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"Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs."
Mario Andretti


Clinicians Health Channel - what's new?

The Clinicians Health Channel is now delivered by a new supplier, MedicalDirector. The Clinicians Health Channel (CHC) is an online information portal providing access to current, accurate and reliable sources of information for all doctors, nurses and allied health professionals working in the Victorian public health sector.

New resources

Drug information resources:

  • AusDI
  • AIDH 6th edition
  • Natural medicines
  • Comprehensive IV compatibility
  • AMH aged care companion
  • LexiComp online
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding medicines guide (PBMG)
  • Stockley's drug interactions
  • Don't rush to crush

Full text resources:

  • PsychiatryOnline

Point of care resources:

  • OvidMD

PsycINFO database - now available on the Ovid platform

Harrison’s Online - 19th edition now available

Accessing CHC

  • all CHC resources are accessible on the Austin network with no password required.There is a link from the Library Hub page or you can go directly to CHC.
  • If you access resources remotely, you will need to re-register here.
Clinicians Health Channel

Nursing & allied health

The new Clinicians Health Channel now offers access to the following resources:

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Collection
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health SourceTM provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more. Designed to meet the needs of researchers at healthcare facilities, as well as nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions, this database provides abstracting and indexing for more than 850 titles (over 715 titles in full-text), more than 12,000 full text dissertations plus videos and reference books.

Nursing@Ovid features bibliographic data that's central to the working needs of nursing and allied health professionals:
• Indexes over 400 journals and periodicals from across the world
• Filters out loosely relevant records streamlining access to precise results
• Focuses on core specialties for the nurse in practice, education, research, and

Royal College of Nursing journals
Including: Nursing standard; Cancer nursing practice; Emergency nurse; Learning disability practice; Mental health practice; Nursing children and young people; Nursing management; Nurse researcher; Nursing older people; Primary health care.

The CINAHL database is no longer available on the CHC. Access to CINAHL will remain available internally from the Library Hub page for the next 6 weeks only while we assess subscription options.

If you have saved searches in EBSCOHost from the previous CHC, that you wish to transfer to the new resources on CHC we can assist you with this process, please contact the Library 9496 5393.


MIMS mobile access

With changes to the Clinicians Health Channel (CHC) you may experience changes to your MIMS mobile access.

iMIMS is a mobile application designed for Apple-based products such as iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and allows you to get access to valuable drug information on the go.
MIMS for Android is an application designed to deliver all drug information from MIMS to your Android device.

All CHC users must first register with CHC and then request a token number to access iMIMS on your Apple device or MIMS for Android. Register for CHC here.

More detailed instructions are available from our Mobile access to Library resources page.


Embase & Medline

The new CHC provides access to Medline via the Ovid platform, however Embase is not offered via Ovid. Therefore the Austin Library will continue to provide access to both Embase and Medline via Ovid in order to provide staff with industry-leading search technology, seamless accessibility and extended functionality.

The Ovid platform allows for: targeted mapping to appropriate search terms; the ability to establish AutoAlert emails from saved searches; deep linking to full text for subscription journals; and the opportunity to de-duplicate if performing simultaneous searches.

Medline and Embase can be accessed 24/7 from the Library page.
(offsite access requires your Library card barcode and PIN)


BrowZine for journals

This week instead of providing links to a selected set of journal table of contents, we would like to highlight the BrowZine App.

As a result of the successful trial in August, a subscription to BrowZine has now been purchased by Austin Library to provide staff with mobile access to eJournals.

Sign up now & start using BrowZine - all you need is the free app and a Library card!

  • Download the app for free (iOS or Android)
  • Select Austin Health as your library, then login with your Library card barcode/PIN to start accessing subscription journals.
  • Have a Windows device instead? Come in and ask us about BrowZine Web!
BrowZine bookshelf

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