Research services

The Carers Victoria library uses a range of library networks and research tools to provide research services for caring families and the professionals who support them.

Research services

The Carers Victoria library uses a range of library networks and research tools to provide research services for caring families and the professionals who support them.
Research can help professionals to:
  • keep up with what is happening, in Australia and overseas
  • find benchmarks to help you measure the effectiveness of your services
  • collect background information for new and pilot projects
  • learn from the successes of other organizations
  • adapt innovative programs for a local service
  • find templates to help you evaluate and promote your own work

You can subscribe to our ebulletin Voice to receive the latest evidence based research about caring directly to your inbox!

See our current research news page here also.

User pays services

The following services can be provided on a user pays basis as a benefit of Carers Victoria membership:

Extended research queries including:

  • complex searches in bibliographic databases or on the internet
  • trawling the collection for material potentially held in books or journals.

Research guides

We have published a series of guides to help you to carry out your own research and to use the reference sources you find more effectively.

Other sites

The following sites provide valuable evidence based research:

PubMed

Caregivers PubMed search gives a snapshot of the latest evidence based research

Wiley Online Library

The Wiley Online Library holds online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.

Health Facts: What’s the Evidence?

This webpage includes links to organisations, data sources and research evidence in relation to the following priority areas in the Inner North West catchment:

  • Cultural and Linguistically Diverse/CALD communities
  • Cardiovascular
  • Diabetes
  • Homelessness
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Social Inclusion

Access this resource here.

Gateways to Evidence that Matters (GEMS)

The aim of the 'Gateways to Evidence that MatterS' (GEMS) is to provide a summary of recent Australian and international research concerning children (aged 0-18 years) of parents with a mental illness, their parents and families.

Access this resource here.

News: