Your Library

Location: Ground Floor Esme Green Building, Middlemore Hospital
Open Monday - Friday 9:00AM- 5:00 PM
*CM Health staff can access the computer suite in the library 24/7 using their staff swipe cards

CM Health Library on Paanui
CM Health Library on HealthPoint (remote access)

If you are accessing the library resources off site, when prompted for a user name and password to access any of our online resources, please enter your staff employee number and first name.  New staff members can request a temporary password from the library if your employee number is not being recognised.

Health Professionals working in the Counties Manukau region are also able to register for online access to a selection of databases and resources and are invited to register using the online form and send to with the words 'elibrary registration' in the subject line.  Your access includes the Proquest Database, Journal and eBook Collections, Nursing Reference Centre Plus, and Clinicalkey.  ClinicalKey includes access to 600 journals, 1,500 ebooks and an excellent point of care tool: First Consult.


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ANZ Journal of Public Health 
Best Practice Journal
BMJ: British Medical Journal
and Case Reports
BMJ Open
British Journal of Nursing

Harvard Business Review
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association
JBI Database of Systematic Reviews
Journal of Primary Care
The Lancet

The Lancet Planetary Health

The Lancet Public Health

MJA: Medical Journal of Australia
Nursing Review
Nursing Standard
The New England Journal of Medicine

New Zealand Medical Journal
NZMJ Digest
Patient Experience Journal
Zero to Three


 *NB: Shortcuts to Ebooks on ClinicalKey are  currently only accessible using Firefox as your browser or the latest version of Internet explorer (IE 11)

101 Recipes For Audit In Psychiatry
ABC of Sepsis
AORN perioperative standards and recommended practices

Challenging Perspectives on Organizational Change in Healthcare [NEW]
Cole's Medical Practice in New Zealand 2017
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders:   DSM-5

see also archive copy of DSM-IV and DSM-IV-TR classification
Emergency triage

Emergency Triage: Telephone triage and advice
Ferri's clinical adviser 2018
Goldman-Cecil Medicine
Gray's anatomy

How to implement evidence-based healthcare [NEW]
Lippincott Nursing Procedures
Netter's Atlas of human anatomy

Netter's internal medicine
Netter's pediatrics
Red Book

Success to clinical audit : manual for conducting clinical audit projects
Surgical tips and skills
Talley & O'Connor's
 Clinical examination (8th ed.)
The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical
Nursing Procedures



Point of care


ClinicalKey   -
   Browse First Consult/Clinical Overviews

Nursing Reference Centre Plus



AMED (Allied and Complimentary medicine)

CINAHL Complete
Emcare (i)
Google Scholar
Health Business Elite
Litt's Drug Eruption and Reaction Database (contact library for password)
MEDLINE Complete
Medications and Mothers Milk
 - see also LactMed
MIMs Gateway - use NZ Formulary (below)
NZ Formulary for Adults
NZ Formulary for Children

OTSeeker (Occupational Therapy)
Ovid Database Gateway (incl. Medline, Embase, AMED, PsycInfo, Nursing)
PEDro (Physiotherapy)
Proquest Health Research Premium Collection
Family Health Database
Health & Medical Collection
Health Management Database
Nursing & Allied Health Database
Psychology Database
Public Health Database

Psychiatry Online (incl. DSM-V)
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

PubMed - search via MeSH on Demand
The Cochrane Library

E-book Collections

ClinicalKey (1,500 clinical ebooks)
Ovid eBooks Collection (29 selected clinical titles)
ProQuest (13,000 ebooks across all disciplines)

Ebsco Nursing Collection (600 titles)

Psychiatry online collection (incl. DSM-V)


Evidence based practice 

AHRQ Evidence Reviews
Beryl Institute Patient Experience resources
The Cochrane Review
Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects
Evidence search (NICE)
Evidence Alerts
Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) collection
Health Evidence [public health]
Health Systems Evidence
JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports  
NIHR Themed Reviews
Nursing+ (pre-appraised evidence)
Peel Research Review collection
RSET: Rapid evaluations of new ways of providing care
TRIP Database

see also

E-integrate evidence reviews / prepared by Ko Awatea (intranet only)
NZ Min. of Health Evaluations and Reviews
NZ Health Research Evidence on Superu

CM Health Library Evidence Reviews (search engine)

see also

Advisory Board 

Free registration for CM Health staff to access a global collection of resources to improve our practice.  Resources include : Research and insights; Tools and Analytics; Webconferences - live and archived.

*Click on the 'Log in now' tab to register

 These resource collections are organised across four thematic practice areas as follows:

Leading health care organisations through turbulent times

Our Health Care Executive Board researchers publish reports for senior executives who are on the "business side" of the organization and charged with focusing on innovation, finance, and strategy.

Improving quality across the care continuum

The Clinical Operations Board team serves clinical and operational senior executives and leadership drawn from health care organisations across the world by surfacing best practices on quality, efficiency, and clinician relations.

Building a world-class nursing organisation

The Global Centre for Nursing Executives helps nursing executives and their staff elevate nursing performance and patient care, with an emphasis on creating a high-performing nursing culture, elevating frontline nurse critical thinking, and improving nursing productivity.

Maximizing the potential of IT in health care

The Global eHealth Executive Council combines the best attributes of a leading IT analyst team—timely and innovative thinking—with the practical, customizable advice of a research and advisory firm to help members follow critical IT trends, use IT to support the strategic imperatives, and maximize return on investment though successful change management. 


Patient Education

Nursing Reference Centre Plus

see also

Health Navigator
HealthInfo [curated by Canterbury DHB]
CM Health Patient and Whaanau Learning Centre



Inner Body
Anatomy Zone (Videos)
Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy
The Biodigital Human
Zygote Body Anatomy
Healthline Body Maps
Anatronica Interactive Anatomy
Virtual Human Body Map