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Nursing: CINAHL


CINAHL Plus has a multidisciplinary approach to nursing information that covers the following: 17 allied health disciplines, biomedicine, consumer health, health sciences librarianship and selected standards of professional practice.  For the nursing literature, there is a great deal of overlap between CINAHL and MEDLINE.  Since CINAHL is a nursing-specific database it contains more choices of nursing-focused subject headings, and is useful for search questions specific to nursing. 

Using CINAHL for Research

Beyond the standard search functionality, CINAHL Plus provides you with several tools to more easily browse resources, such as CINAHL/MeSH Headings and Evidence-Based Care Sheets. These tools can be accessed from the upper tool bar on your screen.

Evidence-Based Care Sheets

CINAHL Plus gathers evidence-based care sheets to provide information and treatment advice on a variety of diseases and conditions. You can browse through the list for your topic manually, or use the search bar to narrow your results. Select the item(s) you want, click Search, and CINAHL will provide the requested article(s).