What is CINAHL Complete?
CINAHL Complete provides access to the literature in nursing and 17 allied health disciplines dating back to 1937. Over 5000 journals are indexed including virtually all English language nursing journals along with selected titles in biomedicine, alternative therapies, and consumer health. It also offers access to Evidence-Based Care Sheets, searchable cited references, and over 250 research instrument descriptions.
How is CINAHL Complete different from PubMed?
|Coverage: 1940’s to date||Coverage: 1937 to date|
|Indexes 5600 journals||Indexes 5000 journals in nursing and allied health|
|Includes citations to journal articles primarily||Includes citations to journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, AVs, nurse practice acts, Evidence-Based Care Sheets, research instruments, etc.|
|Focuses on biomedical literature||Focuses on nursing and allied health literature|
|Uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) as its controlled vocabulary||Based on MeSH with additional CINAHL (nursing and allied health) subject headings|
|Not possible to limit search to peer-reviewed journals||Peer Reviewed journal limit available|
|Does not include cited references from the end of articles||Includes cited references listed at the end of many articles|