Library services & resources for SWAST staff & students

Did you know that we have a library website? It is packed full of resources with a focus on pre-hospital and emergency medicine, and can be accessed by all SWAST staff and students. Content can be accessed via ANY internet enabled device.

Are you a member of your local health library?

There is a wealth of resources available, everything from links to the BNF app for your smartphone and articles from your favourite journals, to training in how to search electronic databases to support evidence based practice.

To find a library near you and to see which electronic resources are available to all SWASFT staff, please go to:

While plenty of resources can be accessed online, If you prefer to visit the Discovery Library in person the main library can be found on Level 5 of the Terence Lewis Building in Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. You can even search to see what books are available prior to your visit, and renew online.
One Big NHS Library

However you choose to visit, the Discovery Library gives staff the opportunity to access books, NHS Healthcare databases, Journals and speciality/profession specific resources. As a a ‘one big NHS’ library service plenty of Pre-Hospital content can be found online alognside access to specialty/topic pages including Mental Health, Cardiac, Respiratory, Quality Improvement and more.

Visit the Discovery Library for more details and follow @discoverylib on Twitter to keep up to date with available resources.