About CINAHL: Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature


  • Indexes over 3000 nursing and allied health journals
  • Full text available for almost 400 journals (only a few journals have full text back to 1937)
  • Covers all aspects of nursing and nursing education, allied health, biomedical, consumer health, and patient education.
  • Indexes books and book chapters, dissertations, standards of practice, and research instruments. To get to books listed by CINAHL, use the library catalog. To get dissertations, use the Dissertations and Theses Full Text database

Dates of Coverage: 1/1/1937 through present

Frequency of Updates: weekly

Truncation Symbol: *

Concurrent Users: unlimited

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