Searching CINAHL is not easy. This guide will help.
Subjects: Library Guides and Tutorials, Nursing

Interlibrary Loan

Need a book or an article? Use Interlibrary Loan! It's a free service for Shepherd University faculty, staff, students and Scarborough Society members


(Please allow 5-10 days for shipping)

There are two ways to request books/av online:

       Go to Worldcat (refer to the Worldcat Tutorial if you need assistance)


       Fill in the Book Request Form or the CD/DVD/VHS Request Form



(Usually delivered electronically within three days. Check your email daily (including your 'junk' mail)).

         Fill in the Article Request Form

If the article does not arrive within 7 days or if you have any questions, please contact Patrick Weber at or 304-876-5691.


Welcome to the Scarborough Library research guide for the CINAHL (Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health) database.

To search for items in our online catalog, click Here

What is CINAHL?

CINAHL Complete is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals.

  • Covers a wide range of topics including nursing, biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health
  • Covers 17 allied health disciplines, including nutrition and dietetics, physical therapy, sports medicine, respiratory therapy and public health
  • More than 4.5 million records dating back to 1937
  • Full text for more than 1400 journals
  • Indexing for more than 5,300 Journals
  • Over 150 interactive continuing educational (CE) modules
  • "Grey literature" such as nursing dissertations and conference proceedings

Additional materials include more than 130 Evidence-Based Care Sheets and nearly 170 Quick Lessons which provide concise overviews of diseases and conditions and outline the most effective treatment options.

Coordinator of Electronic Resources/Collection Development

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Rhonda Donaldson
Scarborough Library

Office #249

Shepherdstown, WV 25443


Special Thanks

Special thanks to the great team at GSU Library for letting me copy & manipulate this wonderful guide. Sharon Leslie, Brenna Helmstutler, and Lesley K. Mackie.