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Public Health Nursing and Community Health Nursing: Articles

This subject guide will provide information on aspects of public health, district health, primary health and community health nursing.


Many of the databases contains a combination of full-text and bibliographic references.

If the full-text of the article is not available from the database, make a printout of the bibliographic references and then use 'Find e-journals' to see if the journal that the article was published in is available in electronic format in one of our other databases.

Should the journal not be available electronically use the library catalogue to request the artice.

South African Journals

Google scholar

Google Scholar Search

Subject Databases

Full-text articles and references to articles on particular topics may be found using the subject databases. Make use of keywords and keyword combinations to find relevant articles to your research topic.

Pre-Determined Keyword Searches

The following are links to pre-determined keyword searches and these are self-updating. After clicking on each link, a list of articles will come up containing keywords covering the theme.  Not all the articles may be relevant.  Select those articles which you think may be applicable to your approach of the topic.  Select the pdf option for downloading your article, or mark and email the selected pdf article to yourself by using the email function.

Find e-Journals

Search: Library Publications

Find course reading material/e-reserves

Find e-reserves  (prescribed and recommended articles) for your module codes

Find course reading material

Ranked Journals in the field of Nursing