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Database Guide: CINAHL Complete

Learn tips and best practices for searching and using the CINAHL database.

Database Description

CINAHL Complete is a nursing and allied health database that contains more than 1,300 full text journals. Topics covered include nursing, biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.

The link to CINAHL can be found on the Databases A-Z page.


About the Research Database

What journals are in CINAHL Complete?

There are many of the top ranked journals in this collection.

Notable highlights include:

  • American Nurse
  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Nursing Ethics
  • Nursing Education Perspectives
  • The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing

When would I use CINAHL?

This is the Library's largest nursing and allied health journal collection, so it is a great destination for every nursing or public health related assignment, practice exploration or literature review.

How do I search it effectively?

See the tab in this database guide titled Searching for tips and strategies.

Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources

All library databases have restrictions regarding appropriate use.  Please reivew the Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources page to ensure you are in compliance.