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A general resource guide to information sources for mental health and substance use. Includes resources for anxiety & depression

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Recent articles in this topic area - please note, some are linked in full text while others require you to request them from the library. Hover on the information button beside each article for more information. 

Find more books and eBooks using the catalogue search below: 

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Use the search box below to get started in either PsychInfo or PsychArticles:

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Searching in PsycINFO or PsycARTICLES: 

Use keywords in the title and abstract fields of this database to get started with your search. Think specifically about the client or patient, their condition or situation and any outcomes of interest you want to know about.  

  • Brainstorm your keywords in groups and combine them using the OR operator. 
  • Combine each group of similar terms using the AND operator

Using OR to find your terms in EITHER the Title or Abstract field of an article: 

Boolean operator OR

Using AND to combine different concepts that affect one another in your question:

Use the drop down menu below to search for additional databases:

  1. Open Clinical Skills
  2. Click on Skills
  3. Click on Mental Health Nursing - then browse topics.
  4. Note: Clinical Skills topics are used in conjunction with local Northern Health Policies and Practice Standards. Related skills will populate automatically when searching in the Policy Database on OurNH


British Columbia

  • BC Guidelines Link includes practice standards for "Addictions and Substance Use" and  "Mental Health".


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