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Clinical and Research Support

Introduction

What we do

The Clinical Librarian Service provides expert assistance to staff and students of Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victorian Mental Health, Royal Women's Hospital, and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. We offer support in finding and using information.

We support:

  • patient care
  • research
  • quality improvement projects
  • policy, protocol and guideline development
  • professional development activities.

 

Finding evidence/information

It can be difficult to  find the articles you need amongst the huge volume published each year. The clinical librarians can help.

 

Literature searches:

We can carry out a high quality literature search to find the latest publications for staff. Use this form on the library website to request a search.  Please provide as much information about your request as you can.

 

Search Training

We offer one-on-one training or small group sessions on literature searching or how to use a database. 

This link contains help with Advanced Searching in Medline and other databases

 

Database advice and access

We can advise on where to look for information including choice of databases and sources of grey literature.

 

If you would like to discuss your search or training needs, contact us on 934 28617.

 

Literature reviews

We assist in developing or doing searches for staff.  For more information on conducting a literature review click here. We do not perform searches for students, but can advise on how to search.

Contact us to make an appointment.

 

Research support

Systematic reviews.

The Clinical Librarian Service can assist and advise with systematic reviews. See the Systematic Reviews tab (left of page) for more information. 

Critical appraisal resources

-see our guide here.

Research impact

 

Current awareness

Stay up to date with current developments in your areas of interest. Get new material delivered straight to your inbox. The clinical librarians can advise or assist on:

  • Electronic table of contents (eTOC's) from preferred journals.
  • Evidence or Subject alerts.  Tailor alerts to your specific interests.
  • Browzine - read the latest editions of your favourite journals on your desktop, tablet or smartphone.

For more information visit out Current Awareness page.

 

Professional development

We attend journal clubs, in-services or departmental meetings to provide advice or training on topics such as literature searching, finding evidence etc. Contact us