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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.

E-Access Issue UPDATE

[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.

Other Issues:

There is an issue affecting access to some recent Ovid journal articles via BrowZine. However, title-level access from the ANZCA Library Journals page remains unaffected.

The Library would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused during this transition and will update users as soon as full access is restored.

Join ANZCA Library at the 2018 ASM!

[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.

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.

Therapeutic Guidelines

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:

  • Analgesic
  • Antibiotic
  • Cardiovascular
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Neurology
  • Oral and Dental
  • Palliative Care
  • Psychotropic
  • Respiratory
  • Rheumatology
  • Toxicology and Wilderness
  • Ulcer and Wound Management

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).

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

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 PubMed for the first time or want to take advantage of some of PubMed's special features?

See our dedicated PubMed 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.

​[October 2017] The Library has recently developed a new guide on Paediatric Pain. This guide has been designed for pain medicine specialists interested in paediatric pain to locate relevant resources on this topic, including those available through the ANZCA library.

Examples of some of the resources that can be accessed via the guide include:

  • Journals and e-books (for example: Oxford Textbook of Paediatric Pain)
  • Apps, including the PediPain app
  • Paediatric pain videos

See the Paediatric Pain guide for further information.

​[August 2017] Looking for an overview of the Library's "core" anaesthesia and pain-medicine-related resources?

See the Anaesthesia Essentials guide for further information.

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.

Spotlight on: podcasts

Podcast: Pediatric anesthesia podcast of the month

Episode: "Caudal Epidural Block"


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