Clinicians Health Channel Resources
The Clinicians Health Channel is an information portal providing free access to current, accurate and reliable sources of information for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals working in the Victorian public health sector. It’s a clinical information repository of up-to-date evidence-based material for point of care decision making, for research and ongoing education.
It has a strong clinical focus incorporating everything from best practice reviews, drug and medication databases to online electronic journal content.
Full Text Resources
BMJ British Medical Journal
An international peer reviewed online medical journal, updated daily with the BMJ’s latest original research, education, news, and comment articles, as well as podcasts, videos, and blogs.
CINAHL® Plus with Full Text (+ mobile version)
The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health, provides authoritative coverage of the literature related to allied health and nursing. It includes the full text for more than 770 journals and 270 books. plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials. There are also Evidence-Based Care Sheets and Quick Lessons available in full text.
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine
An authoritative American textbook of internal medicine for all members of the medical profession, including internists, junior doctors and medical students.
JAMA® & Archive Journals
Published by the American Medical Association, the JAMA® & Archives Journals web sites include the full text of JAMA® and the specialty Archives Journals. JAMA® is one of the most widely circulated, peer-reviewed, general medical journals in the world.
Journal of Advanced Nursing
The “Journal of Advanced Nursing” (JAN) is an international, peer-reviewed, scientific journal, focusing on evidence-based nursing, midwifery and healthcare. It publishes contemporary research for nursing practice, education, management and policy.
Journal of Clinical Nursing
An international, peer reviewed, scientific journal of nursing and midwifery practice. It publishes papers on issues related to clinical nursing, including ambulatory care, community care, family care, home, hospital, practice, primary and secondary, and public health.
One of the world's best known, oldest, and most respected peer-reviewed general medical journals. It publishes original research and review articles, editorials, book reviews, correspondence, as well as news features and case reports.
The Medical Journal of Australia (eMJA)
Australia's leading peer-reviewed journal of medical practice and clinical research. It’s the official journal of the Australian Medical Association, publishing editorials, original articles, case reports, and letters. The full text of every issue since January 2002 is available on their website.
The New England Journal of Medicine
NEJM is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the Massachusetts Medical Society. It is the most widely read, cited, and influential general medical periodical in the world, bringing physicians the best research and key information on biomedical science and clinical best practice.
STAT!Ref® Dental eBooks (+ mobile version)
STAT!Ref® online is a searchable healthcare reference that integrates core titles with evidence-based resources and innovative tools in one site. It includes full-text, top-tier dental titles from reputable authors, publishers and societies.
Point Of Care Resources
Step-by-step decision-support information that’s structured around the patient consultation, covering diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention. It includes 10,000 diagnoses, over 3,000 diagnostic tests, and 4,000 diagnostic and treatment guidelines.
DynaMed™ (+ mobile version)
An evidence-based point of care clinical reference tool with clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics. It monitors the content of over 500 medical journals and systematic evidence review databases.
Bibliographic Research Databases
The Cochrane Library
A collection of evidence-based databases, including over 4,000 Cochrane reviews exploring the evidence for and against the effectiveness and appropriateness of treatments (medications, surgery, education, etc).
Embase.com® delivers comprehensive, authoritative, reliable coverage of the most relevant biomedical literature, with over 23 million indexed records and more than 7,500 current, mostly peer-reviewed journals.
MEDLINE® (Index) (+ mobile version)
MEDLINE® is the US National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database of life sciences and biomedical information with over 18 million records from 5,000+ publications. It provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, pre-clinical sciences, biology and biochemistry.
PsycINFO® (+ mobile version)
An abstract and citation database devoted to peer-reviewed professional and academic literature in behavioural science and mental health. Produced by the American Psychological Association its coverage is worldwide, and includes references and abstracts to over 1,300 journals.
Drug Information Resources
Australian Medicines Handbook (+ mobile & PDA version)
An independent medicines reference tool providing concise, practical, peer-reviewed, comparative drug information for medical practitioners, pharmacists, nurses and students.
A comprehensive source of referenced drug information for evidence-based practice and a recognised standard for drug utilization, review and screening.
MIMS Online and Drug Alert (+ mobile & PDA version)
The web-based version of MIMS, including full and abbreviated product information (PI), consumer medical information (CMI), product images and the DrugAlert interaction checker.
Paediatric Pharmacopoeia advises prescribers, pharmacists, nurses and other health care professionals on doses for paediatric patients. It is compiled and edited by pharmacists from the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, following extensive literature consultation and paediatric specialist review.
An evidence-based resource for quickly indentifying, managing and treating toxicological exposures. It includes ingredient and toxic substance information on 350,000 + commercial products, chemicals, drugs, toxic plants, and animals.
Therapeutic Guidelines (eTG Complete)
Therapeutic Guidelines are disease-oriented guidelines for prescribing and give clear, practical and succinct recommendations for therapy in an Australian context. eTG complete includes all Therapeutic Guidelines titles integrated in a single resource.
NHMRC Clinical Guidelines Portal
This Clinical Practice Guidelines Portal has been developed to help Australian clinicians and policy-makers access high quality, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, produced for Australian practice, via a single entry point. Clinical practice guidelines are systematically developed statements to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate health care for specific circumstances. Over 1500 documents have been assessed for inclusion on this Portal.
Access Management Tools
EBSCO A-to-Z® Resources List
A comprehensive and user-friendly title listing service that organises and provides links to all CHC e-resources. It includes titles in full-text databases and e-journal packages, e-journals and e-books. A-to-Z® provides you an additional search, research and access portal for all CHC resources. It also provides a convenient search across the CINAHL® Plus with Full Text, MEDLINE® (Index), PsycINFO® and DynaMed™ research databases.