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Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health LiteratureRoy BrownEducation and Research LibrarianTompkins-McCaw Library fo...
Goals/Objectives• Understand how to perform a keywordand subject heading search.• Understand how to place articles in afol...
Keyword Search orSuggest Subject TermsCan search by keyword indifferent fieldsChoose SearchFormat(Defaults toAdvanced Sear...
When you use the suggest terms, the database will try to matchthe keyword to one of the subject terms in the thesaurus.Sc...
Click on the term without checking the boxand you will see this screen :BroadMore SpecificTerms are organizedin a hierarch...
Check on the box beside the term and a choice of subheadingswill pop up. These will help you to further focus your results...
Results PageList of citations in brief formatClick on a title to view detailed citation withabstract, subject headings, ...
Results PageClick on title in order tosee the whole record forthe citation.Click here toAdd to FolderGet it @ VCU : Access...
Individual RecordFull Text/Get it@ VCUPMID/MEDLINEInfo.Major/MinorSubject HeadingsAbstractOutputOptions
Narrow Search with LimitsPublication datePeer reviewed journalsAge groupsInpatient, OutpatientPublication typesSpeci...
Narrow by Subject HeadingView by source typesLimits/ Ways toRefine YourSearchFull Text and/or link to Get itat VCULink to ...
Limits
Search HistorySearch HistorySearch History can be useful because it gives you access to all of the terms andcombinations y...
Folders & Adding ItemsAccess FolderCan add articles toa folder in order tosend or save forlater.
FolderSelect records from results screens to add tofolderTemporary holding locationRecords will be held during your ses...
Output Options from Folder• Print• Save• E-mail• Export tobibliographicmanagementsystem
Give one the ability to:Create folders for saving resultsSave searches to run laterSet Up Search AlertsRun at specifi...
Personal Account:My EBSCOhostSet up account with a username and passwordSet preferences for display and format optionsS...
Create NewAccount – Refrainfrom using E-id &passwordAccess personalaccount hereSign in here
Creating A Personal Account -InformationPage
Saving Searches or Setting Up AlertsStart from Search History/Alert screenClick on Save Searches/AlertsMust have person...
Saving a Search / AlertClick Here for saving asearch/alertClick check box for the searchyou want to save.
Title and DescribeChoice of to save the search –permanent/ 24 hrs. / alertSaving a Search / Alert
Parameters – frequency,articles included, length oftimeEmail(s) to send results to.Title and DescribeWhat will appear in s...
Get in touch with Me…..Roy Brown, MLISEducation and Research LibrarianTompkins-McCaw Library, VCU Librariesrebrown2@vcu.ed...
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Shows the basics of how to use CINAHL and is intended to be used with you tube video series that is available on the VCU Nursing Research Guide.

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CINAHL

  1. 1. Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health LiteratureRoy BrownEducation and Research LibrarianTompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences,VCU Libraries
  2. 2. Goals/Objectives• Understand how to perform a keywordand subject heading search.• Understand how to place articles in afolder and email citations• Understand how to set up MyEBSCOhost account• Understand how to save a search.
  3. 3. Keyword Search orSuggest Subject TermsCan search by keyword indifferent fieldsChoose SearchFormat(Defaults toAdvanced Search)
  4. 4. When you use the suggest terms, the database will try to matchthe keyword to one of the subject terms in the thesaurus.Scope – tells youhow the term isdefinedWill return results withall of the subjectheadings below the termin the tree.Major concept – will restrict thearticles retrieved to thosearticles with the heading beingdesignated a major heading
  5. 5. Click on the term without checking the boxand you will see this screen :BroadMore SpecificTerms are organizedin a hierarchicalstructure. Thetrees go from broadto more specificterms. The termshigher on the treewill return morearticles than thoselower on the tree.Choice you make isbased on yourinformation needs.
  6. 6. Check on the box beside the term and a choice of subheadingswill pop up. These will help you to further focus your results.Choice of Subheadingfor this Subject TermClick here to search for the termin the database.
  7. 7. Results PageList of citations in brief formatClick on a title to view detailed citation withabstract, subject headings, and additional fieldsLinks to full text or references if availableView specific publication typesNarrow by subject heading
  8. 8. Results PageClick on title in order tosee the whole record forthe citation.Click here toAdd to FolderGet it @ VCU : Accessto full text, etc.
  9. 9. Individual RecordFull Text/Get it@ VCUPMID/MEDLINEInfo.Major/MinorSubject HeadingsAbstractOutputOptions
  10. 10. Narrow Search with LimitsPublication datePeer reviewed journalsAge groupsInpatient, OutpatientPublication typesSpecial interestsOthersWarning: full text limiter here will exclude other sources in theVCU collection where this publication may be available.
  11. 11. Narrow by Subject HeadingView by source typesLimits/ Ways toRefine YourSearchFull Text and/or link to Get itat VCULink to MoreLimitsLimits
  12. 12. Limits
  13. 13. Search HistorySearch HistorySearch History can be useful because it gives you access to all of the terms andcombinations you have used.SearchesPerformed
  14. 14. Folders & Adding ItemsAccess FolderCan add articles toa folder in order tosend or save forlater.
  15. 15. FolderSelect records from results screens to add tofolderTemporary holding locationRecords will be held during your sessionAdd records from multiple searchesUsers with personal accounts haveadditional folder optionsSave searches permanentlyMultiple folders and subfolders
  16. 16. Output Options from Folder• Print• Save• E-mail• Export tobibliographicmanagementsystem
  17. 17. Give one the ability to:Create folders for saving resultsSave searches to run laterSet Up Search AlertsRun at specified time intervals &email results automaticallySet Up Journal AlertsWhen new issue is published,email table of contentsautomaticallyPersonal Account
  18. 18. Personal Account:My EBSCOhostSet up account with a username and passwordSet preferences for display and format optionsSave citations or searches in folders andsubfoldersSet up search alertsSet up journal alerts (new issue T of C)
  19. 19. Create NewAccount – Refrainfrom using E-id &passwordAccess personalaccount hereSign in here
  20. 20. Creating A Personal Account -InformationPage
  21. 21. Saving Searches or Setting Up AlertsStart from Search History/Alert screenClick on Save Searches/AlertsMust have personal account/ EBSCO AccountChoose options for search or alertName and describe itHow often to run itSave, e-mail, or set up RSS feedFormat of results
  22. 22. Saving a Search / AlertClick Here for saving asearch/alertClick check box for the searchyou want to save.
  23. 23. Title and DescribeChoice of to save the search –permanent/ 24 hrs. / alertSaving a Search / Alert
  24. 24. Parameters – frequency,articles included, length oftimeEmail(s) to send results to.Title and DescribeWhat will appear in subjectline of email. Useful if youhave several sent to you atone time.Saving a Search / Alert
  25. 25. Get in touch with Me…..Roy Brown, MLISEducation and Research LibrarianTompkins-McCaw Library, VCU Librariesrebrown2@vcu.edu / Ph. 804-828-1592If You Need Help……..

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