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

Library and study space [currently unavailable]

Need a quiet study space? Fellows and trainees are encouraged to use the Library (which has a study/discussion space for up to 5 people) and the Fellows Room (which has a discussion space for up to 7 people) whenever visiting the College in Melbourne.

Free access to the College Wi-Fi service is also available on site.

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

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)

Library website update COMPLETED

[10 July 2020] Following the ANZCA website update, the library has recommenced re-linking the ANZCA website resources listed in it's library guides.

This task has now been completed - if you come across a link that is still not working, please contact the ibrary using the feedback form to report the issue.

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.

New Coronavirus/COVD-19 guide

[16 Mar 2020] The college has created a new Coronavirus/COVID-19 library guide.

This guide has been designed for to bring together the current clinical resources and information related to the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. Please Note: This guide is under constant update.

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

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

Article PDF and related articles access via Discovery

[16 December 2019] Library users can now directly access PDF articles and view related-articles via the discovery service.

SEARCH the Discovery service

Articles that include a DOI will now automatically have an updated access link to allow for direct PDF access once authenticated.

In addition, it is now possible view related articles from teh same issue by selecting the article title and using the BrowZine link appears in the Browse Related Articles section:

Resource Support for Anaesthetists and Pain Specialists working in the Asia-Pacific

In conjunction with the Overseas Aid committee and doctors working in Papua New Guinea and Fiji, the library has developed a guide promoting resources available in low and middle income countries (LMIC).

These resources are primarily curated from Hinari which provides free access via log-in to thousands of medical journals and books to registered institutions in these countries. Due to licensing restrictions, the library is only able to offer services and resources to fellows and trainees of the college so this guide highlights the excellent array of key anaesthesia and pain medicine books and journals available online to local doctors in areas supported by the ANZCA Overseas Aid Committee.

Fellows and trainees visiting or working in these areas are encouraged to promote this great new resource to their colleagues.

CICM library service NOW LIVE

[14 Nov 2019] ANZCA and the College of Intensive Care and Medicine (CICM) are delighted to announce that ANZCA, through a service agreement, will provide online library resources for CICM.
CICM trainees and fellows will now be able to take advantage of ANZCA library’s WorldCat Discovery service to access thousands of online books and journals.

ANZCA fellows and trainees will continue to enjoy the same library online service as before with additional access to ANZCA-only services such as literature searches, article requests, dedicated library guides, BrowZine, Read by QxMD, and full access to ANZCA’s print collection. Existing online content has been enhanced with publications including the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine [coming Jan 2020].

New Cancer Pain Guide

[3 Oct 2019] The library has created a new Cancer Pain library guide.

This guide has been designed for pain specialists interested in the area of pain management in people with cancer, and provides a compilation of resources relevant to this topic, including those available through the ANZCA library.

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

New Drugs Information Guide

[1 July 2019] The library has created a new Drug Information library guide.

The guide has been designed for anaesthetists, pain specialists and medical professionals interested in obtaining drug information about medications, anaesthetics and analgesics, and brings together a wide variety of resources including AusDI, the new Ovid Drug Search Builder, the Australian Medicines Handbook, state-by-state legislation, websites, journals (like Journal of Opioid Management and WHO Drug Information), books, e-books (like Katzung's Basic and Clinical Pharmacology and Goodman & Gilman's the Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics) and much much more. And all are available via the ANZCA Library.

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

Spotlight: National Strategic Action Plan for Pain Management

June 17, 2019: Australia's peak pain organisations for health professionals welcome national pain management plan

ANZCA Library now available via Google Scholar

Google Scholar[12 Feb 2019] It is now possible to access full-text ANZCA Library resources via Google Scholar.

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

And now Google Scholar can be easily configured to show you which of the search results are available from ANZCA Library. Once configured, just look for the Full text @ ANZCA link when using Google Scholar.

See our dedicated Google Scholar guide for further information including full configuration details.

New Library Guide: Pain Medicine Training

[22 March 2019] The library in collaboration with FPM has created a new Pain Medicine Training Guide.

This guide has been designed for medical personnel undertaking pain medicine related training, including the Basic Clinical Skills course, to assist in locating relevant resources on pain medicine, including those available through the ANZCA library. The new guide also includes an FPM Essentials section focusing on the recommended readings for the Essential Topic Areas (ETAs).

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

New Library Guide: Gender Equity

[8 March 2019] The library has created a new Gender Equity library guide.

This guide has been designed for anaesthetists and pain medicine specialists interested in Gender Equity o locate relevant resources on this topic, including those available through the ANZCA library.

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

Opioids and Pain collection (Oxford Medicine Online)

Since the opioid crisis was announced in the USA, Oxford Medicine has been creating a series of content pieces to inform the public about the medicinal impact of opioids. Now, with the crisis as widespread as ever and sparking debate internationally, they have collated resources in order to provide detailed, authoritative, and varied information about opioid use from a medical perspective.

Explore this content collection here.

New Ophthalmic Anaesthesia Guide

[7 Feb 2019] The library has created a new Ophthalmic Anaesthesia library guide.

This guide has been designed for anaesthetists interested in Ophthalmic Anaesthesia to locate relevant resources on this topic, including those available through the ANZCA library.

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

Discover the world with your new library system!




[1 October 2018] Library users can now access the entire ANZCA Library collection through a new discovery service.

SEARCH the Discovery service

The new system includes the following features:

  • Fully-optimised for mobile and hand-held devices
  • The ability to search all of ANZCA Library’s journals, books and e-books through a single “Google-like” search interface
  • The ability to search and access at the article-level for all ANZCA Library-subscribed journals
  • The ability to create lists, send links and export citations for all library content
  • The ability to save searches and lists*
  • The ability to create online reservations and to self-renew for print books*
  • Māori language interface
  • Revamped e-book, e-journal and databases access pages
  • Complete A-Z lists for journals, e-books and collections/databases
  • Library orientation and help pages
  • And much, much more!

* requires the creation of a personalised library account


Some important information for borrowers:

  • First time users of the new discovery layer who would like to borrow items will need to create a password for their personalised library account
  • Once enabled, the account can be used to view items on reserve, view items on loan and renew items
  • Borrowers will no longer be asked for a courier address when they reserve an item - once the item is ready to be sent, you will receive an email requesting their delivery address
  • Please contact the library ( if you unable to locate an item

​Please Note: Access/authentication for ALL e-resources remains your College ID and Networks password.


  • Print items located in the main library are expected to be transitioned by the end of October [now completed]
  • Print items located in New Zealand will be transitioned in early November [now completed]
  • Print serials located in archives to be transitioned by December 2018 [now completed]
  • Print serials located in the main library to be transitioned by April 2019

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):
  • 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.

NEJM now online

[13 March 2018] The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research and review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice.


The ANZCA Library now provides audio resources so you can keep up-to-date on the latest anaesthesia and pain medicine research and practice, in your car, office, home, gym or while travelling.

Audio-Digest provides instant online and mobile access to 371 accredited audio lectures and board reviews presented by experts from leading institutions, bringing clinicians a convenient continuing medical education (CME/CE) experience.
The LDI Clinical Compendia is comprised of an extensive collection of hand-selected lectures in the field of anaesthesia and pain management:
  • Each lecture includes a written summary
  • Automatically synchronizes your progress across your computer and your smartphone
  • A mobile app is available for Apple iOS and Android

See our dedicated Audio-Digest guide for further information including full access details.

Australasian Anaesthesia (Blue Book) now searchable

Ever tried looking for that key article from a copy of the ‘Blue Book’?  You can now search each edition of Australasian Anaesthesia from 2003 through the Informit Health Collection, which can be accessed through the Library Databases & Collections page (Research section).

Each article has been indexed to include author details, abstracts, and even subject/keywords.

Note: The above index is citation-access only. Full-text (PDF and flip-book versions) of the ‘Blue Book’ can be viewed from the College publications webpage (2015 - current) or via AIRR for pre-2015 editions.

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.