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Nursing: Advanced Searching: CINAHL

This guide is intended to support the Graduate Nursing Program - MSN.

CINAHL

Basic Searching Tutorial Video

For more information on subject headings and using them in CINAHL (and other databases) see the "Subject headings video tutorials" tab above!

Advanced Searching Tutorial Video

For more information on subject headings and using them in CINAHL (and other databases) see the "Subject headings video tutorials" tab above!

Subject headings search

To do a subject headings search in CINAHL, type your keyword in the search box and select Suggest Subject Terms

Choose the subject heading:

Click on Search Database: 

 

 

Searching with multiple subject headings

There are a couple different methods to do a search for multiple subject headings. The easiest way is to combine past searches with the Search History tool. 

Example: 

I'm looking for articles discussing bandages and bedsores. I first performed a subject headings search for bedsores (example in box above). Then I did a subject headings search for bandages. I combined the two searches by clicking on Search History and selecting the two searches I previously performed. Select Search with AND to find articles that discuss both topics. 

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This guide was created by Michelle Schonken. It was maintained and updated by Christine Shin.