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|  Alerts  |  App Directory  |  Browser extension (Lean Library Access)  |  Chrome bookmarks  |  CHC  |  Community Directory  |  Consumer Reps Improve Healthcare  |  Copyright  |  Ebooks by Subject  |  Ejournals by Subject  |  Equator Network  |  eTG App  |  Fast Finder  |  Google Scholar  |   Medtube  |  National Healthcare Standards automatic searches  |  Nursing Advisor  |  Patient Handouts  |  Procedures Made Easier  |  Podcasts  |  Rehabilitation Reference Center  |  Subject Guides  |  TRIP  |  UpToDate  |

Alerts. Like to keep up to date with new information? The Library Alerts page allows you to request new journal issue alerts (many with immediate access to full text articles), automated databases searches to be set up for you such that you will receive an email every month (for example) with new articles that match your area of interest. There are also alert options for conferences, new citations to articles of interest (perhaps yours!), clinical trials and more. Anything else not in this list that you would like to stay on top of? Just contact us is yes.

App Directory. The Clinical Apps page lists some apps available to you and how to install them. A recent addition is the eTG app.

Browser extension for easier access to full text articles   The Lean Library Access browser extension makes it easier for you to access full text articles when you are at home / offsite and not visiting the Library page. This is particularly the case for PubMed and Google Scholar but will also work on a variety of other publisher platforms. The extension will also allow you to request full text articles easily. To give it a try, visit the Lean Library Access page and see if you find it useful 

Chrome bookmarks and extensions - How to Keep Them. The thin client environment in Barwon Health means that you lose any bookmarks or extensions you have added with each new day. However there is a way to keep them permanently. View these 60 Sec quick instructions on how to set this up

Clinicians Health Channel (CHC) - Easier Home Access CHC has a number of useful resources including Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Therapeutic Guidelines (eTG), MIMs, Psychiatry Online and more. If you access any of these from home, you can now do this via your Library login. This means just one login to access both Library and CHC resources at home. To do this, just google barwon health library at home and click on the second link (Barwon Health Library). You will now be on the Library home page on your phone or laptop etc. From here you can either use the yellow Fast Finder search box at the top of the page to search for chc in Databases or similarly find chc after clicking on the Individual Databases link. When you click on the CHC link, you will be asked to login with your Library login and from there can access all CHC (and Library) resources. If you are not yet a Library member, you can register here.

Community Directory This is an online database of information about community organisations, groups, clubs, services, associations and facilities in the Geelong region. Access Geelong Community Directory    

Consumer Reps Improve Healthcare  No one understands the consumer experience better than the consumers themselves. 
Barwon Health staff  Please click here to find out how you can involve consumers in improving your area
Members of the public  Please click here to learn how sharing your experiences and views can help improve healthcare at Barwon Health

Copyright confusion?  The Library has updated its copyright page to make it clear what you can and cannot do. As always, if you have any questions just contact the library

Ebooks by subject  The Ebooks by Subject page allows you to easily retrieve ebooks by speciality. If your area is not there, just suggest it and we can add it to the page. You can also find ebooks by searching Fast Finder or the Library Catalogue. 

Ejournals by subject  The Ejournals by Subject page allows you to easily retrieve ebooks by speciality. If your area is not there, just suggest it and we can add it to the page. You can also find ebooks by searching Fast Finder or the Library Catalogue. 

Equator Network for research reporting If you are involved in research, then the Equator Network is a useful site. It gives reporting guidelines for all the main study types to help improve research quality and reproducibility.  It is also useful to consult these reporting guidelines early on as they can help in research design and planning.

eTG Complete App  This is available for both Apple and Android phones. Click here for further instructions. If you wish, you can download all the content for offline access also. 

Fast Finder  This search box on top of the library page allows you to quickly find full text articles, online and print books, drug resources such as AMH, eTG, MIMs, Google Scholar, UpToDate and more. If you like using Google Scholar, it automatically links to subscribed full text as below is you use the Fast Finder search box.

Google Scholar linked to Library Ejournals  The easiest way to do this is to use the Google Scholar link on the Library home page or use the  yellow search box (Fast Finder) at the top of the Library home page and select Google Scholar as the resource to search.
Linkage to subscribed full text articles will occur automatically both at work or from home (here you will have to login with you library membership details). If you prefer, you can also set this up yourself manually - view these 60 Sec quick instructions on how to do this.
Searching Google Scholar can be a nice complement to database searching. It is particularly useful finding related more recent articles when you only have one or two good articles to go on with. An alternative to this process is to use the Lean Library Access extension which will also simplify PubMed full text access.

MedTube  MEDtube is the largest medical multimedia platform for professionals sharing more than 20,000 videos, courses, images, documents. As well as the website, there are also Apple and Android apps available.

National Healthcare Standards Live Searches  Automatic PubMed searches related to NSQHS standards topics are available. As well as the main searches, you can also limit to Australian only, last 12 months, reviews, guidelines, and quality improvement. Use Chrome, not Internet Explorer. Like to receive monthly email updates with new results for these? Just let up know which topics / limits you are interested in. If you are a handyman DIY type, watch this video to set up yourself.

Nursing Advisor  Nursing Advisor is like UpToDate but for nurses. No need to search through multitudes of articles when all you need is quick access to a clinically relevant overview of a topic. As with UpToDate, you can access it on your mobile device by registering  or on the Library site. Note that you should always consult Prompt first for Barwon Health policies and procedures. A companion product is Nursing Procedures. 

Patient Handouts  Need a patient handout? The Patient Information page has a number of resources where you can find these. 

Podcasts The Clinical Podcasts page has podcasts of interest to those in allied health, nursing and various medical specialties. If you have some time in your commute, walk or at home you might like to try some of these out.

Procedures Made Easier Three steps to make clinical procedure (and patient handout) development easier

Rehabilitation Reference Center This is a little like UpToDate but for allied health staff. It gives overviews of rehabilitation topics. Of interest to physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists etc. Almost 800 clinical reviews, 100 research, instruments, 10,000 exercise images, 3000 patient handouts. Kick the wheels of RRC ...

Subject guides Like to know the best online resources for your specialty? Subject guides are available for nursing eresources, mental health eresources, and allied health eresources with more coming in the future. 

TRIP Pro Trip Pro is a clinical search engine that is focused on evidence, with many systematic reviews, evidence synopses, guidelines etc.  On the Library site you can access it in the yellow Library Fast Finder at the top of the page or via the Browse Individual Databases link. You can also access it from home; as with other Library resources used offsite, you need to be a Library Member. Where available, full text links to Barwon Health Library subscriptions will be visible. 

UpToDate full text articles  UpToDate references now link to Barwon Health Library ejournals. Click on the article title of interest and then on the "Check for Full Text Availability" button. If we subscribe to the journal, this will provide you with access (at work access will be immediate, at home you need to login in and so need to be a library member). If not available as full text, copy the details into this form and we will get it for you. You can search UpToDate using the yellow Library Fast Finder search box on the top of the Library page. 
UpToDate Advanced is now available also and includes two new modules: Pathways are decision flow charts whereas Lab Interpretation helps with unusual or challenging test results.