Your Library

Location: Ground Floor Ko Awatea Building, Middlemore Hospital (adjacent to the new tiered lecture theatre)
Open Monday - Friday 9:00AM- 5:00 PM
*CM Health staff can access the computer suite in the library from 7am - 5pm using their staff swipe cards
** 24/7 access to the new location will soon be available via application

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 and Clinicalkey for Nursing.  ClinicalKey includes access to 600 journals, 1,500 ebooks and an excellent point of care tool: First Consult.


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Databases and Point of Care Tools  




ClinicalKey   -
   Browse First Consult/Clinical Overviews
   Browse new books and latest clinical updates


ClinicalKey for Nursing - NEW NEW NEW

   Browse Practice Guidelines

   Browse Mosby's Evidence-Based Nursing Monographs

see ClinicalKey video tutorials


CINAHL Complete



Google Scholar

Medline (on Ovid) 

Proquest Health Research Premium Collection


The Cochrane Library

ABI / Inform  Global via Auckand Council Library



Litt's Drug Eruption and Reaction Database (see Koha record for username and password)
Medications and Mothers Milk 
New Zealand Midwifery Research Database



BMJ: British Medical Journal
Harvard Business Review
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association
The Lancet

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

New Zealand Medical Journal
NZMJ Digest
Patient Experience Journal
Patient Experience Library Newsletter

see also:

Health News via Stuff
NZ Herald [Premium content] via Auckland Public Libraries (login required) 





Proquest  ebook collection
Ebsco Clinical ebook collection

ClinicalKey ebook collection


Selected ebooks 

ACORN Standards for Perioperative Nursing. 15th ed. 
AORN perioperative standards and recommended practices

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders:   DSM-5
Gray's anatomy

Lippincott Nursing Procedures 
Red Book: Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases 2018-2021
Success to clinical audit : manual for conducting clinical audit projects
The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures


PICO Search

Evidence based practice 

AHRQ Evidence Reviews
Beryl Institute Patient Experience resources
The Cochrane Review
Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects
Evidence Check Library (Sax Institute)
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
Patient Experience Library / Search
PDQ-Evidence for Informed Health Policy Making
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 'Create an account' tab to register

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

(I) 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.

(ii) 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.

(iii) 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.

see also

Maximizing the potential of IT in health care (CM Health does not currently have access to these resources)

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. 



Medicines Information Service (Counties Manukau Health)

NZ Formulary for Adults
NZ Formulary for Children


Patient Education


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
Virtual Human Body Map