Library Guides


The ANZCA Library provides access to a range of specialised health and education databases and websites.


  • Upcoming IT maintenance: A number of services including ANZCA Library resources will be unavailable from 7am on Saturday April 29 – midnight Sunday April 30. This includes: 
    • ANZCA library website
    • Online resources (including databases, e-journals and e-books requiring authentication)
    • Library catalogue
  • Oxford Journals: [Dec 2016] Platform update resulting in changed access URLs and intermittent access issues. Please update your bookmarks for any Oxford journals. Any issues can be reported via the library feedback form.
Popular databases/collections
AusDI AccessAnesthesiology ClinicalKey
LWW Health Library Ovid Medline PubMed


Databases A-Z Description



AccessAnesthesiology AccessAnesthesiology is a comprehensive online resource covering the entire spectrum of anesthesiology from the basics to specialty-specific content.    
AccessMedicine AccessMedicine 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.    
AusDI AusDI (Australian Drug Information) contains over 80,000 pages of Australian medicines information, a product identifier tool, and interactions and safety modules.  Tutorial  
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is an innovative Internet resource that aims to inform practice and policy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible.    
Cambridge Core Cambridge Core provides access to Cambridge University Press's book and journal content.    
CareSearch CareSearch provides information about palliative care for patients, carers and families as well as for the health professionals providing their care.    


(Australian Edition)

ClinicalKey is a medical search engine and database tool that offers access to the Elsevier medical library. The service aims to provide a source of clinical answers and inclides online books, journals, videos, drug information and procedures.    
Cochrane Library The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about Cochrane groups. Tutorials  
CRCnetBASE CRCnetBASE offers access to scientific, technical and medical references from Taylor & Francis.    
Drug Information Portal Drug Information Portal is maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM).    


(Education Resources Information Center)

ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. Tutorials  
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. Tutorials  
Health Systems Evidence Health Systems Evidence is a comprehensive, free access point for evidence to support policy makers, stakeholders and researchers interested in how to strengthen or reform health systems or in how to get cost-effective programs, services and drugs to those who need them.    
Informit Health Collection

Informit Health Collection covers more than 190 titles from Australasia (including ANZCA publications), including peer-reviewed journals, trade publications, conference papers and e-books. Coverage includes evidence-based healthcare extending to all nursing specialties and professions.

Citation-access only.

LWW Health Library 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.     
Ovid Ovid provides access to online journals, books, multimedia and a personal workspace to save searches and projects.    
Ovid Medline Ovid MEDLINE is produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) and covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 5,600 journals published worldwide. Tutorials  
Oxford Medicine Online Oxford Medicine Online provides access to a collection of e-books, including the Oxford Handbook series.    
Oxford Journals Oxford University Press (OUP) publish a range of journals including BJA, BJA Education, and Pain Medicine.    
Procedures Consult Procedures Consult is an online procedure reference tool that offers access to complete details on how to prepare for, perform and follow up on the most common procedures required in hospital settings. Each procedure includes ICD9 codes, procedural videos, step-by-step guidelines, and clinical pearls.    
PubMed PubMed comprises more than 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
Access Note: Click on the ANZCA logo in PubMed to link direct to the full-text article

Springer for Research and Development

Springer for Research and Development provides access to access to documents from medical and scientific journals, books, series, protocols and reference works.    
Trip Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care. Tutorials  
Wiley Online Library Wiley Online Library hosts a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.    
Wood Library Museum Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology (American Society of Anesthesiologists) has digitised many of their publications and historical books.    


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