November 15th, 2007

Are you in the Nursing or Allied Health Field?

The Capella Library has just recently added the CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) database. This database is the definitive research tool for individuals doing research in the nursing and allied health information fields. The allied health information fields includes such areas as emergency services, health information management, occupational and physical therapy. You can access this new database through the Databases A-Z link on the Library web site.

This database has the familiar EBSCOhost search interface that many of our databases share. Like most of our databases, it allows you to click a box to limit your results to only peer-reviewed journals. It also will do most of the APA formatting for you when you print, email, save or export your citation and article.

In addition to the index you have access to 520 full text journals. Many articles will have the full text of the article available. If it is not available, you can place an Interlibrary Loan request and we will get the article for you from another library. Just click the Interlibrary Loan link from the Library web site.

If you need help using CINAHL or any of the library databases please click the Ask-A-Librarian link on the Library web site or call us at 1-888-375-8221. Let us know what you think of this new resource!


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