CINAHL with Full Text

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CINAHL with Full Text provides comprehensive indexing of the nursing and allied health journal literature. It includes indexing for over 5,000 journals, including publications in nursing and allied health, consumer health, alternative/complementary medicine, biomedicine, and health sciences librarianship. It also includes citations for health care books, book chapters, nursing dissertations, conference proceedings, standards of practice, audiovisual materials, and publications of the American Nurses Association and the National League for Nursing.

In addition to this indexing, CINAHL with Full Text includes the full text of over 300 journals, legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, research instruments, and clinical trials. The database also offers cited references searching, an image collection, and Pre-CINAHL citations, which are brief citations for new journal articles that have not yet been assigned subject headings.

CINAHL is the electronic continuation of the print publication Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature.



For help using these indexes see: How do I find an article on my topic?

Dates covered

Indexing from 1963-present; full text from 1981-present.

Type of coverage

Citations with indexing and abstracts; full-text or full-image content for many titles.

Producer/content provider

Cinahl Information Systems

Vendor/electronic presentation provider


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