CINAHL Plus with Full Text is EBSCOhost’s version of CINAHL, the well-known nursing and allied health database. CINAHL stands for Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature.
EBSCOhost’s version has the full-text of many of the articles that are “indexed” in the database.
Why use CINAHL instead of Primo Search?
Primo Search is great for searching across many resources at once, but has limited search functionality compared with CINAHL, and does not necessarily get results that are as relevant.
CINAHL is a health-specific database which offers some powerful search functionality and has a huge range of limiters.
Example: to search for articles on speech pathology in relation to communication and dementia, we could do this search:
Note #1: it's not necessary to insert the AND operator between communicat* and dementia. The database will do that for us.
Note #2: we have used the term "speech language pathology" because it's the term used in America. It's also the term used in CINAHL (Subject) Headings.
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