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Nursing: Welcome!


Your Nursing "LibGuide"- I'm happy you're here!

Nurses are amazing people.  You are all amazing people.

I'm here to help you with every step of your research process from, "I don't know" to "I think I got this!"   Please reach out!  I have had the privilege of working with Nursing students and faculty at colleges and universities all over the country for more than 20 years.

The focus of this guide is to provide you with research strategies and help you be successful using the CINAHL (Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health) research database .  


CINAHL Complete  is the WWCC's premier research tool
for Nursing & Allied Health journals and one of the definitive tools
you will likely find yourself using for the rest of your academic career and professional career.

CINAHL Overview Tutorial for First-Year Nursing Students:




Access to both CINAHL and Medline


MEDLINE-Created by the United States
National Library of Medicine,

MEDLINE is an authoritative database 
for biomedical and health journals used by 

health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers.



What's In It for you? -It helps you be a successful researcher and student!

QuestionCINAHL covers nursing & allied health with hundreds of full text journals and other sources such as health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters.

CINAHL-Special Features

  • Limit searches to articles by nurses
  • Limit searches to evidence based practice and/or peer reviewed
  • Limit searches by patient criteria such as human, age groups or gender
  • Limit by date
  • Citation Help
  • Evidence-based care sheets
  • Quick lessons providing overviews of disease and conditions

But wait, there's more!

  • Collect articles in folder
  • Citation Help
  • Create RSS feeds of searches
  • Share on social networks
  • Limit to articles with references
  • Read articles in other languages
  • Text to speech in HTML Full Text--choose and accent and reading speed
  • Add notes to articles (must be signed into free EBSCOhost account)
  • Save searches (must be signed into free EBSCOhost account)
  • Save folders (must be signed into free EBSCOhost account)

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