Discipline-Based Resources

Allied Health

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)

CINAHL Plus with Full Text is available as an EBSCOhost database. It provides the CINAHL index to journals in the areas of nursing and allied health, but also provides the full-text of more than 560 of these journals. Other resources that are indexed include: legal cases, drug records, clinical trials, professional publications, health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, and Evidence-Based Care Sheets.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Collection

Provides coverage from leading health journals and essential medical journals in key medical specialties. ProQuest Health & Medical Complete provides in-depth coverage from over 1,440 publications with nearly 1,200 available in full text and of these, over 970 include MEDLINE.(Found on the Clinicians Health Channel, and via EDS)


Are you a member of ANZCA? The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists has full text access to specialised journals and eBooks, focusing on the areas of anaesthesia and pain medicine. ANZCA Library

Critical Care

ECG Library - LITFL ECG library is a free educational resource covering over 100 ECG topics relevant to Emergency Medicine and Critical Care.



Dementia Australia Library provides access to quality dementia related information. This information is applicable to people with dementia, their carers friends and family. This is also useful for health professionals, other service providers and members of the general public.



Are you a member of Australian Dental Association (ADA)? ADA library has a specialist collection of dental related resources. Users can directly access the electronic resources (including full text articles from hundreds of journal titles) via the website or request sections of particular books, journals or articles to be sent electronically.

www.ada.org.au Login to ADA CPD portal, National Library.

STAT!Ref Dentistry Package

(Found on the Clinicians Health Channel, and via EDS)

General Practice

Are you a member of RACGP? The Royal College of General Practitioners has a specialist collection of General Practice related resources. Users can directly access our electronic resources (including full text articles from hundreds of journal titles) via the website.


General Resources

Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine

The CEBM aims to develop, teach and promote evidence-based health care through a variety of methods so that all healthcare professionals can maintain the highest standards of medicine. Site includes CEBM talks, EBM tools, reading lists and more.


Jehovah's Witnesses - Treatment

Medical Information for Clinicians provides literature for treating Jehovah's Witnesses clients without the use of blood transfusions.


MedPix is a free open-access online database of medical images, teaching cases, and clinical topics, integrating images and textual metadata including over 12,000 patient case scenarios, 9,000 topics, and nearly 59,000 images. The primary target audience includes physicians and nurses, allied health professionals, medical students, nursing students and others interested in medical knowledge. Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.


MJA Guidelines Australian clinical guidelines published by the Medical Journal of Australia.

MJA Guidelines


Global Library of Women's Medicine (GLOWM). A free resource for medical professionals dedicated to the enhancement of women’s health care.


Mental Health

Are you employed as a mental health worker? Staff currently employed in agencies funded by the Mental Health, Drugs and Regions Division, Department of Health, Victoria are eligible to borrow from the Victorian Mental Health Library based at the Royal Melbourne. Once joined you can have full text access to journals, and eBooks and borrow print items from their lending service


Nursing & Midwifery

Are you a member of ANMF? The Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation has full text access to specialised journals and eBooks, focusing on nursing.

ANMF Library

Other Nursing Resources include:CINAHLClinicalKey Nursing Proquest Nursing and Allied Health Collection, and many more.


The Nutrition and Food Web Archive -Covers articles and other resources including videos, calculators and online forums


Occupational Therapy

OTseeker - a database that contains abstracts of systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials and other resources relevant to occupational therapy interventions. Most trials have been critically appraised for their validity and interpretability. In one database,OTseeker provides fast and easy access to information from a wide range of sources to inform occupational therapy.The trials in have been sourced by conducting systematic searches of the following databases: MEDLINE, CINAHL, ERIC, EMBASE Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, AMED, PsycINFO, the Cochrane Library, CancerLit, and Ageline. Other methods of sourcing trials include auto-alert strategies in MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, AMED and PsycINFO,and hand-searching of selected journals.



Resources for patients, caregivers, health professionals and researcher about cancer.


Palliative Care

CareSearch - comprehensive online database providing information about palliative care to support healthcare professionals, palliative patients, their families and friends.



PERro – Physiotherapy Evidence Database. PEDro is a free database of over 36,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. For each trial, review or guideline, provides the citation details, the abstract and a link to the full text, where possible. All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality.


Psychiatry & Psychology

PsycINFO on OVID – Bibliographic database the American Psychological Association’s (APA) have developed the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioural science and mental health. It contains over 3 million records and summaries including the full index of PsycARTICLES.

(Found on the Clinicians Health Channel)

Psychiatry Online - A powerful web-based portal that features DSM-5®—the most widely used psychiatric reference in the world—and The American Journal of Psychiatry as the cornerstones of an unsurpassed collection of psychiatric references from American Psychiatric Publishing, the most trusted and respected name in psychiatric publishing.You get instant access to must-have resources such as

  • DSM® Library titles including DSM-5®, DSM-5® Handbook of Differential Diagnosis, and DSM-5® Clinical Cases
  • Journals including The American Journal of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Services, and Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
  • Textbooks including The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry,Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, Textbook of Psychotherapeutic Treatments,The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology, and Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • American Psychiatric AssociationPractice Guidelines for the treatment of psychiatric disorders (quick reference [subscribers only] and comprehensive [freely available] versions)
  • Self-assessment tools for study, board certification and recertification review, AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, and lifelong learning
  • Clinical & research news from Psychiatric News
  • Medication information handoutsfor patients

(Found on the Clinicians Health Channel, and via EDS)

PsycBITE – A database that catalogues studies of cognitive, behavioural and other treatments for psychological problems and issues occurring as a consequence of acquired brain impairment. These studies are rated for their methodological quality, evaluating various aspects of scientific rigour. The website gives clinicians, students and researchers free access to the PsycBITE database, thus enabling you to search for articles which might be relevant for your clinical practice or your research in a time-efficient way.



Radiopaedia is an open-edit educational radiology resource which has been primarily compiled by radiologists and radiology trainees from across the world. It aims to be the web's largest collection of radiology cases and reference articles.


,strong>Inside Radiology produced by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. Content for both health consumers and health professionals about clinical radiology tests, procedures, and interventions.


Social Work

International Federation of Social Workers – Information Hub - Search here for news, policies, reports, publications, and book reviews. https://www.ifsw.org/information-hub/

Are you a member of AASW? The Australian Association of Social Workers has a resources library available for members. AASW Library


SpeechBITE - Speech Pathology Database for Best Interventions and Treatment. The advanced search feature helps structure your search. This resource gives access to citations and (sometimes) abstracts which are of interest to Speech Pathologists. Studies on this database include Systematic Reviews, Randomised Controlled Trials, Non-Randomised Controlled Trials, Case Series, and Single Case Experimental Designs. The full-text of these items is not necessarily included, though there might be links to full-text.


Students & Interns

Resident 360, produced by The New England Journal of Medicine. It includes:

  • Rotation Prep : supports learning with an overview of the basics, and expertly chosen resources that provide foundational information, links to landmark clinical trials, and review articles. Covers: 14 rotation areas including mental health, infectious diseases, geriatrics, etc.
  • Learning Lab : provides interactive tools videos, podcasts on a variety of medical topics
  • Resident Lounge and Career sections :allow residents to connect with peers
  • Discussions: special discussion forums led by experts in specific clinical areas

To Access - you need to create a user profile or personal account using your work email address onsite.



Are you a member of RACS? The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons has full text access to specialised journals and eBooks, focusing on surgery.

RACS Library

Surgery 101 is a series of podcasts designed to help people learn about the basics of surgery. This resource is a helpful revision tool for medical students. Each episode covers a single topic in 10-15 minutes so that learners can quickly grasp the basic concepts relating to a common surgical problem. Learning objectives are provided for each episode; episodes are divided into chapters and conclude with several key points to summarize the topic.


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