Monday, November 05, 2012

Resource of the week: CINAHL plus

What is it?
CINAHL Plus is a great database for health sciences students. CINAHL stands for Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature. It indexes journals and other material from more than 5000 sources going as far back as 1937. You can access CINAHL Plus from the Electronic Library or via the Health Sciences LibGuide

Why use it?
CINAHL Plus is easy to search using keywords, linking your terms together with Boolean operators by using the drop down options alongside the search boxes.
It is available via EBSCOhost  so those of you familiar with searching DISCOVER will recognise the search interface.

CINAHL Plus  includes Evidence Based Care Sheets, covering many different subjects.

CINAHL Plus also offers great help and support. They have an excellent list of FAQs and Help Sheets with User Guides. They also have some good videos for you to watch, which illustrate how to conduct Basic and Advanced searches.

Enter your search terms in the boxes at the top of the screen and limit your results using the options below.

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