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Nursing (Postgraduate): Journals & Databases

Looking for Journal Articles on your Topic?

The quickest way to find articles on a specific topic is by searching a relevant database. The library subscribes to hundreds of databases, but the ones below are recommended for Nursing students and researchers.

Some key databases for Nursing

These are some key databases relevant to searching for nursing information:

Searching CINAHL

Searching CINAHL

A guide to searching CINAHL from UOC librarian Rebecca Phibbs

PubMed for Nurses

Keyword-only Citation databases

These databases can only be searched using keywords (author words).

If you find a great article on your topic, you can use these citation databases to track down articles that cite that particular article. 

Research tools

Key biomedical subject headings databases

These databases can use Subject Headings (e.g. MeSH, Emtree) to assist your searching. They can also be searched with keywords.

Request a FREE Copy with the Interloans service


If you need an item that is not available via a database that the University of Otago subscribes to, or in print form in the library, request a free copy using the Interloan service: