CINAHL Simple Keyword Search


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CINAHL Simple Keyword Search

  1. 1. Searching CINAHL Basic Research for Nursing Students Looking for articles on hormone therapy for breast cancer.
  2. 2. Searching CINAHL <ul><li>CINAHL </li></ul><ul><li>CINAHL (Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature) provides indexing for over 2,928 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. The database contains more than 1,000,000 records dating back to 1981. Offering complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses’ Association, CINAHL covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. Examples of titles offered in CINAHL include: AANA Journal, California Hospitals, Gastroenterology Nursing, Maternal and Child Health Journal, Paediatric Nursing, Parents, etc. In addition, this database offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters. Searchable cited references for more than 1,200 journals are also included. Full text material includes 72 journals plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials. (Description from EBSCOhost) </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Simple Search <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Familiarize the student with the basic functions of EBSCOhosts’ CINAHL. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do a simple keyword search. </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. A Simple Search <ul><li>The Search Form (a) </li></ul>Enter Keywords Here! Limit your search by checking the boxes. Need full-text only? Check this box. Make sure “ Peer Reviewed” Journals is selected.
  5. 5. A Simple Search <ul><li>The Search Form (b) </li></ul>Choose from a variety of options.
  6. 6. A Simple Search <ul><li>Search and Results List (a) </li></ul>Enter a keyword Search. As you type a drop- down menu appears with possible search terms. Press search and view the results. Number of results Produced by the search.
  7. 7. A Simple Search <ul><li>Search and Results List (b) </li></ul>Shows article information in brief format. Follow either link to article in full-text. If there is not full-text link provides article Information. Articles maybe in Acrobat or html format.
  8. 8. A Simple Search <ul><li>Search and Results List (c) </li></ul>Add another keyword to refine your results list. Add result to folder in order to print, e-mail or share.
  9. 9. A Simple Search <ul><li>Saving and Printing (a) </li></ul>Saved items may be viewed, shared or printed by opening the folder.
  10. 10. A Simple Search <ul><li>Saving and Printing (b) </li></ul>Once in the folder items may be printed, e-mail, saved to a disk or imported to Refworks. Full-text printed, e-mail, saved to a disk or imported to another application in it’s entirety.
  11. 11. A Simple Search <ul><li>Saving and Printing (c) </li></ul>All printing and saving options Include a citation format choice included with the document.
  12. 12. A Simple Search <ul><li>Try this </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find articles or article information concerning knee replacement for osteoarthritis and anthroplasty for middle-aged women . </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>