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What is CINAHL?
CINAHL is an acronym for Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature. It is one of the most significant sources for finding scholarly research articles in nursing and related fields, such as emergency services, dental hygiene, physician's assistant, athletic training, speech-language pathology, etc.
Click the links below for quick video introductions from EBSCOhost on searching the CINAHL database and using the EBSCOhost search interface.
Below are video introductions to other EBSCOhost health-science databases:
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When you click on the link for the resource, you will be prompted to enter your name and TU ID number. This verifies that you are a member of the TU community and therefore allowed to use the resource.
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If the full text of an article isn't available from the database you're searching, look for a link that says something like "Check for full text at McFarlin Library" or maybe just "Full Text?" to see if it is available from the library in another database or maybe in print.
1. If you see a link under "Find the full text online", click on it to find the article in another McFarlin Library database.
2. If you see only a link under "Find it in print or another online source", write down the article title and date so that you can search for it in McFarlin's Journal List.
3. If you see a link under "McFarlin Library Catalog", click on that link to search for the item in Summon. That means it's probably a book or a book chapter.
4. If you don't find what you're looking for in either the Journal List or Summon, then click on the appropriate Interlibrary Loan option to request the article from another library.