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Guide to the Basics

A brief overview of the resources available at the Library of Rush University Medical Center


CINAHL stands for the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature.  If you plan to use CINAHL for research, creating an account will allow you to save searches, and gives you the option to receive emailed alerts when citations are added that meet your search criteria. 

Create an Account

To create an account in CINAHL, first access it from the library's home page.  

  • Look for "Sign In" at the top middle of your screen.  Click on that.


  • Click on "Create a new Account"


Using Your Account

To save a search:

  • Click on "Search History" under the search boxes

  • Click on "Save Searches/Alerts"

  • The next screen will give you options to name your search, give it a description, and sign up for emailed alerts if you want to.


To retrieve a saved search:

  •  click on the Folder icon along the top blue bar.

  • The next screen will display your saved searches.

Maps and Directions