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 Access the online Library resources onsite and offsite? 
  • Become a library member - You will need to be a registered Barwon Health Library member with a registered Library Member Number to access our electronic resources

Library Services

  • Document Supply. Need an article, a book or a book chapter? We'll get it in for you
  • Literature searches. The Library will conduct literature searches on your behalf.
  • Current awareness services. The Library can assist with the establishment and maintenance of current awareness alerts services, including topic searches and tables of contents.
  • Training in Library resources. The Library can provide customised training in all areas relating to the use of Library resources.
  • Meeting RoomsThe library has a variety of different meeting rooms available for booking


In the Literature

Elements - Keep up to date with all of the Cochrane news from around Australia and beyond with the Cochrane Australia Quarterly Newsletter

Zika virus infection: An overview - From UpToDate - this information is freely available to the public.

Evaluating health services with point of service feedback: perspectives and experiences of patients, staff and community volunteers in an inpatient rehabilitation facility.

Gill SD, Dolley PJ, Dunning TL, Hughes AJ. Disabil Rehabil. 2015;37(21):1997-2005. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2014.996298. Epub 2015 Jul 25

To determine patient, staff and community volunteer opinions and experiences of point of service feedback (POSF) in an inpatient rehabilitation facility

Effectiveness of a care bundle to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections. Entesari-Tatafi D, Orford N, Bailey MJ, Chonghaile MN, Lamb-Jenkins J, Athan E. Med J Aust. 2015 Mar 16;202(5):247-50 has won the Sir Richard Stawell Memorial Prize for the MJA best paper for 2015. Congratulations to all concerned. 

‘Please don't call me Mister’: patient preferences of how they are addressed and their knowledge of their treating medical team in an Australian hospital. Parsons SR, Hughes AJ, Friedman ND. BMJ Open. 2016 January 1, 2016;6(1). 


Clinicians Health Channel Resources


Visit the Clinicians Health Channel to 

access MIMS, Australian Medicines Handbook, eTG and other resources 


Currently there are some issues with viewing Clinicians Health Channel through the IE9 browser, the links on the site will still work correctly, however, they are not displaying correctly. The page does load correctly if using Firefox or Chrome

It is currently being investigated and will be fixed as soon as possible

UpToDate Anywhere

Barwon Health staff now have remote and mobile access to UpToDate.

Register now to start using UpToDate anywhere on your phone, tablet or desktop.

*To register - click on the Log In / Register link in the top right-hand corner of the UpToDate webpage

Eligible staff can also earn CME credits through use of UpToDate.
(Initial registration must be from the Barwon Health network)


Library News

  • Where we are

You will find the library on the corner of Myers and Bellerine Streets in the St Mary's Hall, on the mezzanine level. (190 Myers Street)

The entrance to the St Mary’s Hall is via the door on the South side of the hall.

You can access the site from Myers street and walk around the hall to the library entrance on the south side of the building

We are open 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday

  • 13th May 2016: St Mary's Meeting Room Bookings

The library has 6 rooms of varying sizes available for meetings. To book one of these rooms please fill out our Meeting Room Request Form.

  • 17th March: The Library has Moved

The library moved into our new location in the St Mary's Building, Myers Street.

Currently entry to the new library is from Benson Street, just off Myers street

  • 14th January 2016: The Barwon Infant Study (BIS)

Children who have a hyperactive immune system when they are born are more likely to develop food allergies, according to an analysis of the cord blood from more than 1,000 infants.

  • 4th January 2016: Centre for Nursing & Allied Health Research Workshops for 2016

1. Communicating research to the public; 2. Research and vulnerable people3. Writing good questionnaires4. Writing: a process

The Checklist helps researchers plan how to manage research data prior to beginning a project, assists in writing ethics applications and research protocols, and provides links to resources and guides available in Barwon Health and other sources

  • 26 June 2015: UpToDate Anywhere re-verification period extended from 30 days to 90 days

The re-verification period for UpToDate Anywhere access is not 90 days. Once registered, if you log in to UpToDate via the Barwon Health Library website at least once every 90 days, access to UpToDate Anywhere will continue without disruption. This log in must take place while connected to the Barwon Health Network and must be via the UpToDate link on the Library website.

  • 3 February 2015: Search the Library catalogue for ALL resources - books, ebooks, journals and articles.

If you can't find a particular item try refining the search using the left hand 'format' buttons, or search in the A-Z list of databases or contact the Library.