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This guide provides updates about Library services and resources, and promotes selected resources.

Australasian Anaesthesia (Blue Book) now searchable

Australasian Anaesthesia (Blue Book) now searchable

Ever tried looking for that key article from a copy of the ‘Blue Book’?  You can now search each edition of Australasian Anaesthesia from 2003 through the Informit Health Collection, which can be accessed through the Library Databases page.

Each article has been indexed to include author details, abstracts, and even subject/keywords.  PDF and flip-book versions of the ‘Blue Book’ can be viewed from the College Publications webpage.

Primal Pictures - NOW LIVE!

ANZCA Library is currently offering a limited trial of Anatomy.TV 3D software, which offers a suite of 3D digital anatomy resources to support education and clinical practice: this includes a full range of content from regional and body system-based models.

The software contains accurate and detailed 3D models that have been derived from genuine medical scan data, which has in turn been interpreted by a team of anatomists and translated into 3D images by graphics specialists. All anatomy visuals are accompanied by 3D animations that demonstrate function, biomechanics and surgical procedure.

This trial concludes 31 August 2018.

InformationAccess Primal Pictures (
(users will be required to authenticate using their ANZCA ID and password)

Journal Access Isues

Safety & Quality[10 August 2018] Journal of Opioid Management and Minerva Anestesiologica

We are currently experiencing access issues with the above titles.

We are working with our vendors to resolve this, and hope to have a resolution soon.

InformationFor users after Journal of Opioid Management articles, it is possible for us to provides articles via Request an article.

Cambridge Online Issue (NOW FIXED)

Safety & Quality[8 August 2018] On Sunday, 5th August, access to Cambridge Online was restricted due to a concerted DDoS attack on their server. This prevented many users from being able to access Cambridge eBooks.

Full service has now been restored, but users who experience any issues are advised to empty out their browser cache, and then to close and reopen their browser and try again.

Please contact the library if you experience any further issues

Ovid journal access issue (NOW FIXED)

Safety & Quality[1 August 2018] The issue with linking to PDFs for Ovid journals in BrowZine has now been resolved. Users should now be able to successfully access the full-text. Please contact the library if you have any further issues.

Discontinuation of OvidToday

From 1 August 2018, Ovid will be discontinuing support for the OvidToday app.

Whilst current users will be able to continue to use the app until their tokens expire, the ANZCA Library will not be able to troubleshoot any issues that users encounter.

>> For users interested in keeping up to date with their reading, we recommend the Read by QxMD app

>> For users who would like to access the entire journals A-Z list (full text access), we recommend the BrowZine app

Taylor & Francis E-book access issue NOW FIXED

[12 July 2018] The issue with accessing Taylor & Francis e-books has now been resolved. Users should now be able to successfully access the full-text. Please contact the library if you have any further issues.

Calling all ANZCA & FPM researchers - promote your research and publications!

"Giving AIRR to ANZCA and FPM research"

[27 April 2018] The ANZCA Library – in association with the ANZCA Research Foundation – are excited to announce the launch of the ANZCA Institutional Research Repository (AIRR).

AIRR is an institutional repository that identifies, captures, stores and facilitates retrieval of the research and publication output of ANZCA and FPM fellows, trainees and staff for the collaborative benefit of local and global clinicians, researchers and health educators.

Do you publish or present papers?

EducationWe are seeking researchers and authors who would like to register and start contributing their publications via self-submission; set-up an author profile; or provide comment/feedback.

Content you can contribute:

  • ANZCA and FPM fellow research grants (publications and outcomes)
  • ANZCA and FPM fellow publications (not related to research grants, for example: journal articles, theses, book chapters)
  • ANZCA and FPM trainee research (published and unpublished)
  • ASM abstracts and presentations
  • ANZCA policy and background papers

Key points:

  • NOW LIVE (beta-testing):
  • All ANZCA and FPM-related research and publication output is being brought together in the one spot
  • Content will be discoverable via Google [NOW DISCOVERABLE] and Trove [IN PROGRESS] thereby increasing visibility of ANZCA and FPM-related research and publications
  • Researchers can register to self-submit content, as well as create an author profile
  • Launched at the May 2018 ANZCA ASM!

The creation/implementation of an institutional research repository was first recommended as part of the 2015 ANZCA Library Review, and supports key strategies within the ANZCA Strategic Plan 2018-2022 for the goal of DRIVING research and quality improvement.

See our dedicated AIRR guide for further information including full access details.

NEJM now online

[13 March 2018] The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research and review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice.


The ANZCA Library now provides audio resources so you can keep up-to-date on the latest anaesthesia and pain medicine research and practice, in your car, office, home, gym or while travelling.

Audio-Digest provides instant online and mobile access to 371 accredited audio lectures and board reviews presented by experts from leading institutions, bringing clinicians a convenient continuing medical education (CME/CE) experience.
The LDI Clinical Compendia is comprised of an extensive collection of hand-selected lectures in the field of anaesthesia and pain management:
  • Each lecture includes a written summary
  • Automatically synchronizes your progress across your computer and your smartphone
  • A mobile app is available for Apple iOS and Android

See our dedicated Audio-Digest guide for further information including full access details.

BJA and BJA Education have moved!

BJA BJA Education 

20 December 2017: The British Journal of Anesthesia (BJA) and BJA Education have moved to a new publisher (Elsevier).

The move in publisher has resulted in both titles moving from the Oxford Journals platform to the ScienceDirect (Journals Consult) platform.

And remember to update your own saved links!

Oxford Journals Apps Access Issue

27-11-2017: Oxford University Press have recently updated their journals apps (including Pain Medicine) to use a new authentication methodology.

Unfortunately, there is currently no ability for off-site users to authenticate as institutional subscribers, and it is currently not possible to access full-text content via these apps as a result.

ANZCA fellows and trainees wanting to access Oxford Journals full-text content can do using one of the following methods:

New e-book platform


A number of your favourite e-books available through the ANZCA Library have moved to a new platform – Taylor & Francis eBooks.

Titles now available in through Taylor & Francis include:

You can still access them through the Library’s e-book page, as well as the library catalogue, database and library guides.

Development of the new T&F eBook platform is ongoing, with additional functionality (including advanced search features) to be introduced in the coming months.

New guides

[March 2018] Audio-Digest provides instant online and mobile access to 371 accredited audio lectures and board reviews presented by experts from leading institutions, bringing clinicians a convenient continuing medical education (CME/CE) experience.

See our dedicated Audio-Digest guide for further information including full access details.

​[November 2017] Using ClinicalKey Australia for the first time or want to take advantage of some of ClinicalKey's special features?

See our dedicated ClinicalKey (Australia) guide for further information including full access details.

New and updated app access

[Jul 2017] The new Pain Medicine Journals app from Oxford University Press is now here. The app enables you to read Pain Medicine, both online and offline on your iOS device.

See our dedicated Pain Medicine app guide for further information including full access details.

​[May 2017] The latest version of the ClinicalKey app is here and now provides access to the Australian version of ClinicalKey, allowing ANZCA Fellows and trainees to access full-text content for the very first time.

See our dedicated ClinicalKey app guide for further information including full access details.

[Apr 2017] This latest update now allows users to enable access to the OvidToday app from the Ovid website used in their institutions.

Users can log into the proxied version of Ovid Medline (via the ANZCA website as they typically do), and generate an access token to authenticate within the app.

See our dedicated OvidToday guide for further information including full access details.

[Apr 2017] The new BJA (British Journal of AnaesthesiaJournals app from Oxford University Press is now here. The app enables you to read your favourite anaesthesia journals, BJA and BJA Education, both online and offline on your iOS device.

See our dedicated BJA app guide for further information including full access details.

Improved library and study space (UPD)

Building works in the Library have now been completed and the main library space has now reopened.

Library users will also be able to more easily locate and browse materials with a realignment of the library collection into a more linear configuration with improved signage. Library catalogue holdings for all print journal materials held have also been updated.

Need a quiet study space? Fellows and trainees are encouraged to use the Library (which has a study/discussion space for up to 5 people) and the Fellows Room (which has a discussion space for up to 7 people) whenever visiting the College in Melbourne.

Access to the College Wi-Fi service is also available.

E-Access Issues UPDATE

[5 August 2018] The ANZCA Library recently transitioned to an updated authentication system for its e-resources. As a result, some e-resources became temporarily inaccessible. If you experience any issues, please try emptying your browser cache, closing and reopening your browser and trying again.

FeedbackPlease contact the library if you experience any further issues.

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