This guide provides updates about Library services and resources, and promotes selected resources.
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.
[12 Feb 2019] It is now possible to access full-text ANZCA Library resources via Google Scholar.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.
And now Google Scholar can be easily configured to show you which of the search results are available from ANZCA Library. Once configured, just look for the Full text @ ANZCA link when using Google Scholar.
See our dedicated Google Scholar guide for further information including full configuration details.
[7 Feb 2019] The library has created a new Ophthalmic Anaesthesia library guide.
This guide has been designed for anaesthetists interested in Ophthalmic Anaesthesia to locate relevant resources on this topic, including those available through the ANZCA library.
Did we miss anything? Use the link below to provide content suggestions, as well as make to recommendations, report issues, and to give general feedback: http://anzca.libsurveys.com/feedback
Since the opioid crisis was announced in the USA, Oxford Medicine has been creating a series of content pieces to inform the public about the medicinal impact of opioids. Now, with the crisis as widespread as ever and sparking debate internationally, they have collated resources in order to provide detailed, authoritative, and varied information about opioid use from a medical perspective.
Explore this content collection here.
[14 November 2018] Update: NZ print titles have now been added to the new library system and are now searchable/requestable via the discovery service. Note: With the move of the last of our borrowable books to the new system, access to the legacy catalogue has now been switched off.
For more information on how to request NZ-based print items, see the Borrowing guide.
NZ-based users are also reminded that the new discovery service has a new Māori language interface. For more information about how to utilise this and other features, see the Help guide.
[25 October 2018] The Library continues to refine and adjust access to its new discovery service in response to feedback from our users.
We want your feedback? Having issues locating a particular resource or need help using the new service? Then please contact the library and let us know.
[1 October 2018] Library users can now access the entire ANZCA Library collection through a new discovery service.
SEARCH the NEWDiscovery service
The new system includes the following features:
* requires the creation of a personalised library account
A NEW WAY TO REQUEST, BORROW AND RENEW!
Some important information for borrowers:
Please Note: Access/authentication for ALL e-resources remains your College ID and Networks password.
SOME IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
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
"Giving AIRR to ANZCA and FPM research"
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?
We 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:
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.
[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.
And remember to update your own saved links!
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.
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.
[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.
[10 February 2019] We are currently experiencing an issue with ClinicalKey e-books whereby the contents listings for titles are not displaying, thereby making certain chapters inaccessible. The issue has been reported to the vendor and we hope to have a solution soon.
UPDATED 12/2/19: The issue with ClinicalKey has now been RESOLVED. If you are still experiencing issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
[1 February 2019] Users attempting to register for Audio-Digest are currently getting an error message: “Institution without Think subscriptions. Please contact the system administration. Institution id: 23425326.”
The Library is following this up with the vendor and we hope to have a resolution shortly.
[2 October 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.
Please Note: It is now possible to provide articles for both journals via the library's Request an article service.
[27 August 2018] AccessMedicine and AccessAnestheseiology
Some users are experiencing access issues with titles from the above e-book collections. The issue is preventing users from successfully authenticating as ANZCA members when they are within the IP range of an institution that also has a subscription to any McGraw Hill e-book collection. This results in the user only ever being authenticated as a user of that institution - and not ANZCA. We are continuing to work with the vendor to resolve this issue and will keep you updated on any progress.
Workarounds: Access to the above collections should be unaffected when accessed outside the IP range of the affected institutions. This includes access from home and access from a mobile device using 4G (and not the institutions' Wi-Fi). Users with a pre-existing MyAccess login, can sign out of the affected collections, and sign in using their MyAccess credentials.
Users requiring urgent access can submit a chapter request/s via Request an article service.
We rely on your feedback to further develop and support these library guides. Use the link below to provide content suggestions, as well as make to recommendations, report issues, and to give general feedback.