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"To ask why we need libraries at all, when there is so much information available elsewhere, is about as sensible as asking if roadmaps are necessary now that there are so many roads."
Jon Bing


All your questions about the Library are answered

  • How do I join? 
  • Where do I return my books?  
  • How do I request articles not held at Austin Health? 

All these questions and more are answered on the Library 'Frequently asked questions' page.

Book returns box near reception at Royal Talbot

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Prostate cancer guideline

Prostate cancer : diagnosis and treatment.  National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, 2014.  (NICE clinical guideline ; CG175)

This guideline offers best practice advice on the care of men referred to secondary care with suspected or diagnosed prostate cancer, including follow-up in primary care for men with diagnosed prostate cancer.

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Diabetes and pregnancy : a clinical practice guideline

Diabetes and pregnancy : an Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline / Ian Bulmer ... et al.  Journal of clinical endocrinology & metabolism.   DOI: (Published online 4 December 2013)

This guideline addresses the clinical issues in the contemporary management of women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes preconceptionally, during pregnancy, and in the postpartum setting and in the diagnosis and management of women with gestational diabetes during and after pregnancy.

Note:  Outside of Austin Health you will need your Library barcode no. and PIN for access.

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Patient-centred acute care training (PACT)

New to Austin Health in 2014.

PACT (Patient-centred Acute Care Training), a product of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), is an up-to-date, on-line, modular curriculum for Intensive (Critical) Care Medicine. It is an educational resource aimed at advancing the quality of Acute and Critical Care Medicine training and practice.  The link is now up on the Library websites in a newly created section Online clinical education resources.  (If the links are not live the first time you access this resource, refresh the page to activate access).

Note:  Outside of Austin Health you will need your Library barcode no. and PIN for access. 

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What is OvidMD?

OvidMD was recently added to the Decision support/Point-of-care tools available at Austin Health.  OvidMD provides quick answers to clinical questions. 

How do I search?  Simply type your terms into the search box linking multiple terms with '+'.  Examples: Cardiotoxicity + Radiation therapy; Osteoporosis + Hip fracture; Sleep apnoea + Cluster headache.

Results retrieved using OvidMD include relevant topic reviews from UpToDate, and links to other relevant full text content available at Austin Health.  OvidMD also includes access to medical calculators, clinical guidelines, and more!

Searches may be saved (using your previously created Ovid signon) and if you find a reference not held at Austin Health which may be of interest, there is a document request option.  The Library will obtain that item for you.

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Medline update completed

The Ovid Medline reload for 2014 is now completed.  New Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) for 2014 have been added, and for those who have regular updates (autoalerts) in place, these will now begin arriving in your inboxes.  The first updates will be larger than usual as they will incorporate the references from mid-November when Medline was taken down for the reload to be undertaken.

Please ask for assistance from the Library staff if your updates are not working as you would like.  They may require tweaking to incorporate new MeSH added for 2014.

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New on display @ Austin

Clinical interviewing / John Sommers-Flanagan and Rita Sommers Flanagan.  5th ed.  Wiley, 2014.

Patient care and professionalism / edited by Catherine D. deAngelis.  Oxford University Press, 2014.

New books on display may be reserved - call 9496 5393.

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Print journals received and currently on display

Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica.  Vol. 93, no. 1, January 2014

American journal of cardiology.  Vol. 112, no. 12, 15 December 2013; Vol. 113, no. 1, 1 January 2014

American journal of medicine.  Vol .127, no. 1, January 2014; Vol. 127, no. 1A (suppl.), January 2014 (Partnerships for anaphylaxis: enhancing recognition, treatment, and outcomes)

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine.  Vol. 188, no. 10, 15 November 2013

Australian and New Zealand journal of obstetrics and gynaecology.  Vol. 53, no. 6, December 2013

Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry.  Vol. 48, no. 1, January 2014

BMJ.  Vol. 348, no. 7939, 4 January 2014

British journal of psychiatry.  Vol. 204, no. 1, January 2014

Computerized medical imaging and graphics.  Vol. 37, no. 7-8, October-December 2013

Current problems in diagnostic radiology.  Vol. 43, no. 1, January/February 2014

Disease-a-month.  Vol. 59, no. 12, December 2013 (Novel viruses, emerging pathogens - the pandemic threat continues)

European journal of gynaecological oncology.  Vol. 34, no. 6, 2013

Health care for women international.  Vol. 34, no. 12, December 2013

Journal of hepatology.  Vol. 60, no. 1, January 2014

Journal of neurotrauma.  vol. 30, no. 22, 15 November 2013

Journal of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery.  Vol. 66, no. 12, December 2013

Journal of sexual medicine.  Vol. 10, no. 11, November 2013

Lancet.  Vol. 383, no. 9911, 4 January 2014

Lancet oncology.  Vol. 14, no. 13, December 2013

Nephrology.  Vol. 19, no. 1, January 2014

Physical therapy.  Vol. 93, no. 12, December 2013

Practising midwife.  Vol. 16, no. 11, December 2013

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