Database user guide


Databases subject content, features and access

The Library provides members with access to a range of databases, many offering full-text articles. The guides below will help you select the most appropriate databases for your needs and get the most out of your searching.

Smarter searching

Discovery is a unified search interface that enables users to search across a number of the Library’s databases and resources.

Users can save or email results, create alerts, and access full text articles quickly and easily.

Resources searched include the Library catalogue, EBSCOHost Medline with Full Text, CINAHL Plus, DynaMed, Informit Health Collection, AccessMedicine, the EBC ebook collection and ERIC, the education resources database.

Access Discovery

EBSCOHost databases cover a broad range of subject areas including medicine, health, nursing, allied health, psychology and behavioural sciences. Databases consist of MEDLINE with Full Text, the Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, Health Business Fulltext Elite, CINAHL Plus with Full Text and the Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre. Links to full text articles and journal titles from these databases will also be available in DynaMed and the Library's journal title finder.

Access EBSCOHost

The Informit Health Collection includes full text articles from over 50 Australasian journal titles, reports and case studies of relevance to anyone studying or working in therapeutic, diagnostic and preventative health roles. Also available are the AUSThealth databases which include AMI: the Australasian Medical Index, APAIS-Health: the Australian Public Affairs Information Service – Health and ATSIhealth, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Bibliography.

The RACGP John Murtagh Library currently subscribes to a number of RMIT Publishing’s online databases namely the Informit Health Collection and the AUSThealth databases.

The Informit Health Collection includes full text articles from over 50 Australasian journal titles, reports and case studies of relevance to anyone studying or working in therapeutic, diagnostic and preventative health roles.

The AUSThealth databases include:

  • AMI - Australasian Medical Index
  • APAIS-Health - Australian Public Affairs Information Service – Health
  • ATSIhealth - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Bibliography
  • AusportMed
  • CINCH-Health - Health Issues in Criminal Justice
  • DRUG - Drug Database
  • H&S - Health & Society Database
  • HIVA - HIV/AIDS Database Information
  • RURAL - Rural and Remote Health Database

Users of these databases are requested to acquaint themselves with the uses and restrictions of our subscription license by selecting the link at the bottom of the page.

To request any articles from the Health Collection or AUSThealth search results, please select this link to use our article request form.

Informit databases: Restrictions and permissions of use

Authorised users of the online services of the RACGP John Murtagh Library are requested to respect the intellectual property rights in the copyrighted articles and works in the Informit databases.

Authorised users are prohibited from reproducing, storing or communicating any articles or works accessible via the database, but may use the articles and works within 'permitted uses' granted by the subscriber licence. The licence permits authorised users for the purposes of their individual and private research or study to:

  • search, retrieve and view any article in the database
  • make one digital reproduction of an article in the database
  • print one paper reproduction of an article in the database.

Authorised users are requested not to divulge their usernames and passwords to any third party to ensure that access is restricted to authorised users only.


Please do not contravene these restrictions and permissions of use as the Library's future access to this database, and others, may be jeopardised.

 

Access Informit

A web-based database which gives full-text access to hundreds of health-related articles and relevant journals.

Access Proquest

A customised link between PubMed and many full-text articles supplied by EBSCOHost and Proquest.

PubMed


PubMed is the web version of Medline, published by the National Library of Medicine (USA).

The Library offers a customised link betweeen PubMed and many full-text articles supplied by EBSCOHost and Proquest.

When the RACGP version of PubMed is searched a special icon  Pubmed icon  will appear indicating that access is available to the full text of retrieved articles.

If you would like to access the full text of any articles indicated by our special icon you will need to activate the links to the EBSCOHost and ProQuest databases by following these steps:

  1. Activate the EBSCOHost databases by clicking on the access EBSCOHost button above.
  2. Activate the Proquest databases by clicking on the access Proquest button above.
  3. Back in PubMed, perform a search, and choose the abstract form of display to view results. For articles which are available in full text via our databases the "RACGP Library article access" icon will appear. Other icons for articles available in full text, both free and requiring payment from the publishers, are also visible in this mode.
  4. Selecting the "the RACGP Library article access" icon will bring up full-text articles via the EBSCOHost databases window already opened, or the Proquest window already opened. These articles are generally in PDF format.