LEARNING OBJECTIVES•Describe differences between databases & theinternet•Describe the content in CINAHL & Medline•Conduct a keyword search in CINAHL &Medline
INTERNET DATABASESBroad sweep of information Focused on a particular discipline or type of informationUnorganized/unstructured Organized/structuredAccess is free, but some information is fee Available only to subscribersbasedUnstable: content and format change Stable: articles can be located again forfrequently verificationInformation includes: commercials, Information includes: abstracts, articlespersonal opinions, current news, in magazines, journals, and newspapers,entertainment, government documents, scholarly/peer-reviewed articles, caseacademic research, non-profit studies, and research/educational sites, hoaxes, socialnetworks.
CINAHL Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Contains articles in nursing and fields such as audiology, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, etc 750 journals 1 million citations back to 1937
Medline World’s premier medical/health science database Articles from all health fields: medicine, nursing, dentistry, exercise science, veterinary medicine, allied health, etc. 4800 journals Over 19 million citations back to 1940
CINAHL VS MEDLINECHARACTERISTIC CINAHL MEDLINESize Smaller LargerTopics Limited to Much broader- Nursing nursing as well as broader health areasUse when… The topic is The topic is more only relevant to broadly related to nursing (i.e. a health (i.e. a disease specific nursing etiology, treatment, practice/skill/ etc) technique)
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