Student Resources & Textbooks


Some subjects require you to purchase a textbook alongside your provided course resources. Below you will find the Booklist for Course Programs.  If you are studying a short course the Unit of Study Outline that you download from the Courses page will note if the subject has a compulsory textbook.


Advanced Diploma of Clinical Naturopathy

Advanced Diploma of Clinical Nutrition

Advanced Diploma of Clinical Western Herbal Medicine

Advanced Diploma of Integrative Natural Health

Advanced Diploma of Integrative Nutritional Therapeutics

Advanced Diploma of Integrative Western Herbal Therapeutics

Professional Certificate in Energetic Health

Professional Certificate in Food & Nutrition Coaching

Professional Certificate of Holistic Wellness Coaching

Professional Certificate of Natural Remedies

Certificate in Ayurvedic Healing

Certificate in Homoeopathy

Certificate in Iridology

Certificate in Natural Health

Certificate in Nutrition

Certificate in Western Herbal Remedies

CPE/Short Courses



In addition to the above, Nature Care College also subscribes to a number of online databases that can be easily accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.

They are available for staff and enrolled students on a password basis.  Passwords are updated at the beginning of each term and can be accessed via the Useful Student Resources section in the Student Portal.

The online databases are an essential part of your studies, providing relevant and current information to support your learning needs.

Online tutorials are linked below but if you need further assistance, please email 

Some basic hints for research skills can be found here.



IMPORTANT: 22 May2024 - Term 2 Passwords are now active. They can be downloaded by all currently enrolled students from the Useful Student Resources section on Moodle.


ProQuest - Health Research Premium Collection

ProQuest Beginner's Tutorial 


The ProQuest Collection includes the following databases:

  1. Health & Medical Collection
    In-depth coverage from leading biomedical publications.

  2. Nursing & Allied Health Database
    Reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more.

  3. Healthcare Administration Database
    A collection of reliable and relevant resources in the field of health administration, including journals and dissertations.
  4. Psychology Database
    Key information from leading psychology and psychosomatic publications.

  5. Public Health Database
    A global resource for students, faculty, researchers, clinicians, policy makers, and all others involved in the study of population and public health.

  6. Consumer Health Database
    Journals and magazines covering an enormous range of health subjects, from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry.

  7. MEDLINE® (Citations only)
    A bibliographic database produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Natural Medicines

​Natural Medicines Tutorial

Designed for practitioners in the complementary and holistic medicine areas, as well as interested individuals, it has a wealth of information in several sections.
Natural Medicines includes over 1500 monographs on herbs, vitamins and minerals, supplements and foods, as well as complementary and alternative treatments, including specialized diets.
Each monograph is also available as patient handout in a number of languages.
In addition to the monographs, Natural Medicines also includes a database of commercially available dietary supplements, comparisons of effectiveness of substances and treatments and details of interactions of different substances.



PubMed is an online database comprising more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites (summary taken from the website)








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