Databases

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Journal references

Medline - Ovid (1946 to present)
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Embase - Ovid (1974 to present)
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APA PsycInfo - Ovid (1806 to present)
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Nursing - Ovid (1946 to present)
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Emcare - Ovid (1995 to present)
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PubMed
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CINAHL - Ebsco
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Medline - Ebsco
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Health Collection - Informit
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ERIC - Ebsco
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Evidence-based literature

Epistemonikos
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Epistemonikos is a collaborative, multilingual database of health evidence. It is the largest source of systematic reviews relevant for health-decision making, and a large source of other types of scientific evidence. Epistemonikos aims to provide rapid and reliable access to the best available evidence for real-life questions.
Trip database
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Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support practice and/or patient care.
Cochrane Library
Free access on- and off-site
The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.
BMJ Best Practice
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Designed for use at the point of care, BMJ Best Practice processes support all three components of EBM: best available evidence; clinical expertise; and patient values and preferences.
Medscape Reference
Free access on- and off-site
Medscape is the leading online global destination for physicians and healthcare professionals worldwide, offering the latest medical news and expert perspectives; essential point-of-care drug and disease information; and relevant professional education and CME. Medscape membership is free and gives you unlimited access to the entire network of sites and services.
Merck (MSD) Manual: professional version
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Online resource has medical information and discussions of medical diagnosis and therapy. Resource is updated monthly to keep current with the changes in medical care and to provide accurate clinical decision support. Includes browsable sections on medical topics, audiovisual informational resources, symptoms overviews, clinical calculators, conversion tables, drug tables, normal laboratory values, abbreviations, selected links to useful websites, etc.
ClinicalKey
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Drug information

Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook
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Australian Medicines Handbook
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Australian Medicines Handbook Children's Dosing Companion
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BNF for Children
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Lexicomp
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Martindale's Adverse Drug Reactions checker
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Micromedex (DRUGDEX, POISINDEX)
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MIMS Online
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Natural Medicines
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Palliative Care Formulary
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RCH Paediatric Injectable Guidelines
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Renal Drug Database
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RWH Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide
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Stockley's Drug Interactions
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Therapeutic Guidelines
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TOXINZ Poisons Information
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Standards

Australian and international standards can be purchased from these providers:

The Library can support your department to access these resources if needed.

Each store provides a Tracking Service so that you can get notifications when a document on your list is updated, amended, withdrawn, or replaced.

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