Database Searching Tutorials: Further Information and Training: Cinahl Plus with Full Text

This guide provides information about tutorials that are available to demonstrate how to use different scholarly databases


CINAHL Plus® with Full Text is the world’s most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 770 journals indexed in CINAHL®. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index – with no embargo. CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.

Access Pratt Library Databases

The links in this guide are to the tutorials and information guides with instructions about how to use the databases and other resources available through the Edward L. Pratt Research Library.  To access the databases please visit the Databases Page of the Pratt Library website or you can also access UC Libraries databases through our affiliate access.


CINAHL Database FAQ - Page contains links to other useful information about CINAHL. Located below are three useful links that are already found on the FAQ. For full FAQ 

Search Tips for ALL EBSCO databases

Search Tips (EBSCO)

Searching tools help you adjust the focus of a search when using EBSCO research databases and interfaces.

The following links explain how to use Boolean operators, Field Codes, Wildcards, and Truncation. Also covered is how to use proximity searches, including phrases in searches, and single vs. plural searching.

Earn CEU credit using CINAHL

CINAHL® CEU modules are interactive educational modules that allow nurses to satisfy CE requirements online. They contain the latest topics on patient care and drug administration and are included in CINAHL at no additional charge. Each CEU module consists of course material, an interactive review, and a competency test with a certificate of completion.

Access CINAHL CEU Module by following these instructions.

For more information about earning CEU credits in CINHAL, click here.

Searching CINAHL (5:50 min)

Basic Searching Tutorial (4:21min)

Advanced Searching Tutorial (3:45 min)

Using CINAHL/MeSH Subject Headings (3:33 min)

Continuing Education Videos (2:17 min)

Creating a Search Alert on EBSCOhost