Databases and Apps A-Z

Databases and Apps A-Z

The Library provides access to databases and mobile apps for high quality information and authoritative evidence, ensuring timely and effective access to medical and health care information.

Scroll down to see the entire list or use the navigation panel to find curated resources for your specialty. Log in using your Monash Health employee ID and password when prompted.

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Access Emergency (McGraw Hill)

Access Medicine (McGraw Hill)

AMH: Aged Care Companion

  • Information tool on common illnesses and drug treatments for the elderly

AMH: Australian Medicines Handbook

  • Advice about medicines and interactions searchable by drug name or therapeutic topic
  • AMH user guide

AMH: Children’s Dosing Companion

  • Information about prescribing and medication dosing for paediatric patients

Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook (AIDH)

  • Information on injectable medicines including antineoplastic and paediatric medicines

Australian Standards


BMJ Best Practice

  • Evidence-based decision support tool for step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis and treatments
  • BMJ user guide

BMJ Learning

  • Free access to BMJ online education modules. Hundreds of independent, evidence-based modules for a range of specialties.
  • BMJ user guide



Choice and Medication

  • Medication fact sheets to help consumers, carers and family members understand their medicines

ClinicalKey (CK)

  • Elsevier platform of eBooks, journals and clinical support tools such as guidelines and calculators
  • ClinicalKey user guide

ClinicalKey for Nursing (CKN)

Clinicians Health Channel (CHC)

  • Victorian Health Department resources for public hospitals
  • Register for an account with your Monash Health email address


Cochrane Library (CENTRAL)


  • A web-based tool used for screening references and data extraction. Ask us to set up an account for you.
  • Covidence user guide



  • Fact sheets to help consumers, carers and family members understand their procedure or condition.


  • A comprehensive biomedical and pharmacological database of peer reviewed literature on the Ovid platform
  • Embase user guide


  • Premium nursing and allied health database and search tool, ideal for practice, research, or education.
  • Emcare user guide


  • Employees can access Endnote on PCs in the Library.
  • To get a licence for Endnote, manager approval is required and the process completed in the IT Online Shop.
  • Endnote user guide


HealthPathways Melbourne


IBM Micromedex

  • Evidence based drug information including the RUGDEX, POISINDEX and TRISSELs databases. The platform also provide dosage calculators.



  • Medication database providing drug information, monographs, adverse reactions and warnings / precautions.

LibKey Nomad


Martindale’s Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR) Checker

  • Provides information on adverse drug reactions and clinical management. Search by drug, group, ADR or body system.

Martindale: The complete drug reference

  • Includes additional drug monographs and preparations records for older drugs not included in the printed version.


  • An extensive database of peer-reviewed literature provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
  • Medline user guide

MIMS Online

  • Medicine information including product information (PI), pill ID, consumer medicines information (CMI) and drug interactions.
  • MIMS user guide

Natural Medicines

  • Dietary supplements, natural medicines and complementary, alternative and integrative therapies

NeuroBite (formerly: PsychBite)

  • A database relating to psychological problems and issues due to acquired brain impairment

Newspapers (Gale OneFile News)

Nursing Times


  • Software for qualitative analysis available at select PCs in Clayton, Dandenong, and Casey libraries.
  • NVivo Transcription services are available via a ‘pay-as-you-go’ model to be paid by your Department.


OTseeker (Occupational Therapy Systematic Evaluation of Medicine)

  • Occupational therapy database with abstracts of systematic reviews, RCTs and occupational therapy interventions
  • For search guidance click here

Ovid Nursing Full Text

  • Full text and abstracts of nursing-related journals and books


Paediatric Injectable Guidelines On-line

  • Information about safe administration of injectable medicines in children from the RCH

Palliative Care Formulary

  • Specialist drugs references, clinical guides, compatibility charts and therapies for adult palliative and hospice care.

PEDro (Physiotherapy Evidence Database)

  • Physiotherapy evidence based database for RCTs, systematic reviews and guidelines
  • For search help click here

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health

  • Advanced searching across scholarly journals, theses and books for nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine
  • ProQuest user guide

PsycINFO (APA PsycInfo)

  • Database of peer reviewed literature in the psychological, social, behavioural and health sciences
  • PsycInfo user guide


  • Freely available database from the US National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • PubMed user guide


Read by QxMD

  • Read by QxMD is a mobile app and email alerting service you can use to track research and journal articles as they are published
  • Read by QxMD user guide

The Renal Drug Database

  • A medication guide for renal practitioners – prescription information, drug interactions and administration

Research Repository

Royal Women’s Hospital Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide

  • Evidence-based individual medicine monographs which support prescribing during pregnancy and breastfeeding



  • Database of studies across the scope of speech pathology practice


  • Software for quantitative analysis available at select PCs in Clayton and Dandenong libraries.

Stockley’s Interactions Checker

  • Information about therapeutic medicines, herbal medicines, foodstuffs, drinks, pesticides and drugs of abuse


Therapeutic Guidelines

Thieme MedOne Neurosurgery

TOXINZ (Poisons Information)

  • A database focusing on pharmacology and toxicology including interventions, signs and symptoms

TRIP (Turning Research into Practice, Trip Medical Database)

  • A database that aggregates international clinical guidelines and evidence based synopses

Trissels IV Compatibility

  • IV compatibility resource via Micromedix. Information to assist with accurate IV compatibility decisions at the point of care


UpToDate (UTD)

  • Evidence-based point of care tool for decision support with continuously updated expert opinion
  • UpToDate user guide

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