It is best to search CINAHL using Advanced Search. The advanced search function has a Refine Search tab that can be used to add limits to your search. Limits that you might want to use in CINALH include:
Evidence based practice
Journal subset (limit to nursing journals, peer-reviewed journals, etc.)
Publication type (limit to case study, clinical trial, practice guidelines, etc.)
The Cochrane Library is a collection of Evidence-Based Medicine databases:
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Cochrane Reviews) The Cochrane Database of Reviews of Effects (Other Reviews) The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (Clinical Trials) The Cochrane Database of Methodology Reviews (Methods Reviews) The Cochrane Methodology Register (Methods Studies) Health Technology Assessment Database (Technology Assessments) NHS Economic Evaluation Database (Economic Evaluations)
Multi-source database provide access to full text of many nursing and allied health journals,plus the wide variety of consumer health information sources inThomson Gale’s Health & Wellness Resource Center.
Integrates the full text and images of respected nursing, allied health and medical journals; consumer health magazines; selected newsletters, pamphlets, and newspaper articles; topical overviews; and core reference books.