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The purpose of this guide is to highlight resources in Nursing, and to provide research guidance and tips.

Finding Nursing Articles in CINAHL

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) is the major database for finding articles in nursing and other allied health fields. Start by entering one or more terms for your topic in the search box below OR connect through the Library to CINAHL's main page.


screen shot of CINAHL with useful callouts that include: where to search, how to get the PDF full text, where to filter, and more

After you enter your search term(s) in the search box for CINAHL and search you should see a  screen that looks something like the image on the right. -----> 

The labels on the screen shot on the right indicate those parts of the results screen that will be most useful in helping you find an article you can use.

Make sure to look for our FIND IT article link when you do not see a PDF. This is your plan B for getting full text for an article.

Be sure to use other parts (AKA filters) ,that are to the left of the sidebar, of your search results page to better focus what you find. Such as limiting your results to: Publication Date, Subject: Major Heading, Age, and Gender.

CINAHL Tutorials for more help:

Nursing & Allied Health Databases