The content in the Pre-CINAHL database has been merged with the CINAHL database to streamline searches. Pre-CINAHL was intended to provide current awareness of new journal articles, and included a rotating file of limited bibliographic information (no subject searching), which was available to searchers only for the time when these articles were being assigned additional indexing. This enabled users to gain access to article citations that otherwise would not have been available. These early article citations are now part of all CINAHL products.

This update means that:

  • All of the records you wish to access in Pre-CINAHL can be searched in your subscribed CINAHL product
  • If you wish to exclude these records in your CINAHL product search, you can use the “Exclude Pre-CINAHL” search limiter

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature) is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing and abstracting for over 1,700 current nursing and allied health journals and publications dating back to 1982, totaling over 880,000 records.

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