A database allows you to search for material in journals, magazines and electronic books. You can read a description (abstract) of the article or book or you can often read the whole article or book online. Many databases require Adobe Acrobat Reader to read PDF files.
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Searching for information is a four step process:
Offers access to more than 14,000 titles, including more than 9,000 peer reviewed journals. Millions of full text articles available. News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care (ie Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand), humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology. Links to medical videos.
Combines Australia and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books.
The Cochrane Library consists of a regularly updated collection of evidence-based medicine databases and is a unique source of reliable and up-to-date information on the effects of interventions in health care. Published on a quarterly basis, The Cochrane Library is designed to provide information and evidence to support decisions taken in health care and to inform those receiving care.
128,000 digital books, on a wide range of subjects. You can set up a password on the bookshelf area, and add passages and your own notes, and have APA style references added automatically. A quick user guide is available on the homepage here.
News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care (ie Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand), hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.
700 health and medical journals incorporating video clips and hundreds of pamphlets. Health-related articles from 2,200 general interest publications.Contains articles from the Alternative Health Module
Contains abstracts from nearly 300 New Zealand journals and selected newspapers.
This comprehensive database covers a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties and includes a unique suite of information that’s been analyzed, appraised, and prepared by expert reviewers at JBI so you and your team can integrate the world’s best evidence into your practice:
- Evidence Summaries
- Evidence–Based Recommended Practices
- Best Practice Information Sheets
- Systematic Reviews
- Consumer Information Sheets
- Systematic Review Protocols
- Technical Reports
This new resource offers 1,300+ step-by-step evidence-based nursing procedures and skills. With detailed instructions and visuals, including full-colour art and video clips which let you see techniques first hand. Midland District Health has specifically customised topics: IV procedures and infection control to suit New Zealand protocols (with more to follow soon!)
Provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference periodicals covering business, health, education, general science and multicultural issues, and reference books including biographies, primary source documents and an image collection of photos, maps and flags. Dating as far back as 1975. You can arrange for a Journal Alert (You will be emailed with a contents list every time a new issue of your journal is published) or Search Alert (to be emailed every time a new article on your topic is published) service.
Provides global access to one of the largest online content repositories in the world, with full text of over 4000 journals, newspapers and magazines with detailed abstracts and indexing for a further 3500 publications. The following subjects are covered: accounting, arts, business, careers, computers, economics, children, education, finance, general interest, health, humanities, international, law, military, medicine, multicultural, newspapers, pharmacy; psychology, sciences, social sciences, technology, and telecommunications.