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Database Tutorial: CINAHL: Home

Nurses, allied health professionals, researchers, nurse educators and students depend on the CINAHL Database to research their subject areas from this authoritative index of nursing and allied health journals.


CINAHL indexes the top nursing and allied health literature available including nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses Association.

Database Coverage List

This database covers the following types of sources:

  • Academic Journals
  • Trade Publications
  • Magazines
  • Reports

Use this link for a full list of titles.

Search Tips

  • Boolean Operators
  • Grouping Terms Together Using Parentheses
  • Limiting A Search Using Entry Date (EM)

Basic Searching Tutorial

Subject Headings

CINAHL Subject Headings help users effectively search and retrieve information and follow the structure of the Medical Subject headings (MeSH) used by the National Library of Medicine. These Subject Headings help researchers find new concepts, including COVID-19, social distancing and vaping as well as local terminology.