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"A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other."
Charles Dickens (A tale of two cities)


Holiday reading

A reminder that the Library is happy to accommodate leave periods for books borrowed over the coming weeks.  Just tell us your leave dates when you come to borrow.

There are some great books available in the Library and we would like to see lots of them off our shelves for the holidays!

Either come to the Library to browse for your selections, use the Library catalogue, or if you would like some recommendations in your specialty area, just ask us.

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Using the Library online resources from home

If you are intending to use the Library from home over the coming holiday break, it is important that you make sure that your Library membership is current.

Access from home is via the Library external website (ie. not The Hub) and then you need your Library barcode number and PIN to gain access.  If your Library membership is not current you will not have access.

To update your Library membership either pop by the Library (LTB4) or ring us during business hours (9496 5393).

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Treasure added to the Library

Antibiotics : a survey of penicillin, streptomycin, and other antimicrobial substances from fungi, actinomycetes, bacteria, and plants / by H.W. Florey ... et al.  Oxford University Press, 1949.

The Library has recently been donated a copy of this two-volume work from the estate of the Late Laurie Mashford.  Remarkably both volumes have been signed by Dr. Florey.  Available to peruse in the Library for those interested.

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Training spaces available

The next scheduled Ovid Medline and EndNote training sessions both have some spaces available.  All Library training is free and 'hands on".

Medline   Wednesday 30 April, 1.00-2.00 pm
EndNote  Monday 5 May, 11.30 am - 1.00 pm

Book online via the Library training page on The Hub or if outside of Austin Health please email the Library if you would like to attend.

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Unlocking skills in hospitals

Unlocking skills in hospitals : better jobs, more care / Stephen Duckett and Peter Breadon.  Grattan Institute, 2014.

This report suggests ways that hospitals can get a better match between workers and their work ... it also suggests that health professionals ... are squandering their valuable skills on work that other people could do ...

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Evaluation for liver transplantation

New guidelines, Evaluation for liver transplantation in adults: 2013 practice guideline  from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the American Society of Transplantation, have been published in the journal Hepatology, March 2014. 

These guidelines have been made freely available online.


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Schizophrenia update

The latest Nature supplement, April 2014, provides an update on Schizophrenia and has been made freely available. 

"About one in every one hundred people must endure the psychosis, disorientation, and social withdrawal that define schizophrenia. While there is still no effective treatment in development, scientists are learning more about the genetic and biochemical basis of this severe disorder ... "

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New books on display @ Austin

Oxford handbook of obstetrics and gynaecology / edited by Sally Collins ... et al.  3rd ed.  Oxford University Press, 2013.

Oxford textbook of old age psychiatry / edited by Tom Dening and Alan Thomas.  2nd ed.  Oxford University Press, 2013.

Personality assessment in treatment planning : use of the MMPI-2 and BTPI / James N. Butcher and Julia N. Perry.  Oxford University Press, 2008.

Recognizing and treating breathing disorders : a multidisciplinary approach / Leon Chaitow, Dinah Bradley and Christopher Gilbert.  2nd ed.  Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014.

Books on display may be reserved - call 9496 5393.

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Print journals received and currently on display

Note:  the links below provide access to the tables of contents, not necessarily the full text.  Full text may be retrieved from the A-Z Journal list (outside of Austin Health you will need your Library barcode no. and PIN)

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine.  Vol. 189, no. 4, 15 February 2014

BMJ.  Vol. 348, no. 7949, 15 March 2014

Current problems in diagnostic radiology.  Vol. 43, no. 2, March/April 2014

Infection control & hospital epidemiology.  Vol. 35, no. 4, April 2014 (Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae and multidrug-resistant organisms)

Journal of emergency nursing.  Vol. 40, no. 2, March 2014

Journal of pediatrics.  Vol. 164, no. 4, April 2014

Lancet.  Vol. 383, no. 9924, 5 April 2014

Nature.  Vol. 508, no. 7494, 3 April 2014

Nephrology.  Vol. 19, no. 4, April 2014; Vol. 19, suppl. 1, April 2014 (Renal transplant case series 2013)

New England journal of medicine.  Vol. 370, no. 15, 10 April 2014

Nursing times.  Vol. 110, no. 14, 2 April 2014

Physical therapy.  Vol. 94, no. 4, April 2014


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