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How to find information for your nursing assignments

Welcome to the Nursing Subject Guide


Hello and welcome to the Nursing Library Guide.  In today’s world we have so much information at our fingertips, but it is becoming more difficult and time consuming to find the information we actually need quickly and efficiently.  The aim of this guide is to help you get started finding information for your Assignments or Research.  It brings together in one place, some of the most common and useful nursing ECU library resources, including learning tools, that will allow you to develop effective information finding skills.
Use the tabs above to find books, Databases, Journals and other resources. If you are new to ECU or are returning to study after a few years, the resources available under the 'Getting Started' tab will guide you through how to access and use library resources; it includes week by week material aimed at increasing your skills gradually over the semester.  Finally the Guide is not an exhaustive list and your input, as the users, is valuable.  As your Nursing and Midwifery Librarian, please let me know if you would like to see any other ECU library resources featured, and which would be of use to others within Nursing.
Please contact me if you require assistance or have any queries when using or sourcing any library resources, my contact details are as below.
Diane Ingram (Librarian: Nursing & Midwifery)


Health Specific Database Overviews - Choosing a Database to search

Primal Pictures Anatomy & Physiology Online

Evidence-Based Practice

Related Guides

Key Databases

Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI)

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When using this Database it is best to select the MULTI-FIELD SEARCH Option

Nursing Reference Center

Clinical Skills Videos

These videos cover important topics such as health care safety, emergency planning, checking vital signs and many more. Videos are available in flash format, and are broken down into chaptered clips for easy study. Videos are well indexed for reliable search results and can be viewed in document view or downloaded to your desktop for reference.

Database video Tutorials - Learn how to effectively search

Note: that as CINAHL, MEDLINE and PsycINFO are hosted by EBSCOHost, they can be searched together or in a similar way.  However each use different Subject Headings, so please ensure you search each database individually when conducting a Subject Heading search. 

Every Database will have training tutorials and a help button - usually on the top right-hand corner of the screen.


Drug Information

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