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Nursing resources at SVHM


Welcome to the Nursing SVHM Libguide 

This is a library guide for nursing related resources and information for all nursing professionals at SVHM.                                                                         
The guide includes journals, Ebooks, and online resources. For all your nursing information queries Contact: Anna Lovang,

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What is NEW


  • PSP, Pathway to Specialty Practice - please enroll before 17th of Feb 2023, see Upcoming Events. 
  • NEW Postgraduate nursing libguide (library support for postgrad studies)
  • Updated resources for Graduate Nurse libguide
  • REDCap access and support links changed in Scholarly Writing (22 July 2022)

Upcoming Events


Pathway to Specialty Practice - Enhance your career

The Pathway to Specialty Practice (PSP) program allows registered nurses, to extend their clinical experience, enhance their knowledge and skills whilst taking the next step towards their career in specialty practice. Applications are now open until Friday 17 February for the Specialty Practice program commencing May 28 2023.
The mid-year ICU stream will commence a little later on 31st July 2023.



Journal Collection

    Internurse is UK's largest collection of 
    peer reviewed nursing content. 
    Home of the British Journal of Nursing.
                                  Internurse (MA health care) 

   Ovid Nursing Full-text Plus 

A collection of nursing journals in various disciplines provided by OVID, Wolters Kluwer.

Easy, full text access to journals such as:

  • Journal for Nurses in Professional Development
  • International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare
  • Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing

Browzine is an easy-to-use interface for browsing journals and locating articles. Use on your PC, or via a free app or on your device.

See the Library Homepage for more information.

 Access to Nursing subject titles here: Browzine - Nursing titles

Journal of Advanced Nursing

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Nursing Critical Care Journal feed

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Health Times magazine (AU) Journal Feed

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Nursing Research tools

ROAM: an online platform that links patients and clinicians with research
Crosby-Nwaobi R (2021) Nursing Times [online]; 117: 12, 33-34.
"A new online platform developed by Moorfields Eye Hospital is making it easier to recruit patients to clinical trials and improving communication between researchers, clinicians and patients. This initiative won the Clinical Research Nursing category at the 2021 Nursing Times Awards"



Feature Journals

Nursing databases

Access through the Library Homepage

  • Medline
  • Cochrane Library
  • Emcare
  • UpToDate

Online resources

Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Resources (non subscription)
Evidence-based practice resources used to assist healthcare professionals in clinical decision making. Included best practice information sheets, evidence summaries, systematic reviews and technical reports. Some free resources available.
Free resource: Joanna Briggs Special COVID-19 Collection

Social Care Institute of Excellence

 Social Care Online
 The UK’s largest database of information and research on all aspects of social care and social work.
 Includes nursing, home health care, prison care

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet



Australian Indigenous Health InfoNet
Providing support to those working in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector by making research and other knowledge readily accessible. WA, Edith Cowan University

Resources: Supporting nurses to engage in research  
(Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre) 



Patient experience: "The Beryl Institute is the global community of practice committed to elevating the human experience* in healthcare".
Free registration to access, community and research resources. (US)

Education and Training

Guidelines & Standards

Feature articles

Feature articles on current relevant nursing issues. Articles marked with a (*) has an Australian focus. 

Nursing Research

Are you a Nurse or Allied Health staff?

If you need support or guidance with regard to a research project, abstract writing, grant application or getting published, please reach out:
Allied Health: Rita Kinsella, Allied Health Research & Knowledge Translation Lead, Allied Health & Pharmacy - 
Nursing: Nursing Research Officers Kelly Coughlan or Alysia Coventry from the Nursing Research Institute

Nursing Research -Melbourne & Sydney

NRI -Nursing Research Interest group (here in conjunction with the Allied Health research group) through SVHA. Some resources will not be accessible to SVHM staff due to IP network identification.
(The NRI group supports nursing staff through St. Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne and Sydney to undertake research and professional development) See the 2022 seminar program

EBP - Evidence based practice

Evidence based practice - Step by Step (American Journal of Nursing Collection series)
Asking the Clinical Question, Steps of Evidence, critical appraisal processes)

Evidence based practice- SVHM Library Service
Overview of Evidence based practice.

General nursing research - support pages
Clinical research nurses - Nursing Times magazine journal (1-3 articles downloaded with a free registration)

Literature searching & Systematic Reviews

Literature searching - introduction SVHM Library Service

Systematic Reviews - introduction SVHM Library Service
Helen Wilding, SVHM Library Service. Set up a search strategy step by step. Systematic review process overview. Library tutorials.

Writing & Publishing

Writing for Publication for Nurses (English Edition)
An Easy-To-Follow Guide for Nurses. Copyright © 2000-2019 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., or related companies.

Research and Evidence based Nursing Practice Issue 3 & 4 (March-April) 2019
Nursing Update Bulletin, SVHM Library Service, Anna Lovang 2019, (Nursing research, writing & publishing resources)

Scholarly Writing Library Guide - SVHM Library Service
Danila Durante, SVHM Library Service. Resources for writing health professional clinical or non-clinical work. This could be an article for publication, an internal report, or a grant application.

Writing Abstracts

Center for Nursing Excellence: Writing Abstracts - University of  Alabama at Birmingham (US)


ACORN Standards
ACORN Webinars
The Standards are supporting Australian perioperative nurses in delivering safe and high-quality perioperative care. 
(Member registration, Open access to webinars)

Drug & calculation resources

Clinician's Health Channel resources (CHC)
Department of Health, VIC. (Set up your own account to freely access resources)

  • eTG Complete - Therapeutic Guidelines 
  • AMH, Australian Medicines Handbook
  • MIMS Online & MIMS Mobile
  • Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook, 8th Edition
  • IBM Micromedex (US)


Anatomy & Images

Useful links

Libguide Author

Anna Lovang, Research Librarian

Carl de Gruchy Library, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
+613 9231 2541

Literature Searching, Database Literature Search Education, Nursing liaison 
Monday, Tuesdays & alternate Wednesdays

Nursing Libguide Suite

Please see other Nursing related libguides. 

SVHM Nursing Libguides
Nursing SVHM   (main nursing guide)
Nursing Update (current awareness bulleting and special topic guide
Graduate Nurse (SVHM graduating nurses)
Nursing eBooks  Oxford Medicine Online Nursing eBooks

This libguide page supports nursing in all fields. The page is regularly updated with new information.
If you experience a broken link or would like to recommend a resource please contact the library on