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What's in CINAHL and who makes it?

  • CINAHL stands for the Cumulated Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature. It is owned and produced by EBSCO Publishing Inc.
  • The database has more than one million records that cover English language nursing journal articles and NLN and ANA publications from 1982 to the present.
  • The database also indexes book chapters. dissertations, evidence based care sheets, audio-visuals, and journals from 17 allied health disciplines.
  • CINAHL added the articles' bibliographies in 1994 so you can do cited reference searching.