CINAHL is a full-text database of publications in Nursing and other allied health fields. It also contains Evidence-Based Care Sheets and Quick Lessons on a variety of health topics. Some general tips:
Click the link below to begin searching CINAHL. (You will need to log in with your myOakton username and password if you are off campus.)
To search CINAHL:
Once you have a list of results from your search:
Once you click on an article title, the following options and information appear:
The CINAHL database includes Evidence-Based Care Sheets, which are reports summarizing information about a particular disease, condition, or medical issue. The summaries provide background information on diagnosis, treatment, statistics, as well as detailed references for research on the topic. They are prepared and published by experts at CINAHL.
It is important to note that Evidence-Based Care Sheets are not peer-reviewed, scholarly journal articles. Peer-reviewed articles report on original research or scholarship done by the article author(s); Evidence-Based Care Sheets summarize existing research and information. However, Evidence-Based Care Sheets are an excellent, reliable way to get background information, and you can use the references the Sheets provide to help you locate additional peer-reviewed materials.
To search Evidence-Based Care Sheets in CINAHL: