Welcome to the 'CINAHL Searching' LibGuide.Use this LibGuide if you want to know the basics of how to go about a well-constructed, straightforward search of the CINAHL database. Use the tabs along the top of the page to work your way through the search process. The tabs are in a logical order, but are easy enough to use if you need to go over a particular aspect of searching again.
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CINAHL stands for Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and is a very useful database to use if you are looking for information on nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetics, and other allied health disciplines. The database is large, with several million records, and dates back to the early 1980s. Some material from the database is available in full-text, either by linking from the articles you retrieve, or by searching the library's ejournal list.
See here for information about accessing CINAHL, the ejournal list, and other library resources.
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