CINAHL Database

The 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 areas from this authoritative index of nursing and allied health journals.


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Content Includes

  • More than 7.5 million records
  • Indexing for more than 5,500 journals
  • 70 active full-text, non-open access journals 
  • Searchable cited references for more than 1,300 journals
  • Author affiliations

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

CINAHL Database 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 Database provides access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, audiovisuals and book chapters. It includes full-text journals, legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, research instruments and clinical trials.

A Powerful Research Tool

An essential tool for nursing research, CINAHL Database 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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