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Covers the literature related to nursing and allied health fields, which include physical and radiologic therapy; cardiopulmonary, medical and laboratory technology; occupational therapy; radiologic technology; social assisting; the physician's assistant; surgical technology; and health education. CINAHL indexes nearly 3,000 journals, and provides fulltext content to more than 300. CINAHL also includes health care books, nursing dissertations, standards of professional practice, nurse practice acts and educational software. CINAHL uses more than 6,400 subject headings to provide access to citations; approximately 70% of CINAHL headings also appear in MEDLINE. CINAHL supplements these headings with over 2,000 terms designed specifically for nursing and allied health.


Subject(s) Covered

*Core Resources | Alternative Medicine | Anatomy | Clinical Laboratory Science | Communication Disorders | Dental Medicine | Evidence Based Healthcare | Health Services and Information Management | Mobile Resources | Nursing | Nutrition/Diet | Occupational Therapy | Physical Therapy | Physician Assistants | Substance abuse | Vocational Rehabilitation |

Help Materials

Help Sheet PDF

Video Tutorial(s)

Accessing the Database (duration - 1:06)

Searching with Subject Terms and Using Subheadings (duration - 3:39)

Explode, Major Concept, and Combing Searches (duration - 3:38)

Limits, Viewing Results, and Printing/Emailing/Exporting (duration - 5:03)