This guide provides updates about Library services and resources, and promotes selected resources.
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.
[13 April 2018] The ANZCA Library has transitioned to an updated authentication system for it's e-resources. As a result, some e-resources can become temporarily inaccessible. If you experience any issues, please try emptying your browser cache, closing and reopening your browser and trying again.
Pain Medicine full-text NOW AVAILABLE:
Full-text access to Pain Medicine in accessible has been restored.
Audio-Digest registrations NOW AVAILABLE:
Access to the Audio-Digest registration page has been restored.
The Library would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused during this transition and will update users as soon as full access is restored.
[24 February 2018] The ANZCA Library will be running two workshops at the May ASM for Fellows and trainees who are interested in more effectively using and searching library resources. Both sessions will run consecutively on Monday, 7th May.
Beyond Google: an introduction to the ANZCA library
An introduction to the wide range of library resources available to fellows and trainees, with a focus on the primary and most useful tools, products, and services. After attending the workshop, participants will have a greater awareness and understanding of the resources and services and tips and tricks for using them.
The Undiscovered Country: advanced searching using MEDLINE
This workshop will focus on literature searching in the MEDLINE databases, using Ovid and PubMed. After attending the workshop, participants will have a greater understanding of the use of MeSH headings, focusing, exploding and filtering searches, and a clearer idea of the key differences between Ovid MEDLINE and PubMed. Please Note: Participants are expected to have some experience with searching and using library resources.
Can’t make it to one of the library workshops?
Library staff will once again be available at the ANZCA booth during the 2018 ASM, ready to show you all the resources and answer your burning information questions. A number of publishers will be participating at the booth, providing promotional material, free pens and giveaways, and information about the ANZCA Library subscribed resources, plus your chance to provide feedback.
[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.
See our dedicated Audio-Digest guide for further information including full access details.
ANZCA Library is trialing Therapeutic Guidelines (eTG Complete) throughout 2018.
Therapeutic Guidelines (eTG complete) is a leading source of accurate, independent and practical treatment advice for a wide range of clinical conditions. It includes explicit instructions for therapy, assisting practitioners in making decisions to ensure their patients receive optimum treatment.
eTG contains the following types of guidelines:
ACCESS: There is an access limit to one concurrent user. If a Log In link appears in the top-right corner after accessing the database, this signifies that all sessions are currently in use (full-text not accessible).
And remember to update your own saved links!
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:
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:
Development of the new T&F eBook platform is ongoing, with additional functionality (including advanced search features) to be introduced in the coming months.
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 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 .
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 Anaesthesia) Journals 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.
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.
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