Nursing: Books/eBooks

A selection of excellent Nursing resources to help you with your studies

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Ovid Ebooks

We now subscribe to several Ovid Ebooks which you can also access from the Databases A-Z on the Library website. Some key textbooks include:

 

Vital Source ebook - Wepa (2015) Cultural safety in Aotearoa New Zealand

This ebook is delivered on a new platform.  Read about what to expect when accessing the Vital Source platform here or dive right in, answer the prompts and read Wepa (2015) Cultural Safety in Aotearoa New Zealand now. Please note: This title is only available to 3 concurrent users so you may have to try again later if the 3 copies are already in use. Once you have finished reading this ebook, please return your ebook online so others can access it immediately otherwise it stays available to you for 24 hours. 

  • To return your book in the web browser click the Home icon  in the menu and choose Return.
  • To return your book in the Bookshelf app click the Menu icon  ; click Explore; choose Return.

 

 

 

 

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Examples of APA referencing if you are citing a chapter in a book or ebook 

Below are two examples of APA referencing if you are citing a chapter in a book or ebook (each chapter written by different authors).

A chapter in an ebook in Clinical Key

Schoenwald, A., & Douglas, C. (2017). Managing pain. In J. Crisp, C. Douglas, G. Rebeiro, & D. Waters (Eds.). Potter and Perry’s fundamentals of nursing (5th ed., pp. 1319-1363). Retrieved from Clinical Key.

A chapter in a print book

Hunt, S. (2017). Working with older people. In J. Crisp, C. Douglas, G. Rebeiro, & D. Waters (Eds.). Potter & Perry’s fundamentals of nursing (5th ed., pp. 393-421). Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia: Elsevier Australia.

For more examples see the Quick APA Referencing Guide for Nursing and the full APA Referencing guide for Ara Students.

Some required textbooks for Year 1

For a complete list of required and recommended textbooks for nursing, refer to your specific programme handbook available in My Ara / Student Information / Programme Information Documents here. 

Some of these textbooks are available as ebooks. For those that are only in hard copy you can access these in the High Use Collection at the Christchurch City and Manawa campuses and at Timaru Campus. Ask staff in the Library for assistance.

Wound Care

Communication skills

Some recommended texts for year 3

Pathophysiology

Mental Health nursing

Māori and nursing - Hauora

BWB Treaty of Waitangi eBook Collection

The Treaty of Waitangi Collection brings together leading thinking on this foundational document, including works by acclaimed scholars such as Claudia Orange, Judith Binney, Vincent O’Malley, Alan Ward and Aroha Harris. Managed by award-winning New Zealand publisher Bridget Williams Books, the Collection is a living resource backed by a long-term vision for Treaty scholarship into the twenty-first century.

Ebooks from Cambridge University Press for a limited time

Cambridge University Press ebooks

These ebooks are available until 31 August 2021 provided under extended Covid support from Cambridge University Press. If prompted, log in with your Ara network username and password. For first time access, you will also need to register and set up a password with Cambridge  to view online or print from these ebooks. We recommend you register with your Ara student email address and Ara network password. For more information read Accessing Cambridge University Press ebooks.

CUP ebook on the Vital Source Platform

The Cambridge University Press (CUP) ebook, Chronic Care Nursing is delivered on the Vital Source platform.  Read here about what to expect when accessing the Vital Source platform. It is available as part of CUP's Equity of Access programme  between October 2020 and October 2023. It is 1 concurrent user access only lasting 6 hours, so you may have to try again later if the item is currently in use.

When you have finished reading this book you can make it available immediately by doing the following, otherwise it stays available to you for 6 hours automatically. 

  • To return your book in the web browser click the Home icon  in the menu and choose Return.
  • To return your book in the Bookshelf app click the Menu icon  ; click Explore; choose Return.