Health Care Management potentially useful weblinks

(all links checked and updated January 2016).


Useful library links

Flinders University Library homepage

FindIt@Flinders quick search option on the library homepage accesses Library’s catalogues, including digital collections and Flinders Academic Commons 

FindIt@Flinders, under the Finding heading, provides an advanced search option and direct access to popular journals and items

Liaison Librarians

Leila Mohammadi  
Ph: (08) 7221 8882

Raechel Damarell
Ph: (08) 7221 8887 

EndNote bibliographic database software

Endnote is software that can assist you to store and manage your references and to format your reference lists in consistent and appropriate style. References can be entered manually but many can be imported directly from numerous databases and websites.

Information on reciprocal borrowing from UniSA and Adelaide Uni

Other library catalogues in South Australia and elsewhere can be accessed from:

Other useful libraries


Libraries Australia

Trove – a National database/repository (managed by NLA) of content about Australia or by Australian authors, from all major libraries and other sources in Australia and overseas. Trove can be used to Search for Australian Digital Theses.

Journals and databases

There are various ways to access databases and journals from the list of links under the Finding heading on the Library homepage. Shortcut URLs to a number of databases can be found at

The Library provides very helpful database tutorials on the Health Care Management Library Guide as well as at: Many of the databases also have built-in tutorials. 

A.   Databases and Journals via the Health Care Management Library Guide

The Library Guides for Health Care Management and Health Law below have been accessed via Search Smart Subject Guides

The grey menu at the top of the screen provides access to numerous resources and strategies for searching the library and the literature.

Please see the Databases and Journals links on the left side of the Health Care Management library guide home page and the numerous resources provided via the links on the Health Law library guide homepage.

 B.   Finding databases through Databases A-Z

Under the Finding heading, click on the link to Databases A-Z. This is useful especially if you know the name of the database (e.g. ProQuest or BioMed Central) or a vendor/provider (e.g. Gale).

Databases can also be accessed via the Find Databases tab on the FindIt@Flinders search page and on your library account page (if you have logged into it).

 C.   Some database suggestions

Some of the most popular health care management databases follow. Some examples of the areas covered are included but the lists are not comprehensive. Some direct links have been provided: others need to be accessed via Databases A-Z

Informit (RMIT Publishing)

    • Health e.g. AMI (Australasian Medical Index); APAIS-Health; Health Collection; Health & Society; Rural & Remote
    • Indigenous peoples e.g. APAIS-ATSIS; ATSIhealth; Indigenous Australia; Indigenous Collection; MAIS-ATSIS
    • Social Science e.g. Australian Public Affairs Full Text (APAFT – previously APAIS); Family, Families & Society Collection; Humanities & Social Sciences Collection; MAIS (Multicultural Australia & Immigration Studies); Malaysia/Singapore/Brunei/ASEAN database (BERITA)
    • Education e.g. A+ Education
    • Business & Law e.g. AIMMAT (AIM Management & Training); Business Collection; EDGE; MEDGE; IREL (Australian Industrial Relations); WORKLIT
    • Engineering & Science e.g. some of SAGE online

ProQuest – for all subscribed databases access at e.g.

    • ANZ Newstand
    • ebrary academic complete
    • ERIC (education database)
    • ProQuest Central e.g. ProQuest Health Management; ABI/INFORM Complete
    • ProQuest Social Sciences Premium Collection e.g. Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA); International Bibilography of the Social Sciences (IBSS); PAIS International; Social Services Abstracts (CSA); Sociological Abstracts

Emerald Fulltext includes areas such as

    • Economics
    • Health & Social Care
    • HR & Organizational Behaviour
    • Information and Knowledge Management
    • Management Science and Operations
    • Public Policy
    • Strategy

Web of Science All Databases option covers following databases plus a few others. The sites below can be searched individually.

    • Web of Science Core Collection including Arts & Humanities Citation Index; Social Sciences Citation Inde
    • xCurrent Contents Connect


CINAHL(EBSCO)- nursing and allied health index



Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale)

BioMed Central – Open Access publisher

Springer Link

JSTOR (Humanities & Social Sciences, some Law)

Oxford University Press Journals

Cambridge University Press: Cambridge Journals Online;

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) – Columbia University Press

Google Scholar

SAGE Journals Online


    • Wiley Online Library
    • Cochrane Collaboration Library including Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials; Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; Cochrane Methodology Register; DARE (Database of Abstract of Reviews of Effects); Health Technology Assessment; NHS Economic Evaluation Database

Ovid The Ovid Gateway at  covers databases such as

    • Books@Ovid
    • EconLit
    • Health and Psychological Instruments (HAPI)
    • Joanna Briggs Institute - JBI including JBI EBP tools
    • Journals@Ovid
    • Ovid Nursing

MEDLINE and MEDLINE In-Process (US National Library of Medicine) via OVID

PubMed (US National Library of Medicine) also includes PubMed Central and PubMed Health

 Additional general sites

 Additional Evidence databases

    • Australian Clinical Practice Guidelines - NHMRC
    • Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR) – NHMRC
    • ACP Journal Club – clinical studies
    • BMJ Best Practice
    • - US National Institutes of Health
    • eTG – Therapeutic Guidelines
    • National Guideline Clearinghouse (part of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality US)
    • PEDro (University of Sydney) – Physiotherapy evidence database
    • PEN: Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition
    • TRIP - Clinical evidence database
    • OT Seeker
    • UpToDate – evidence syntheses (Wolters Kluwer)

 Additional Law specific databases

    • AUSLII – legislation, judgements etc for Australia
    • CCH Intelliconnect (Wolters Kluwer)
    • ComLaw – Commonwealth of Australia legislation
    • Elgar Law Academic
    • Find That Case@Flinders
    • LegalTrac (Gale)
    • Hein Online
    • - (US Law)
    • LexisNexis AU – includes CaseBase; Halsbury’s laws of Australia (encyclopaedia); Unreported judgments
    • TimeCase - includes LawOne; Point-in-Time; ICLR Online - Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales
    • Westlaw -  includes FirstPoint; WestLaw AU; WestLaw Next
    • WorldLII – numerous countries covered

D.   Finding e-journals

On the FindIt@Flinders search screen, click on eJournals in the Popular Items list, enter title of journal (e.g. Australian Health Review) and click on 'Search'.

The eJournals link allows you to find a journal that is available electronically. If it is not available electronically, try the library catalogue. Other places to search are the catalogues of other libraries. If all else fails try to locate it using your favourite search engine, i.e. Google, Bing, etc.

 E.    Search Filters

Search Filters developed by staff of Flinders Filters and CareSearch help to target literature searching in a particular subject area. The following filters may prove useful:

 F.    Newspapers

Links to newspapers such as The Advertiser and The Australian are provided by the library at:

 G.   Reference items

    • Oxford English Dictionary -
    • Concise Oxford English Dictionary  -  locate hard copy in library via FindIt@Flinders
    • Macquarie Dictionary Online  -
    • Cambridge Dictionaries online  -  online access via FindIt@Flinders or Databases
    • Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English  -  online access via FindIt@Flinders
    • Online Dictionary -
    • Online Thesaurus -
    • Oxford Thesaurus of English - locate hard copy in library via FindIt@Flinders
    • Roget’s Thesaurus - locate hard copies in library via FindIt@Flinders
    • Macquarie Thesaurus - locate hard copy in library via FindIt@Flinders
    • Black’s Medical Dictionary - online access via FindIt@Flinders
    • Dorland’s Medical Dictionary - locate hard copies in library via FindIt@Flinders
    • Stedman’s Medical Dictionary  -  locate hard copies in library via FindIt@Flinders
    • Mosby’s Medical, Nursing and Allied Health Dictionary - locate hard copies in library via FindIt@Flinders
    • Baillie?re's nurses' dictionary: for nurses and health care workers - locate hard copies in library via FindIt@Flinders

 SA Organisations 

National Organisations 

International organisations 

 Organisations providing material for evidence-based medicine and policy 

 Management resources

 Flinders University Student Learning Centre 

Useful Study Skills and Writing Resources

  • Anderson, J & Poole, ME 2001, Assignment and thesis writing, 4th edn, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Qld.
  • Aveyard, H 2014, Doing a literature review in health and social care: A practical guide, 3rd edn, McGraw-Hill Open University Press, Maidenhead, Berkshire.
  • Aveyard, H, Sharp, P & Woolliams, M 2011, Beginner's guide to critical thinking and writing in health and social care, Open University Press, Maidenhead, Berkshire.
  • Becker, L 2014, Writing successful reports and dissertations, Sage Publications, London, UK.
  • Bowell, T & Kemp, G 2014, Critical thinking: A concise guide, 4th edn, Routledge, Oxford, UK
  • Bowden, J 2011, Writing a report: How to prepare, write and present really effective reports, 9th edn, Constable & Robinson, New York. [eBook avail via Flinders library]
  • Craswell, G & Poore, M 2012, Writing for academic success, 2nd edn, Sage Publications, London, UK.
  • Day, T 2013, Success in Academic Writing (Palgrave Study Skills), Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK
  • Evans, K 2013, Pathways through writing blocks in the academic environment, SensePublishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. [eBook avail via Flinders library]
  • Gowers, E, Greenbaum, S  & Whitcut, J 1987, The complete plain words, 3rd edn, Penguin, London.
  • Higgs, J 2012, Communicating in the health sciences, 3rd edn, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Johnstone, M-J 2004, Effective writing for health professionals: a practical guide to getting published, Allen & Unwin, Sydney.
  • Osmond, A 2015, Academic writing and grammar for students, 2nd edn, Sage Publications, London, UK.
  • O’Toole, P 2009, Building your argument: a guide to postgraduate writing skills, 2nd edn, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA.
  • Pears, R & Shields, G 2013, Cite them right: the essential referencing guide (Palgrave Study Skills), 9th edn, Palgrave Macmillan, UK.
  • Strunk, W & White EB 2000, The elements of style, 4th edn, Allyn & Bacon, Boston.
  • Strunk, W 1918, The elements of style Ebook, Priv. print, Ithaca, N.Y. published online July 1999 by
  • Thomas, SA 2000, How to write health sciences papers, dissertations and theses, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Tissington, P & Orthodoxou, C 2013, Study skills for business and management: How to succeed at university and beyond, Sage Publications, London, UK.
  • Wallace, M & Wray, A 2011, Critical reading and writing for postgraduates, 2nd edn, Sage Publications, London, UK.