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Description: The Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) provides access to current health journals and publications for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators, and researchers.

Access: Western University of Health Sciences authorized users only. Remote access via the proxy server available for currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff of WesternU.

Provider: EBSCOhost

Coverage: List of journals indexed in CINAHL

Subject Coverage: Nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative complementary medicine, consumer health.

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Updated 8/3/21