If you require access to essential textbooks and databases, need help with developing your study skills, or want a quiet place to study, the ANMF Victorian Branch library can help you.
Access to our unique, specialist library is one of the many benefits of your ANMF membership.
We have specialist librarians who can assist you with your research, improving your library skills and accessing databases, along with a vast collection of books on nursing and midwifery practice, education and the history of both professions.
We recognise that you will already have access to your university’s library, however we know that there is often a high demand for key textbooks.
Our librarians ensure that the latest prescribed course textbooks are added to the catalogue. Some are even available in e-book format which you can access after you set up an e-book account with the library.
Our collection includes Introduction to public health, Psychiatric and mental health nursing, Pharmacology for Health Professionals (ebook available), Law for Nurses and Midwives, ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing, Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics and Smeltzer & Bare's textbook of medical-surgical nursing.
We also have other supporting resources for you, just search our catalogue or Trove to see if we hold it.
Do you need to access journal articles and other reference material? As part of your membership you can access the ProQuest (Nursing & Allied Health) and Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) databases.
Access to ProQuest is available by visiting the library; however CINAHL is available online through your member’s login.
If you don’t know how to use either of the databases, or can’t find the right reference material you need, contact the library for assistance.
The librarians have produced comprehensive resource guides to assist students. This online portal has links, information and tutorials on using a variety of skills to help you succeed, for instance, the research and evidence-based practice guide for some great resources on building your research and critical thinking skills, and the study skills guide can assist you if you need help with academic writing, learning and study skills.
Members are welcome to use the facilities for quiet study in the study nooks and couches. If you need to do group study, there are shared study spaces available, just ask the staff for access. These spaces are located inside our new ANMF members’ building on level one, 535 Elizabeth St, Melbourne. You can access it via lifts or central staircases.
The librarians are only too happy to assist members with finding journal articles, books and other nursing and midwifery reference material. You can either drop in during business hours (weekdays 8.45am-5pm) or make an online assistance request.