin/The Psychiatrist) 2000-present
British Journal of Learning Disabilities 1997-2014
British Journal of Psychiatry 1999-present
British Journal of Psychotherapy 2007-2016
Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Journal 2001-2016
Current Opinion in Psychiatry 1995-present
Early Intervention in Psychiatry 2011-present
European Eating Disorders Review 1997-2016
International Journal of Developmental Disabilities 1997-present
International Review of Psychiatry 1997-present
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
(formerly Jrnl Child Psych and Psychol and Allied Disciplines)
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 1996-present
Journal of Family Therapy 1997-2016
Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology 1997-2016
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities 2005-2016
Journal of Mental Health 1997-2016
Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy 1997-2016
Journal of Traumatic Stress 1998-2016

You can search for more journals via our A-Z Journals service.
An NHS OpenAthens login may be required to access some of the online journals.

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.

PsycArticles – (NHS OpenAthens login required)
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Collection (NHS OpenAthens login required)
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 – 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
The Mental Elf – from the National Elf Service – keep up to date with reliable research, policy and guidance.
Peninsula PGME School of Psychiatry
Royal College of Psychiatrists


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 theNICE apps support page. 

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