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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 I welcome suggestions for additional content. 

Subject Librarian

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Richard German
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Health Sciences Library, Sayers Building
290 Great King Street / PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054, New Zealand.
0(064) 3 479 7403

Elsevier's Resources for Nurses

To celebrate the ongoing contribution of nurses, Elsevier Health is proud to launch its new ‘Resource for Nurses’ page, bringing together insights and videos that support:
• Self-care & Well-being: Cultivating and maintaining optimal mental health and physical well-being
• Recognition: Exploring the evolving role of nurses
• Professional Development: Support practice ready, future ready nurses
Each month Elsevier will add new content to the page including:
• Key topics affecting Nurses.
• Journal articles and insights
• Self-care & well-being videos

ClinicalKey for Nursing - Celebrating Nurses 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.

Postgraduate Information Sessions and Workshops 2023

There are Library sessions and workshops provided specifically for Postgraduate students. For more information and to register book now by Zoom or face-to- face.

Information sessions 10-11am (via Zoom)  or 2-3pm (face-to-face) on Wednesdays

  • 22 Feb; 26 Jul - Postgraduate Library Services An introduction to Library support, recommended resources and services.
  • 29 Mar; 30 Aug - Effective Search Strategies - Learn how to search recommended databases for relevant literature, and manage your results
  • 26 Apr; 27 Sep - Thesis Information – For new thesis students, about preparation, copyright compliance, submitting, and depositing.
  • 28 Jun; 25 Oct - Researcher Profiles - Building an online profile to promote your research, and yourself.

Hands-on Workshops 10-11.30am (via Zoom) or 2-3.30pm (face-to-face) on Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • 13 Apr; 20 Jun; 22 Aug EndNote for PC (Windows) - Use EndNote to store, group, edit and annotate references, and cite while you write
  • 18 Apr; 22 Jun; 24 AugEndNote for Mac - Use EndNote to store, group, edit and annotate references, and cite while you write
  • 15 June; 26 Oct Research Data Management - Make sense of the complexity around data storage, description, re-use and archiving. 
  • 30 May; 31 Oct Getting published - Practical tips for postgraduates. Learn how to develop a publishing strategy and identify the right journals for submission. 
  • 1 Jun; 2 Nov Impact Metrics - Understand tools that explain impact factors and ranking for what to read, and where to publish. 

Searching CINAHL

Searching CINAHL

A guide to searching CINAHL from UOC librarian Rebecca Phibbs

PubMed for Nurses

Subject Librarian

Rebecca Phibbs

Canterbury Medical Library,

University of Otago, Chirstchurch

2 Riccarton Avenue

P O Box 4345

Christchurch 8140

Phone (03) 364 0500