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Drug information: OVERVIEW

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.

Spotlight: MIMS Online Trial

MIMSANZCA Library is currently offering a limited trial of MIMS Online.

MIMS Online provides a wide range of Australian medicines information – full product information, abbreviated product information, drug/drug interaction module, pill identification module and consumer medicines information. All content is fully searchable and you can rapidly check potential drug interactions via the Drug Interaction Module.

Access MIMS Online from any internet-enabled desktop or laptop computer. Note: Can also be used on mobile devices.

This trial concludes 31 August 2019.

InformationAccess MIMS Online
(users will be required to authenticate using their ANZCA ID and password)

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Ovid Drug Search Builder

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

Click here to log into Ovid MEDLINE‚Äč
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!).

Library discovery search

Search the entire collection







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 full access details.

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