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CINAHL Plus (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health)

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The CINAHL Plus (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health) database contains bibliographic references (books, dissertations, standards of professional practice, and educational software) to nursing, allied health, biomedical, emergency services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, surgical technology, physician's assistant and consumer health journals.

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[an error occurred while processing this directive]To access CINAHL Plus select the "Health & Medicine" link and then select (#2 - CINAHL Plus with Full text) from the list.

After logging in with your "SharkLink ID and Password, you can now access the database.

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To begin your search in CINAHL

  • type your search term(s) in the entry box
  • click the Search button

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Searching in CINAHL.

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A Search History/Alerts screen will display

  • search terms as processed by the database
  • number of matching results
  • options to revise or delete the search

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Search History/Alerts screen in CINAHL.

To display the items that matched the search terms

  • click the "View Results" link to display results

A list of search results matching your search terms will be displayed. The results page shows

  • citations for items that matched the search terms
  • document formats available for retrieval; depends on the search results
    • FIND IT - provides a link directly from a citation to the full text, if available
    • PDF Full Text - indicates that a PDF format of the article is available
    • HTML Full Text - indicates that a full-text version of the article is available

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Search results list in CINAHL.

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Modify searches in CINAHL by using one or more of the following

  • enter multiple search terms or concepts
  • combine terms using Boolean operators
  • limit search terms using field searching
  • refine searches with limiters, such as date, full text, publication type, language, gender, etc.
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no access [an error occurred while processing this directive] Last updated: 03/14/2011