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This guide will help you to find and use all the available useful sources to help you get just what you need fast!

Begin with Library Catalogue

When you get your first assignment, look for information on your topic in Library Catalogue – the Library’s search engine. Remember to log in first, so you can search all collections, place holds, add titles to an eShelf and renew your loans.

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Depending on your assignment you may also need to use one of our specialised databases. Databases are extremely useful tools for researching specific information, recent information and scholarly articles.

Featured Resources

ClinicalKey for Nursing provides access to 80 nursing textbooks, 55 relevant journals, drug monographs, clinical overviews, procedure videos and more.

Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination contains head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques in a series of 18 videos. Have a look in the Videos & More tab for a full list of the videos available from this great resource.

Using a computer? Access Visible body here:

Using Visible Body on a mobile device? Have a look in the Videos & More tab for more detailed instructions on how to download and access.

This is just a selection of the thousands of ebooks available

Using a computer? Access Visible body here:


Access Visible Body on your mobile device

On campus access

Use the links to download and activate the mobile apps.

  • Make sure you're logged in to your campus' network
  • Download and install the app(s)
  • Make sure you open your app(s) when you're on campus and logged into your campus' network once every 150 days

Human Anatomy Atlas

Apple App Store

Google Play


Muscle Premium

Apple App Store

Google Play


Physiology Animations

Apple App Store

Google Play


Off campus access

Log into your campus' library portal and follow the steps below to download and activate the mobile apps.

  • Go to this link
  • Scroll down to 'Off Campus'
  • Select the app you want to download.
  • In the pop up that appears enter and submit your email. Notice that a "Verification Code" option appears. Leave this web page open.
  • Check your email for a verification code. Copy that code to your clipboard. Paste it into the "Verification Code" option on the web page and submit.
  • Save the username and password provided.
  • Use the link provided to download the mobile app. Launch the app. On the activation screen, enter the username and password provided.

Health Databases

New Nursing Items

Digital health entrepreneurship

Wulfovitch, S. (2019). 


Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing

Kim, M., Mallory, C., and Valerio, T. (2020)

Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing

Craig, J., Dowding, D. (2019)

Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications : A Nursing Approach

Escott-Stump, S., Dorner, S., Grodner, M., Long Roth, S., (2015)

Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2021

Kizior, R., Hodgson, K. (2021)

Placement Learning in Older People Nursing E-Book : A Guide for Students in Practice

McGarry, J., Clissett, P., Porock, D., Walker, W., Holland, K. (2013)

Foundations of Nursing Research

Nieswiadomy, R., Bailey, C. (2017)

Leadership in nursing practice : changing the landscape of health care

Porter-O'Grady, T., Weberg, D. R., Mangold, K., & Malloch, K. (2019)