Journals in the Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) cover nursing, allied health, biomedical and consumer health journals, and include publications of the American Nursing Association, and the National League for Nursing.  CINAHL has many features.  Regular searches can be limited to “any author is nurse,” peer-reviewed, research article, etc.  Many features include a thesaurus called CINAHL Headings which gives the correct format for major concepts/subjects.  Then these can be limited using subheadings such as: methods, trends, drug effects, education.  Other features are the evidence-based care sheets and quick lessons which cover many major health/medical topics.  CINAHL is a good database to use to begin a search for nursing and medical articles and information.


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