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Nursing (Postgraduate): Home

About this guide


This guide will help you find relevant databases, books, journals, websites and specialist resources for your research in nursing. This guide supports the postgraduate nursing programme taught from University of Otago Christchurch, but is is mainly intended for Otago and Southland-based students.

Please explore the tabs along the top for tips on finding specific types of resources. You can also make an appointment to see us, your subject specialist librarians, if you'd like some support with your research. The guide is always a work in progress, so we welcome suggestions for additional content. 

Research toolkit


This toolkit has been developed to support Nursing and Allied Health teams with research utilising ClinicalKey for Nursing. ClinicalKey for Nursing is more than eBooks, Journals and Clinical Overviews and contains information on guidelines, clinical trials and Mosby’s Evidence Based Nursing Monographs. Here we are sharing some of the top content** across research to support your Nursing and Allied Health Teams.

ClinicalKey for Nursing: Research Toolkit

Māori and Pacific Islands Health toolkit

As part of the reflection of Matariki, this Elsevier toolkit focuses on addressing health disparities among Māori, Pacific Islanders, and all New Zealanders.

ClinicalKey for Nursing: Māori and Pacific Islands Health toolkit

Clinical Key Nursing Resources

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ClinicalKey for Nursing provides access to nursing resources including full-text e-books and journals, Mosby's evidence-based Nursing monographs, clinical overviews, practice guidelines, patient education, clinical trials and MEDLINE® Abstracts. Key content includes drug monographs, clinical topic summaries, videos, images and more.

ClinicalKey Student Nursing is an interactive education platform providing access to a wide range of nursing content and comprehensive learning tools. Nursing resources include 160+ core textbooks covering specialties from Anatomy and Physiology to Public Health, 24,000+ high resolution images, and video content. The platform offers each user a personalised Bookshelf with highlighting, note-taking, and bookmarking functionality. Study tools include flashcards and collaborative exercises including note sharing. First-time users need to register before accessing the platform, or, log in with your existing Elsevier credentials.

Subject Librarian

Rebecca Phibbs

Canterbury Medical Library,

University of Otago, Chirstchurch

2 Riccarton Avenue

P O Box 4345

Christchurch 8140

Phone (03) 364 0500