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News: LATEST NEWS

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

Latest apps news

NEW BJA app now available

[Apr 2017] Oxford have now released a new version of their popular BJA app, which replaces the old version which was made non-functional due to updates the Oxford journals platform.

The BJA (British Journal of Anaesthesia) Journals app from Oxford University Press enables you to read your favourite anaesthesia journals, BJA and BJA Education, both online and offline on your iOS device.

BJA Journals on App Store Access: Free

Library trialing BrowZine

BrowZine logo[Jan 2017] The ‚ÄčBrowZine app allows you to find, read and stay up to date with ANZCA Library's complete journal collection (including full-text article access for indexed content).

See the ANZCA subscribed apps page for more details

Upcoming IT maintenance

A number of services including ANZCA Library resources will be unavailable from 7am on Saturday April 29 – midnight Sunday April 30. This includes:

  • ANZCA library website
  • Online resources (including databases, e-journals and e-books requiring authentication)
  • Library catalogue

Library works and improved study space

Due to required building works, the main library will be closed for 4-5 working days beginning Friday 21st April whilst repairs to the interior are undertaken. Access to the library will be very limited during this time and some delays in the processing of hardcopy copying/loans requests is to be expected.

Immediately following the works, the library collection will be realigned into a more linear configuration with improved signage. Library catalogue holdings will also be updated.

Once this is completed, the library will be more accessible as a study/meeting space so Fellows and trainees are encouraged to use the library and Fellows Room whenever visiting the College in Melbourne.  An update will be communicated once the main library is accessible again.

New book

A newly published book may be of interest for medical educators: The Intentional Mentor in Medicine: A Toolkit for Mentoring Doctors (TIMM)

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-21/mentor-book-to-tackle-hospital-bullying/8370458

TIMM is about mentoring doctors – what mentoring means and how to perform the role of mentor – and it teaches doctors how to assist junior medical colleagues with their ambitions, issues and concerns related to being a doctor in practice.

TIMM is:

  • an easily accessible mentor training package that equips doctors with knowledge and tools for performing the role of mentor to junior medical colleagues, in a constructive and productive way
  • a toolkit of ten tools that enables all doctors to assist their junior medical colleagues individually with their ambitions, issues and concerns related to being a doctor in practice
  • a mentor training package for communities of doctors who wish to train mentors and use mentoring as a strategy for improving trainees’ access to individually-relevant assistance during clinical training years, for encouraging collegiality among doctors, and for building a resilient and adaptable medical workforce.

A flyer about the book is available here: www.intentional-mentor.com

The Library has kindly been donated a copy by one of the authors, which is now available for loan.

New BJA app from OUP

NEW BJA app now available

[Apr 2017] Oxford have now released a new version of their popular BJA app, which replaces the old version which was made non-functional due to updates the Oxford journals platform.

The BJA (British Journal of AnaesthesiaJournals app from Oxford University Press enables you to read your favourite anaesthesia journals, BJA and BJA Education, both online and offline on your iOS device.

You can:

  • download issues when you’re online, so that you can read them whether you’re connected to the Internet or not
  • view the tables of contents for issues when you’re online, whether you have downloaded them yet or not 
  • easily read issues from cover to cover by swiping through articles
  • download and read advance articles (published ahead of print)
  • download and read the PDF version of an article
  • use the in-app search feature
  • bookmark your favourite articles
  • add your own notes to articles
  • share articles by email or on social media
  • listen to BJA and BJA Education podcasts

BJA Journals on App Store Access: Free

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.

Library Guides improvements

[Mar 2017] The library is updating its web pages and Library Guides. The changes aim to improve navigability and ensure that content is presented in an understandable, easy-to-digest format.  All existing Library guides will move to new templates over the coming months.

Please Note: Some updates will result in changes to URLs/page names, and users are advised that bookmarks/saved links may need to be updated.

Your comments and feedback would be greatly appreciated: http://anzca.libsurveys.com/feedback

New journal

The ANZCA Library now provides online access to another high quality medical education resource.  The Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME) is a bi-monthly publication that disseminates scholarship and promotes critical inquiry to inform and engage the graduate medical education community to improve the quality of graduate medical education. It is a peer-reviewed, editorially independent journal published by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Access the Journal of Graduate Medical Education through the ANZCA Library journal list: http://www.anzca.edu.au/resources/library/journals

Oxford Journals Access

[Dec 2016] A platform update has resulted in changed access URLs and created resultant intermittent access issues. Please ensure that you update your bookmarks for any Oxford journals.

Please report any issues encountered to library@anzca.edu.au.

Spotlight on: podcasts

Podcast: ABC Radio National’s Ockham's Razor

Episode: "The legacy of anaesthesia at Pearl Harbor"

Highlights: 

Podcast: Pediatric anesthesia podcast of the month

Episode: "Caudal Epidural Block"

Highlights: