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Examples of searching the CINAHL nursing and allied health database on EBSCOHost

Examples of searching the CINAHL nursing and allied health database on EBSCOHost



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  • 1. CINAHL® ( Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature )
    • CINAHL ® is the most comprehensive, authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. CINAHL® provides indexing for thousands of journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. The database contains millions of records dating back to 1982. (Adapted from EBSCO host ® at )
  • 2. CINAHL KW Search
    • Steps in Keyword Search:
    • Type in keywords: bariatric surgery and anesthesia
    • Add limits to search:
    • Publication years: 2002-2008
    • Select “peer reviewed”
    • Click “search” to perform search
    • Keyword Search Screen:
  • 3. CINAHL KW Search Results
    • Results screen features:
    • 16 peer reviewed articles retrieved
    • Each article citation shows: article title, author(s), journal title, issue and pages.
    • Click on article title to see more details (select title #1)
    • Search Results Screen:
  • 4. CINAHL KW Search Results #1
    • Details of Search Results #1:
    • Major fields in record:
    • Article title
    • Author(s)
    • Source
    • Publication type
    • Language
    • Subjects
    • Abstract (if present)
    • Print, email, save, etc.
    • Search Details Screen:
  • 5. CINAHL KW Search Return to Results
    • Look at features in item #1:
    • “ Add to folder” – allows creation of a folder containing selected results
    • Clicking on “360 Link to Full Text” – allows access to the full text article, or to order the article
    • Search Results Screen -- features:
  • 6. CINAHL KW Search Click Full Text in Results #1
    • Detailed Information on Full Text Options:
    • Complete citation of article at the top
    • Statement of no electronic holdings for this article
    • Request digital delivery of this article
    • Then, click on link to order article
    • Full Text Information Screen:
  • 7. CINAHL KW Search Ordering Article #1
    • Steps to Request Full Text Article:
    • Select home institution
    • Enter Access ID and PW
    • Click “submit”
    • Review article details
    • Enter date “needed by”
    • Click submit
    • Click OK
    • Article ordered
    • Article will be delivered via
    • e-mail
    • ArticleReach Service:
  • 8. Author and Journal Title Searching
    • Author searching is performed by typing in the author’s last name, followed by the first and middle initials, and then selecting AU (author) field from the pull-down menu.
    • Journal title searching is performed by typing in the journal title abbreviation, or the full journal title, and then selecting the SO (journal title) field from the pull-down menu.
    • After these initial search steps, limits can then be selected just as in KW searching.
    • Nancy A. Wilmes, Nursing Librarian Liaison 8/25/08