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 email results, access full text articles quickly and easily and save to a cloud account. Creating a free account on Discovery enables you to save search strategies, article collections or create regular email alerts for your chosen topics.

Resources searched include the Library catalogue, EBSCOHost Medline with Full Text, CINAHL Plus, DynaMed, Informit Health Collection, 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 Elite, CINAHL Plus with Full Text and the Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre. Links to full text articles and journal titles from these databases are also available in DynaMed and the Library's journal title finder.

Users can email results and access full text articles quickly and easily. Creating a free account on EBSCOHost enables you to save search strategies, article collections or create regular email alerts for your chosen topics.

Access EBSCOHost

Members have access to Informit databases providing Australasian content covering a broad range of subject areas including Aboriginal health, rural and remote health, health promotion, and health policy.

The RACGP John Murtagh Library currently subscribes to AUSThealth, a suite of Informit databases, which cover a broad range of subject areas including Aboriginal health, rural and remote health, health promotion and health policy. 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 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 database that gives access to full-text articles from thousands of relevant health-related journals and other publications.

Users can access a comprehensive help module on the front page of Proquest. Results can be emailed, and full text articles and ebooks accessed quickly and easily. Creating a free 'My research' account on Proquest enables you to save search strategies, article collections or create regular email alerts for your chosen topics.

Access Proquest

A customised link between PubMed and many full-text articles supplied by EBSCOHost, Wiley and others.


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, Wiley and other suppliers.

When the RACGP version of PubMed is searched a special icon  Pubmed icon  will appear next to all article results.

When clicking on this icon, if you have not already logged into the RACGP website with your username and password, you will be asked to log in to the Open Athens authentication system with these credentials.

Once logged in, you will then be granted full text access to the article, or to a pre-filled request form. You will only need to enter your basic user details and then you can submit the form to the Library – we will retrieve the article from our suppliers and forward it to you.

PubMed

 

PubMed Tutorials

PubMed User Guide

PubMed: Using the Advanced Search Builder