Nursing & Health Sciences

Nursing Library Workshop

This workshop is an introduction to Library resources and to searching the most important database for finding scholarly articles in Nursing - CINAHL (Cummulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature).


Several workshops have been scheduled between Mon, Sept 23 and Wed, Oct 9.

Click here to sign up for a workshop in Eventbrite.  You will need the password: library

All workshops will be in OCA 219 Computer Lab in Otonabee College.
Workshops are approximately 50 minutes

If you wish to cancel or change the date, have any questions or are having technical difficulties with registration, please e-mail me with the date and time you wish to attend:

If none of the scheduled workshops fit your schedule, please contact me to schedule an appointment for an
individual or small group session.

Getting Started

Before you start searching, you should know what you want to find. The type of information you want determines where you look:

  • find books using the Library Catalogue
  • find articles using indexes. To find indexes related to nursing and health, click on Find Articles in the left menu.

The keywords you select will affect what you find. Plan where you want to search and what terms you will search for. The plan may change as you find results and learn from them.

Course textbooks and Reserve readings are often a great place to start. They provide background reading and often include a bibliography. Check to see what's already available for your course. The list of reference books under "Find Books" may also offer helpful background reading. You may also find helpful background reading in the Websites section where there are links to websites about health in various population groups, the history of nursing, social/political action and nursing organizations.

Where you look for information in Nursing and Health Sciences depends on what you hope to find. There is no ONE PLACE to search for everything. Information is sometimes "owned" by an organization and you'll need to search a specific database to find it.

There are useful tutorials in this guide.  You should read them before trying to do your research - it will save you time and frustration.

Canadian Nursing Students' Assocation Conferences

Nursing Research @ Trent

A sample of publications by researchers in the Trent Fleming School of Nursing.

Health in the News - CBC

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Trent University Links