Monday, May 09, 2011

CINAHL Plus replaces CINAHL and British Nursing Index

We have upgraded our subscription to CINAHL so that it is now for CINAHL Plus, and at the same time we have dropped our subscription to British Nursing Index. We have updated our links from the library catalogue and LibGuides and we have updated DISCOVER to search CINAHL Plus.

CINAHL Plus provides indexing for more than 4,500 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, with coverage dating as far back as 1937. Offering complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association, CINAHL Plus covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.  In addition, this database offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters, as well as Evidence-Based Care Sheets. Searchable cited references for more than 1,340 journals are also included. Full-text material includes nearly 80 journals plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials.

British Nursing Index only indexes 15 journals that are not indexed in CINAHL Plus so we could no longer justify subscribing to BNI too.

If you had any 'permalinks' to CINAHL searches or CINAHL records you need to change occurences of 'db=cin20' to 'db=jlh', e.g. from:

http://search.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/login.aspx?direct=true&db=cin20&AN=2010614901&site=ehost-live&scope=site

to:

http://search.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/login.aspx?direct=true&db=jlh&AN=2010614901&site=ehost-live&scope=site

If you had any permalinks to BNI records then our apologies but these will no longer work.

For full details of searching CINAHL Plus on EBSCO see the CINAHL Support Center.

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