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CINAHL Basics Self Guided Tutorial

How to use the Cumulated Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature

CINAHL, the Cumulated Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, is available on the library's database page. CINAHL indexes 1,200 nursing and allied health periodicals including fire science, emergency medicine, and biomedicine.

Skills to learn in this tutorial:

  • Searching using CINAHL headings
  • Using Filters
  • Limiting results by date
  • Understanding the article information screen
  • Getting an APA-formatted citation
  • Getting to the full text of an article

CINAHL Tutorial

This self guided, interactive tutorial will take you through the basics of using CINAHL's Subject Headings search, limiting the results, and obtaining articles.

The CINAHL headings browse/search does not work well on a phone. We recommend using a device with a larger screen for this tutorial. If you must use a phone, then change the settings in your browser to "Desktop" mode.