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Cinahlsubjectsearch

  1. 1. Searching CINAHL Basic Research for Nursing Students Using Subject Terms to find articles on breast neoplasms in middle-aged males
  2. 2. Using Subject Terms <ul><li>CINAHL </li></ul><ul><li>CINAHL (Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature) is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing for 2,928 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. The database contains more than 1,000,000 records dating back to 1981.  (Description from EBSCOhost.) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Using Subject Terms <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Familiarize the student with the use of subject terms in CINAHL. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do a search using subject terms. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Refine the search to access appropriate article information. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find and retrieve full-text articles. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Using Subject Terms for a more effective search. Enter a keyword search for “ breast cancer” The results list is very large. Keyword searches are not always the most effective way to find articles.
  5. 5. Using Subject Terms for a more effective search. Instead of a keyword search, check the box next to “ Suggest Subject Terms” This will show you subject terms used by the indexers to classify articles.
  6. 6. Using Subject Terms for a more effective search. The result returns a list of subject terms used by the indexers to classify articles.
  7. 7. Using Subject Terms for a more effective search. Selecting the Scope Note displays information about the meaning of The Subject Term
  8. 8. Using Subject Terms for a more effective search. Combine your keyword with a Subject Term by checking the box to the left. Choose to combine the terms with “and, or, not” from the drop menu and then press Search Database to see the results.
  9. 9. Using Subject Terms for a more effective search. The results from the search have been focused and narrowed significantly.
  10. 10. Using Subject Terms for a more effective search. The search is narrowed by Age from the left column. The choice is automatically added to the search and the results update
  11. 11. Using Subject Terms for a more effective search. The searcher is only Interested in full text articles. Use the check box next to “ Linked Full Text” and press “Update Results”.
  12. 12. Using Subject Terms for a more effective search. Full Text can be viewed by selecting the Full Text link.
  13. 13. Using Subject Terms for a more effective search. The document can be printed, e-mailed or added to a folder.
  14. 14. <ul><li>Try this </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using subject terms find articles or article information about exercise to help adults with Achilles Tendinitis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save relevant information to a folder. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail to yourself with APA citation format. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print a full-text article with APA citation format included. </li></ul></ul>Using Subject Terms for a more effective search.
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