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Nursing Subject Guide

Nursing Tools & Calculators

Specialised calculators covering topics such as: body metrics, cardiology, critical care, drug and medicines, hematology, infectious disease, neurology, pediatrics and more.

• ClinicalKey for Nursing Calculators 

• Therapeutic Guidelines Calculators 

• UpToDate Calculators

Medication Tools
Practical information for health professionals, about the safe administration of medicines. Including information on safe administration of medicines to people with enteral feeding tubes or who have difficulty swallowing.

MIMS Online - Don't Rush to Crush Handbook

Clinical Overviews
Comprehensive clinical topic summaries covering a wide range of specialisations.

• ClinicalKey for Nursing


Care Plans
Guides and care plans available to assist in diagnoses, client problems, expected outcomes, and nursing interventions and rationales.

Nursing Reference Centre

Resource Spotlight

Lippincott Procedures provides access for up to 450 evidence based procedures and skills and is a comprehensive reference source for nursing staff, providing instructions for equipment, preparation and implementation.  The content is searchable alphabetically, by discipline or category, or via a search to identify a particular procedure.

Lippincott Procedures is endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing and the content of each procedure aligns to the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.


The JBI Evidence Based Practice Database provides access to systematic reviews, recommended practices and evidence summaries. It is a valuable resource for finding reliable evidence appropriate for use in clinical guidelines and procedures.

JBI also offers tools useful for conducting clinical audits (JBI PACES) or systematic reviews (JBI SUMARI)

  • For database training, or to seek further assistance in navigating JBI please contact the Health Library on 8922 8961.


ClinicalKey Nursing provides access to current evidence-based information in the form of nursing texts, journals, practice guidelines, clinical overviews, drug information, patient handouts and more.

It is the perfect go to resource for nurses undertaking post graduate study, looking for the latest evidence to support a change in practice, writing guidelines and procedures, or to build educational courses in MyLearning.

Nursing Books

Tabbner's nursing care : theory and practice
Portfolios for nursing, midwifery and other health professions
Research in nursing, midwifery & allied health : evidence for best practice
Role development for the nurse practitioner
ABG interpretation for nurses : everything you need to know to interpret arterial blood gases
Ethics, law and health care : a guide for nurses and midwives
Yatdjuligin : Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander nursing and midwifery care
Community health and wellness : principles of primary health care
Navigating the maze of research : enhancing nursing and midwifery practice
Health care and Indigenous Australians : cultural safety in practice
Paediatric nursing in Australia and New Zealand
Leadership development for nurses and midwives

» Search our complete e-Book collection by title or subject: AccessMedicine, ClinicalKey and ClinicalKey Nursing

Browse our collection for more books on: 

Nursing Journals

Critical Care
International Emergency Nursing
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Nurse Education Today
International Journal of Nursing Studies
NursingPlus Open
Research in Nursing & Health
Cancer Nursing
Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
British Journal of Community Nursing
Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing

» Browse Browzine for all journals on Nursing by title or subject or explore one the key titles above.

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Key Databases for Nursing

Finding Books in the Library

Browse the Library's physical collection by using the following call numbers:

362 - Social Welfare Problems and Services
610 - Nursing/Nursing Skills
612 - Anatomy & Physiology
613 - Health Promotion
615 - Diseases
617 - Medical Surgical & Perioperative Nursing
618 - Maternal Newborn Nursing/Paediatrics
808 - Writing Skills & Referencing

Resource Delivery Tutorial

Featured below is a tutorial on how to use the Resource Delivery Service the library provides. If you have any further queries once viewing the tutorial please contact the library for further assistance on 8922 8961.