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ANZCA Library subscribes to 10,000+ e-books, with access to an additional 500+ open-access titles. You can access e-books in several ways:

BROWSE the most popular e-books:WebsiteAnaesthesia essentials list
SEARCH for e-books using theWebsiteDiscovery service :   
BROWSE theWebsitelibrary guides for topic-specific e-books
BROWSE the latest e-books on theBooksLatest Titles List
ACCESS the complete A-Z e-books list: WebsiteBrowseWebsiteSearch

How to access e-books

InformationYour college ID and (ANZCA/Networks) password is required to access Library e-resources

InformationANZCA staff should use their staff username and (Networks) password to access Library e-resources

Safety & QualityHaving trouble logging into e-resources? Try emptying your browser cache, closing and reopening your browser, and then trying again.

Safety & QualityForgotten your (ANZCA/Networks) password? Try resetting your password and/or filling in a Login Help request

BooksCan't find your book online? Request a print copy via our courier delivery service or request a book chapter via our article request service

FeedbackExperiencing difficulties, or would like some help accessing e-books? Contact the Library

InformationFor further information about searching for and accessing e-books, see the E-books guide

Borrowing books

BooksANZCA Library provides access to a large range of books and e-books, specialising in anaesthesia and pain medicine-related titles.

  • Items available for loan include textbooks, CD-ROMs and DVDs
  • Items can be requested by searching the ANZCA Library, clicking the item title and selecting the [ Request Item ] button
  • Requested items are delivered/returned via courier FREE-OF-CHARGE
  • When placing a request, first-time users will be required to create a password for their Library Account

InformationFor further information about requesting books, see the Borrowing books page

Searching for e-books

e-BooksALL ANZCA Library's e-books are now searchable via the library's new discovery layer. Simply enter a keyword search for a particular title or topic, and select the  button to access the full-text.

InformationSearching for a specific title? Try selecting the In Title option from the search box drop-down when searching within teh discovery service.

InformationWant to refine a result list to show just e-books? Then simply select the eBook tick box in the Format section of the left sidebar:

Searching for different editions/formats

InformationThe discovery service collapses all the different editions and formats (print and e-book) into a grouped or representative record.

Be default, the record displayed is usually for the most recently held item.

Different (older) editions and print holdings can be accessed in several different ways:

  1. Select an alternate edition or alternate format using the links in the More local formats section:

  1. By deselecting the Group related editions tick box in the top-left corner of the screen - this will then display all held editions/formats seperately:

  1. Alternatively, the user can select the View all editions & formats link on the search results screen or within the "representative" item title navigate to the Editions & Formats section and toggle the panel to display ALL the editions for this title, including those Held by: ANZCA Library:

e-Book collections

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

‚ÄčAccessMedicine is a comprehensive online medical resource that provides instant access to videos, self-assessment, and 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.

LWW Health Library's Anesthesiology collection covers core content in every major anaesthesiology sub-discipline - echocardiography, pain management and more. The collection also includes an extensive video library of 600 procedures and more than 2,000 Q&As to support learning needs and written and oral board preparation. 

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.

Taylor & Francis eBooks contains a collection of 29 authoritative e-books covering exam preparation, anaesthesiology and pain medicine.

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.

Looking for our most popular e-books?

InformationTry the Anaesthesia Essentials list for our 50+ most popular titles.

McGraw-Hill e-Book Access Issues

[10/7/2019] AccessMedicine and AccessAnestheseiology e-Book access issues

There is currently an issue with the McGraw-Hill Access collections whereby some users are not being recognised as ANZCA members when they attempt to authenticate within the IP range of another institution that also subscribes to McGraw-Hill e-books. This results in the user not being properly authenticated and being unable to access certain e-books. 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.

Creating a MyAccess account:

  1. Log into AccessMedicine
  2. Check to make sure that it says Access Provided by: ANZCA in the top-right corner
  3. Select the Sign inSign in or Create a Free MyAccess Profile from the dropdown [top-right corner]
  4. Click the Create a Free MyAccess Account button
  5. Complete the form and click the Create Profile button

InformationANZCA users requiring urgent access can submit chapter request/s via the Request an article service.

Downloading ClinicalKey e-book chapter PDFs

It is possible to download most book chapters within ClinicalKey to read offline.

In order to download PDFs, you will need to create a separate ClinicalKey user profile [personal account] (see separate box). Once created, just log into using the link in the top-right of screen.

Note: This does not apply to journal article PDFs.

Create a user profile in ClinicalKey Australia

User profiles can be used to download book chapter PDFs, save searches, create alerts and enable mobile access for the ClinicalKey app.

  1. Log into ClinicalKey Australia using the proxied ANZCA link (users will be required to authenticate using their ANZCA ID and password)
  2. Select the Register link from the top-right of  screen
  3. Complete the registration form:
    • First name
    • Family name (surname)
    • Email
  4. Click the Register > button when complete