This guide has been designed for anaesthetists, pain specialists and medical professionals interested in obtaining drug information about medications, anaesthetics and analgesics. It is intended to assist you in locating relevant information on this topic, including resources available through the ANZCA library.
This new, powerful search building tool allows users to quickly build and launch sophisticated literature searches using the Ovid platform. Search for information about drugs, with on screen prompts for refining searches to get the results you need in less time.
Step 1: Select the Ovid MEDLINE database
Access Ovid MEDLINE
(users will be required to authenticate using their ANZCA ID and password)
This database consists of journal references from over 5,600 journals, and is frequently updated (weekly or daily)
Step 2: Select the Ovid Search Builder
Step 3: Build your search
This search input screen as the first step in your literature search, which provides you with a fully developed search strategy (combining the terms for you!).
AusDI is an Australian drug information database on a mobile-optimised website. Access all the comprehensive medicines information and features including the Interactions and Safety and Product Identifier modules anywhere, anytime, using your personal account username and password.
See our dedicated AusDI guide for further information including .
We rely on your feedback to further develop and support user access to the ANZCA Library. Use the link below to provide content suggestions, as well as to make recommendations, report issues, and to give general feedback.
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