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Barwon Health Library Service: Nursing Resources

Evidence for Excellence

Nursing Resources

Search our Library Catalogue, or Library Fast Finder for both print and online journals and books, as well as full text articles          

Search our A-Z Journals and eBooks List for eJournal or eBook titles

Register for Journal eTOC Alerts to keep up to date in your area of interest 

Please contact us if you require any information or assistance with accessing or using these resources

Nursing Books - Print & eBooks

To choose just eBooks or just print books  

  1. Place a tick in the box next to the format you require in the filter options and your search results will change to that format only.
  2. For more information on filtering your library catalogue search please refer to our information sheet on Using Catalogue Search Filters, or please don't hesitate to contact us

Aged Care Nursing

Cardiac Nursing

Community and Rural Health Nursing

Emergency Nursing

Intensive and Critical Care Nursing

Mental Health Nursing


Nephrology/Renal Nursing

Nursing Care

Nursing Education

Nursing Research

Oncology Nursing

Orthopaedic Nursing

Paediatric or Neonatal Nursing

Palliative Care Nursing

Perioperative and Surgical Nursing

Rehabilitation Nursing

Wounds and Injuries Nursing

Searching for Nursing Literature

Key Nursing Research Databases
All Research Databases

A literature search is a systematic thorough search of all types of literature in your area.  Searching should be done on specific research databases to ensure a comprehensive search of evidence based / peer reviewed literature.

More information can be found on our Searching for Literature information page, or Book a Consultation with a librarian for further help with your literature searching

Suggested Key Nursing Research Databases

Point of Care Tools

Point of Care tools are research and reference resources for a clinician to quickly look up information on diagnosis, tests and intervientions when they are with a patient.

They are summaries of evidence-based information and/or peer-reviewed sources updated by health professionals

Key Nursing Point of Care tools

See our Point of Care Resources page for more resources

Nursing Mobile Apps

Download any of the following apps so you can search for information while you're on the go...

See our Clinical Apps guide for more resources 
Select an option below for more information...



CKN helps you quickly access evidence-based, peer- reviewed information.

  1. Register a user account while you are on a Barwon Health network.
  2. Download freely from iTunes (iOS) or Google Play (Android).
  3. Choose the ClinicalKey for Nursing option.
  4. Login into the app using your CK registration email and password.



Access all of the Therapeutic Guidelines from your mobile device.




CALD Assist™ offers a simple and dynamic way for nursing staff and allied health clinicians to communicate with patients from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds when an interpreter is not available.



  • lactmedapp LactMed from the National Library of Medicine will help you find information about drugs / supplements and breastfeeding. Available for iOS and Android devices.




MIMS apps contain up to date information about Australian approved medicines.

  1. Register via Clinicians Health Channel.
  2. You will be sent an activation email. Select the Activate My Registration 
  3. Download the App.
  4. You will need to request access to iMIMS/MIMS. Select your preferred mobile version  .
  5. You will be redirected to the MIMS request form.
  6. Enter your CHC email address and click Proceed. This will register you for MIMS and you will be sent a Token Number.
  7. Open iMIMS and login with your Registered email and password.  Use the  Token Number to finalise the login.


Nursing Adviser from Lippincott Solutions provides instant  evidence-based content at the point of care. Available for both iOS and Android devices. You must self-enroll to obtain access to the mobile app. See instructions.



To access on your mobile device:

  1. Register a free UpToDate account while you are on the Barwon Health network
  2. Download the app free
  3. Sign into the app with your UpToDate registration username and password.

To access on your mobile device:

  1. Register for your UpToDate account on a Barwon Health network computer
  2. Download the free app from your app store
  3. Sign into the app with your UpToDate registration username and password.

  • RCH Emergency Nurse Practitioner The free app provides in-depth guides on paediatric assessment, common diagnostic findings, and important red flags to observe for in practice. Download the free App free for either iOS or Android devices.