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.


Trial of Springer Medicine ebooks Collection




We have trial access to a Springer Medicine ebooks Collection until the 31st of December, 2022. We hope to have full ongoing access from the 1st of January 2023 onwards, but in the meantime we want to give you access to this great collection of latest edition ebooks, and would appreciate your feedback on the collection. Please go to our Resource and database trials page for more information and to access the Collection.


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 The John Hopkins manual of gynecology and obstetrics here.

A new ebook recently added to the library’s EBC collection is: The John Hopkins manual of gynecology and obstetrics by Betty Chou ( 6th edition. Wolters Kluwer Health., 2020).

This manual is a trusted reference for most issues you will encounter in obstetrics, gynaecology, reproductive endocrinology, infertility, and gynaecologic oncology.

The updated 6th edition contains thoroughly revised information gleaned from the collective expertise of residents and attending physicians at the John Hopkins University.


More recent Library resources here.



Articles of interest:



Access the full article here.

Role modelling has been identified as an important phenomenon in medical education. Key reports have highlighted the ability of role modelling to support medical students towards careers in family medicine although the literature of specific relevance to role modelling in speciality has not been systematically explored. This systematic review aimed to fill this evidence gap by assimilating the worldwide literature on the impact of role modelling on the future general practitioner (GP) workforce.., in: Lamb E, Burford B, Alberti H. . The impact of role modelling on the future general practitioner workforce: a systematic review Educ Prim Care. 2022;33(5):265-79. [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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