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CINAHL Database Guide: Getting Started

What is CINAHL® Complete?

CINAHL® Complete is a powerful health database with article references from over 3,900 journals dating back to 1937. Students can search over 1,000,000 articles related to: 

  • Nursing
  • Allied Health
  • Alternative Therapies
  • Biomedicine
  • Health Administration
  • Consumer Health and more

CINAHL also contains the full text of more than 750 journals, instantly available at the click of a mouse.

CINAHL offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, educational software and audivisuals, as well as evidence-based care sheets.

View the tabs above for help searching CINAHL and instructions on saving, printing, emailing and citing articles.

Contact the Library Reference Desk (677-2603) with any questions you may have. We're here to help you!

Library Links

Accessing CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)

To access CINAHL from the library home page: select  Article Databases → Nursing. CINAHL appears near the top of the list of linked databases.  Or access CINAHL here.
*If off campus, you must authenticate with your IWU username and password..

CINAHL Tutorial (Well worth a few minutes!)

Click play and then enlarge the screen by clicking the box in the lower right corner.

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