Skip to main content


CINAHL Complete Tutorial

The purpose of this guide is to outline different features of the database CINAHL Plus with Full Text.

What is CINAHL?

CINAHL stands for Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature. It is a great place to find information on nursing, physical therapy, and other allied health professions that are not commonly found in PubMed.

Types of Information in CINAHL:

  • Journal Articles
  • eBooks
  • Evidence Based Care Sheets
  • Tests

Review the different pages in this guide to learn how to use this great resource!

Welcome to CINAHL!

The purpose of this guide is to introduce the different features of the database CINAHL Plus with Full Text.

Watch a video to learn how to:

  • Access CINAHL Plus with Full Text via the Boxer Library website
  • Perform a basic search
  • Retrieve full text articles

Watch a video to learn how to limit your results by:

  • Academic Journals
  • Publication Date 
  • Full Text Content

Watch a video to learn how to:

  • Access CINAHL Plus with Full Text via the Boxer Library website
  • Locate an example CINAHL Heading
  • Apply subheadings to your search
  • Search CINAHL with your example CINAHL Heading

Watch a video to learn how to:

  • Export CINAHL citation information into RefWorks
  • Create an APA Reference List

Links included on this page:

  • How to create an account
  • How to add citations
  • How to create a reference list
  • How to migrate to RefWorks

Contact information for the librarians