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This guide provides information on how to locate resources relevant to nursing.
Last Updated: Nov 29, 2016 URL: http://libguides.library.cqu.edu.au/nursing Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts
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Library Search

Library Search can be used to find a wide range of information sources including books, ebooks, journal articles, streamed videos and Course Resources Online. 

Use this box to start your search.

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Journals

The journals listed below are a sample of the journals available online via Library Search.

  • American Journal of Critical Care
  • International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
  • International Journal of Nursing Studies
  • Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing

Evidence Based Practice (EBP)

Use the link below if you would like to know more about Evidence Based Practice (EBP).

 

Evidence-Based Nursing current issue

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Systematic Reviews

Are you looking for Systematic Reviews?

Use the link below if you would like to know more about how to find systematic reviews within the recommended databases.

Recommended databases for finding Systematic Reviews

CINAHL Complete, Cochrane Library, PubMed & Joanna Briggs (JBI)

From the library homepage select the 'More Search Options' to access databases individually. Select the databases link and you will able to choose databases from the alphabetical list. 

Health and Medical databases

Databases most relevant to nursing.

  • CINAHL Complete
    Description: CINAHL Complete provides full text for over 1,400 journals dating back to 1937, citations and abstracts for over 5,400 nursing, midwifery and allied health journals, and searchable cited references for more than 1,500 journals.
    Endnote: Direct Export
  • Cochrane Library
    Description: The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases providing full-text access to evidence based practice material. It provides evidence for clinical, technological & economic decisions made by health professionals & organisations.
    Free to all Australian residents.
    Endnote: Filter
    Subjects covered: Nursing, midwifery, health
  • Health Collection
    Description: Health Collection includes research articles, reports and case studies of practical support to anyone studying or working in therapeutic, diagnostic and preventative health roles, including nursing and midwifery. Topics of interest include ageing and age care, child health and breastfeeding, indigenous health issues, mental health and rehabilitation.
    Endnote: Filter or Direct export
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    Description: Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
    Endnote: Direct export
  • Joanna Briggs via JBI COnNECT+
    Description: The Joanna Briggs Institute's collection of evidence-based resources and tools are designed to assist in the clinical decision making process and to support best practice. Resources include systematic reviews and protocols, recommended practices, best practices information sheets, consumer information sheets, and evidence summaries.
    Access: A password is required for access. Please go to the passwords page (Enter your student number and password to view passwords).
  • Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database via Ovid
    Description: The Joanna Briggs Institute's collection of evidence-based resources and tools are designed to assist in the clinical decision making process and to support best practice. Resources include systematic reviews and protocols, recommended practices, best practices information sheets, consumer information sheets, and evidence summaries. Access via Ovid includes access to EBP Tools such as SUMARI, a tool for appraising systematic reviews.
  • Medline
    Description: MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.
    Endnote: Direct export
  • MIMS Online
    Description: MIMS Online provides access to abbreviated and full medicines information, product images and consumer medicines information. As well as providing information for health professionals, it also provides information sheets for patients.
    Subjects Nursing, midwifery, health, pharmacology, chemistry, oral health, paramedic, medical science, chiropractic
  • PubMed
    Description: PubMed is a freely available resource developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Subject coverage includes: medicine, biomedicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, preclinical sciences. Limited full text is available for open access articles.
    Endnote: Filter

How to use the key health and medical sciences databases

Tutorials and instructions on how to use PubMed/ MEDLINE, CINAHL Complete, Cochrane Library, Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database via Ovid, and MIMS Online can be found through the link below.

You can also find information about MeSH (Medical Subject Headings).

 

Improve your research and information skills

University Research and Information Skills is the Library's Moodle site.

It outlines the skills you need to become successful at finding the best information for your assessment items.

All Undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in this course, so you will find it in your Moodle course list or you can use the link above.

 

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