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Nursing Library Guide: Finding books, dictionaries, reference works

Guide to library resources for nursing students showing how to find information in books and journals, referencing and essay writing.


Search the single search interface, Primo, to find books, journals and more. Watch the video to learn how to find books in Primo.

Dictionaries, reference, etc


Masters and doctoral theses at UCT can be found by searching Primo.

Printed theses from other universities can be obtained on inter-library loan (see below).


E-books that have been bought by UCT can be found in Primo.  See also the general library guide Finding eBooks for more information on how to find eBooks at UCT and how to use eBook platforms.

 Below are some e-books that are available free online:

Can't find what you are looking for?

If UCT Libraries do not hold the book that you are looking for, you may request it through the Interlibrary Loans System. Requests for interlibrary loans may be done online. For more information about interlibrary loans and to register for online requests contact