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Finding appropriate resources amongst the mass of information available is not always easy, but making use of the resources and assistance available here will make your efforts far more effective and successful.

Before you begin searching for information ensure that you have correctly identified the subject or topic you require information on and what you are required to do with this information (outline, explain, compare/contrast, etc.). Refer to the Analysing the question guide if you require help with this, or see one of our Learning Advisors.

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Primary / Secondary Resources


Browse The Collection

Information resources on this subject can be found in the following locations.

174.2 Nursing ethics
344 Medical & nursing law
362.1 Social aspects of health care
362.10993 Health care in New Zealand
362.173068 Nursing leadership and management
362.175 Terminal care
362.2 Mental and emotional illnesses
362.6 Health services and the elderly
610 Medicine
610.73 Nursing
611 Human anatomy
612 Human physiology
613 Health promotion, nutrition
614 Incidence & prevention of disease
615 Pharmacology & therapeutics
616 Diseases
617 Surgery & related medical specialties
618 Gynecology, pediatrics & other medical specialties
619 Experimental medicine
649.33 Lactation and breastfeeding


Subject Librarian

If you require further help with finding information please ask at the desk or contact your Subject Librarian.

Kym Kane
ph| (06) 974 8000, extension 6040
email| kkane@eit.ac.nz



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EIT Primo Search

Primo searches the library’s physical resources and many of the databases EIT has available.

  • Select EIT Libraries to search across our print collection. Select All Resources to search across our print and electronic collection.
  • Use Primo instead of searcing across all the search tools one by one.
  • Use the limiters on the left to reduce the number of results (e.g., limit by resource type or date).
  • Refer to Search Tips for help improving the efficiency of your searches.

Search Our Reference Resources

Search

    Search across a wide range of reference resources such as
    encyclopedias, dictionaries and atlases.

  • Credo finds overviews and summaries and is useful when you are unfamiliar with a topic.
  • Often contains multiple entries on a topic (unlike Wikipedia). This allows you to gain a rounded understanding of your topic.


APA Referencing

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APA Referencing Instructions    APA Referencing Examples    APA Brief guide
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Related Study Guides

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Assignment Writing

Writing Guide

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Analysing the Question
Critical Thinking

Essay Writing Computer Guides

If you need help with your assignment writing, maths or ways to study ask at the library desk to make an appointment with a Learning Advisor or fill out an online form.

The workshop "Strategies for Studying Anatomy and Physiology" is run at the beginning of each semester. See a Learning Advisor if this time doesn't suit.



















Journal articles are written by experts in the field and are an excellent source for current and original research; often on quite specific aspects of a topic. Databases provide you with access to an increasing amount of articles which will help you find comprehensive information on your chosen topic.

Not all of our databases are full-text. If you find an article that only has an abstract we may be able to interloan it for you. Fill out an online interloan form.

Most of our databases have a help menu. If you need help with the databases contact your subject librarian.

Research Guides
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Journal Articles
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Finding Articles on your Topic


E Journals

British Medical Journal
Evidence Based Nursing
New Zealand Medical Journal



Print Journals

Hawke's Bay
Aroha: La Leche League
Breastfeeding communique
Collegian: Refereed journal, Royal College of Nurses, Australia
GP Pulse
Issues - New Zealand Lactation Consultants Association
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
Journal of Primary Health Care
Kai Tiaki Nursing Research
Kai Tiaki : Nursing New Zealand
L.O.G.I.C.: The official journal of the New Zealand College of Practice Nurses, NZNO.
Medicine
Midwifery News / New Zealand College of Midwives
MIMS New Ethicals (Shelved in REFERENCE)
New Zealand College of Midwives Journal
New Zealand Health and Hospital
New Zealand Healthy Food Guide
New Zealand Nursing Review
Nursing Praxis in New Zealand
Pacific Health Dialog
Whitireia nursing Journal

Tairāwhiti
Kai Tiaki : Nursing New Zealand
MIMS New Ethicals (Shelved in REFERENCE)
New Zealand Nursing Review
Nursing Praxis in New Zealand

 

Find e-Journals

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APA Referencing

How do I reference an article from a database?
How do I reference an article from a journal?
How do I reference a figure from an article from a database?
How do I reference a figure from a journal article?

For further help with APA Referencing ask at the Library desk to make an appointment with a Learning Advisor or fill out an online form.

Specific Databases

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing Allied Health Literature)
Covers English language journals in nursing and allied health disciplines, including physical, occupational and respiratory therapy, medical and laboratory technology, emergency services, medical records, medical assisting and health education.

Cochrane Library
Contains high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Includes systematic reviews, clinical trials, medical research studies, evidence-based health care, etc.

Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module
Information on: fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health and safety, alcohol and drug abuse, prescription drugs, herbal remedies, and alternative or complementary treatments. Includes veterinary medicine.

Joanna Briggs Institute
Evidence-based practice content from the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) covering a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties.

It includes Evidence Summaries, Evidence-Based Recommended Practices, Best Practice Information Sheets, Systematic Reviews, Consumer Information Sheets, Systematic Review Protocols, and Technical Reports.

Lippincott Procedures (New Zealand Instance)
Provides access to step-by-step instructions for clinical and maternity procedures in the New Zealand nursing context and is regularly updated with the latest evidence-based practice information. Each entry provides complete instructions, including the equipment needed, preparation guidelines, implementation steps, special considerations, patient teaching information, documentation, and references. Video clips are included to clarify complex procedures.

Pharmaceutical News Index
Pharmacological news, research, and regulatory information. Covers the most important specialised publications in the pharmaceutical, health care, biotechnology, and medical device industries.

ProQuest Central Health & Medicine
Search Proquest Central's health and medicine databases including Pharmaceutical News Index; ProQuest Family Health; ProQuest Health & Medical Complete; ProQuest Health Management; ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source; ProQuest Research Library: Health & Medicine; ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global: Health & Medicine.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) Global
Includes more than 3 million dissertations and theses from around the world, with comprehensive coverage of North American works and expanding coverage of international works. Over 1.7 million are available in full text.

PubMed
Provided by the US National Library of Medicine. Includes biomedical articles back to the 1950's with citations from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full-text articles and other related resources. Includes veterinary medicine.

Science Direct Health and Life Sciences Journals Collection (College Edition)
Provides access to peer-reviewed full-text journals not available elsewhere online. Subjects include Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacology, Environmental and Biological Sciences. Full-text coverage is from 1995. To limit your search to find full-text only, go to Advanced Search and select Subscribed publications and Open Access articles.

Scopus
SciVerse Scopus is a very large multidisciplinary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources, containing over 40 million records including over 6 million conference papers and 100% Medline coverage. It covers research in the scientific, technical, medical, social sciences, and arts and humanities fields and provides tools such as Author Identifier, Affiliation Identifier, Citation Tracker, and Journal Analyser to track and analyse research. NB: Full-text documents cannot currently be downloaded from Scopus. Click on the SFX button in Scopus to link to where the full article is located in another database.



General Databases

Australia/NZ Reference Centre
Australian and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books.

Credo Reference
An online library of hundreds of reference books including encyclopaedias, dictionaries, thesauri, atlases, biographies, quotations and subject-specific titles. There are millions of entries, including thousands of images and audio pronunciation files. Contributing publishers include Routledge, SAGE, Cambridge University Press, Wiley, Elsevier and many others. Additional features include Mind Map and Topic Pages, plus links to the EIT library catalogue and databases.

Ebook Central
A collection of over 30,000 full-text e-book titles covering a wide range of academic subjects.

EBSCOhost Research Databases
Provides access to combined information from four online databases; CINAHL, SPORTDiscus, MasterFile Premier and ANZ Reference Centre. Each database can be searched individually or simultaneously with the other EBSCOhost databases.

Index New Zealand (INNZ)
Indexes and abstracts selected New Zealand serial publications, including newspapers and 300 journals about New Zealand and the South Pacific. Subjects include general interest material, social research, current affairs, the arts and humanities. Coverage is from 1987. No full-text. See also New Zealand Index.

InfoTrac OneFile
Full-text news and periodical content on a wide range of topics from general interest magazines, academic journals, business and technology publications, law journals, health care periodicals, newspapers and newswire services. Updated daily.

MasterFILE Complete
Multidisciplinary database providing full-text of nearly 2,000 general reference publications back to 1975. Includes full text reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Provides a complete one-stop source for information, both for and against, on social issues. Access to viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

ProQuest Central
ProQuest Central is a large multidisciplinary research resource combining more than 28 databases and covering more than 20,000 periodicals plus many other scholarly resources. Content is from scholarly journals, trade publications, company reports, dissertations, newspapers, newsletters, and newswires. Over 160 subject areas are covered including business and economics, health and medical (including nursing), education, social sciences, psychology, humanities, technology, science and more.

Te Ipu Whakahauā
Māori mental health research and bibliography database funded by the Ministry of Health to ensure more ready access to research, literature, and conference papers relating to Māori mental health. Includes over 600 abstracts, with links and full text articles as well as Masters and PhD theses.

Use these resources to find eBooks relevant to your studies.

Most of our databases have a help menu. If you need help with the databases contact your subject librarian.



APA Referencing

How do I reference an ebook?

For further help with APA Referencing ask at the Library desk to make an appointment with a Learning Advisor or fill out an online form.



Related Study Guides

Click here for the full list of Study Guides.

Assignment Writing
Assignment Writing & Academic Style

Suggested Guides
Analysing the Question
Critical Thinking
Computer Guides

If you need help with your assignment writing or ways to study ask at the library desk to make an appointment with a Learning Advisor or fill out an online form.


OVID

Search Ovid from the Joanna Briggs Institute for electronic nursing book titles.



EBook Central

Ebook Central provides access to a wide range of electronic books on almost every topic.

Ebook Central

  • The books are always available to read, unlike the physical books which can be borrowed from the library.
  • Online bookshelf, annotation and highlighting to help with your study.
  • Provides citation information and exporting to EndNote for easy referencing.
  • Refer to Ebook Central Tutorials on YouTube for search tips.
  • Refer to Search Tips for search strategies.


Google Books

Search Google books for electronic book titles online. Most of the books you can find via Google Books have restricted content. If you find a book you would like through Google Books that does not have much content available, and it is not available via our other resources, complete this interloan form and we will obtain it from another library for you.

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These websites have been chosen by your subject librarian to provide you with a relevant selection of online resources. When searching for other online resources evaluate them and think critically about the information presented;

  • Who is making the content available, are they a reliable source?
  • Is the content they are presenting accurate?
  • Is it biased towards political or commercial interests?

Our evaluating the credibility of websites guide will help you with this process. Get in touch with a librarian or one of our Learning Advisors if you are unsure.

Research Guides
Search Tips (Searching for Resources)
Finding Information Online (websites)
Primary / Secondary Resources


google scholar

 

 

Google Scholar allows you to search for academic sources using Google's search capabilities. This excludes other non-academic material to give you a more scholarly selection of results. EIT's holdings can be displayed using Google Scholar, to allow you to see at a glance if EIT has access to the full-text of sources you may find. See our guide for step by step instructions.

Recommended Websites

Aki Hauora (App)
Age Concern NZ
Cancer Control New Zealand
Centre for Evidence-Based Mental Health
Child Poverty Action Group - New Zealand
DermNet NZ
Dietitians NZ
Hauora: Maori Standards of Health IV
Hawke's Bay District Health Board
Health and Disability Commissioner
Health Education (HealthEd)
Health Improvement and Innovation Resource Centre
Health Informatics New Zealand - Provides information, collaboration, and support for the use of IT in the health sector
Health Literacy New Zealand
Health Research Council of New Zealand
IHC New Zealand
Le Va - Pasifika mental health and addiction workforce development
Māori Health Review - Latest research in the Māori Health area
Medline Plus
MedSafe - New Zealand medicines and medical devices safety authority
Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
Merck Manuals
Ministry of Health
National Epilepsy Association of New Zealand
National Health Board NZ
National Health Information Technology Board
National Screening Unit
New Zealand Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal
New Zealand Health Statistics
New Zealand Institute of Community Health Care (Evidence based resources)
New Zealand Research Review - Summarises contemporary research with commentaries from New Zealand experts
New Zealand Universal List of Medicines
The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion
Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network
Pasifika Medical Association
PHARMAC
Public Health
Public Health Surveillance
Statistics New Zealand (Health)
Te Pou
Te Rau Matatini - Māori mental health organisation
Toi Tangata
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
UN - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
World Health Organisation



APA Referencing

How do I reference a website?
How do I reference a figure from a website?

For further help with APA Referencing ask at the Library desk to make an appointment with a Learning Advisor or fill out an online form.



Related Study Guides

Evaluating the Credibility of Websites
Google Scholar

Everyone is aware of YouTube but as a student of EIT you also have access to the below resources to locate quality content.

If you do use YouTube, or other online video content, remember to critically evaluate the material you find:

  • Who is making the content available, are they a reliable source?
  • Is the content they are presenting accurate?
  • Is it biased towards political or commercial interests?

The principles given in our evaluating the credibility of websites guide will help you assess whether it is appropriate for academic purposes. Speak to a librarian or learning advisor if you are unsure.

Research Guides
Search Tips (Searching for Resources)



APA Referencing

For help with APA Referencing ask at the Library desk to make an appointment with a Learning Advisor or fill out an online form.



Related Study Guides

eTV Student Guide
eTV Staff Guide
Evaluating the credibility of websites

etv

Click here to see eTV, a new resource you can access from the Library. The On Demand section lets you view and download recordings from TV and videos kept in the Library and Shop.The Live Channels feature lets you live stream TV channels. Use My eTV to store your favourite programmes, personal details and saved searches.
Go to the eTV website and choose 'Login or Register'. If you have not used eTV before click 'Register Now' and complete the form to create your own login and password. Make sure to select 'Eastern Institute of Technology' as the institute name.

Please see the eTV Student Guide for help using eTV.

Please see the eTV Staff Guide for help to embed an eTV episode into your EIT Online course.