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Learn about the latest updates for ANZCA library services and resources.

Library and study space

Need a quiet study space? Fellows and trainees are encouraged to use the Library (which has a study/discussion space for up to 3 people) and the Fellows Room (which has a discussion space for up to 5 people) whenever visiting the college in Melbourne.

Free access to the college wi-fi service is also available on site.

Updated interface for the ANZCA library discovery service now live (June 24, 2021) [PINNED]

The ANZCA library discovery service has gotten a "facelift".

                            New and updated features:

  • A modernised interface with an updated look and feel
  • Search results now highlight the search terms used
  • Item records have been enriched and now incorporate MeSH subject headings
  • Item records now incorporate a new Access & Request Options panel on the item details screen - quickly access online resources, request books, and submit document delivery requests
  • The additional editions/formats display has changed
  • Many collection names have been updated
  • Streamlined hold requests process and updates to overall collection names
  • Revised Help documentation now available

The main collection - based in Melbourne - is now referred to as the Australia or Australia (National Office) collection. Other names have also been updated to clarify location and accessibility.

For those users requesting print items from the ANZCA library, the pick up options are now specific to the users home location (Australia or New Zealand) and are tailored specifically to the requestors member types.

The updated interface went live 24 June 2021.

Training E-News (29 July 2021)

Recently added titles:

A brand new edition of Stoelting's Pharmacology and Physiology in Anesthetic Practice is now available, along with a print version of Miller's Anesthesia Review, 3e.


Training and exams hub:

The Training and Exams hub has been designed for trainees and educators participating in the ANZCA, FPM and DHM training programs to identify suitable training and exam resources, it includes online access to the Primary Exam Reading List, specific texts, and links to exam reports.

SOT E-News (26 July 2021)

Recent articles of interest:

View the list of recently highlighted medical education articles


Recently added titles:

Brand new editions of Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher and Stoelting's Pharmacology and Physiology in Anesthetic Practice are now available.


Training and exams hub:

The Training and Exams hub has been designed for trainees and educators participating in the ANZCA, FPM and DHM training programs to identify suitable training and exam resources, it includes online access to the Primary Exam Reading List, specific texts, and links to exam reports.

ANZCA E-News (20 July 2021)

Updates to the Indigenous guide

A number of new resources have recently been added to the Indigenous health library guide including a special report on cultural safety and numerous new titles:


The latest issue of Anaesthesia Research Review is here:

Recently added titles:

A new e-book Global Anaesthesia with contributions from a number of ANZCA fellows.

Gasbag/NZ News (15 July 2021)

Recent articles of interest

NZ Print collection

Did you know that the NZ office has it's own print collection available for loan? Requested items are delivered/returned via courier free-of-charge.

FPM Synapse E-News (1 July 2021)

Recently added titles:

A brand new edition of Acute Pain Management: A Practical Guide by ANZCA|FPM fellows Pamela Macintyre and Stephan Schug, and a newly recommended title:


The latest issue of Pain Management Research Review is here:


ANZCA|FPM PM01 Opioid Dose Equivalence document is referenced in a recent Pain Medicine article:

[NEW] Chronic pain library guide (1 July 2021)

The library has created a new Chronic pain library guide.

The guide has been designed to help pain medicine specialists locate relevant resources on chronic pain, including those available through the ANZCA library.

The guide brings together a wide variety of resources, including key documents, websites, journals, articles of interest and a number of e-books (including the new Preoperative Optimization of the Chronic Pain Patient: Enhanced Recovery Before Surgery).

ANZCA E-News (17 June 2021)

Current trials

The library is currently running two trials.

The first is Covidence, which is a web-based tool that streamlines the creation of systematic reviews and other research reviews that require screening citations and full text, assessing risk of bias, or extracting study characteristics and outcomes.

The second is Access EmergencyMedicine, which is a comprehensive online resource covering the fundamentals of emergency medicine. Includes leading medical e-books like Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine, multimedia, interactive self-assessment Q&A's, an integrated drugs database and patient education.

Recently added titles: 

FPM Training E-News (3 June 2021)

Training and exams hub:

The Training and Exams hub has been designed for trainees and educators participating in the ANZCA, FPM and DHM training programs to identify suitable training and exam resources. The Pain medicine training & exams section contains guides for: Pain medicine training/FPM essentials, Conceptual basis of pain medicine and the Procedures in pain medicine. In addition, the Self-Assessment tools and Roles in Practice guides provide additional resource support for training and examination purposes.

Gasbag/NZ News (13 May 2021)

NZ Print collection

Did you know that the NZ office has it's own print collection available for loan? Requested items are delivered/returned via courier free-of-charge.

FPM Synapse E-News (12 May 2021)

The library has recently added the following contributions to AIRR:

Recently added titles:

A number of requested titles have recently been added to the collection:

PADDI Study (6 May 2021)

TRIAL: Covidence (30 April 2021)

ANZCA Library has recently begun an extended trial of Covidence.

Covidence is a web-based tool that streamlines the creation of systematic reviews and other research reviews that require screening citations and full text, assessing risk of bias, or extracting study characteristics and outcomes.

Research consultation service (28 April 2021)

The college now has a dedicated Research Librarian, who will be able to assist you with your research-related queries and provide literature search assistance.

                            Research consultation service [college website]

[NEW] Medicinal Cannabis library guide (25 March 2021)

The library has created a new Medicinal cannabis library guide.

The guide has been designed for anaesthetists and pain specialists seeking more information on how medicinal cannabis impacts anaesthesia, perioperative medicine, and pain management. The guide is not intended to endorse or support the use of medicinal cannabis, but provide medical professionals with an introduction to the topic.

The guide brings together a wide variety of resources, including PM10: Statement on 'medicinal cannabis' with particular reference to its use in the management of patients with chronic non-cancer pain and therapeutic guidelines. Other resources include relevant articles from clinical journals, articles from the ANZCA Bulletin, podcasts, e-books, and links to legislation and policy regarding prescribing and using medicinal cannabis.

ANZCA Library E-News (15 April 2021)

Recently added titles:

FPM Training E-News (15 April 2021)

Recently added titles:

Training and exams hub:

The Training and Exams hub has been designed for trainees and educators participating in the ANZCA, FPM and DHM training programs to identify suitable training and exam resources. The Pain medicine training & exams section contains guides for: Pain medicine training/FPM essentials, Conceptual basis of pain medicine and the Procedures in pain medicine. In addition, the Self-Assessment tools and Roles in Practice guides provide additional resource support for training and examination purposes.

Training E-News (25 March 2021)

Recently added primary exam books:

The Physics, Clinical Measurement and Equipment of Anaesthetic Practice for the FRCA, 2e is finally available as an e-book!

In addition, the 11th edition of West's Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials is now available for loan.

We've also added a number of new exam prep titles!

Training and exams hub:

The Training and Exams hub has been designed for trainees and educators participating in the ANZCA, FPM and DHM training programs to identify suitable training and exam resources, it includes online access to the Primary Exam Reading List, specific texts, and links to exam reports.

SOT E-News (22 March 2021)

Recent articles of interest:

View the list of recently highlighted medical education articles

Recent released books:

Training and exams hub:

The Training and Exams hub has been designed for trainees and educators participating in the ANZCA, FPM and DHM training programs to identify suitable training and exam resources, it includes online access to the Primary Exam Reading List, specific texts, and links to exam reports.

ANZCA Library E-News (19 Mar 2021)


Access your favourite journals using BrowZine

BrowZine is a mobile app for tablets and smart phones that allows you to browse and access the entire ANZCA e-journals collection all in the one simple interface.

It is easy to set-up, defaults to PDF format for reading purposes, and journals can be browsed by both title and subject categories. Includes full-text access to all subscribed ANZCA journal content, and allows users to save their authentication credentials for instant access.

Recommendation: The perfect “armchair-reading” app for catching up with your favourite journals. Users are also able to create a user profile and save PDFs for offline use/bookmark articles for CPD purposes.


Latest donations/titles:

Gasbag/NZ News (2 March 2021)

Recent articles of interest

NZ Print collection

Did you know that the NZ office has it's own print collection available for loan? Requested items are delivered/returned via courier free-of-charge.

Search and access the ANZCA Bulletin (24 February 2021)

The fully indexed content of the ANZCA Bulletin is now searchable via the library discovery service. Users are now able to search article titles, authors, subjects and summaries.

A dedicated search box can now be found on the library journals page (see also below), which allows the user to search exclusively against this content, and then connect to the full-text issues held in AIRR (1992-present).

ANZCA Library E-News (17 Feb 2021)

Pediatric Anesthesia: Special wellbeing issue

Article of interest

Keep current with Read by QxMD

Read by QxMD aims to provide a single place to keep up with newly published medical & scientific research articles.

It is easy to set-up, employs an alerts-based approach to notifications, and displays content in the style of a personalised digital journal.

Recommendation: This app is ideal for tracking newly published content and for bookmarking articles for CPD purposes.

Latest titles:

Practice evaluation unmasked: CPD and Library webinar (20 November 2020)

CPD and the ANZCA Library are holding a second in their series of CPD/Library webinars. This second webinar involving CPD Committee Chair Dr Debra Devonshire will – via the safety of Zoom – unmask and demystify the CPD Practice evaluation resources. We will look at the wide range of resources available to ANZCA fellows – including those available via the library – and offer up some practical advice on completing these activities. This free webinar will be held on Tuesday 17 November from 2-3pm AEDT.

A recording of the webinar held on the Tuesday, 17 November 2020, is now available via Networks. The recording runs for 54 minutes and credit can be claimed for CPD purposes.

New library guide: Environmental sustainability (24 September 2020)

The library has created a new Environmental sustainability library guide.

The guide has been designed for anaesthetists, pain specialists and medical professionals interested in obtaining information about environmental sustanability and how it relates to healthcare, with particular focus on anaesthesia and pain medicine practice.

The guide brings together a wide variety of resources, including those created by the college and its Environmental sustainability working group, such as the Environmental sustainability audit tool, ANZCA Council statement on climate change, and the professional document PS64 - Statement on environmental sustainability in anaesthesia and pain medicine practice. The guide also includes relevant articles from clinical journals, articles from the ANZCA Bulletin, apps, e-books, and links to legislation and policy regarding climate change, waste, and clinical waste.

Did we miss anything? Use the link below to provide content suggestions, as well as make to recommendations, report issues, and to give general feedback: Library feedback form

Artificial intelligence and the care of patients webinar (14 August 2020)

The ANZCA New Zealand National Committee recently hosted a webinar on Artificial Intelligence and the care of patients.

The webinar was hosted by the NZNC and featured Dr Vincent McCauley of Telstra Health, Dr Maui Hudson University of Waikato and Dr Lara Hopley Waitemata DHB.

A recording of the webinar held on the Tuesday 11 August 2020, is now available via Networks. The recording runs for 60 minutes.


PowerPoint presentations and a recommended reading list can be found below:

NEW Research Support Toolkit (RSTK) (30 June 2020)

undefinedThe ANZCA library in collaboration with the Emerging Investigators Subcommittee, the ANZCA Research Foundation, the ANZCA Clinical Trials Network, the ANZCA Research Committee and the FPM Research and Innovation Committee is pleased to announce the creation of a new research resource toolkit (RSTK), which aims to bring together information resources related to the area of research. It offers a primer for emerging investigators and research coordinators who would like to know more and support materials for both new and established researchers. There are extensive links to existing college and library resources, as well as to the broader Australasian and overseas research community.

The new toolkit can be accessed here: 

Research Support Toolkit (RSTK)

Staying current: Library and CPD webinar (24 June 2020)

The Library, in conjunction with CPD, are planning a webinar based on the workshop originally designed for the 2020 ASM: Staying Current: ANZCA Library resources for CPD.

This webinar will look at everything you’d like to know about CPD and the wide range of library resources available to fellows via the ANZCA Library. Special attention will also be given to online resources in consideration of COVID-19.

A recording of the webinar held on the Thursday 25 June 2020, is now available via Networks. The recording runs for 67 minutes and credit can be claimed for CPD purposes.

Access full-text using EndNote Click or LibKey Nomad (Mar 2020)

EndNote Click (formerly Kopernio) allows researchers to easily and legally read the full texts of scientific journal articles via Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera. the plugin is free and utilises existing ANZCA and CICM subscription access.


LibKey Nomad can be used to access full-text using Google Chrome and can be used to access ANZCA subscriptions only.

Click here to learn more

Talk to us

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.

Library feedback form


ANZCA acknowledges the traditional custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises their unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past, present, and emerging.

ANZCA acknowledges and respects Māori as the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa and is committed to upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, fostering the college’s relationship with Māori, supporting Māori fellows and trainees, and striving to improve the health of Māori.