What's new

What's happening in the library

Below are links and guides to new resources, upcoming webinars, articles of current interest, holiday closures and alerts of disruption.
If you are experiencing an issue accessing any of the library’s resources, please contact the Library on (03) 8699 0519 or email library@racgp.org.au.


Loans service resumes




As a result of changes to COVID-related restrictions, the Library is now able to resume the resource loan service. The library sends resources to members Australia-wide by courier, free of charge. Resources will only be sent to a practice or business ‘street’ address as a signature is required. Pre-paid return bags are included with loans. The courier will collect returns at your request if you call them using the number indicated on the return bag. Loans must be returned in the return bag provided and protected using original packing materials or similar.

To locate resources or Library items, please check the catalogue here.

To proceed with your loan or enquire about any resources, please contact the Library on email library@racgp.org.au, via our online form or telephone (03) 8699 0519.



New resources:



Access How to do primary care educational research here.

A new ebook recently added to the library’s EBC collection is: How to do primary care educational research: a practical guide by Mehmet Akman, Valerie Wass, Felicity Goodyear-Smith (Milton: Taylor and Francis Group, 2021). This practical ‘how to’ guide supports those planning, conducting and disseminating primary care educational research. It focuses on inter-professional education, co-design and participatory research approaches, reflecting current primary care models of care involving inter-disciplinary teams, and is broad in scope exploring the research environments in the contexts of undergraduate teaching, postgraduate training, and continuing professional development for academics and educators at all levels. It includes a particularly useful introduction to the processes of literature review – and chapters on choosing a topic and defining your research questions; and choosing the right methodology to answer your question.


More recent Library resources here.



Articles of interest:



Access the full article here.

Read this thought-provoking editorial piece by Jill Thistlethwaite and Andreas Xyrichis which considers whether the future of interprofessional education and collaborative practice is more likely to be dystopian or utopian., in: Thistlethwaite J, Xyrichis A. Forecasting interprofessional education and collaborative practice: towards a dystopian or utopian future? J Interprof Care. 2022 Mar-Apr;36(2):165-167. [Taylor & Francis Online]


Webinars and presentations:



Access the webinar recording here.

If you missed the recent webinar Rural & Remote? Stay connected using the DynaMed mobile app for online/offline evidence-based answers to clinical questions, delivered by Sue Campbell of EBSCO, suppliers of the point of care resource, DynaMed, you can now access a recording of the session. Sue presented an educational dive into the DynaMed Mobile App, exploring useful features available to assist rural and remote clinicians including: online/offline access, drugs and calculators, recent updates and “Potentially Practice Changing Alerts”, Voice search, and tracking and claiming Continuing Porfessional development (CPD) points.

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