CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)
On-Campus Access:,url,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=cih&defaultdb=c8h 
Off-Campus Access:
Description: CINAHL-Provides comprehensive coverage of the English language, journal literature related to nursing and the allied health disciplines 

CINAHL Select contains more than 170 full text journals (120 peer-reviewed).  All journals in CINAHL Select are included in CINAHL.  CINAHL Select is updated weekly.

Pre-CINAHL database is intended to provide current awareness of new journal articles, and includes a rotating file of limited bibliographic information

Dates Covered: CINAHL-1982-present; PreCINAHL-Current; CINAHL Select-1973-present
Types of Coverage: Index, Abstracts and Full Text
Source List: Click on the Publication links on the top of the interface screen
Frequency of Updates: Varies
Subjects Covered: Nursing, human services, consumer health and allied health disciplines
Types of Items: CINAHL-Articles from journals are covered, as well as books, pamphlets, dissertations, audiovisuals, software. 

CINAHL Select- .This database contains up to date full text journals and peer-reviewed publications.

PreCINAHL-Up to date articles and rotating file of limited bibliographic information (no subject searching).

Number of Items: As of 7/13/05: articles and abstracts from more than 1,000 journals are covered, as well as books, pamphlets, dissertations, audiovisuals, software, etc.  CINAHL  "full text" amounts to 330 journals of
the over 2500 indexed. 
Vendor: Ebsco
Publisher: Cinahl Information Systems
Other Information
Aggregate Database: On-Campus:
Related Resources: Nursing Journals @ Ovid
Additional Assistance/Help: Help button located in the top right of the interface screen.


Number of Users: Unlimited
What's New: My EBSCO: is a personal account; create one by, clicking on the sign in to my ebsco link at the top left interface screen
Alert Service: located in the Advance Search link, under the search history/alert tab. Allows the topic to be search in a time interval and can have the search results be emailed.
Special Features: Click on the Index link at the top of the interface screen; to browse by author, journal title, publisher, etc.

Search CINAHL (full text), CINAHL Select and PreCINAHL  all at the same time