Basic search tips:
It is possible to search multiple EBSCO databases like CINAHL and MEDLINE together. Click on the Choose Databases link (above the search box) to select other databases to search.
CINAHL Advanced Search also provides:
Note: Don't use all of these at once!
Using Subject Headings
The CINAHL® Subject Headings is a controlled vocabulary collection that assists in more effectively searching the database. Each article in the database is associated with a set of subject terms that are assigned to describe the content of the article. Most article have both major and minor subject headings.
It is possible to search a subject heading using the selected subject heading field code (in drop-down menu next to search box).
MW – Searches for a word in the subject heading, including subheadings, retrieves citations indexed under major or minor. (Recommended)
MH - Search the exact subject heading; searches both major and minor headings
MM - Searches the exact subject heading; searches just for major headings
Can be used to find both research articles and literature reviews.
-- Use the Advanced Search function.
-- Limit by article type including Review and Research articles
-- Limit by publication date or date range (e.g. 2017 or 2015-2020)
--Can also limit by Subject Area (e.g. Nursing and Health Professions)
Can be used to find research articles and literature reviews.
-- Limit to Free Full-Text
-- Limit to article type including Review, Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis, Randomized Controlled Trial and others
-- Limit by Date or Date Range
--Has Cite and Permalink features