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Key Databases for Nursing

Journal articles provide current information. Researchers and commentators often first report their findings and ideas in a journal. Databases are a good place to start searching for online journal articles.

  • CINAHL Complete  Icon
    CINAHL Complete provides full text to over 1,300 nursing & allied health journals.
  • Medline Complete  Icon
    MEDLINE Complete provides authoritative information on medicine, nursing, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.
  • Journals@Ovid  Icon
    A collection containing full text articles from Nursing journals.
  • Informit Complete  Icon
    A collection of databases with a strong Australiasian focus.
    Topics include:
    Nursing and allied health - Health and society - Preventative and public health -
    Indigenous health - Aged care - Child/Youth health - Mental health and rehabilitation - Ethics and health.
  • ProQuest Health & Medicine Collection  
    A collection of 16 databases including:
    Nursing & Allied Health Source - Health & Medical Complete - Family Health - Public Health - British Nursing Index
  • Cochrane Library  Icon
    Contains detailed, structured, systamatic reviews on topics relating to healthcare.
  • AMED - Alternative Medicine
    Topics include:
    Complementary medicine - Physiotherapy - Occupational therapy - Rehabilitation - Podiatry - Palliative care
  • Joanna Briggs Institute via OVID  
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    An excellent Australian online resource to utilise evidence-based information in clinical decision making processes.

Mental Health specific databases

  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
    Includes full text for nearly 400 journals.
  • PsycINFO
    Provides abstracts and citations to scholarly literature for the psychological, social, behavioural and health sciences.
  • Psychiatry Online
    A collection of full text psychology journals, practice guidelines, eBooks and other resources. Includes the DSM V.

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