Temporary Changes to the Library Space

The physical library space isn’t available for book browsing or group study, but our resources and services are still available and library staff are still here to help.

 

LIBRARY ENTRANCE

The library is now only accessible via the rear entrance. Please follow the signs through the function centre. The front entrance is for COVID vaccinations and accessing the library book return chute only.

 

BOOKS

Catalogue Example

The book collection can be browsed online via the library catalogue, call or email if you are unsure.

  • To see if the book you want is available in print or ebook format, click on “view availability”.
  • If the book is in print you can place a reservation on it and we will let you know when it is available to collect.
  • If the book is an ebook click on the link under the heading "Electronic Access"

Please note: Reserving books for mental health members (offsite) and Royal Park staff remains unchanged.

BOOK RETURNS

Books can be returned via the after-hours chute located at the front entrance to the library. Please Note: this is for book returns only.

STUDY SPACE/COMPUTERS

Limited study space and computer access is available in the carrels and in computer lab 1 (unless it is booked for training).

Lab 2 is still available for group bookings.

The meeting room is unavailable.

Please be aware, there may be noise from the vaccine hub. Unfortunately this is out of our control.

 

AFTER HOURS ACCESS

Access to the Library is via the Function Centre, follow the signs leading to the library.

The Function Centre doors should remain open until 8pm weeknights and 6pm weekends.

If doors are closed early, please contact Security.

 

PRINTING/PHOTOCOPYING

The printer and photocopier won’t be available during this period.

 

JOURNALS AND DATABASES

There is no change to online journals and databases. If you can’t find what you are looking for, our staff are still here to help.

For assistance with online resources:

  • Complete a Journal Article request form or Literature Search request form as needed
  • Call (9342 8617) or email us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

MEMBERSHIP

Join the library or renew your membership using our online membership join/renew form.
You can also call us on 9342 8617 to renew your membership or update your details.

 

CLINICAL AND RESEARCH SUPPORT

Clinical Librarians are still here to help with literature searches and training in database searching. Call or email for help.Contact us:

 

Call: 9342 8617
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Comorbidities tool added to BMJ Best Practice

The new BMJ Best Practice Comorbidities tool supports the management of the whole patient by offering guidance on the treatment of acute conditions alongside pre existing comorbidities. Select from a range of common comorbidities to instantly generate a management plan tailored to the unique needs of your patient.

 

The Comorbidities tool is available in selected acute topics of the BMJ Best Practice website and app. Look out for the pink C+ symbol next to the Treatment Algorithm section within topics, and click on this to automatically launch the tool.    2 C 240

 

 

You can view a list of all acute topics featuring the tool from the blue Comorbidities icon on the website home page, or from the app home screen.

 

 

Available in website and the app.

PDF user guide.

Demo video

 

 

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serialscloseupThe Health Sciences Library regularly receives new issues of the print journals in our collection.

In the table below you can see the latest print journal issues that have arrived and are now available in the library for you to access. 

 

 

  Journal Title Vol Issue Month Date Year
1 Annals of Internal Medicine 173 (01) July 7th 2020
2 Annals of Internal Medicine 172 (12) June 16th 2020
3 BMJ: British Medical Journal (Academic edition) 6 (08) August   2020
4 Choice     August   2020
5 International Journal of Birth and Parent Education 7 (04) July   2020
6 International Journal of Birth and Parent Education   Suppl July   2020
7 JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association 324 (03) July 21st 2020
8 JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association 324 (04) July 28th 2020
9 Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 81 (03) May-June   2020
10 Lancet 396 (10246) July 25th-31st 2020
11 Lancet 396 (10245) July 18th-24th 2020
12 Lancet 395 (10243) July 4th-10th 2020
13 Leukemia and Lymphoma 61 (05-06) May-June   2020
14 New England Journal of Medicine : NEJM 383 (04) July 23rd 2020
15 New England Journal of Medicine : NEJM 383 (05) July 30th 2020
16 New England Journal of Medicine : NEJM 383 (02) July 9th 2020
17 Pediatrics 145 (02) February   2020
18 Pediatrics 146 (01) July   2020

Assistance with literature searching

Having trouble finding relevant research evidence?  clinical research puppet

Too much?

Too little?

Doing a systematic  or literature review?

Aim for the Goldilocks spot (just right!!) when finding articles with this introduction to Medline and other databases.

 

Our Clinical Librarians can help:

  • introduction to databases
  • review search strategies
  • construct a systematic search
  • advice on starting or conducting a review
  • how to manage results and references

Assistance can be delivered by Webex or in person.

 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or phone 9342 8617

 

 

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Covidence now available

Streamline your systematic reviews...

Logo Covidence

Covidence allows:

  • faster screening of results
  • easier collaboration
  • data extraction
  • populate risk of bias tables
  • import and export citations
  • easy to use

 

New users - important information

To initially access Covidence you need to request an invitation to join. Applies first time only.

Request access here

 

RMH Covidence information page

Covidence sign in page.

 

Getting started with Covidence

Covidence knowledge base

 

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