CINAHL Database

Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature

Nurses, allied health professionals, researchers, nurse educators and students depend on the CINAHL Database to research their subject area from this authoritative index of nursing and allied health journals which includes over 3.2 million records dating back to 1960.


Content Lists

Coverage List:

Content Includes

  • More than 3.2 Million Records
  • Indexing for more than 3,000 Journals
  • 70 Full-Text Journals

Also Contains

  • Author Affiliations
  • Searchable Cited References for more than 1,300 journals

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Easy Access to the Most Authoritative Nursing and Allied Health Literature Available

CINAHL provides indexing of the top nursing and allied health literature available including nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing, and the American Nurses' Association. Literature covers a wide range of topics including nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.

In addition, CINAHL provides access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, audiovisuals and book chapters. Full-text material includes 70 journals, as well as legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, research instruments and clinical trials.

Powerful Research Tool

An essential tool for nursing research, CINAHL provides an easy-to-use interface with basic and advanced search features and searchable cited references. CINAHL Subject Headings help users effectively search and retrieve information and follows the structure of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used by the National Library of Medicine.

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