Topics covered by this database include patient care, health promotion, professional issues for health care workers, patient education, rehabilitation, and other related subjects. Those with little or no health science background may be able to find useful articles on the more common disease and injury conditions, as well as other health topics, because CINAHL does include some consumer health information. CINAHL Plus with Full Text also contains searchable cited references for more than 1,100 journals and provides full text for hundreds of journals, plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials. PDF backfiles to 1937 are also included.
The Cochrane Controlled Trials Register - Bibliographic information on controlled trials
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Regularly updated reviews of the effects of health care
Cochrane Methodology Register - Database of studies relevant to the methods of systematic reviews of healthcare and social interventions.
Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness - Critical assessments and structured abstracts of good systematic reviews published elsewhere
Economic Evaluation Database - Contains summaries of economic evaluations of healthcare interventions.
Health Technology Assessment Database - Contains summaries of completed and ongoing health technology assessments from around the world
In addition, there are links to the Cochrane Collaboration and detailed resources essential to the preparation of systematic reviews, to a critical understanding of clinical literature, and to understanding the concepts behind evidence-based health care.
Topic areas include administration, curriculum and instruction in all subject areas, child development, learning and cognition, philosophy and history of education. References to journal articles (those references labelled "EJ" in the accession number field) and microfiche documents (those references labelled "ED" in the accession number field) are included in the two ERIC files