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 ECU Nursing resources available from the library, 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.
And finally if you require my help at any stage please come along to one of the drop-in sessions that are run by Maureen Buckingham, your Learning Consultant and I, between Weeks 2-13 each Semester, at the following times: Monday: 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm in room JO21.208, Tuesday: 12.30 pm - 2.00 pm in room JO31.234 or Thursday: 12 noon - 1.00 pm in Room JO 21. 208. Alternatively please send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will get back to you.
Diane Ingram (Librarian: Nursing & Midwifery)
When using this Database it is best to select the MULTI-FIELD SEARCH Option
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.
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.