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Nursing Research Guide: CINAHL Tutorials

CINAHL Tutorials

The following pages illustrate how to get to the UW restricted database from off-campus, brainstorming search words before you search, using CINAHL Subject Headings, an introduction to searching, locating the full text of the article, linking to the UW Libraries Interlibrary Loan system to request articles, searching across multiple databases at once, and searching for a citation in the UW Libraries system.

CINAHL is the best nursing article citation database, and is the abbreviation stands for the Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature.

Please contact Juile Planchon Wolf with your questions at email:, or phone: (425) 352-3452.

Please Note: The video tutorial links below, indentified by the Video Icon symbol, include a script below each tutorial in youtube.

CINAHL Tutorials

        Getting to CINAHL:

  • Video Icon Accessing CINAHL from Off-campus. (:54). Steps include starting from the Library home page, going to the Nursing research guide, then clicking on the CINAHL link, and logging in with your UW NetID.

Before you search:

CINAHL searching:

Locating the full text of articles from CINAHL:

Search Tip: How to search across multiple databases at the same time:

You have a citation you need to locate, and want to see if the UW Libraries has it online or in print:

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