Acupuncture Today has been added to the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) print index and database. The database, which has been available since the 1950s, is used by librarians, health care professionals and scientists to help them retrieve articles and gain information on specific health topics.
CINAHL's index contains more than 1,200 publications divided into 64 subheadings. In addition to print publications, CINAHL also indexes commentaries, interviews, practice guidelines, websites and other documents. Members who sign up for a subscription to CINAHL receive full access to its database, as well as the National Library of Medicine's Medline database; in many instances, a CINAHL information specialist is available to help practitioners and students conduct a search for the most relevant data.
Acupuncture Today is one of 73 publications listed in CINAHL's "Alternative/Complementary Therapies" section, and of only seven acupuncture and Oriental medicine journals indexed. This represents a major step forward in Acupuncture Today's reputation, as it makes the articles in AT available to a much wider audience.
Stay tuned for future developments about Acupuncture Today and acupuncturetoday.com as the information becomes available.