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Practical Nursing: Videos

This guide will help students with Practical Nursing research in the OC Library collection and on the Internet.

Videos & Media

The Library has DVDs that include both feature films and educational material. Streaming videos can be viewed online and are also available. Videos can be found in the library catalogue, OCtopus, or by browsing specific collections on the databases and e-resources page.

Find DVDs and Videos

There are different ways to search for items. For example:

  • by keywords
  • by subject heading (a specific word or phrase from a defined list)
  • by title

There are different ways to refine or limit your search results. For example:

  • limit to: videos/DVD/streaming videos on basic search page
  • by location (video collection or online)
  • by format (motion picture or video recording)

Library Catalogue

  • Basic Search
    • Use the "limit to" drop down and select: Videos/DVD/ Streaming Videos
  • Advanced Search: Use limiters such as:
    • Location: Online, Internet or Video Collection
    • Format: Videorecording or Motion Picture


  • Use the advanced search limiter: Internet
  • Run your initial search, then use the resource type limiter: Videos and/or electronic resources

Databases & E-Resources Listing

  • Go to the home page
    • Click ALL, under "Find databases by title"
    • On the results page, choose 'Videos', under "Add Content Type"

OC Website Videos Page

  • Find all the Library's video collections listed
  • Browse the databases that include videos


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Films on Demand Health & Medicine

Primal Pictures Interactive Anatomy

Search Terms

A few examples of subject headings you can use in the OC Library catalogue.

Alzheimer's disease

Communication in nursing


Evidence based medicine

Geriatric nursing

Homecare nursing

Infection prevention

Nurse and patient

Nursing care

Palliative treatment

Patient education

Practical nursing

Transcultural nursing

Wounds and injuries

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