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Barwon Health Library Service: Content Alerting & Current Awareness Service

Evidence for Excellence

Contents Alerts & Current Awareness

The library offers an email current awareness service to keep you up-to-date with the most recent publications and developments in your field.

Search our Library Catalogue or yellow Search Box (use the Find Journal option) to help you find your journals of interest -  

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you require assistance in customising your alerts

Library Alerting & Current Awareness Services

  • Topic Search Alerts - Receive email alerts when new articles are published that match your areas of interest - keep up with developments in specific areas for clinical or research purposes. 

Other Types of Current Awareness Alerts

Conference Alerts - be notified of upcoming conferences in your field

Citation Alerts - be notified when a relevant paper is cited

  1. Search for the paper you are interested in.
  2. Click the ‘cited by’ link under the article summary
  3. Click the ‘Create Alert’ button in the filter option on the left hand side
  4. Your can also set up author alerts

Clinical Trials

  1. Register and log in to register to receive alerts for new clinical trials registered with ANZCTR.

RSS Feeds - a news service for databases, blogs and journals.

  1. You can subscribe to an RSS feed and have the updates are delivered via an RSS feed reader.
  2. Feed reader software allows you to gather your RSS feeds together to read later. RSS feed readers are available for different platforms, data may be opened on PCs, MACs, and using apps on mobile devices

‚ÄčEvidence Alerts 

  • Register for alerts in many specialty areas (McMaster PLUS & DynaMed)
  • Email alerts for new evidence of interest (TRIP Pro). Click on Alerts after doing a search
  • NEJM JournalWatch (summaries older than 6 months free for registered users)

‚ÄčHealthcare IT News

  • Sign up (top right) with your Barwon Health email for full text access

Barwon Health Research Newsletter

  • Sign up for the weekly email which features research seminars, news, tips, publications and more




Browzine (Web / iPad, iPhone / Android) allows you to follow your favourite ejournals:

  • Create a personal bookshelf of favourite journals
  • Easily read complete scholarly journals in a format that is optimized for tablet devices
  • Receive device notification when new issues of journals are published
  • Build reading lists of articles with durable links
  • Export citations

How to get started

From your computer:

  1. Access BrowZine by going to
  2. If you are offsite, you will be prompted initially to select your library (Barwon Health Library) and then sign in with your library member number and password

From your mobile device:

  1. Download BrowZine from your App Store
  2. Open the app and select Barwon Health Library from the list
  3. Sign in with your Library member number and password
  4. Create a Browzine account to add journals to the Bookshelf. This will also allow you to see when new articles are available

Read by QxMD

Read by QXMD (Web / iOS / Android) allows you to follow your favourite ejournals along with keywords and topics:

  • One tap access to full text PDFs provided by the library
  • Annotate and save PDFs
  • Get alerts from your favourite journals, keywords or collections (e.g. top EM Articles 2020)
  • View recommended and trending articles for your specialty
  • Share and comment on articles

How to get started

  1. Download Read by QxMD, or search for it in your App Store
  2. Click on Get Started if you don't have an account. The app will walk you through various preferences (which can always be changed later) followed by a registration process 
  3. In the Settings area (3 horizontal lines), go to Institutional Access, click on the + icon, find Barwon Health, select Automatic login and then enter your library member number (which is your payroll number) and library password. This will provide access to full text subscribed  content in the app. If you don't have a library account you can register here
  4. In addition to the app, you can also access Read on the web

More of what Read offers, a Read vs BrowZine comparison, and Read Help