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Click the tabs above or the links below for tips on searching the CINAHL database.

Tree / Explode / Subheadings : also subject headings, author searching, and more

Beyond the Surface : EBP, avoiding classification headings, quantitative & qualitative research


What is CINAHL?

(Cumulated Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers.

  • Over 2,900 journals and publications
  • Began in1982
  • Over 880,000 records
  • Includes journal articles, meeting abstracts, audiovisuals and dissertations.

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