RACGP John Murtagh Library : Services for Registrar Members. All registrar members can access our comprehensive Library service free of charge. First time users of the Library are requested to register at: http://www.racgp.org.au/library/registration . Additionally access to the Library’s licensed resources in the secure areas of the website, including the Library’s full text databases and the eBook collection, requires users to be logged in to the RACGP website. The link for registration for a RACGP web account and login to the RACGP website can be found on the left hand side of the website at www.racgp.org.au . Our services include : A reference and enquiry service to answer questions on a broad range of health and medical topics. Access to a unique and specialised collection of books and other materials covering areas such as General Practice, Medical Education and Aboriginal Health. Loans are sent out and returned by pre-paid courier service. The online catalogue can be accessed via the website at http://resource.racgp.org.au/ or items can be requested by author and/or title (if known) or by subject via phone (03) 8699 0519; fax (03) 8699 0400; email firstname.lastname@example.org or the online forms at www.racgp.org.au/library/requestloan Literature searches, may be requested on the online form at: http://www.racgp.org.au/library/literaturesearch . Library staff use a range of databases including Medline , Health Collection, CINAHL (Nursing and Allied Health), APAIS Health, ATSIHealth, RURAL (The Rural and Remote Health Database), Health Business Elite, ERIC (for educational resources), The Cochrane Library, and Health & Society Database. Printouts are delivered by mail, fax or Email. A Current awareness service to help members keep up to date in specific areas of interest provides regular eTable Of Contents (e-TOC) via the Library’s website at http://www.racgp.org..au/library/etoc . Tables of contents for subject packages of journal titles and some single journal titles are uploaded each month. Members can register to receive an alert when new content is available on the website. The Journal service provides copies of articles of interest from the hundreds of journal titles held by the Library. Inter Library Loans Service to obtain books and articles not available in the RACGP John Murtagh Library. One-on-one literature search training is available via a web interface or in person – contact Jane Ryan (03) 8699 0516 or email@example.com to arrange convenient time Users also have access to : DynaMed an evidence based point of care database offering evidence summaries for around 3,000 clinical and drug topics, accessed via our website. Also available as a PDA/handheld (smartphone, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) download. For more details go to : www.racgp.org.au/library/dynamed The Online Oxford Medical Journals Collection offering full text of 40+ journals including current issues. Simply go to www.racgp.org.au/library/oxfordjournals and click on the required title to be taken to the journal website Audio Digest programs for immediate playback or for downloading to pc or mp3 players for later listening : www.racgp.org.au/library/downloads . PDF format summaries are also provided and CDs of programs may be borrowed from the Library Various ebooks including Harrison’s Online, the AccessMedicine Collection and a collection of NetLibrary titles at http://www.racgp.org.au/library/ebooks Health Collection, a full text database of 100+ Australasian health, medical and allied health journals and other publications : www.racgp.org.au/library/research ProQuest Health and Medical Complete database, and a suite of EBSCOhost databases (including CINAHL, Psychology & Behavioral Science Collection, Health Business Elite, and a general Australasian reference database). These databases are available at : http://www.racgp.org.au/library/research and offer access to full text articles from over 1000 of the world's leading medical, psychology, nursing and health journals. Search individual databases or across selected EBSCOhost databases using various searching options. The EBSCOhost databases can now also be accessed by smartphones and web-enabled handhelds A customised version of PubMed with special links to many full-text articles available through the Library’s ProQuest and Ebscohost databases. To enable the link search sessions needs to be running in ProQuest and EBSCOhost and login to the RACGP website is necessary. Follow instructions found at ; http://www.racgp.org.au/library/pubmed. Perform a search using this customised version of PubMed and view the results in “Abstract” display mode. Icons indicating ‘RACGP Library article access’ will display and clicking on these icons will link to the articles, the majority of which are in full text . Icons indicating that full text articles are freely available from the publishers will also display. Requests for assistance, information, searches and loans can be made by phone : (03) 8699 0519, fax (03) 8699 0400, email : firstname.lastname@example.org as well as via our online request forms. Library staff can be contacted between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday.
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