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Frequently Asked Questions

Library Access

Which WA Health Library should I use?
Staff are eligible to use the Library of the Health Service Provider which pays them.  Visit the WA Health Libraries Network web page to see the full list of Libraries.  

 

Can I access the Library from home or my mobile device?
Yes!  From offsite, visit the SMHS/EMHS Library website at this link https://selibrary.health.wa.gov.au  When prompted enter your usual network username and password.

Training

How do I set up an alert?  (journals, subject, or author)
Alerts are useful to be aware of new content by a particular author or subject.  Library staff can show you how to set up alerts, create custom alerts for you, or set up a general alert on your behalf.  For more information, please visit our webpage on Alerting Services.

 

Can you help me with searching?
Yes, we can.  Visit our Forms webpage, and click on the form 'Training Request Form'.  This form can also be used if you require help with EndNote, Literature searching, or to request a general library orientation.
Additionally, visit the Literature Searches webpage for more information.

Resources

How can I request a journal article or book?
Visit the Forms page and click on -
'Link to make a journal article and book chapter requests' for journal articles or book chapter requests;
'Request to borrow books' to request a book from our collection.
Other Forms can also be found on this page to make other types of requests, give feedback, or ask for assistance.


What is an ORCID?  Can you help me get one?
From the ORCID website:
ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that distinguishes you from other researchers and a record that supports automatic links among all your professional activities. Your ORCID iD and connections are stored in the ORCID Registry, in an account you own and manage.
ORCID's name was formed from the acronym "Open Researcher and Contributor IDentifier".
Visit the ORCID website to register for your own ORCID id.