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CINAHL - Cumulative Index for Nursing & Allied Health Literature
CINAHL Complete is our top nursing & allied health research database. It provides full-text articles on nursing, biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.
When doing nursing research, the CINAHL Complete can be your best friend. Nursing research is very specialized and there are some great limiters available from the Advanced Search pagethat can really help you get the articles you need, more quickly.
When you enter the CINAHL database you usually will land on the basic search screen.
I recommend clicking on the Advanced Search option under the basic search textbox.
By default, only those articles that are full-text will be displayed. However, they may not all have a PDF attached. Some articles will only be in html format and other will provide a link to get to the full text in another one of our databases.
Recommended Limiters to focus your search -
Written by nurses
Journal Subset: Nursing
Geographic subset: USA
Less than 5 years old
Evidence-based care sheets
Quick lessons providing overviews of disease and conditions