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Orientation – Getting Started with Monash Health Library

Monash Health Library enables employees and health professional students, to access quality information rapidly for patient care and research. The Library provides individual research consultations, evidence reviews, training in database searching and critical appraisal and expertise on evidence-based practice. The collection is curated to support all health professionals providing care to Monash Health patients, undertaking research or continuous lifelong learning. 

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Getting Started Information Session

We run monthly sessions introducing the library to new users. Open to MH employees and health professional students, the session covers: how to find suitable print and electronic resources for medical information, database searching tips and tricks, access to clinical decision support apps and how to keep up to date with the latest medical literature.  

Please visit the library events calendar to register for the next Getting started session.  

Getting Started with Monash Health Library

Monthly session introducing the library to new users. Covers: how to find suitable print and electronic resources for medical information, database searching tips and tricks, access to clinical decision support apps and how to keep up to date with the latest medical literature.  

 Please visit the library events calendar to register for the next Getting started session.  

Monash Health Employees

Locations and opening hours  

  • Monash Health Library has locations at Monash Medical Centre (Clayton), Casey Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, and Moorabbin Hospital. These locations are available 24/7 with swipe card access. 
  • Return chutes are also available at these locations 24/7 for returning print materials. You can return a book to any Library location, regardless of where you originally borrowed it from.
  • Computers are available for use at these locations. Access using your Monash Health login. PCs have access to the EMR and have EndNote installed.
  • Printing, photocopying and scanning available at library locations. Tap on with your swipe card at the library printer and enter your Monash Health login. When printing select the ‘FollowMe’.  

Room bookings

  • Functional Library spaces are accessible 24/7 at Clayton, Dandenong, and Casey libraries for quiet study, training, collaborative learning and meetings. Book a room online here.

Enquiry desk

  • To view up to date information about enquiry desk and librarian staffing hours, please see here.  

Monash Health employees have access to all print and electronic resources in the Monash Health Library collection. 

Check our library catalogue for the complete collection of print and eBooks and a wide range of journal articles.

  • Books
    • To access print books, please visit one of our locations. Loan period is 4 weeks for employees with options to renew (unless a hold has been placed on the item).
    • You need to register to borrow print books. Sign up in person at one of our locations or complete this form.
    • You can also request to have a book sent to your hospital campus via the internal mail. Email us for details.
  • eBooks
    • To access eBooks, search the catalogue and click on the ‘View eBook” button. Log in using your Monash Health credentials when prompted.
    • See our eBooks user guide for instructions on how to read an eBook on your device.
  • Journals: Learn about the different methods available through the Library for accessing journals and articles. See our handy one page guide to accessing full-text journal articles.
  • Databases and apps A-Z: Our complete list of databases and apps. Includes user guides. Log in using your Monash Health credentials when prompted.
  • Clinical guides: Our clinical guides curate relevant resources by topic. They incorporate eBooks, journals, databases, links to guidelines, online education and web resources.
  • Mind and Matter: This collection provides a range of titles for professional reading on leadership, practical workplace skills and personal development as well as health stories, investigations and memoirs 

See our Keeping up to date guide for tips on keeping up to date with the Library and the latest medical literature.

See our Mobile Apps guide for a collection of essential and recommended apps to download for your Android or Apple device. 

Webinars 

Attend a library webinar to gain insight on evidence-based practice, literature searching, research skills and more. These interactive sessions give you the opportunity to ask questions specific to your learning needs. Webinars are held regularly on a range of topics. 

Please visit the library events calendar to browse upcoming webinars and to register for a session. 

Group training  

Contact the Library if you would like to arrange group training sessions to fit in with a team meeting or existing professional development schedule. Please complete this form to request or discuss your training requirements.   

Research toolkit

The Toolkit offers online research guidance, from literature searching to survey tools and research data management (RDM). It also covers researcher tools such as altmetrics, social media and researcher profiles; complying with medical ethics, law and copyright; and publishing resources for open access, open data and avoiding predatory journals.

Request a research consultation 

A research consultation is a one-on-one appointment with a Monash Health librarian for guidance on how to search systematically and incorporate advanced search strategies in your research. Prior to your consultation we will review your research question. We will then meet with you (virtually or in person) to provide in-depth guidance 

Request a literature search  

Monash Health employees may request a literature search from the Library. We will review your research question and provide you with a list of search results, EndNote Library and/or Covidence workspace. 

Research Repository 

The Monash Health Research Repository (MHRR) provides access to publications by Monash Health employees, promoting hospital-based researchers. The MHRR collects a wide range of research outputs, including journal articles, books and book chapters, conference abstracts and posters, theses and dissertations. It is publicly accessible for a global audience. 

The Virtual Care Device Library is a service to support timely access to technology for clinical teams. See this page for more details and to book a device. 

Health Professional Students

Locations and opening hours  

  • Monash Health Library has locations at Monash Medical Centre (Clayton), Casey Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, and Moorabbin Hospital. These locations are available 24/7 with swipe card access. 
  • Return chutes are also available at these locations 24/7 for returning print materials. You can return a book to any Library location, regardless of where you originally borrowed it from.
  • Computers are available for use at these locations. Access using your Monash Health login. PCs have access to the EMR and have EndNote installed. 
  • Printing, photocopying and scanning is available at library locations.  Tap on with your swipe card at the library printer OR enter your Monash Health login.  When printing from a library computer select the ‘FollowMe’ printer.   

Room Bookings

  • Functional Library spaces are accessible 24/7 at Clayton, Dandenong, and Casey libraries for quiet study, training, collaborative learning and meetings. Book a room online here.

Enquiry desk

  • To view up to date information about enquiry desk and librarian staffing hours, please see here.  

Health professional students have access to Monash Health Library print books. Access to electronic resources in the Monash Health Library collection depends on a current Monash Health login. 

Check our library catalogue for the complete collection of print and eBooks and a wide range of journal articles.  

  • Books 
    • To access print books, please visit one of our locations. Loan period for students is 2 weeks with options to renew (unless a hold has been placed on the item). 
    • You need to register to borrow print books. Sign up in person at one of our locations or complete this form. 
    • You can also request to have a book sent to your hospital campus via the internal mail. Email us for details.
  • eBooks 
    • To access eBooks, search the catalogue and click on the ‘View eBook” button. You need a Monash Health login to access MH library eBooks.
    • See our eBooks user guide for instructions on how to read an eBook on your device. 
  • Journals: Learn about the different methods available through the Library for accessing journals and articles. You may need a Monash Health login to access full text. See our handy one page guide to accessing full-text journal articles.
  • Databases and Apps A-Z: Our complete list of databases and apps. Includes user guides. You may need a Monash Health login to access some databases.  
  • Study Guides: Includes revision handbooks and exam preparation books.  Resources by study field and specialty, including materials for RACGP, RACPs, FACPs, GSSE, FECS, MRCS, UMSLE, MRACOG, NCLEX-RN, and other specialisation studies.
  • Junior Doctors Guide: provides quick links and recommendations for clinical apps, journals and key texts in emergency medicine, general medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and clinical examination.
  • Clinical guides: Our clinical guides curate relevant resources by topic. They incorporate eBooks, journals, databases, links to guidelines, online education and web resources.
  • Mind and Matter: This collection provides a range of titles for professional reading on leadership, practical workplace skills and personal development as well as health stories, investigations and memoirs

See our Keeping up to date guide for tips on keeping up to date with the Library and the latest medical literature. 

See our Mobile Apps guide for a collection of essential and recommended apps to download for your Android or Apple device. 

Webinars

Health professional students are encouraged to attend library webinars to gain insight on evidence-based practice, literature searching, research skills and more. These interactive sessions give you the opportunity to ask questions specific to your learning needs. Webinars are held regularly on a range of topics. 

Please visit the library events calendar to browse upcoming webinars and to register for a session. 

Research toolkit

The Toolkit offers online research guidance, from literature searching to survey tools and research data management (RDM). It also covers researcher tools such as altmetrics, social media and researcher profiles; complying with medical ethics, law and copyright; and publishing resources for open access, open data and avoiding predatory journals.

Request a research consultation 

A research consultation is a one-on-one appointment with a Monash Health librarian for guidance on how to search systematically and incorporate advanced search strategies in your research. Prior to your consultation we will review your research question. We will then meet with you (virtually or in person) to provide in-depth guidance. 

Request a literature Search  

Students may request a literature search for Monash Health projects they are working on. We will review your research question and provide you with a list of search results, EndNote Library and/or Covidence workspace. Please do not request a literature search from the library for a university assessment. 

Research Repository 

The Monash Health Research Repository (MHRR) provides access to publications by Monash Health employees, promoting hospital-based researchers. The MHRR collects a wide range of research outputs, including journal articles, books and book chapters, conference abstracts and posters, theses and dissertations. It is publicly accessible for a global audience. 

Student common rooms and university hub sites are available at hospital locations:  

  • MMC: Level 2, opposite seminar room 2.
  • Dandenong Hospital: Ground level, next to the staff cafeteria, almost opposite the library.
  • Casey Hospital: At main entrance, look for Monash Uni signs
  • Kingston Hospital: Ground floor of the Helen Schutt building (#33)
  • Moorabbin Hospital: TBC