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Barwon Health Library Service: Featured eResource

Evidence for Excellence

Featured Resource of the Month

undefinedOur featured resource this month is CINAHL Complete. A comprehensive source of literature for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL.

Please Contact the library if you require any further information or assistance in using our featured resource

Accessing CINAHL Complete

CINAHL Complete is a research tool to find literature for all areas of nursing & allied health. It provides broad content coverage to 50 nursing specialties, speech and language pathology, nutrition, general health and medicine and more.

You can access the CINAHL Complete database from our Research Databases list found in the Library Resources box on the upper left-hand side of the library homepage.

If you are accessing the database from home you will need to log in with your library membership login. Click here to register for a Library Membership

Where full text is not available through CINAHL you can quickly check if there is access through other Barwon Health Library resources by clicking on the undefined link. You can then access the full text if we have it or simply click on the "Request Article/Book" button for the library to get a copy for you .

CINAHL Complete Quick Information Guide

CINAHL Account Advantages

Setting up a free CINAHL account allows to to set up search and journal alerts. Alerts are a good way to have articles from a particular publication or on a particular topic of interest to be delivered to you as soon as they are available. Setting up an account also allows you to save search and content preferences, organise your research, retrieve your search history, and share papers with others. If you do not yet have an account, click Sign In from the blue menu bar on the top of the CINAHL homepage and follow the steps.

Searching CINAHL Complete

Before you search CINAHL (or other databases), it pays off to consider your topic in a systematic way. Generally, this involves refining your research topic or area of interest into a more specific, answerable question.

You can get help with this by referring to our Library Searching for the Literature webpage, or contacting the library for a consultation on literature searching help

Quick hints

  • Search Strategy Planner - use this tool to help define your question and structure your search
  • Boolean Operators - use AND to combine concepts, OR to combine similar terms
  • Truncation - use * to include various word ending, eg nurs* would include nurse, nurses, nursing, nursed
  • Phrase Searching - use quotation marks to search for exact phrases, eg "skin cancer", results specifically will include that phrase
  • Subject Headings - are a controlled set of terms that will give a more targeted set of results rather than using keyword

Please Contact the library if you require any further information or assistance

Creating a Search Alert

Conducting a Search

Using CINAHL Subject Headings