Library Support

Library Support

Within the Sydney Local Health District there are four libraries available for researchers.  They are located at Balmain Hospital, Concord Hospital (incorporating the Mental Health Library), and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Our libraries offer support in the following areas:

Literature search service: staff can request literature searches by contacting libraries directly by telephone or email; or via intranet/internet sites. Literature searches can be carried out on the topics requested using multiple databases and search results can be emailed in a variety of formats. Contact your hospital library for further information.

EndNote assistance/training: EndNote is reference management software used to collect and manage references and associated files. It is also used to prepare bibliographies in specific styles for research publications. Assistance and training is available at Concord Hospital Library and RPA Hospital Library.

Training on database searching: the libraries provide one to one and group training on database searching for staff engaged in research. In some cases training may also be conducted in your department.

Access to point of care tools: some hospitals have subscriptions to point of care information tools such as UpToDate or Dynamed; and BMJ Best Practice is available on CIAP. Contact your hospital library for further information.

Supply of journal articles and books: libraries provide Inter-library loan services to obtain articles and books not available in the libraries or on CIAP. Contact your hospital library to find the best way to request material.

Electronic library resources: some libraries have individual collections of electronic journals/resources that supplement CIAP resources. Contact your hospital library for more information on how to access these resources.

Book and journal print collections: each library has individual collections of print books and journals. You can find out what material is held by using your Library's online catalogue on the intranet, or contacting the library directly.

Contact each library directly, or search the individual library websites for more information: