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The ANZCA Library provides access to a range of specialised health and education databases and collections. You can access these in several different ways:

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How to access e-resources

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Drugs information collections

AusDI (Australian Drug Information) contains over 80,000 pages of Australian medicines information, a product identifier tool, and interactions and safety modules.

Mobile DevicesFree registration required to access via mobile devices.

Australian Medicines Handbook

The Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH Online via ClinicalKey Australia) is an independent, evidence-based national drug reference. It offers concise, reliable and comprehensive information with easy-to-find comparative drug data allowing users to compare drugs and make informed prescribing choices.

Drug Information Portal is maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

​AccessMedicine is a comprehensive online medical resource that includes an extensive Drugs Monographs section.

E-book/journal collections

AccessAnesthesiology is a comprehensive online resource covering the entire spectrum of anesthesiology from the basics to specialty-specific content.

AccessMedicine is a comprehensive online medical resource that provides instant access to leading medical textbooks that facilitate decision-making at the point-of-care.

Books@Ovid contains a comprehensive anaesthesiology and pain medicine catalogue including such popular titles as Cousins & Bridenbaugh's Neural Blockade in Clinical Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Irwin & Rippe's Intensive Care Medicine and The ICU Book.

Cambridge Core provides access to Cambridge University Press's book and journal content

ClinicalKey is a medical search engine and database tool that offers access to the Elsevier medical library - which contains 1000+ e-book titles.

InformationSee the dedicated ClinicalKey library guide for more information

AppsApp access also available

LWW Health Library's Anesthesiology collection covers core content in every major anaesthesiology sub-discipline - echocardiography, pain management and more.

Oxford Medicine Online provides access to a collection of e-books, including the Oxford Handbook series.

Springer's Medicine eBook Collection is designed to provide clinically relevant information to all members of the patient-care team, with an extensive anaesthesiology and pain medicine collection. It is ANZCA Library's largest overall e-book collection with 7000+ titles.

Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology (American Society of Anesthesiologists) has digitised many of their publications and historical books.

Research/citation databases

​Ovid MEDLINE is produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) and covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 5,600 journals published worldwide.

InformationSee the dedicated Ovid MEDLINE library guide for more information

​PubMed comprises more than 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
Access Note: Click on the ANZCA logo in PubMed to link direct to the full-text article.

InformationSee the dedicated PubMed library guide for more information

​Informit Health Collection covers more than 190 titles from Australasia (including ANZCA publications), including peer-reviewed journals, trade publications, conference papers and e-books. Coverage includes evidence-based healthcare extending to all nursing specialties and professions.

Note: Citation-access only.

ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about Cochrane groups. Excellent source for systematic reviews.

InformationTutorials available.

ANZCA Library discovery service

Search the books, e-books, journals, e-journals and articles available via the ANZCA library.

InformationSee the Library Help page for more information

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.

InformationSee the dedicated Google Scholar library guide for more information

Multimedia collections

ClinicalKey Multimedia: A continuously updated library of searchable images from trusted books and journals.

Access Anesthesiology logoAccessAnesthesiology includes foundations, airway management, regional anesthesia, pediatrics, and pharmacology.

AccessMedicine logoAccessMedicine provides instant access to videos - for example: cardiovascular, dermatology, musculoskeletal, neurologic, pulmonary, reproductive and systemic. It also contains exploring essential radiology and female reproductive system modules. 

LWW Health Library's Anesthesiology collection includes an extensive video library of 600 procedures.

Health Technology

The NIHR HTA database (archived) provides free access to bibliographic information about ongoing and published health technology assessments commissioned or undertaken by members of INAHTA and other HTA organizations from around the world. It is funded by the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and is currently produced by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD).


[Feb 2018] New collection: Audio Digest (LDI Clinical Compendia Anesthesiology) - free registration required to access

Teaching & learning collections

Audio-Digest (LDI Clinical Compendia Anesthesiology) provides 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.

InformationFree registration required to access.

AppsApp access also available

LWW Health Library's Anesthesiology collection includes more than 2,000 Q&As to support learning needs and written and oral board preparation. 

InformationFree registration required.

Guidelines and procedures collections

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.

Trip Database (Pro) is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.

InformationSee the dedicated Trip Database (Pro) library guide for more information

Clinical Procedures/First Consult: Succinct, clinical answers for clinicians at the point of care.

ClinicalKey Guidelines: Full-text practice guidelines from journals, links to full-text guidelines from professional and government agencies (including Australian and New Zealand), and summaries from the US National Guideline Clearinghouse.

Procedures ConsultProcedures Consult is an online procedure reference tool that offers access to complete details on how to prepare for, perform and follow up on the most common procedures required in hospital settings. Each procedure includes ICD9 codes, procedural videos, step-by-step guidelines, and clinical pearls

Health Systems Evidence is a comprehensive, free access point for evidence to support policy makers, stakeholders and researchers interested in how to strengthen or reform health systems or in how to get cost-effective programs, services and drugs to those who need them.

Europe PMC is a repository, providing access to worldwide life sciences articles, books, patents and clinical guidelines. Europe PMC provides links to relevant records in databases such as Uniprot, European Nucleotide Archive (ENA), Protein Data Bank Europe (PDBE) and BioStudies.