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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 (EBSCOhost)  
    CINAHL Complete provides full text to over 1,300 nursing & allied health journals.

  • Medline Complete (EBSCOhost)  Icon
    MEDLINE Complete provides authoritative information on medicine, nursing, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

  • Informit Complete  
    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.

  • Health & Medicine (ProQuest)
    A collection of 17 databases including:
    Nursing & Allied Health Source - Health & Medical Complete - Family Health - Public Health - British Nursing Index

  • Journals@Ovid  Icon
    A collection containing full text articles from Nursing journals.

  • AMED - Alternative Medicine (EBSCOhost)
    Topics include:
    Complementary medicine - Physiotherapy - Occupational therapy - Rehabilitation - Podiatry - Palliative care

  • Cochrane Library  Icon
    Contains detailed, structured, systamatic reviews on topics relating to healthcare.

  • Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) via Ovid  Icon  Icon
    An excellent Australian online resource to utilise evidence-based information in clinical decision making processes.

Mental Health specific databases


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Search Embase

Over 25 million indexed records & more than 7,600 currently indexed peer-reviewed journals covering international biomedical literature from 1947 to the present.

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Google Scholar @ ACU


How to add Find it@ACU to Google Scholar

Many of you may already be using Google Scholar as it provides a simple, convenient way to search across a broad range of scholarly literature.

You might have noticed that on campus we have set up Google Scholar to link to full text electronic material our library has access to.

Did you know that it is also possible to do this from home by setting your Google Scholar Preferences? This will save you time and allow you to search across many resources at once from off-campus.

From the Google Scholar homepage (

  1. Go to Settings (top right of the screen)
  2. On the left of the screen select Library Links
  3. In the search box type “Australian Catholic University”, then click ‘Find Library’
  4. The ACU Library will appear in the Library list.  Tick the check box next to the "Australian Catholic University - Find it@ACU"
  5. Click Save

Now when you search Google Scholar your results list will include Find it@ACUlinks to connect you to the full text articles for which we can provide access.

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