Searching CINAHL - Finding Health Articles

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What is CINAHL?

CINAHL is the world’s largest source of full-text resources for nursing and allied health. It includes full-text articles from scholarly journals, as well as full-text health care books and evidence-based care sheets. 

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CINAHL Quicksearch Box

CINAHL Search
Limit Your Results

Basic Search

Search CINAHL by typing in words or phrases.  Use the many options in the Limit Your results section to create a focused search. See step 2 below for the four most-commonly-used limiting options.

  1. Type a word or phrase in the search box provided.
  2. Consider using one or more of the optional search limits:
    • Check Full Text if you only want to retrieve complete articles. 
    • Check Peer Reviewed if you want only want articles published in scholarly/peer-reviewed journals.
    • Limit by Date Range. Many instructors prefer you use articles published within the past five years.
    • Use the Journal Subset field to limit the search to Nursing journals.
  3. Click on the Search button when finished. A list of articles will display.

Introduction to CINAHL Health Articles (video)

Limiting Your Results Options in CINAHL (video)

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