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CINAHL (Sin-all) provides indexing of the top nursing and allied health literature available including nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses Association. Literature covers a wide range of topics including nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.
In addition, CINAHL provides access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, audiovisuals and book chapters. It includes full-text journals, legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, research instruments and clinical trials.
Don't forget to also select the keyword at the bottom of the list of CINAHL Headings for your search. Including keywords along with the CINAHL Headings will broaden your search, providing more results.
CINAHL Headings are like the Medical Subject Headings in PubMed--increasing the specificity of results. However, nursing language can change frequently so you may have to select more than one CINAHL headings to retrieve all relevant articles. Review the Subjects in the results for additional possible subject terms.
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