Active Full-Text, Non-Open Access Journal Retail Value (USD)
CINAHL Ultimate: $478,475.88
CINAHL Complete: $265,171.55
CINAHL Plus with Full Text: $204,319.91
CINAHL with Full Text: $169,747.08

The Largest Collection of Leading Nursing and Allied Health Literature

CINAHL Ultimate is the definitive full-text database for nursing and allied health research. It offers full-text access to a substantial portion of the most frequently cited journals in the CINAHL index, surpassing other databases. Providing 1,815 active full-text journals valued at $478,475.88, this database covers over 50 nursing specialties. Additionally, it features full-text quick lessons, evidence-based care sheets, continuing education modules, nursing instructional videos, and more.

Updated Learning Resources

CINAHL Ultimate now has updated content in its non-journal nursing education resources. Please refer to these complete lists of available quick lessons, continuing education modules and evidence-based care sheets.

    Nursing Instructional Videos

    CINAHL Ultimate features instructional videos to help nursing students and nurses learn about specific techniques and enhance their knowledge of procedures and best practices for care. The collection provides 138 videos covering topics including newborn and NICU care, caring for terminally ill patients, pre- and post-op care of orthopedic patients, cultural awareness and more.

    See the full list of nursing instructional videos.

      International Content Compared

      Active Full-Text Journals by Country/Region
      Australia & New Zealand
      Central & Eastern Europe
      China, Hong Kong & Taiwan
      French-Speaking Europe
      German-Speaking Europe
      Italy & Italian Switzerland
      Latin America & the Caribbean
      Middle East & North Africa
      Netherlands & Flanders
      Nordic Countries
      South Asia & Southeast Asia
      Sub-Saharan Africa
      United Kingdom & Ireland
      United States
      Australia & New Zealand: 71
      Canada: 64
      Central & Eastern Europe: 53
      China, Hong Kong & Taiwan: 31
      French-Speaking Europe: 19
      German-Speaking Europe: 136
      Italy & Italian Switzerland: 70
      Japan: 55
      Korea: 13
      Latin America & the Caribbean: 84
      Middle East & North Africa: 139
      Netherlands & Flanders: 33
      Nordic Countries: 17
      South Asia & Southeast Asia: 169
      Spain: 23
      Sub-Saharan Africa: 27
      United Kingdom & Ireland: 338
      United States: 455
      Australia & New Zealand: 42
      Canada: 31
      Central & Eastern Europe: 12
      China, Hong Kong & Taiwan: 5
      French-Speaking Europe: 4
      German-Speaking Europe: 67
      Italy & Italian Switzerland: 4
      Japan: 4
      Korea: 13
      Latin America & the Caribbean: 27
      Middle East & North Africa: 34
      Netherlands & Flanders: 7
      Nordic Countries: 5
      South Asia & Southeast Asia: 13
      Spain: 11
      Sub-Saharan Africa: 7
      United Kingdom & Ireland: 173
      United States: 250
      Australia & New Zealand: 29
      Canada: 20
      Central & Eastern Europe: 2
      China, Hong Kong & Taiwan: 2
      French-Speaking Europe: 3
      German-Speaking Europe: 25
      Italy & Italian Switzerland: 1
      Japan: 3
      Korea: 6
      Latin America & the Caribbean: 5
      Middle East & North Africa: 3
      Netherlands & Flanders: 4
      Nordic Countries: 1
      South Asia & Southeast Asia: 4
      Spain: 2
      Sub-Saharan Africa: 5
      United Kingdom & Ireland: 133
      United States: 143
      Australia & New Zealand: 20
      Canada: 17
      Central & Eastern Europe: 1
      China, Hong Kong & Taiwan: 1
      French-Speaking Europe: 3
      German-Speaking Europe: 15
      Italy & Italian Switzerland: 1
      Japan: 2
      Korea: 6
      Latin America & the Caribbean: 4
      Middle East & North Africa: 2
      Netherlands & Flanders: 4
      Nordic Countries: 1
      South Asia & Southeast Asia: 4
      Spain: 2
      Sub-Saharan Africa: 4
      United Kingdom & Ireland: 113
      United States: 130

      Strengthen Exposure to Open Access Journals

      CINAHL Ultimate includes rigorous curation and indexing of open access (OA) journals, which has resulted in a growing collection of 1,545 active global OA journals. Once validated and certified for inclusion, these OA journals are treated with high-quality subject indexing and sophisticated, precise/accurate full-text linking.  

      NOTE: EBSCOhost databases and EBSCO Discovery Service generate a lot more referrals for DOAJ than any other online platform.

        Subject Headings

        CINAHL Subject Headings help users effectively search and retrieve information and follow the structure of the Medical Subject headings (MeSH) used by the National Library of Medicine. These Subject Headings help researchers find new concepts, including COVID-19, social distancing and vaping as well as local terminology.

          The Highest Quality Subject Indexing 

          EBSCO has the premier and most highly regarded scholarly vocabularies curated by subject matter experts, covering all disciplines and major publishers. 

          EBSCO believes in breaking down barriers to information through Enhanced Subject Precision (ESP) mapping, bridging the gap between content and end users through inclusion of natural languages.   

          EBSCO databases support all learning types through textual and visual subject browse and information literacy training through subject access points in more than 30 languages. Watch video to learn more.

          Subjects Covered

          • Ambulatory care nursing
          • Cardiovascular nursing
          • Critical care nursing
          • Emergency medical technicians
          • Gerontologic nursing
          • Nuclear medicine technicians
          • Occupational therapy
          • Oncologic nursing
          • Pediatric nursing
          • Physical therapy
          • Psychiatric nursing