Allergy and Immunology

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Electronic Resources

The NHS subscribes to key healthcare databases, full text journals, e-books and more for its staff. To access these you need to have an Athens username and password. You can obtain one by self-registering at:

An Athens Self-Registration leaflet is available from the Education Centre Libraries at Good Hope, Heartlands, Solihull and Queen Elizabeth hospital

E-Books Collection

(Require Athens Registration)


Staff can access the following Allergy and Immunology full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • Allergy
  • Allergy & Asthma Proceedings
  • Allergy & Rhinology
  • Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology
  • Allergy and Immunology Research
  • Clinical & Experimental Allergy
  • Clinical & Molecular Allergy
  • Clinical and Translational Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Immunology & Allergy Clinics of North America
  • Journal of Allergy
  • Journal of Asthma & Allergy
  • The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice
  • Journal of Hospital Infection
  • Journal of Immunotoxicology

Useful Websites

This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Allergy and Immunology professionals.

Allergy and Immunology West Midlands 

This is one of the most advanced comprehensive Allergy Services in the UK.

Anatomy TV

Access to 3D models of human anatomy. The anatomical models can be rotated and layers of anatomical details stripped away and added as required. Access via Athens

Birmingham University: Division of Immunity and Infection                  

The study of viral associated cancers; immune responses and vaccination for chronic viral infection; viral tropism and persistence pathways to escape host immunity.

BMJ Case Reports

Clinically important common or rare conditions. Browse recent cases by specialty, or locate videos and images. Access via Athens.

British Society for Immunology

Promoting and supporting research, scholarship/clinical practice in immunology for the benefit of health and welfare. 

Clinical Key 

Clinical Key enables searching from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals procedural videos, drug information, patient information and images. Access via Athens.

Cochrane Clinical Answers


Practical evidence/healthcare decision making.

The Cochrane Library

Full-text access to high-quality evidence such as systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials (RCTs). to inform healthcare decision making.

Immunology Link

Immunology, cell biology, biotechnology, and molecular biology research resource.


A targeted “current awareness” service for high impact documents in your area.


Educating healthcare professionals about the causes, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases across the lifespan.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases  

Leading research to understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.

NHS Evidence

24/7 portal available to all NHS staff and students to access nationally procured resources.


TRIP is a smart, fast tool for you to find high-quality clinical research evidence. Provided by Health Education England.