St. John's Hospital
Health Sciences Library
800 E. Carpenter St.
Springfield, IL 62769
Phone: 217-544-6464 ext 44566
CINAHL Directions for HSHS
One-page step-by-step guide to searching CINAHL
Getting Tables of Contents Alerts for CINAHL Journals
Set up email tables of contents alerts.
Also see EBSCOhost Features for Journal Alerts.
Peer-Reviewed (Refereed) Journals
CINAHL Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature. Comprehensive source of indexing for 3000 nursing & allied health journals, over 600 with full text. More than 2.3 million records dating back to 1981.
CINAHL Handouts & Search Aids
Plum Print Widget Article Research Tool
Some articles in CINAHL contain Plum Print widgets that are useful for judging the research importance of individual articles. Plum Print is an article-level widget that visually changes based upon five categories of color-coded metrics - Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social Media, and Citations.
Metrics in Plum Print are continuously updated, covering articles published since 2013.
Hover over the Plum Print widget with your mouse to view the metrics for an individual article. Click on "see details" link for more in-depth information.
How to Tell if a Nurse Wrote the Article
Check reference for author affiliation.
Check first page of article for author.
Find author on internet.
Finda another article author has written.
Use CINAHL database search limits - "First author is nurse" or "Any author is nurse" (from mid-2009 on)