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What is CINAHL Plus with Full Text?

Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature

LINK TO CINAHL

 Electronic version of the red books
  • Provides access to nursing and allied health literature
  • Most comprehensive database in Nursing
  • Covers almost all nursing journals
  • Coverage
  • 134 Full text evidence based care sheets
  • 169 Full text quick lessons
  • 240 Full text books/monographs
  • 758 Full text journals
  • 1314 Journals with searchable cited references
  • 4175 Journals indexed
 

Peer-Reviewed Articles & Research

FInding Peer Reviewed Articles

Peform a search on your topic then choose the limit: peer review -or- choose journal subset: peer reviewed.

Articles on the  Peer-Review Process

Guerrieri, R. (2012). What's a peer-reviewed journal?. Nursing, 42(5), 46-49. doi:10.1097/0I.NURSE.O000413612.44307.66

Miracle, V. (2008). The peer review process. Dimensions Of Critical Care Nursing, 27(2), 67-69.

Finding Research Articles

Perform a search on your topic, click on Search History, click Edit, put a check mark under Research Article on the Edit Search page

Finding Research Instruments

Perform a search on your topic, click on Search History, click Edit, under Publication Type choose research instrument.

 

Nursing CEU's in CINAHL

Finding Articles with CEU's
  • Perform a search on your topic.  In the left-hand sidebar, place a check mark in the CEU box under Source Types. 

Finding CINAHL CEU Modules

  • Click on New Search
  • Under Search Options, tick in the CE module box under limits; hit search. All the journal CEU modules will be retrieved.  Click on the underscored CEU module title; not the PDF. Alzheimer's isease--CE Module 
  • This will take you to the CINAHL education screen. Follow instructions from there.
  • For more information and step by step, click here.
 

Special CINAHL Feature: Evidenced Based Care Sheets

Evidence Based Care Sheets are...

  • Summaries on specific diseases andconditions
  • Ranked with a coding matrix at tthe bottom of the each article.
  • Includes a What we Know section, What We Can Do section (nursing oriented) , and References

Access the Evidence Based Care Sheets via the blue menu bar in CINAHL PLUS with full text.

  1. Type a  disease or condition in the browse box or browse the list alphabetically.
  2. Select a disease or condition and click on the search box
  3. Open your PDF
 

Special CINAHL Feature: Quick Lessons

Overview of Nursing topics

  • Description/etiology
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Assessment
  • Treatment goals
  • Red Flags
  • What to tell the patient/patient's family

 

Access the Quick Lesons  via MORE pull down menu the blue menu bar in CINAHL PLUS with full text.

  1. Type a  nursing topic in the browse box or browse the list alphabetically.
  2. Select a nursing condition and click on the search box.
  3. Open your PDF

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