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CINAHL (via EBSCOhost) - Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature

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CINAHL database provides coverage of nursing and allied health literature from 1982 to present. The database has over 1,250,000 records.

CINAHL indexes 2700+ journals, as well selected books, pamphlets, dissertations, audiovisuals in nursing, allied health, consumer health, biomedicine, alternative therapy, health sciences librarianship. CINAHL has full text from selected nursing journals, standards of practice, practice acts, critical pathways, research instruments, and government publications. Unique CINAHL records include legal cases, drug records, accreditation records, and clinical innovations. Pre-CINAHL content is now part of CINAHL.

To view sources indexed and other details, see:

Cumulative index to nursing and allied health literature (1977-2001)
Cumulative index to nursing literature (1956 - 1976)

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Dental Hygiene; Midwifery; Nursing; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Rehabilitation Sciences; Social Work

Date Coverage

1982 - present