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.
These are some key databases relevant to searching for nursing information:
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.
These databases can use Subject Headings (e.g. MeSH, Emtree) to assist your searching. They can also be searched with keywords.
These tutorials are designed to provide a basic introduction to searching the databases.
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: