Nursing students: are you tired of zero results? Tired of submitting ILL requests for articles you needed yesterday? Tired of wandering endless result pages, looking for full-text? Look no further than our new and improved CINAHL Plus database with full text.
Recently acquired by the Library to help bolster a growing Nursing Department at Arkansas Tech, this update to our older version of CINAHL includes more full text to nursing and allied health journals and deeper indexing to include allied health literature and bio-medical resources dating back to 1937.
What does this mean to you? With an expanded index, you have a greater chance of finding articles relating to your topic, no matter how obscure. In addition, available full-text coverage expanded from 70 journals to 700. While not every article you find will include full-text, a greater number will, including articles from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses’ Association publications.
In addition, this database offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, audiovisuals, book chapters and more.
For example, the expanded database also includes 134 Evidence-Based Care Sheets which provide concise overviews of diseases and conditions and outlines the most effective treatment options.
Want to find Evidence-Based Practice articles? Scroll down from the advanced search screen to limit your results. You can also limit by Clinical Query type, Peer-Reviewed, Nurse authored, age group, randomized controlled trials, region, and other variables.
If you find yourself still lacking in relevant results, use CINAHL Headings to select appropriate heading terms for your topic.
There’s so much you can do with CINAHL, you might need a tutorial to explore all of the features. But a dedicated team of friendly neighborhood librarians are standing by to help if you have any questions. Give it a try today—we promise, it won’t hurt a bit.