Colorectal Surgery

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

  • eBook titles are listed on the library catalogue New eBooks are constantly being added, simply log on with your Athens account.

  • Choose your own eBooks by simply logging on with your Athens account at


(Require Athens Registration)


Staff can access the following Colorectal Surgery full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • American Journal of Surgery
  • Annals of Surgery
  • BMC Surgery
  • British Journal of Surgery
  • Canadian Journal of Surgery
  • Clinical Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Disease
  • Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
  • Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
  • Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery for obesity and related diseases
  • Surgical Clinics of North America


Useful Websites

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

ASK –UHB Discovery Tool

This is a “Google” type tool enabling a “one search” for guidelines, eBooks, eJournals and full text articles. Access via Athens


ACRS site provides access to a list of position statement, practice parameters, grants and patient leaflets on various disease conditions related to colon and rectum.

Atlas of Gastrointestinal video endoscopy

Quality video clips of gastro-intestinal pathology detected via endoscopy.  


Highlights guidelines, trials, research and audit work being undertaken by the association.

Cochrane Colorectal Cancer Group  

Evidence on topics such as colorectal and anal cancer, diverticulitis, peritonitis, abdominal hernias and appendiceal diseases.

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 for 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.


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

NHS Evidence 

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

National Bowel Cancer Audit 2017

Short reports to investigate several areas of particular interest in more depth


Focuses on general and speciality surgery. Based on the bestselling Textbook of Surgery, each topic ihas been written by an expert in the field.


TRIP is a smart, fast tool for you to find high-quality clinical research evidence.

Provided by Health Education England.