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The following guides will help familiarise you with the various information resources offered by the Cumberland Hospital Library.

Scheduled training courses

What topics can I get trained on?
You can arrange for training on any information and library related topics including:
  • Beginner and advanced searching using specific databases such as Medline and PubMed.
  • Conducting an evidence based search
  • Developing an effective search strategy
  • Using the Clinical Information Access Portal (CIAP)
  • Library resources and services available
  • Using the Library Catalogue

How do I arrange training?
See Library staff to arrange either one-on-one or group training. You can also arrange orientation sessions for new staff on the Library or an in-service at your location. Alternatively you can register for training sessions that have been scheduled using My Health Learning (see below.)

What My Health Learning courses are currently on offer?
The following courses can be registered for using My Health Learning.
  • EndNote Training DEV14044
  • Clinical Information Access Portal Overview of Medical Resources DEV14045
  • Making the Most of UpToDate Anywhere DEV14046
  • Clinical Information Access Portal Overview for Allied Health DEV14047
  • Introduction to Evidence-based Practice DEV14051
  • Advanced Searching on Medline Using Ovid SP DEV14052
  • Searching for Nursing Resources DEV14053
  • Introduction to Searching Medline and Embase DEV14054
  • Searching for Drug Resources on the Clinical Information Access Portal DEV14055


The Clinical Information Access Portal (CIAP) is available on your work computer and provides access to information resources to support evidence-based practice at the point of care.  Content includes online databases, books, journals and guidelines. Remote access is available.  For help and more information click here.


Useful CIAP information Guides
The Clinical Information Access Portal (CIAP) provides information and resources to support evidence-based practice at the point of care. CIAP is available to all NSW Health employees and can be accessed from work or from home.


Access CIAP
Access CIAP using a work computer at
To register for offsite access click on My CIAP Account on the top tool bar then click Register for My CIAP Account.



Endnote is a bibliographic referencing tool which can help you store and organise references such as journal articles, documents and website links. This resource can save you time when writing a research paper or article inMicrosoft Word by allowing you to add citations and create a bibliography at the click of a button.

Endnote X8 is coming!
The latest release of Endnote is coming soon. Stay tuned for instructions to upload the latest version onto your computer.
If you have received an email from Endnote about this new release please ignore the email and do not upgrade to the new release as you will be requested for payment.


You can learn more about EndNote access and training here.



MyAthens provides you with access to online information resources using a single login. You can access resources such as CIAP, Proquest and Australian Standards.  There is no need to remember the username and passwords for each resource. Instead you can login to MyAthens to access all online resources in one go. Remote access is available. For help and more information click here.

Proquest Hospital Collection

The Proquest Hospital Collection provides access to a collection of health care journals, evidence-based resources, and full-text dissertations.  This resource is available on a work computer only. For help and more information click here.

UpToDate Anywhere

UpToDate Anywhere is a clinical support tool including more than 10,500 topics covering general internal medicine and more than 22 specialties, nearly 1,500 patient education topics and links to more than 400,000 references. Remote and mobile access is available via CIAP. For help and more information click here.

Useful websites

Australian Bureau of Statistics - ABS@NSW is an information service providing you with the ABS' full standard product range to your desktop

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare - Australian Government agency that provides independent and authoritative health and welfare information and statistics

Biomed Central
- an online biomedical publisher providing free and open access to peer-review research papers

Google Scholarsearch scholarly literature . For help view the Google Scholar Help

Informit - provides access to content covering many subject areas including the Health Collection. Full text  can be accessed via the State Library of NSW here. You will need to enter your State Library of NSW library number. If you do not have a State Library of NSW library number follow the instructions on the screen.  Note that you can elect to receive your card via mail by 10 working days.

TRIP - clinical search engine for evidence-based content

Trove - search Australian content from libraries, museums, archives and other research organisations

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