Free Online training in using CINAHL Database

September 14, 2012 at 8:57 am Leave a comment

As part of the contract with the NHS, EBSCO Publishing is offering free online basic and advanced training sessions to NHS England users through the HDAS interface on NHS Evidence.  These sessions are open to anyone within NHS England.

CINAHL® with Full Text is the world’s most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 610 journals indexed in CINAHL. With full-text coverage dating back to 1981, CINAHL with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature. 

This database also provides indexing for more than 3,000 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. The database contains more than 2.3 million records. Subject coverage includes: nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. In addition, this database offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters.

Session outline

By the end of these sessions you will know more about the scope of CINAHL with full-text, when to use CINAHL with full-text and will have seen how to:


Basic sessions

  • Perform keyword and subject headings searches
  • Use specific field codes to refine a search
  • Use truncation to search for words with multiple endings
  • Combine searches to focus your search
  • Apply limits to refine your results e.g. publication dates, age, gender etc.
  • Manage your results including number of articles to display and sort


Advanced sessions

  • Re-run saved searches across the databases
  • Search across multiple databases
  • Remove duplicate search results
  • Search for authors and journal titles
  • Change the results’ page and export options
  • Create search alerts to keep up-to-date


Training sessions will last up to 1 hour.  There will be opportunity to ask questions throughout and at the end of the session.  Your trainer for these sessions will be Richard Crookes [], previously a healthcare librarian in NHS England, now a Training Specialist for EBSCO in the UK and Ireland.


Session Dates and Booking information

You will need a PC with internet access to take part in the session and either a telephone or headphones to listen to the audio.  The available sessions are listed below.  Please click on the date of your choice and you will be directed to a self registration page.


Basic Advanced

Tuesday 2nd October 10.00am

Thursday 1st November 2.00pm


Thursday 20th September 10.00am

Tuesday 16th October 2.00pm

Wednesday 14th November 10.00am



You will be registered automatically.  If you haven’t received your confirmation after 2 hours please check your junk / spam email folder.  If you have any questions please get in touch with Richard at the email address above.


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