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This guide provides updates about Library services and resources, and promotes selected resources.

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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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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.

Join ANZCA Library at the 2021 ASM!

ANZCA Library is running two workshops at the 2021 Virtual ASM for fellows and trainees who are interested in learning more about library services at ANZCA and undertaking their own literature searches.

Beyond Google: an introduction to the ANZCA library (Monday, May 3 2021)

An introduction to the wide range of library resources available to fellows and trainees, with a focus on the primary and most useful tools, products, and services. After attending the webinar, participants will have a greater awareness and understanding of the resources and services – including the library discovery service – and tips and tricks for using them.

Advanced searching in MEDLINE: Tips and tricks to getting the best out of your search (Tuesday, May 4 2021)

This workshop will focus on literature searching in the MEDLINE databases using Ovid and PubMed, and is an ideal introductory session for emerging investigators. After attending the webinar, participants will have a greater understanding of the use of MeSH headings, advanced search and filtering options, and a clearer idea of the key differences between platforms. Please note: Participants are expected to have some experience with searching and using library resources.

See the ANZCA Virtual ASM site for more including registration details.

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

Search the ANZCA Bulletin

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 (where available).

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)

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 Kopernio or LibKey Nomad

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

Calling all ANZCA & FPM researchers - promote your research and publications!

"Giving AIRR to ANZCA and FPM research"

[27 April 2018] The ANZCA Library – in association with the ANZCA Research Foundation – are excited to announce the launch of the ANZCA Institutional Research Repository (AIRR).

AIRR is an institutional repository that identifies, captures, stores and facilitates retrieval of the research and publication output of ANZCA and FPM fellows, trainees and staff for the collaborative benefit of local and global clinicians, researchers and health educators.

Do you publish or present papers?

We are seeking researchers and authors who would like to register and start contributing their publications via self-submission; set-up an author profile; or provide comment/feedback.

Content you can contribute:

  • ANZCA and FPM fellow research grants (publications and outcomes)
  • ANZCA and FPM fellow publications (not related to research grants, for example: journal articles, theses, book chapters)
  • ANZCA and FPM trainee research (published and unpublished)
  • ASM abstracts and presentations
  • ANZCA policy and background papers

Key points:

  • NOW LIVE (beta-testing): https://airr.anzca.edu.au
  • All ANZCA and FPM-related research and publication output is being brought together in the one spot
  • Content will be discoverable via Google [NOW DISCOVERABLE] and Trove [IN PROGRESS] thereby increasing visibility of ANZCA and FPM-related research and publications
  • Researchers can register to self-submit content, as well as create an author profile
  • Launched at the May 2018 ANZCA ASM!

The creation/implementation of an institutional research repository was first recommended as part of the 2015 ANZCA Library Review, and supports key strategies within the ANZCA Strategic Plan 2018-2022 for the goal of DRIVING a culture research and quality improvement.

See our dedicated AIRR guide for further information including full access details.


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.