FAQs


Frequently asked questions


We recently conducted a review to find out how our members use the resources available through the John Murtagh Library.
 
Through the review, we found there are several resources currently available through the Library that are being used by a very small number of members. As a result, a decision was made to discontinue these resources in the coming months.
 
By discontinuing a small number of under-used resources, we are making sure your membership fees are going towards products and resources that provide you the best possible support to care for your patients.


Resources no longer available through the Library include:

  • EBSCHost full text databases (MEDLINE, CINAHL, Psych & Behavioral Sciences Collection, Health Business Elite) - expires 30 June 2021
  • ProQuest Health & Medical - expires 31 July 2021
  • Discovery search (with Journal Title Finder) - expires 30 June 2021
  • AusDI (Medicines information) - expires 10 July
  • Informit Health Collection - expires 30 June.

AccessMedicine was discontinued from 30 April 2021.


For articles on health and medical subjects, databases such as PubMed, the Cochrane Library and TRIP database are useful.

If you’re looking for information on medicines, please refer to DynaMed.

For full text articles on a broad range of subject areas, you may find WileyOnline and Taylor Francis ejournals useful.


We want to make sure members get the best value for money through services and resources which are needed and used. From time to time, we conduct an audit of the services provided to make sure we are doing that.

When we discontinue services or resources, it is because we want to ensure your membership fees are used in the best way possible to provide you with an excellent experience and value for money.


Our dedicated Library team is here to help you find resources and information that supports you to prepare for exams and care for your patients.
 
You can contact them via email at library@racgp.org.au or call (03) 8699 0519.
 

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