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Resources for Nursing Research

CINAHL Database

Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) is a comprehensive index to professional nursing literature and related fields, including citations, abstracts and full text of journal articles, dissertations, and other materials. Indexing 3000 nursing & allied health journals, over 600 with full text are provided. The Advanced Search option includes the CINAHL Subject Headings ThesaurusSee the other boxes on this page for information on mobile access, tutorials & other help.

CINAHL Help Sheets & Tutorials

Getting Tables of Contents Alerts for CINAHL Journals

Useful EBSCOhost Features

How to Tell if a Nurse Wrote the Article

  • Check reference for author affiliation.
  • Check first page of article for author.
  • Find author on internet.
  • Find another article the author has written.
  • Use CINAHL database Advanced search limits - "First author is nurse" or "Any author is nurse" (from mid-2009 on)

PlumX Analytics

Some articles in CINAHL contain Plum Print widgets that are useful for judging the research importance of individual articles. Plum Print is an article-level widget that visually changes based upon five categories of color-coded metrics - Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social Media, and Citations.

Metrics in Plum Print are continuously updated, covering articles published since 2013.

Hover over the Plum Print widget with your mouse to view the metrics for an individual article. Click on "see details" link for more in-depth information.

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